|LCSG at the Bio filtration pond, Bishan park|
|A river runs through it..|
|Tobias and LCSG team at the start of Bishan PCN... ready to roll|
|Tobias sharing more details of the Bishan park design|
I also found this timelapse shared by Tobias of how the old Bishan canal turned into the new and natural river.
Pretty amazing change to me as I remembered Bishan park and the canal simply flows straight pass which was nothing interesting. Complete with metal railing that is purely functional.. no one care to have a second look. I was very happy to note that the new Bishan park feels so much more natural and fun. Not designed but feel very comfortable. I could see many people walking down to the river bed and exploring the place. Even more impressive is the "untidiness" of the place. Tobias explained the rough slabs of concrete were recycled from the old canal and reused to help form the new park. More than just the river, the design of Bishan park involved the design of eating places and also playground. We talked about the playground design and it was more edgy and innovative. And most importantly, sand was a medium for parts of the playground. In the name of safety, many of the playground have took out the sand. But I still think sand should always be used...why? So that children can play with it!
|New playground stress tested by LCSG|
|Jasmine caught in the net|
|Carryme also want to explore the playground|
After the informative tour of Bishan park, we headed to another SG gem, the old thomson road to have our breakfast followed by a nice relaxed ride on the old thomson road stretch and turn back to Bishan Mrt. Cycling distance was short but we returned with a better understanding on the new Bishan park design.
|Mass Tai Chi|
|Dont feed the monkeys... which one?|