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Hort Park Is Hot

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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.

The entrance to the park

The big fish pond

Inside Hort Park where you can see beautiful looking and arranged plants, vases, gazebo, and fountain

The pond inside, sorry…..no fish son.

“I want to play.” No, wait until the sun is not too hot. But it didn’t happen. So he kept playing anyway

Play Area 1:

He said it’s hopscotch or jumping jack. In Bahasa Jawa we call it engklek

Slide Down

It’s a maze I guess

I call it Single seesaw

Playing happily in a hot day

Daddy help me…..

From one side to another side

Almost all the time he played in this area, because it was not to hot here

Play Area 2:

Climb up to the slides

And sliding down, ouch it’s hot


So many ropes in here

Daddy is tired, so he rested while Rafel still playing

Play Area 3:

Mommy, I guess this is for older children

Banana slide

We don’t have this kind of filed near our hose backhome

One dollar for fish food. There was a nice auntie who gave Rafael additional fish food. She brought one big jar of fish food with her, so she shared the food with other children. How sweet……


Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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