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Bukit Timah, which literally means “tin hill” in Malay, is Singapore’s highest hill at 163.63 metres (537 ft.). It is also the highest point in Singapore according to Wikipedia. Composed mainly of granite, Bukit Timah Hill was once an active quarrying site in the mid-1900s but has since then become one of the popular nature reserves in Singapore.

I was there last week for a morning walk with a group of friends and had unintentionally left my footprint at the summit. Since we were in a nature reserve, I thought it was only naturally to walk barefooted and be connected to nature. It had been a long time since I last did a barefooted walk but nevertheless it was an enjoyable experience.

A morning walk in the goodness of nature was both refreshing and revitalising; followed by a simple and yet good breakfast. The goodness of life can be so simple and yet fulfilling to the heart and soul.

Take a break and take a walk in the goodness of nature and feel the positive energy of nature going through your body!

I am truly thankful and grateful for the foot that left the footprint!

If you happen to be in Singapore and want to take a morning walk in Bukit Timah Hill, you can take a look at the below information:

By Bus
SBS service 170.
TIBs services 67, 75, 171, 173, 184, 852 and 961.

Alight along Upper Bukit Timah Road, opposite Bukit Timah Shopping Centre and Beauty World Centre, or along Jalan Anak Bukit, opposite Courts furniture store, and walk to the end of Hindhede Drive.

By Car
Travelling from the city, follow the direction of Upper Bukit Timah Road towards Woodlands, make a u-turn just after the Courts furniture store and turn left into Hindhede Drive. Limited parking is available at the foothill of the reserve. To minimise our impact to the reserve, especially on weekends, you may like to take the public transport instead.

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  1. by veronica lee, on July 21 2010 @ 4:13 am


    Thanks for sharing this.I will definitely check it out the next time I visit Singapore.

    Happy WW!
    .-= veronica lee´s last blog ..Oodles of Noodles =-.

  2. by VanillaSeven, on July 21 2010 @ 5:38 am


    Congratulation BK, maybe in the next thousand years, some explorers will find your footprint on that rock and immortalized it in the museum :)
    .-= VanillaSeven´s last blog ..Plane of View =-.

  3. by Paula Kiger, on July 21 2010 @ 7:20 am


    That picture really speaks …… and thank you for sharing the story behind it.
    .-= Paula Kiger´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday The Thrill of the Hill =-.

  4. by Jenn Collins @ Monkey Butt Junction, on July 21 2010 @ 7:38 am


    That is fantastic. It reminds me of the old adage about being out in nature: “Take only photographs, leave only footprints.”
    .-= Jenn Collins @ Monkey Butt Junction´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- My Music Critic Video Edition =-.

  5. by ~sWaMpY~, on July 21 2010 @ 7:53 am


    Just love it when there are words at Wedless Wordsday ~ Great shot. My favorite footprint is of our Boxer, Junior’s, in the snow just minutes before we had to have him put down.
    .-= ~sWaMpY~´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  6. by And Miles To Go...., on July 21 2010 @ 8:45 am


    .-= And Miles To Go….´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday 42-New Glasses! =-.

  7. by Kristen, on July 21 2010 @ 10:12 am


    We all leave a mark where ever we go. I think a footprint on a beautiful mount is like a reverent whisper. If only more of us left that kind of sign of our passing through.
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..I Learned a Lesson- Mom =-.

  8. by Dina @ 4 Lettre Words, on July 21 2010 @ 10:47 am


    Lovely post!
    .-= Dina @ 4 Lettre Words´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  9. by Susie B., on July 21 2010 @ 11:21 am


    What a neat photo & neat story behind it. :) Thanks for stopping by and Happy Wednesday!
    .-= Susie B.´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Sunshine &amp Flowers =-.

  10. by Gattina, on July 21 2010 @ 11:30 am


    Maybe your footprint will enter in history, lol !
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  11. by Marilyn (A Lot of Loves), on July 21 2010 @ 11:45 am


    That’s really neat that you chose to walk barefoot. I’m afraid my tender tootsies would fall apart if I didn’t have them in shoes.
    .-= Marilyn (A Lot of Loves)´s last blog ..A Bucket of Water Will Buy an Hour of Quiet- Wednesday of Few Words =-.

  12. by Uyen, on July 21 2010 @ 11:51 am


    this is so neat! I’ve never been to Singapore before…this is a must see. thanks for visiting my blog and linking up!
    .-= Uyen´s last blog ..friday flip-offs! 7-16-2010 =-.

