Work-in-Progress – Part 25

The first August visit to The Minton building site. Lots of small visible changes to the construction as most of the large developments to amenities have been done now. Each visit reminds me the pixel hunts in those old PC adventure games; here, I have to squint very hard from the several vantage points to see what are the new developments each visit.

For logging’s sake too since in a couple of years, I’m pretty sure I’d forget the walking path I take each visit. Here’s a map of it:

map-annotated

The circuit starts from (1) Block 142, which offers very different points of views of Blocks 10 and Tranquil World at levels 12, 9 and 5 with their public corridors. From there, it’s a short back down to the ground floor and up to levels 12 and 9 at Block 143 (2) for a look at Blocks 2, 6 and 8 and Fun World. Next comes a walk around the compound’s perimeter. The pedestrian’s path at spot (3) Block 14A is adjacent to the private housing areas, and makes for a pleasant-enough walk though sans shade. There’s a temple around (4), which makes makes it necessary to go round Block 155 to spot (5), which offer a look at the heated pool, carpark entrance, and also the elevated tennis court.

From there, it’s up to levels 13 and 9 of Block 158 (6) for very different views of The Minton’s front area. Then back down to ground level to complete the walk from (7), then along Lorong Ah Soo, turn a corner at (8) where the secondary exit point from the compound is. The last stop is the low-ride apartment at Block 145 (made an incorrect annotation there for (9)) which gives a good view of the fitness station stretch in front of Block 8A.

And as for the developments at site:

Tree planting in progress just in front of Fun World.

Tree planting in progress just in front of Fun World.

The Fitness spot in front of 14A has been paved.

The Fitness spot in front of 14A has been paved.

Wonder if those are bamboo plants at the landing between Blocks 12C and 14.

Wonder if those are bamboo plants at the landing between Blocks 12C and 14.

Wooden decks have been installed at the heated pool.

Wooden decks have been installed at the heated pool.

Paving work at the entrance roundabout looks mostly done.

Paving work at the entrance roundabout looks mostly done.

Front signage has been installed too. Still looks quite bare at the moment though.

Front signage has been installed too. Still looks quite bare at the moment though.

The long stretch of fitness stations in front of Block 8A have been surfaced and painted too.

The long stretch of fitness stations in front of Block 8A have been surfaced and painted too.

The treehouse playground has been decked.

The treehouse playground has been decked.

Wood deck for the library patio is done too.

Wood deck for the library patio is done too.

Very Zen-like Tranquil World.

Very Zen-like Tranquil World.

Wood surfacing at Contemporary Bridge still in-progress.

Wood surfacing at Contemporary Bridge still in-progress.

6 Comments to Work-in-Progress – Part 25

  1. Matt says:

    That is one wild looking bridge. One thinks of the torso of a partially lobotomized caterpillar! Love the wood surfacing.

    I’m pleased to see the park connector pathway just north of the property!

  2. Ling says:

    Argh, the image of “a partially lobotomized caterpillar” is stuck in my head, Matt! :P

  3. Matt says:

    Me too, now. Haha!

  4. Ling says:

    Sorry for asking so late. How’s your nose recovering? Heard from Yang about the accident you had during a basketball game.

  5. Matt says:

    Well, I can breathe at least! The surgeon broke it again to reset it the week before last, though as far as I can tell it looks about the same. Honestly, I didn’t see a need for it in the first place, but both ENTs I went to suggested I go through with the reset, so I did. Not an experience I particularly want to go through again. If I break it again, I think I’ll buy a pair of crooked sunglasses and call it good. :)

  6. Ling says:

    Glad to hear that your nose is fine now. :) Better to get it fixed than leave it, me thinks.

    I like the sunglasses option though – LOL.