Wow when i first saw that we have to do the Travelogue i was like 'what need go out?'. I when to details and search what IS a Travelogue. Well it took quite sometimes then i was ready for 'action'.
I was pretty excited doing the taking pictures for what i need although i was shy and scared. Also i had love to do about using the blog, as it was quite long since yesterday we only used facebook , least expecting to blog.
When i first started, i do not really know what should i REALLY talk about for the Travelouge (is either too little to say or too much too say, i guess is too much) well i chosen Bukit Batok as it IS my neighbourhood. I had actually felt SO scared when i went there to take picture, looking like i was lost in somewhere. I still when on and ask the owners whether i can.(Some were quite sensitive do not ask me why cause i do not really know..).I did get some lacky information that it was not really enough to proof that what they said was right. Thinking that i decided not to interview anyone.
Looking at what i had done(overal) maybe i could improve on the.. pictures i want to take maybe i would have to go somewhere further to collect MORE precise data so as to score higher?
Monday, March 21, 2011
- Nature park (Interested?)
- Fire station (In case of fire, feel safe) =)
- International schools(If you do not know anything there they will show you.(same language as you!)
- MRT station(Cheap and comfortable)
- Community Club (Want to play sports?) And MANY more... Like West Mall a shopping mall!
- History of Bukit Batok Nature ParkBukit Batok used to be a sleepy rural area with forest, farm lands and factories. Granite quarrying was among the early activities there since the 1950s. In fact Bukit Batok in Malay means "Coughing Hills" as the blasting made the hills appear to be coughing. Public housing in the area started in the 1970s.
The former Ford Factory is the venue where the British surrender to the Japanese on 15 Feb 1942. The front portion of this building has been conserved as a historical monument.
At the top of Bukit Batok hill is the site of two memorials built by the Japanese for their war dead as well as for the Allied soldiers. Both were demolished by the Japanese. Today, all that remains are two pillars and 120 concrete steps leading up to the transmission tower. The National Heritage Board had erected a plaque highlighting the significance of the site.
- MRT station
For 7 years (2005) there had been some incident and on the 2005, it took quite long time for us to get somewhere since there was not much linking. Luckily as time passes, the goverment took more notice and made more MRT linking to each other making it convenient!
- History of Bukit Batok CC Bukit Batok CC is located within walking distance from Bukit Batok MRT station and Bukit Batok bus interchange.
The CC is well-known for its various music groups. Its symphonic band, West Winds, holds its own annual concert while its Chinese Orchestra has performed at numerous local events. If you want to try your hands at traditional musical instruments, you are welcome to join the CC’s Gamelan troupe!
If music is not your cup of tea, you can enroll in one of the CC’s popular courses such as ballet dancing, social dancing or yoga.
After your visit to the CC, take a walk at the lush Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park, or at the bustling Bukit Batok Central or West Mall nearby.