  13. by CatSynth, on July 21 2010 @ 12:58 pm


    Interesting. I never saw that hill when I visited Singapore…

  14. by alicia, on July 21 2010 @ 1:26 pm


    So cool. Thanks for sharing and linkin up for WW!
    .-= alicia´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday Linky Party- Overcoming Phobias =-.

  15. by LeeAnn, on July 21 2010 @ 1:39 pm


    Great picture! And that definitely needed words. Thank you for sharing.

    Thanks for linking up with me today! Happy WW!
    .-= LeeAnn´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Four Eyes =-.

  16. by Annalyn, on July 21 2010 @ 1:46 pm


    I am thinking if I had the chance to visit Bukit Timah when I was there in Singapore, but I do know that one of my friends lived there.
    .-= Annalyn´s last blog ..wordless wednesday – baseball roll =-.

  17. by Annie Y, on July 21 2010 @ 3:03 pm


    What a great pic!
    Happy WW and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    .-= Annie Y´s last blog ..It’s so fluffy! =-.

  18. by liz, on July 21 2010 @ 3:10 pm


    Wow – what a great memory to make!
    .-= liz´s last blog ..Parade of Cakes =-.

  19. by Jammie, on July 21 2010 @ 3:22 pm


    That is neat. Happy WW
    .-= Jammie´s last blog ..Meet Me on Monday =-.

  20. by amandab, on July 21 2010 @ 5:29 pm


    Sounds like a beautiful place to walk, but for me barefoot would be brave! I’ve net too many snakes and creepy crawlies on recent walks to be able to do that!

    Thanks for stopping by, and happy WW!
    .-= amandab´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Rock Style =-.

  21. by meleah rebeccah, on July 21 2010 @ 6:04 pm


    OH WOW!! What an amazing experience!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Writing Rituals And The Muse =-.

  22. by alicia, on July 21 2010 @ 9:58 pm


    So cool. Thanks so much for sharing and linkin up for WW!
    .-= alicia´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday Linky Party- Overcoming Phobias =-.

  23. by Symphony of Love, on July 21 2010 @ 10:18 pm


    @ Veronica, you are most welcome. Do hope you will get a chance to visit the place if you come to Singapore.

    @ VanillaSeven, Haha, I don’t think so. It would have gone up in thin air by now. :)

    @ Paula, you are most welcome.

    @ Jenn, thank you for sharing that adage, I love the sound of it.

    @ ~sWaMpY~, that must be the most memorable footprint also.

    @ And miles to go, Dina, Susie, Alicia, LeeAnn, Annie, Jammie, thank you. :)

    @ Kristen, indeed; if only most of us leave that kind of sign on our passing through.

    @ Gattina, the footprint would have been gone by now; washed away by the heavy rain we have been experiencing here in Singapore. :)

    @ Marilyn, going barefoot can be quite an experience.

    @ Uyen, yes, if you do visit Singapore and you like nature tracking, probably you like to mark this down to visit.

    @ CatSynth, probably it was not as popular a tourist spot to most visitors to Singapore.

    @ Annalyn, Bukit Timah is a good place to live in; a lot of trees. :)

    @ Liz, it certainly was! And the best thing was, it was totally unintentionally. I did not even notice it until a friend told me about my footprint. :)

    @ Amanda, it was not too bad; I wasn’t walking in the mud track, I was walking in the road up the summit. Thus I didn’t have to worry about snakes and creepy crawlies.

    @ Meleah, it is truly an amazing experience.

  24. by Beth F, on July 21 2010 @ 10:26 pm


    Very cool shot.
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Review- Major Pettigrews Last Stand by Helen Simonson =-.

  25. by ArtSnark, on July 21 2010 @ 10:42 pm


    Sounds like a wonderful walk – thanks for sharing!
    .-= ArtSnark´s last blog ..Almost Wordless Wednesday – Potions Class =-.

  26. by Will, on July 21 2010 @ 10:56 pm


    Amazing that 571 feet is the highest point! It almost looks like a thin coating of snow you left your print in but that is not possible.

    Happy WW!
    .-= Will´s last blog ..Wasp Removes Stone From Hole =-.

  27. by Christa, on July 21 2010 @ 11:44 pm


    That’s so cool!

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting! I love seeing new people my way :)
    .-= Christa ´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  28. by Symphony of Love, on July 22 2010 @ 12:48 am


    @ Beth, Christa, thank you.

    @ ArtSnark, thank you for stopping by.

    @ Will, it’s amazing indeed. That was definitely not snow. :)

  29. by Hilary, on July 22 2010 @ 2:34 am


    Hi Bk .. love your foot .. and the fact that you felt that connection with the earth as you walked .. and when I get to Singapore .. I will definitely go and take a walk up to the summit and enjoy that peace in the National Park.

