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October 15, 2011

Taking a walk in Mount Faber for the very first time

Filed under: Singapore — Alex @ 6:09 am

I stopped updating my blog for quite a while when I was in the Philippines. Was really busy with some online projects that requires my utmost attentions. Another reason is I just lack the discipline like other bloggers. So now I am back in Singapore and I have been taking some good rest. Been watching the TLC channel most of the time and just got motivated again to make some blog post. So to those few of you who actually bother to read about my blog, hope this will be good news to you all.

A friend suggested to me that I should go to Mount Faber if I were planning on exercising. I occasionally jogs when I am in Singapore because I tend to over eat when I am here. I woke up at 6.00am and the first thing I did was switch on the TV and saw Anthony Bourdain eating some hot pot dishes in Szechuan. TLC tend to broadcast the same segment several times in a day. So I decided to give Mount Faber a try as it is just walking distance from where I am staying right now. With my new Samsung camera model PL 120 that I bought the other day for SGD 269 in Challenger, thought would be cool to snap some pictures for my updates.

As you can see, it is still a bit dark when I stepped out from the house. I am not really a health buff who wakes up very early in the morning and goes for run on a daily basis. I am far from that to be honest. My hours has always been irregular when it comes to waking up in the morning. Since my job as a webmaster allows me to sleep and wake up anytime I see fit, most of the time I wake up pretty late.

As age is catching up, I do feel the need to stay healthy and try my very best to do some exercise every once in a while. During my younger days, the only time I see the early morning lights after the sun rise is when I come back from partying and drinking. Is pretty nice to see the morning light today in a sober manner.

It just took me eight minutes to reach the steps to go up to Mount Faber from my place. I haven’t been exercising for a long time but I was still determine to go all the way up and I have no idea what is in store for me.

This is how the steps looks like to Mount Faber from Telok Blangah Rise. My friend told me that it was worth the walk to the top and has some cool bridges. For the sake of getting contents for my blog, I will endure the pain in my legs.

Reach the top of Mount Faber in less than 15 minutes. I thought the walk would be tough but it was a piece of cake even for an unfit guy like me. Picture above is known as the Jewel Box where there’s cable cars to transport passengers to Sentosa Island. A lot of people were on top of the hill, some were exercising and some were biking. I just followed the signs and explore Mount Faber and try to enjoy the nature. I have to admit that I am not really into all these kind of activities, but I don’t mind learning to make it part of my life from now on. I just smile, nod and say hello to whomever cross my path. Is my way of make believe to myself that I belong to the group of people with healthy lifestyle, at least for today.

For more information on Mount Faber, click on this link and

click on this link to see some of the pictures I have taken with my new Samsung Camera.

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