reservoirs is the shortest of these for a carriage, say two hours, and as it is not necessary to return the same way a great deal of the prettier portions of Singapore are visited. The racecourse and golf course are passed. Then the white pillars of the fine residence of an Arab notable, and finally, by way of Mount Pleasant, we arrive at the reservoir, a very beautiful sheet of water, broken by promontories and surrounded with woods. The Chinese Temple in Balestier Road should be visited. It compares favourably with any of the temples to be seen in China itself. One feature of the Temple is the series of panels on the walls showing the different kinds of torture in use in China. On the return journey, turn off behind the Araba s house, circle his lake, cross the railway, and then turn sharp to the right down Bukit Timah Road. The new reservoir, about a mile and a half from the first,
is also well worth a visit. This road runs fourteen miles to Kranji, which, before the railway, was the place of embarkation for Johore Bahru, the chief town of Johore. Turning to the left at the rubber plantation, where are some of the oldest trees in the Peninsula, you pass along the Economic Gardens, and finally enter the Botanical Gardens, that precious possession of Singapore. Here you shall see all the palms of the world and the stately glory of them, and in the lake apparently all the tropical lilies there are. If it is evening, you will find the centre of the Gardens crowded with carriages and motors, which have brought the English children to play in these lovely grounds.
CUTHBERT WOODVILLE HARRISON.
Johnston's Pier, Singapore. Singapore.