    Sounds so wonderful .. have a great rest of the week .. Hilary
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Could this be a sitcom – or a break out sitcom Ever had a one word – at a time – conversation Fish and Chips – how do you spell it =-.

  30. by Symphony of Love, on July 22 2010 @ 3:40 am


    @ Hilary, thank you. Yes, if you happen to be here, do take a walk up the summit. Have a great rest of the week too and great to see you here.

  31. by Lauren @ Hobo Mama, on July 22 2010 @ 5:50 am


    What a simple but profound thing to be grateful for. Thank you for sharing this! I feel rooted to the earth right now.
    .-= Lauren @ Hobo Mama´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Breastfeeding by the waterfall =-.

  32. by fatima Da, on July 22 2010 @ 6:32 am


    What a wonderful way to connect with nature ..Thanks for sharing :)
    .-= fatima Da´s last blog ..How to Appreciate Yourself =-.

  33. by Symphony of Love, on July 22 2010 @ 8:13 am


    @ Lauren, you couldn’t be wiser; it is indeed a simple thing to be grateful for and most of us are taking that for granted everyday. It is my pleasure to share and thank you for dropping by.

    @ Fatima, yes, it is a wonderful way of connecting to nature. I could feel my feet on the wet grasses.

  34. by Tanya @ Life in 3D, on July 22 2010 @ 9:31 am


    I love this capture and this story…so beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by my WW! Have a great day :)
    .-= Tanya @ Life in 3D´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday Cousins =-.

  35. by Melissa B., on July 22 2010 @ 8:03 pm


    I love this photo…Bravo!

  36. by Symphony of Love, on July 22 2010 @ 8:51 pm


    @ Tanya, Melissa, thank you both for dropping by. :)

  37. by Evelyn, on July 22 2010 @ 10:08 pm


    Thank you so much for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I love your site. I subscribed to the daily “love quotes” and can’t wait to receive them.
    .-= Evelyn´s last blog ..Happy 76th Birthday Dad- WW 7-21 =-.

  38. by Symphony of Love, on July 22 2010 @ 11:58 pm


    @ Evelyn, it was my pleasure to visit you and wishing your father a happy birthday! Thank you for subscribing to daily love quote. :)

  39. by Buckeroomama, on July 23 2010 @ 1:51 am


    Thanks for the tip… I would love to check it out with the kids when the kids are older. :)
    .-= Buckeroomama´s last blog ..The Boys’ Club =-.

  40. by Symphony of Love, on July 23 2010 @ 4:26 am


    @ Buckeroomama, you are most welcome. You will surely get to explore many different places when the kids are older. :)

  41. by Sue, on July 23 2010 @ 10:26 am


    Very cool photo. I don’t know if I’d be up for taking a hike “barefoot” though. Have a hard enough time with shoes on.

    It is like the signs I’ve seen – “leave nothing but footprints.”

    Thanks for sharing :)
    .-= Sue´s last blog ..WW 116 Happy Birthday =-.

  42. by Symphony of Love, on July 23 2010 @ 11:03 am


    @ Sue, barefoot can be quite frightening if I was walking on mud trail with dead leaves and twigs. Fortunately, I was walking on the path which wasn’t so bad. Nice experience. :)

  43. by Molly, on July 23 2010 @ 11:51 am


    Amazing image and I so appreciate that you shared so much information to go with it. Amazing.
    .-= Molly´s last blog ..Look Before You Leap Or dont =-.

  44. by Margaret Almon, on July 23 2010 @ 3:38 pm


    I really like the glittery granular texture of this footprint!
    .-= Margaret Almon´s last blog ..Coffee Before and After the Audubon Craft Show at Cocoon =-.

  45. by Lisa's CHaos, on July 24 2010 @ 12:52 am


    I would love to walk in a nature area barefoot, it’s been way too long since I have been outside without shoes. HOw refreshing!
    .-= Lisa’s CHaos´s last blog ..Pixel and friends =-.

  46. by Symphony of Love, on July 24 2010 @ 5:20 am


    @ Molly and Margaret, thank you.

    @ Lisa, it was indeed a very refreshing experience! I really loved it!

  47. by JO, on July 25 2010 @ 10:17 pm


    that is so cool!

    thanks for visiting my blog.
    .-= JO´s last blog ..Its here to stay =-.

  48. by Symphony of Love, on July 25 2010 @ 10:35 pm


    @ Jo, you are most welcome. Thank you for the visit too.

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