Again, today as I was walking down the canal, there were quite many birds around, chirping happily (or so I'd like to believe). It was a nice cool (but sunny) walk because it was just 9am, but everything around was so beautiful because the sun illuminated them nicely (dang I should have brought my camera).
Anyway, there were quite a lot of birds I couldn't ID though I saw the male/female Olive-backed Sunbird, egrets & even green parakeets and the lone purple heron that stood on the metal railings at the canal.
Then midway, I saw this pretty snake (too bad I didn't bring my camera down, I should have); I'm really really not sure of the species but it was about 1/2 - 3/4 of a metre, and iridiscent with a purple base colour; it was quite a fat snake too, so I doubt it can pass off as a whip snake. I guess it was 'sun-tanning' after a cold night. Oh well.... ):
[Edit] I wonder if it is the shore pit viper though it's highly unlikely because the snake I saw didn't have such a defined triangular head and furthermore, it was rather glossy than matte. I really have a foggy memory of it now, sob! [/Edit]