The drying Taiping Lake Gardens
I tried my best to adjust the camera angles to present the better aspect of Taiping Lake Gardens.
I would avoid those dried up lotus ponds, drains and lakes.
The lakes were at their worst shape last 2 months, where almost all the ponds were dried up.
Today, the water level has not recovered to the usual depth, but at least tourists can row boats and playing remote controlled jet boat.
On a good day, visitors could see mirror-liked reflection on the ponds.
We were lucky to have a sunny break for few hours. By 12 noon, the sky has over shadowed by storm clouds, and it started to rain.
Taiping Lake Gardens was the first public garden opened on 1880. I love the greenery of this man-made lake.
The signature trees are the century old rain trees that bend across the road, with branches touching the water.
We made a brief walk around the main pond.
On the return trip this morning, we stopped by well groomed World War II War Cemetery.
Next time I may re-visit Maxwell Hill. It has been more than 25 years since I last walked up the hill.