That Rocket at Upper Seletar Reservoir

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?
Famous Rocket tower Singapore

Daddy and Boon Yee climbed up the 5-storey stairway. It is refreshing to look at Singapore Zoo from the other side of Mandai !

From the top of the tower, it offers a 360 degree paranomic view all around us. Watch the video to feel the gusty wind πŸ™‚

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)

Nevermind, Boon Yee is more interested in the jetty and the rocks.

An IPPT training playground, for older kids (15+), but Boon Yee is curious.

After seeing Boon Yee at the Rocket, the other members of Sengkang Babies are asking when they can blast off to the Moon :p
How to go to Upper Seletar Reservoir

Video : Paranomic view from the top of Rocket at Upper Seletar Reservoir

More information about Upper Seletar Reservoir :

– Nparks websites
– Park at Carpark B for nearest access
– Opening hours 7am to 7pm
– Article on Heritage efforts for 4 Towers

The four towers and Pagodas are :
– Upper Seletar Tower (this post)
Chinese Garden Pagoda
– Toa Payoh Garden Tower
– Jurong Hill Tower

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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 (η™Ύεˆ†η™Ύζ–°εŠ ε‘) too, episode 41 (Green Heritage)
Where are the Heritage roads in Singapore
(image credit nParks)