I have been here with some of my sketcher friends on a couple of occasions, but have not really explored the location as much as I wanted to. Tanglin Halt is quite an old estate in Singapore, established in the 70s and is part of the Queenstown Planning Area, located in south of the island. Tanglin Halt consists of rows of ten storey flats that led to people calling the area "Cap Lau Cu"（十楼厝). When I was little I used to visit the Central Library branch at Queenstown. Afterwhich I have never been back. With the Urban sketchers (Singapore), I revisited the place and got re-aquainted with how quaint the estate is. I returned for food and for a couple of sketching expeditions. Then recently, through a friend's initiative, I accessed the green corridor via Tanglin Halt area and found a new whole new world untouched by urbanisation.
Near the vicinity of the green corridor - a make-shift canopy under a huge Banyan tree. This has become a resting spot for wearied workers. The chairs and the tables were salvaged from the dump. Anyone is welcomed to chillax here but do beware of mosquitoes.
I would come back for more sketching but more so to enjoy a place that is so unspoilt by cookie-cutter malls and shielded from the noise of traffic.
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