Saturday, 19 February 2011

walking east along Pasir Panjang Road....

you ready for another walk?

Remember the walk you did along Pasir Panjang Road towards the west, up to Clementi Road?

This one will be in the opposite direction.
OK, lets go ..... we can walk along Pasir Panjang Road from Palm Mansions condo towards Buona Vista Road. Do you know where Pasir Panjang Road is situated?

Here is a map of Singapore .....and it is where the A is situated, SW of the Island. The walk we are doing today is on the map below, just follow the red dots!
it's actually a pleasant walk, we pass by the Machine Gun Pillbox - as seen in the image below -  and past the park lands of NUS (Singapore University). But we also walk by some lovely old homes which I will blog about sometime in the future. 


Our destination is the intersection of Buona Vista Road and Pasir Panjang Road - now known as  Pasir Panjang Village. But from information recently told to me, the original "Pasir Panjang Village" was actually the area at the corner of Clementi Road. If you can locate a street directory of the 1970's, you will see that the intersection (Clementi and Pasir Panjang Rd) was classed as Pasir Panjang. But I am not here to dispute this, I am only giving some "useless information" for your interest only!

Our destination is a centrally located activity center at the junction of South Buona Vista Road, Pasir Panjang and West Coast Highway. A variety of restaurants and pubs are found in this little gathering of refurbished pre-war shop houses. Evenings will typically find a regular crowd of revelers sitting in the open-air courtyard enjoying the night breeze, club like atmosphere and conversation.

We have not eaten at all of them as yet, but have tried the Pizza Place and Hoo Ha Cafe ..... they advertise as having "The best steaks in Singapore" ...... believe me, they do not!  

Give me Botak Jones any day, more flavor, more tender and much cheaper!
But we enjoyed our walk and saw some interesting sights along the way .... but then, this is Singapore and we always expect the unexpected!
We reach the pedestrian crossing, but as you can see we can not 'loiter' here. So we just hope the light turns green before we are "booked for loitering" .... and we continue our walk along the pathway,  but wait.

Whats that up ahead?

Yes .... it is, a rooster, out for his daily constitutional.
wait.... and whats this?

a family having  a picnic right in the middle of the pathway!

yes ..... we must expect the unexpected.

This is what a walk in Singapore is all about. 

The adventure and the unexpected!

and as we walk by and look back, they continue enjoying their time together having a picnic in the middle of the pathway!
hope you enjoyed today's walk along Pasir Panjang Road to Buona Vista Road.

Click HERE for the history of Pasir Panjang Road.
Click HERE for the walk along Pasir Panjang Road towards Clementi Road. 

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