A Tour to Toa Payoh Town Park

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If you happened to ask a local, “Which particular park holds the most sweet memories in your childhood?”  I bet 9 out of 10 will give the same answer:  “It is Toa Payoh Town Park!”  If you are too young to answer this question, ask your parents then!

 Toa Payoh Town Park is sitting on the southern part of Toa Payoh Housing estate.  In the 70s, this is a place famous for outdoor wedding photography.  You will see dozen of visitors, couples, families enjoying themselves with photo shooting, having their picnic on the open grass field on weekends and public holidays.

 Today, I return here to trace back some footage of my memories for my long faded album.

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This pond-side restaurant is one of the iconic landmarks on this piece of greenery.  To hold a wedding dinner, celebrate an event is not uncommon here and it’s exclusive in those days.

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The brick-tiled broadway has been witnessed by many couples and happy families throughout their entire life.

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The preceding willows replaced by reeds blend so naturally well with the clever thoughts of the landscape designers.

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A snake-like design bridge with bolt nuts-like balustrade, give weight to recollection of certain bits and pieces of our faded memories.

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The 2 curvy stone bridges are the pioneers in this green community.

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The ‘Bottle Brush’ trees are the most humble and gentlemen around.

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This 4-storey viewing tower is one most significant feature in this land.  In the past, it was a joyful twirl walking up to the top of the floor to catch the bird-eye view of the entire garden.  But in the present, we look for elevators or escalators to fulfill this task.

This park is filled with breeze and songs of bees.  Last and not least, you’ll bump into a jaywalker like me!


16 thoughts on “A Tour to Toa Payoh Town Park

    Long Life Cats and Dogs said:
    April 20, 2013 at 1:00 am

    It really does look utterly beautiful. I can understand why so many people would want it for the wedding photographs. I love those bridges. By the way, hate to ask a favour but Pixels is in a competition where she is trying to win a years worth of kitten food, which she will donate to the animal shelters. She dropped to 4th place, much to our horror and the voting ends at midnight tonight (about 5 hrs time). If you know of anyone who would be prepared to vote for her, please could you pass the info along. Details are on our latest post. Thank you so very, very much.

    Mike said:
    April 20, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Reblogged this on This Got My Attention and commented:
    Singapore, it’s a lot more than concrete towers surrounded by an ocean!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Thanks, Mike! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

    johncoyote said:
    April 20, 2013 at 2:48 am

    A beautiful location. Thank you for the amazing photos.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

      You are most welcome! Cheers! 🙂

    wanderrwithmee said:
    April 23, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I’ll go to SG on Spetember and I’ll try going here 🙂

      wanderrwithmee said:
      April 23, 2013 at 1:05 am


      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 23, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Sounds good, are you from Korea? 🙂

        wanderrwithmee said:
        April 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

        I am from the Philippines 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

        Hi! Nice to know you! 🙂

    cindy knoke said:
    May 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Gorgeous Sydney!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you! You are great too! 🙂

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      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Hey! Jimmy, thanks for the Pingback, your photographer skill is awesome!
      I might need to steal some from you!
      Have a good day! 🙂

        jimmytst said:
        October 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

        You are welcome, Sydney. Thanks for your encouraging comment. I hope you have a good day too.

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