We last went to Pasir Ris Park one morning in September last year, and cycled for two hours, getting a good workout in the process. It was a little too hot but we enjoyed outselves nonetheless. The picture above was taken then. It looks a little like one we took a decade ago, sans kids, when JQ and I cycled to Desaru with our university friends.
It’s a pity we don’t live nearer Pasir Ris, because we haven’t gone back there since. Over the weekend, we had to run some errands that took us to the vicinity, so the kids were clamouring to cycle there once again, and we did.
We love the place. Bicycle rental is for two hours, and seems cheaper than in East Coast Park. There are cyclists, park-goers and those having a BBQ, but it’s on a smaller scale than ECP, making the place that much more tranquil.
We went back in the evening this time, starting our ride at about 4.30pm, and ending at 6.30pm. Lots of scenic spots like these.
We brought a foldable bike which I rode, and rented another two – one for Jason and another for JQ with a child seat that kept Shannon happy for two hours, enjoying the breeze.
Taking a break at a shady spot. (Jason trying to act cool) Ugh.
And Shannon proclaimed this tree a Magical Tree – even though she hasn’t read Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree – one of my favourite books when I was young.
Along the way, we met a HUGE dog, something that looked 1m-tall and we later found out weighed 55kg. I had to stop the owner to ask her all about it.
For a moment I forgot I had quit my job: How big/heavy/tall is the dog? Where’s it from? Do you need a special permit? (No) Does it bite? (No, it’s very gentle) Does it eat a lot? (Portion is controlled so it doesn’t grow too huge)
Thankfully she said she was used to the barrage of questions from strangers, and while I was talking to her, a crowd gathered, wowing at the size of the dog. It’s a Mountain Pyrenees, from the US, who followed his owner back to Singapore when he finished his work posting there. There are only a couple of them in Singapore. The lady’s brother owns the dog but he’s away and left it at a pet hotel nearby. She came to visit and walk the dog. The dog is a lucky one which lives in air-con 24/7, even at the pet hotel, (except when it’s brought out for a walk!) He loves attention from strangers, which he gets a lot.
I realise it may not look that big in the picture but it was. I’m no dog-lover even though the kids and JQ are. But I just Had to ask about it. Haha.
Then we said bye to Snowie and continued cycling. We lasted two whole hours because of the motivation of an iced cold drink at the end of it. Jason does not usually get to take cold drinks because he is prone to asthmatic wheezing. So it was a treat. Check out their smiles.
We popped by the playground for a while to let them try a couple of play structures that have sprung up since we last visited.