At Bishan Park 2, the herons and egrets are not drawn to scale, but we saw a heron which was taller than Boon Xin, perched and ready to pounce on unsuspecting fishes. It goes to show that the fish population in Bishan is thriving.
(Image credit Nparks)
But after a few slips, and splash, they let go of all inhibitions. When your pants and t-shirts are wet, when you have no more reservations, kids threw themselves into the streams !
Video : We love this time lapse video from Brice Li, showing Bishan Park’s transformation, from concrete canal to naturalised stream.
Daddy still remembered the concrete canal last time. It was where he spend his childhood days catching guppies (real guppies!), Daddy told us he could catch guppies with just a swipe of his foot (sure or not!)
Anyway, kids were happy with their catch. Some longkang fish, some snails (remember Saizeriya’s escargots?), and we even spot some snail eggs.
The water is not exactly crystal clean, we saw rubbish and debris in certain section of the stream. We learn that a big storm can flood Bishan Park and unload more rubbish from upstream (something like this video)
Kids are very cooperative today and we rewarded them with some fries and ice cream.
Video (Link) : We love Bishan Park, Dry or Wet!
If you are “fishing ” at point 1, the toilet and taps would be about 50m above point 1( refer map), do not go Mcdonald and change.
If you prefer cleaner water, do pop by Lower Seletar reservoir.
This park was re-opened in 2012, and this is our first visit after 2 years 🙂
But you can be sure that we will be back to explore Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park 1 (Pond Gardens).
Meanwhile, checkout Cheekiemonkies’ review of the playgrounds at Park 1. We would like to thanks Tan Family for contributing their Fun photos.
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More Fun facts about Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park (Daddy still prefer to call it Bishan Park) :
If you are driving, Block 241’s carpark (s570241) is nearest to Mcdonald Carpark.
From nParks website, these are the buses :
– services 132, 133, 136, 165, 166, 169 and 262 from Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
– service 410 from Bishan MRT Station