Last wednesday, we took a (long) walk up through the Macritchie Reservoir Park to get to the HSBC TreeTop Walk – a pedestrian suspension bridge perched 25m above forest area, boasting a spectacular view of Singapore’s seafront harbour as well as the mythical charm of natural flora and fauna. It was a long climb through moderate forest terrain, but we managed it in the end, and soaked in the beautiful scenary, there was an enormous sense of accomplishment all around.

Hikers present for the day trip were Jodi Rose, who was visiting the bridge for sound samples, Jodi’s two engineering interns, Momoyo and this reporter.

Hard Walking through the forested trail.

A little picnic break (say what happened to the donuts?)

Finally we made it to the top after about 2 hours of walking

Getting to Work right away with the handy recorder and the contact microphones

We made a couple of friends along the way

And learnt some from the quotes along the walking paths

It was an eventful trip, being one of the bridges that sang the clearest in the whole plethora of concrete bridges drummed upon so far. Samples of the recordings will be put up on the blog with the artist’s permission.

For more information about the artist and project please visit the ISEA2008 main site. Keep checking this site for latest updates and developments in the buildup to the exhibition.

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