Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kranji Dam and Parks

Location : Singapore, Kranji Way
Kranji Tidal Gate

There are a total of four Kranji Tidal Gate Towers in this Kranji Dam.

Whenever I visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
I would definetly stop by this place first for about an hour.
I find this a peaceful and beautiful place.
Not much has changed and I like it the way it is...unspolit.

The towers was there since my very first visit when I was just a child.
I didn't know what it was then and I didn't ask my parents either.
I just kept quiet and imagined it was some aeroplanes control tower or some towers that shoot down enemies...! LOL!
Now that I've become more sensible...heehee, these towers are actually tidal gates.
Kranji dam was built in 1976 to ensure no flooding at the Kranji freshwater reservoir during heavy downpours.
It will released excess water into the Johor Straits.

This is the Kranji Reservoir.
My favourite view!
I like standing there, just relaxing and enjoy the environment and air.
Enough to make it a good day!

Here's the roading leading in and out of the Sungei Buloh wetland reserve through Lim Chu Kang road.

Kranji Way Park
Along the Kranji tidal gates, you notice a park beside.
A nice place for a little stroll and picnics.
Quite often, you can see a ice-cream seller on motorbike outside the park.

A police post in Kranji park!
I'm not sure if it's still an operating one.
Took a peek inside, there was nobody.
Find it nice, have not seen it anywhere else, so I took a picture of it!

In the park, it provides a good views across the straits to Malaysia, JB.

Warning Sign in 4 different language :
Rapid Water Flow
Keep clear of the channel
when siren is sounded

Kranji Reservoir Fishing Ground 'B'

Ah... a fishing rule sign - it reads :

To maintain cleanliness and the quality of water in this reservoir, you
are reminded to use only fishing rods or lines with artificial baits.

For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, we advise you :-
- to exercise due care and attention when casting your lines to avoid
casuing injuries to others.
- to help to keep the place clean by throwing all litters in the litter bins.
- not to use fly fishing tackles or fishing rods exceeding 2.7m (9ft).

Children under 12 years of age are to be accompanied at all times by
adults who shall be resonsible for their safety.

Activities that are disallowed are : -
- Using live baits for fishing.
- Using fishing nets, traps, spears or other fishing methods.
- Boating, swimming, bathing, washing or wading in the water.
- Camping, staking out, marking or reservation of places.
- Using of cooking stoves or setting open fire.

We wish to advise that PUB shall not be liable for any damage, loss,
injury or death incurred or sustained by any person in the designated fishing ground.

We wish you a pleasant day at out fishing ground.
Opening Hours : 7.00 am to 7.00 pm

This is fishing ground B.
I've missed the fishing A spot.
Will definetly go over there for my next visit.
I'll will be posting on Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in the next one or two weeks time!