Singapore Botanical Gardens

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  1. Jaqa

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    Hi Guys

    Here is a pictorial of this morning's run through Singapore Botanical Gardens. Its a stunningly beautiful garden, designated World Heritage Site and 10 min warm up from my flat. Probably showcases what the Singapore Government does best- create sculpted gardens almost in the old Victorian folly style.

    My apologies for some of the photos being hazy but that's low light with high humidity- causes some back scatter on my cellphone.
     
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    Running up to the side entrance. This is a fantastic example of good pavement here- about as good as it gets!
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    Always new construction going on, but don't you think this is the coolest boarding?
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    Into the gardens...
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    DSC_1262.JPG I love running down the side paths- less people, twisty, breaking your stride so you have to concentrate and feeling of speed...
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    This cobbled stuff is like a massage!
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    But this is a sadistic exercise only, grid with notched teeth.
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    DSC_1257.JPG Random Pics...

    Swan Lake
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    The Healing Garden always smells great! DSC_1261.JPG

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    Nice open air concert venue DSC_1269.JPG

    Saturdays see a large number of older people doing tai-chi, calesnetics stuff and the really old guys clap themselves and hawk like a 60-a-day smoker. DSC_1271.JPG

    The way-to-common portrait shots. Seriously, it is cray-cray here! The only reason people do anything is so they can get a selfie of them doing something. DSC_1278.JPG

    Lots of boot camps and yoga classes happen here all the time
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    My house one day is going to feature this wall.... DSC_1274.JPG
     
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    That's all Folks! 87min, 12.2km run. Nice and gentle with plenty of stops for photos. I did tack on another loop through "Millionaire's Mile" but I can't take photos there. So many Ambassadors and Ministers live there and when you stop too long, a police car drives past!

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    Well they're certainly not as grand or as spacious as all this, but I'll have to take some photos the next time I go to the SLO Botanical Gardens. They're quite well put-together as far as they've been built (they're relatively new). Was kind of on a mission though, so I have no documentation of the last trip.
     
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    Thanks for sharing Jaqa, looks beautiful, but you can keep that grid stuff! OUCH.
     

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