Day 1: Saturday, 30 April 2011
We planned to visit Hort Park once we’re coming to Singapore. It locates in Alexandria. We knew this place after we browsed from the internet. Many people recommend that this a very big, spacious place, many playgrounds, and fit for the children. We boarded bus number 51 from Bugis Junction and got down across the park. Just walk alittle bit, cross the street, and you can see the park directly.
It was a super duper hot day after the big rain in the morning. When we entered the park, it was very quiet and nobody was there, so we wondered whether it was the correct park or not. But not to worry, after we walked down a few minutes, we could see car park, taxi stand, people sitting and waiting on benches, and a fish pond. We stopped at the pond to see the fat fish swam here and there, and then we got inside. Got up a few stairs, and here we were inside the park.
Once we were inside, we could see an exhibition arena about the plants, insects, etc. The plus point is that you can easily find clean toilets and free drinking water (which I say very rare in other parks, not the toilet but the cleanness and the drinking water). There is even a jet spray for the toilet (we’re Indonesian people can not live without jet spray, right?).
Downstairs, we could see quite big meeting room and spacious cement field. The children from a school was doing an outbound activity there.
Back upstairs, we saw another pond without fish. We took pictures there and then went downstairs again to see the grass field, which was so green and clean and beautiful with many birds playing on it. It was a very peaceful scenery.
We walked further to search for the playground and along the way we saw some nice plants, gazebos, mini fountain, an old car with plants in the back of it, and many beautiful things.
We had to walk quite far before we reached the playground. Again, although there were many trees, but still it was a very hot day. But my son didn’t care and kept playing happily under the sun. While the tree of us took turn to sit under the shade or just felt asleep easily.
Basically, the play areas are divided into 3 areas, but they’re close to each other. We can find slides, jumping jack, climbing tools, ant other plays that will make a child enthusiastic and full of energy to play here. It seems like they’re not familiar with the word tired, well not like the parents I guess.
So we say, it is a very “hot” park and worth to visit. Rafal had his chance to run in the grass field before going home and did some fish feeding. He felt a sleep in the bus that took us home.
Catch some photos below to better description of the park.
Play Area 1:
Play Area 2:
Play Area 3: