Back when Alex (the asshole) was training for his naval vocation at Changi Naval Base, the rest of the Gang would drive all the way to the carpark in front of the SAF Yacht Club and wait for him to book out.
And it was during that period I found this pathway next to the yacht club's entrance. Since I had plenty of time to spend, it's inevitable for me to do a lil bit of exploration.
It has been a few years ever since Alex moved over to Tuas Naval Base.
Two weekends ago, i specifically made a trip down; only to find the area barricaded! Not to worry, there are always human-sized holes along the fence for us to get in.
The above is the expansive sea view that awaits us. Of course it would be great if i could be seated within the yacht club and enjoy the scenery but as fate has it, i could not afford the membership.
To the left is the SAF Yacht Club. Look closer at the background and you should be able to see two warships that were berthed at Changi Naval Base.
On the right is an industrial jetty where you can see mainly heavy vehicles and a few excavators. What's more interesting is this rocky man-made lagoon to its side.
As you can see, there is no sand and no beach. At low tide, the base is made up of granite rocks! Be careful, there are holes that could guarantee a painful fall should you trip.
Clear water lagoon! Must be because of the lack of sand which always reduces water visibility.
At low tide, you could even walk along this slippery stone path to the jetty. When the tide is coming in, do expect splashes that could wet your pants!
Wear Croc shoes at all times! Damn, i should get my butt going on blogging the necessary items to bring on a snorkeling trip for an amateur. Croc shoes are a must!!
Like any hidden place near water, you would find anglers waiting for a good catch. Due to lack of shelter, all of them were well equipped for the weather; straw hat and long sleeved shirts.
Dad drives one those heavy vehicles that ferry sand and stones to construction sites and this jetty is no stranger to him. According to him, this is a jetty where sand is imported and sent to holding areas or construction sites.
There were also tiny crabs lurking near the surface. They might not be noticeable from far but once you step nearer, they scramble at top speed into the crevices.
Unlike the crabs i saw at Chek Jawa, these crabs have cute purplish claws!
Imagine my surprise when i realise the existence of the above; a sea anemone?!?!!? The ecosystem is thriving in such an area?!