The weather tonight was cool and breezy. I took a stroll around Mei Ling estate and captured some decent photographs of the nighttime scenery. Most of the shops were closed and the void decks were eerily quiet and void of residents. There were occasional crows from the birds as they flew back to their nests in unison.
The pedestrian path along Mei Chin Road was rather dim and dark. I wondered how many elderly folks and women felt safe walking along this street if the floodlights at the stadium were not switched on. The recent spats of youth violence were pretty daunting. And this combination of fear and frustration had apparently made me a bit more "vigilant" while walking along the streets looking for "suspicious" characters. Was it a commendable behaviour from a civic minded resident? Or was that a sign of distrust on the security forces who were supposed to alleviate the residents from these sorts of worries?
I walked along the brightly lighted path behind the Special Operations Command Unit and crossed the overhead bridge linking Queens' Close to Tanglin Halt. I reckoned that this was the only bridge in town where I could see three types of religious institutions, a Hindu temple, a mosque and a catholic church coexisting peacefully. That was something that we used to take for granted. Well, I'm off to my interviews!