Sunday, 13 November 2011

Bukit Brown Ride

We visited Bukit Brown cemetery this morning with the announcement that this historical land site will soon be exhumed to make space for a new road to lessen traffic congestion along Lornie Road.

The start point for today's ride was at the Botanic Gardens but we opted to meet up with the group at the "gates".

We set off from Marymount MRT and headed towards Lornie Road via Thomson Road.

Like Lentor Ave, Lornie Road can get really busy with many fast moving cars. The pavement along the road was a great escape from the busy road. If you were not aware, the path connects all the way along Lornie Road, until just before the PIE exit.

In other words, it was as good as a cycling path to get through Lornie Road.

For most riders, the PIE exit at Lornie Road can be a real nightmare, having to filter at least 3 lanes to avoid the PIE.

A little known secret is that you can actually bypass that dangerous stretch via Kheam Hock Road.

Turn left at Kheam Hock Road and you'll find yourself in a very quiet and peaceful lane, away from all that chaos along Lornie Road.

Head about 200m down and you'll come to a T junction.

To get back onto Adam Road, continue going down Kheam Hock Road. Make a right along University Road and then another right at Chee Hoon Ave to rejoin Adam Road.

Turn left along Lor Halwa and you'll reach the "gates" of Bukit Brown Cemetery, which was the highlight of our ride today.

The path inside the cemetery goes in a loop. One way in, one way out.

Expect lots of serenity and peace within and maybe a few dog walkers. Seriously. If you're lucky, you might just bump into some horses. And no! It's not your eye playing tricks on you!

After a loop round Bukit Brown, we continued along Mount Pleasant road, Jalan Mashhor and bumped into this not so Singaporean sight.

It was our first time near the Polo Club and it was definitely a sight to behold.

While we were riding our steel horses, we bumped into riders on their real horses.

One rider, three horses!

By now, stomachs were churning. We got back on Thomson Road and made our way to breakfast at Upper Thomson. While some settled for Roti Prata, we went for Bak Chor Mee, which was excellent.

Together with great company and team spirit, we rode and explored a historical site, stumbled upon beautiful horses and had our share of good food.

Honestly, we couldn't ask for more. =)

some stunning shots credited to Taiwoon and KC.


  1. that was an amazing ride! never knew there were still horses being kept in Singapore, except at the Turf Club. great write up!

  2. Thanks Steve! The beauty of riding, takes us to places where we usually don't go in our cars or with our feet!

  3. Love the Kheam Hock Road stretch :)

  4. Totally agree, especially the stretch downhill. =)