Saturday, 5 February 2011

Today Jason and I crested the highest height of Singapore! Well, the highest natural height, that is. We went to Bukit Timah, you see, where there is a nice nature reserve. The monkeys lounge around the visitors center where they receive food (illegally), and the brave can attempt the arduous trek up to the 537-foot summit.

This one is particularly relaxed

But is this really as high as you can get in Singapore?

Of course not! Singapore has not one, not two, but 34, yes 34, buildings that are taller than 537 feet. The three tallest buildings in Singapore are all a modest 919 feet tall. To give some perspective, the Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall, and the highest point in the US is Mt. McKinley, at 20,320 feet. And Mount Everest is 29,028 feet high.

But all this is not to belittle our experience. Bukit Timah was a delightful excursion. We went to the Chinese gardens afterwards, which were also excellent. Among their many delights were a variety of beautiful flowers, many of which were also very aromatic. This one was my favorite:

Note: the pictures in this post, and probably any other post in which I use pictures, were taken by Jason. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your pictures and posts. So happy you are having such a wonderful adventure. Love you.