Trail Closed

Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 11 December 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I went on a mountain biking 'expedition' with another friend of mine at Pulau Ubin, one of Singapore's offshore islands, rich in biodiversity of all sorts. From Ubin Town to Chek Jawa to Noordin Beach we've blazed through countless mud trails (we specifically chose the path in worse condition when we had a choice) in which we didn't even know where we'll be at the end of the trail. This was one of the numerous trails that were 'closed' for some reason or another. Perhaps a tree got struck by lightning and fell - hence obstructing the path? Or maybe some other reason.

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