Daddy cannot remember when was the last time he visited that Rocket at Upper Seletar Reservoir.
Recently, NHB (National Heritage Board) is doing some studies on four “old” towers in Singapore, and it has pique Daddy’s curiosity again.
Remember how our Project Playground started from a newspaper clip?
Daddy and Boon Yee climbed up the 5-storey stairway. It is refreshing to look at Singapore Zoo from the other side of Mandai !
At ground level, the plaque indicated that Upper Seletar Reservoir was officially opened in 1969 by Princess Alexandra (it was first constructed in 1920, source Nparks)
Video : Paranomic view from the top of Rocket at Upper Seletar Reservoir
More information about Upper Seletar Reservoir :
The four towers and Pagodas are :
– Upper Seletar Tower (this post)
– Chinese Garden Pagoda
– Toa Payoh Garden Tower
– Jurong Hill Tower
~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
Driving towards Upper Seletar Reservoir, Daddy also learn about something new.
We all know of Heritage buildings, trees but did you know Mandai Road is considered as one of Singapore’s Heritage Roads?
We love the over-arching Rain tree branches, which forms a natural “tunnel”. Catch Mandai road on Channel U’s 100% Singapore (百分百新加坡) too, episode 41 (Green Heritage)
(image credit nParks)