View from our room – Gurney Drive by night.
So much has changed yet so little that I have forgotten about this place. The road is an unceasing torrent of traffic now. The roadside burger stalls with their mouthwatering aroma have long disappeared. Towering skyscrapers stand on plots where grand mansions used to occupy. These are not what Gurney Drive used to be, not how I have remembered it.
Nonetheless, the familiar sights and sounds and sensations are still there. The sea wall, the casuarina trees, the waves lapping against the narrow stretch of sandy beach and the salty taste of humid breeze greeted me as Wuan and I strolled along the seafront promenade. All these are gentle reminders of how much I used to love coming here to just free my mind from all the cares of the world.