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Thread: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

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    Default Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    This is an interesting trail for photographers with train station, railway line, tunnels, graffiti, longkang, which maybe through the lens of a good photographer, even longkang can look very beautiful...

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    Some fast facts about Choo Choo trek:
    In 11 nov 1965, a six mile-long branch was added to the Singapore railway line, spanning from Bukit Timah into the new industrial estate, to Jurong Port Road. However, the line did not see extensive use and has since been abandoned. It now remains an interesting site for nature lovers and trekkers.

    Itinerary:
    We will meet at the King Albert Park Mac. Next we will move on to the KTM Bukit Timah Railway Station, that's the prelude to Choo Choo Trek! About 10-15mins of walking along the railway line, we will divert to the entry pt of Choo Choo Trek to trace the disused railway line!

    After being disused for many many years, Choo Choo Trek has "evolved" into a forested area.. Walking through the forested area, we will reach a wet and muddy railway tunnel which runs underneath Clementi Road somewhere near the Clementi Neighbourhood Park.

    After going through the tunnel, the disused railway line will bring us to Clementi St 14 housing estate. But we are not going to "civilisation" yet, there's still more to come! We will soon reach a small disused railway bridge across the Sunset Way Road. The highlight of the Choo Choo Trek must be walking along the railway bridge above Sungei Ulu Pandan! From there, we can see people jogging, blading, walking, etc along the park connector below us!

    If the timing allows and the group are still energetic, we can go for the longkang walk which will bring us back to the KTM Bukit Timah Railway Station. The evening view of the railway station can be very beautiful. If not, we will end our trek at the housing flat block 305 of Clementi Ave 4.

    Choo Choo Trek is a relatively short trek, can be completed within 2hrs, the longkang walk will be another 1.5hrs.. Taking into consideration that this will be a photography trek, the timing will be longer. but no worries, we will wait

    So if you are interested to join us for this photography trek, please take necessary precautions to protect your cameras and other expensive equipments from the nature elements.

    Date: 3 Feb 2008, Sunday

    Meeting Venue: King Albert Park Mac

    Time: 2pm. To be fair to those who come on time and the organiser, we decided to be kind enough to give a buffer of 15mins for late-comers.. Latecomers can have a lazy afternoon enjoying Mac's twister fries and red bean pie if they don't see us there!

    Wet Weather Plan: Join the latecomers and have a lazy afternoon enjoying Mac's twister fries and red bean pie!

    End: Hopefully latest latest by 7pm

    Attire: Long pants, long/short sleeve shirt, I would highly recommend covered shoes (with soles strongly attached) cos we are going to forested area. Some people like to wear sport sandals, but please wear a reliable pair.. Jeans is definitely a no..no! Something light and comfy for trekking.

    Things to bring: Your camera. And minimum 1.5 litres of drinking water, motivational snacks, personal first aid kit, raingear, insect repellent, extra clothes & slippers to go home in, plastic bags for the muddy shoes. Waterproof your belongings! Most importantly an OPEN MIND!

    RSVP by 22 Jan: to Poh Kiat pocket_tisu@yahoo.com.sg, with your name, contact number and email address.
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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Love to join you but got Ops Manning that weekend.

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Sounds really really interesting... But... ive got religious class

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Those who missed the last choo choo trek, this time, it is really a photography trek, we wont dare to rush photographers at work. so dont miss it again!
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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by tin797 View Post
    Those who missed the last choo choo trek, this time, it is really a photography trek, we wont dare to rush photographers at work. so dont miss it again!
    lol.. sounds like you guys hounded at the phototakers last time round like an RSM.. lol..

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    What the heck happened the last time? Sounds dangerous

    I'll need to see if I can squeeze in the time for this outing. A friend's wedding that weekend.
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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Interesting!

    I'm up for this!
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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Just postpone my sony class to that day...argh......so near yet so far!!!

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Yes... I very interested.

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    wow, seems like its an interesting walk ( TBC)
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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Remember to RSVP by 1 Feb: to Poh Kiat pocket_tisu@yahoo.com.sg, with your name, contact number and email address. In case you can't find us or we cant find you, we can call each other.

    "If the response is good, we might have a sequel" that's what he said.
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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman View Post
    Yes... I very interested.
    longkangman? why are you longkang man? btw we might go on to the longkang walk after choo choo if got time and if the water is not high.
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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by ssping83 View Post
    lol.. sounds like you guys hounded at the phototakers last time round like an RSM.. lol..
    wat is RSM?


    btw, we have a theme song for this trek http://tpadventure.multiply.com/musi...Choo_Ch_Boogie
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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    man i'd really like to go. only that i realised i don't have trekking gear (clothes-wise) and jeans is a no-no. daymn.

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Sound interesting. Let hope that my schedule allows me to join in the trail.

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Do we really need trekking gear??

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by tin797 View Post
    longkangman? why are you longkang man? btw we might go on to the longkang walk after choo choo if got time and if the water is not high.
    that is the longkang part I am very interested.

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by kanki View Post
    Do we really need trekking gear??
    my trekking gear will be:

    shorts / pants (pants advised) + boots / shoes that i dun mind getting dirty / sandals + shirt.. + maybe a cap / hat?! =)

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    damn I am on reservist

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    Default Re: Choo Choo Photography Trek - 3 Feb 08, Sun

    very interested!
    hope it'll turn out great! )

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