East Coast Parkway!
I went to East Coast Parkway for a dinner at a restaurant last night.
I have not been to East Coast for years!
I must say that the place has changed quite a bit! New buildings, new restaurants.
But gosh there were so many people!! For one, there was a long jam leading from the ECP into the service road and into the car park. The free carparks were totally full. Even if you wanted to park illegally you could not. All the illegal spots were taken up too!
Even the paying car park had a queue.
When we got to the park area it was filled with people! Looked more like those CNY Pasar Malam markets. Only this time there were bicycles and roller bladers zipping past dangerously close to knocking people down!
I must say it was hardly scenic or tranquil. East Coast Park is more like another shopping centre these days. No wonder there is talk of having flea markets and all. It is ALREADY like a flea market for heaven's sake!
I wonder why President Nathan doesn't come to the park on weekends? I mean if he is really interested in meeting people and be in touch with the ground, he should come on the weekends. It's crawling with thousands of his people. Instead he goes on weekday mornings when the average man has to go to work. Who are those other people who go to the park on weekday mornings anyway? Rich men? Tai tais? Retirees? Talk about a skewed perception of reality.