Sunday, October 6, 2013

E4 Health in Wellness (HIW) to MacRitchie Reservoir on Saturday, 1st December 2012

On 1st December 2012, East 4 cluster had their Health in Wellness (HIW) programme by hiking at MacRitchie Reservoir. With great determination, we strived to finish an 11 kilometres hike around MacRitchie Reservoir and not forgetting, to reach to the peak of the hill, at the HSBC Treetop Trail. The weather was perfectly fine with the cool breeze of fresh air surrounding the reservoir. The hike started as early as 7.30 and it took us almost 4 hours to complete the hike.

Before we started off on our hiking around the reservoir, we had our warm ups by stretching ourselves and fuelled up by having breakfast to get our energy going! Energy drinks, bananas, granola bars were some of our rations during the hike to keep us going throughout the journey.

The uneven and muddy terrains were one of our major obstacles we had to go through;  however, with the motivation of one another from the cluster, we excelled through the journey without any worries.


One of the main highlights of the walking trail was reaching to the HSBC Treetop Trail, which was the peak. The trail was built by a suspension bridge above the forest which brought us to the breath-taking view of nature and as well as the scenery.  It was a good experience for some of us, as it was the first time reaching up there and we stayed a while to admire the scenery seen from the top.


Besides the scenery and the nature walk, we got the chance to meet and greet with the residents of the MacRitchie Reservoir; the monkeys! 


During the hike at the reservoir, the cluster members had bonded very well and we are grateful to have such activities to keep us active as well as getting to know each and everyone better. We look forward to have such activities in the future!

Written by:  Bambang, E4 cluster