A Coastal Escapade

August 9th, 2008   •   5 comments   

My family and I love nature and the outdoors, and most of our weekends are often spent either at a garden or park. A few weeks back, we decided to check out the Changi Point Boardwalk at the recommendation of my wife’s colleague. It was a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Made up of four sections, the Changi Boardwalk hugs the Eastern outline of Singapore, and allows one to experience the rustic and quiet charm of one of Singapore’s oldest beaches. Adorned with heritage trees, it meanders through holiday bungalows and chalets. Here’s a photolog of our recent trip at one of its sections.

Our journey started at this little shed, which is located just beside some government bungalows at Cranwell Road and Andover Road.


A brief explanation of the sights, sounds and scents that one can encounter along the way.


There are two options for boardwalkers – a Kelong Walk and a Cliff Walk.


We decided to venture first on the Kelong Walk, making our way through the wooden planked pathway shrouded by luscious green foliage.


As we made our way through the path, the green corridors gave way to a nice sea view.


A little “kelong” sits at the boardwalk extending to the sea.


What does this lady have in her net? Are they crabs?


Unfortunately, no. They are catfishes from the sea, with nasty stinging barbs that can do you in.


In times like this, expert help is needed. A malay lady assists in removing the poison glands from the fishes.


Our next walk was up the hill to the Cliff Walk.


Along the way, we spotted yet another fisherman blissfully casting his cares into the ocean’s caress.


A contrast in size and height. Hmmm… what’s Ethan trying to do here?


You got it! He is using a coconut as a football!


More patches of green to soothe the eyes, mind and spirit.

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  1. Ed
    posted on Aug 10, 2008 at 1:47 AM

    Wow, they have transformed Changi Beach into such a beautiful place.

  2. posted on Aug 10, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    woah..like Ed said…nice place man…I rem the old days when I visited..it was dirty, stinking..but hey..it gave me a reason to go visit again eh 😉

  3. posted on Aug 10, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    This is one place in Singapore that I have yet to venture. I shall consider it one day when I am in the mood to get close to Nature.

  4. posted on Aug 10, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    I visited this idyllic boardwalk about 2 years ago when it just opened but have yet to try the latest one called the Southern Ridge. Would love to one day.

    Oh my, Ethan has grown much taller now.

  5. Monkey
    posted on Aug 16, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    interestingly, this boardwalk is one of the places my sis and her kids like to go to on weekends. yes, no playgrounds there 😛

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