Upper Seletar Reservoir In The Mist

In 2006, I wrote about driving past Upper Seletar Reservoir one evening after work.

2017 Update: Someone actually filmed this part of the journey.


 

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I drove past Upper Seletar Reservoir one evening after work. See an introduction at the NParks website.

The rain had just stopped. I looked through the window of my car and I saw a thin mist hovering over the surface of the water. It’s a scene I’ve only seen in movies.


I stopped the car at the roadside 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. Some 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.

And someone did in 2013. 😛