Randomly Cool: Yishun Waterfront
Not exactly the highest resolution photos but still, the sunset looks amazing no? And yes, this is Singapore!
More specifically this is Yishun dam, which cuts across to Seletar airbase (soon to be Singapore’s newest hub on the block, specializing in aerospace), TPE as well as Punggol.
A completely clear view of 360 degrees over the water, some bicycles passing by as workers ride back from desolate aerospace hub chatting good naturedly about their day at work, the heavy breathing of cement mixers and lorries leaving progress behind for the night and occasional zooms of cars who then promptly realise the futility of racing down a one lane road littered with speed humps and aging lorries yonder.
And all this, blending into the brilliance of water and golf course greenery which slowly turn a golden-blueish hue that Monet would be proud to paint.
A bit further ahead, there are kelongs (I shall visit these someday!) with wooden sticks cobbled together into slender platforms stretching out in solitude to the ocean.
A few cars are parked by the side but most whizz past, not noticing or perhaps too numb to see beyond the bumper in front. A couple or two sit on the cement looking out to sea and sometimes, the breeze brings the familiar scent and sounds of makeshift family barbeques. And of course, the runners, amble by.
Even further ahead nearer to Seletar North Link, over the bridge, you get a perfectly clear birds eye view into the airport’s backyard.
If you have a car, you can even explore the hidden roads and literally be within 2m of a $2m plane - its amazing; who needs an air show with throngs of crowds? Its the perfect mix of modernity, progress and nature. Super chilled out, super romantic and just all in all gorgeous.
Plus theres the added bonus that come nightfall, a different crowd descends, the cool crowd - but thats another story.
Watching that sunset just gave me such a sense of joy and euphoria and hope for the next day - its amazing how so much pleasure can be derived from something seemingly so insignificant, something that happens every 24 hours.
Why do we constantly feel we have to go overseas before we can appreciate beauty? Its right here, in Singapore, in your head, really, its so lovely!
Next time you’re driving around at 7pm in Singapore, look out for the sunset - be it at CTE or near your HDB, its gonna be beautiful.