Upper Seletar Reservoir In The Mist

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I drove past Upper Seletar Reservoir one evening after work. The rain had just stopped and a light mist hovers over the surface of the water.

It’s a scene I’ve only seen in movies.

I stopped the car at the tiny car park next to the reservoir and walked down a flight of stairs to the water edge. It was eerie yet strangely peaceful and inviting.

I discovered that I am not the only one there. People were fishing.

Some were quietly adjusting their lines and others replenishing the baits. Do they know each other? If they do, they are not talking to each other. Maybe they didn’t want to spoil the atmosphere with mindless chatter.

What an idyllic way to spend a cool wet evening.

I took the opportunity to mentally unburden some of the stress I picked up at work. I wished I had a camera to freeze the feelings and thoughts I had with an image of that misty place.

History of Upper Seletar Reservoir

Built in 1920, the Seletar reservoir was officially opened by Her Royal Highness, Princess Alexandra in 1969. It was renamed Upper Seletar Reservoir in 1992.

Today, the Upper Seletar Reservoir, together with the MacRitchie Reservoir, the Lower Peirce Reservoir, and the Upper Peirce Reservoir, bound the nature reserves.

Visitors can trek or run along the park’s many trails or climb the iconic rocket-shaped tower and check out the panoramic views of the waters and adjacent greenery.

An aerial video of Upper Seletar Reservoir.

Someone took a video of the route I took on that misty day using his car camera. Other people have found the route charming too.

I found the brand of the car camera used in the above video on Amazon. It is called PAPAGO Car Dash Camera GoSafe 535 Super HD Dash Cam (affiliate link). It doesn’t look too bad.

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