Last Sunday, I was thoroughly happy after winning two straight games with my young Malaysian partner in his early twenties. The match was a relatively tough one against my two of my much younger teammates. So I retired unusually early at around 5.30 pm and decided to venture to nearby West Coast Park to see whether there had been changes since the last time I visited. Indeed, the much sea-battered coastline was cordoned off for renovation work. There were new playthings and recreation stations to entertain and amuse the kids. But the vast pools of sand, for which West Coast Park is well known, was still in abundance. And the sturdy and tall pyramid net was still the most popular facility for the older kids and even adults! This particular Sunday had attracted many more visitors since it was Vesak Day for the Buddhists and a public holiday a day after. The Bar-B-Q pits were all occupied and many more tents were pitched at the designated areas. There was certainly a varied hive of human activities in the most colourful setting and you can catch a glimpse of them in the following pictures. Despite what had been said about backyard badminton, there was certainly no lack of it in West Coast Park!