Tuesday, June 26, 2012
My World Tuesday - Little Guilin in Singapore
Little Guilin is a park in Bukit Gombak, Singapore. It is a popular visitor attraction due to its similarity to the scenery of Guilin, China. Constructed from a disused granite quarry, Bukit Batok Town Park is commonly known as "Little Guilin" or "Xiao Guilin", after the scenic spot in China. Comprising 42 ha of land, it is located at Bukit Batok East Avenue 5. The name "Bukit Batok" has been suggested to be derived from the noise made by the blasting in the granite quarry that now form the natural surroundings of Little Guilin. The Housing and Development Board had originally intended to fill the quarry up and build a road on it in 1984. It was converted to a pond instead when it was realized that the existing quarry had rugged granite outcrops and a contrasting backdrop of green hills that gave it a pleasant look. You can view more information from here. The apartments on the top right hand corner gave away that this is not the real Guilin in China.For photos on other parts of the world, please visit Our World Tuesday Meme. Thanks to the team of Our World for giving us the opportunity to share my world with the rest of the world.