Picturesque, Placid and Peaceful Peirce

Every once in a while, you need to take a break from the frenzied pace of urban life and to slow down a little. A great place for this is the Lower Peirce Reservoir.

One of the oldest reservoirs in Singapore, the Lower Peirce Reservoir is about six hectares in size, and is the home to many primary and secondary rainforest species. Originally known as the Kallang River Reservoir, the water catchment area was first started in 1901, which makes it more than a century old. The scenic body of water was named in honour of Robert Peirce, who was one of Singapore's municipal engineers.

Here's a short photographic tour of a recent visit by Ethan and I.

These long-tailed macques greeted us on the route to the reservoir. While some of these monkeys are cute and cheeky...

P1130126 are reminded not to feed them, lest you encourage undesired behaviours from these forest denizens.

Managed by the Public Utilities Board, Lower Peirce Reservoir is a scenic getaway located along Upper Thomson Road.

Here's Water Wally, PUB's hydrophilic brand ambassador, reminding you not to waste our planet's most precious resource.

A site map shows you where the major picnic and lookout spots are.

One of the many well paved paths leading to different parts of the park, with educational messages on markers.

Ethan admiring tiny beautiful blue blossoms on a bush.

Another path, this time winding up on the grassy picnic grounds surrounding the water.

These boulders and rocks were a favourite with reservoir visitors, who fished for prawns, fishes and even lobsters hiding amongst the craggy crevices.

Of course, our little boy preferred to do a little rock hopping of his own.

A shot of the little pavilion which extends out into the reservoir area.

A historic marker which gives a little background information on the reservoir.

Finally, here's Ethan looking pensive and philosophical amidst the serene surroundings. If only life was this blissful every day of the week!

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