Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Bukit Batok Hillside Nature Park

The traffic corn next to the signage along Bukit Batok West Ave 2 is the entrance to the nature park

As viewed from inside the nature park

Uneven track before the stone steps

The clear stone steps leading into the nature park

Read more from those who had visited the site before you venture into the nature park

Monday, 16 August 2021

Trekking in Clementi Forest is no walk in the park

Clementi Forest

Certain spots in Clementi Forest are known for their natural beauty, and with the Covid-19 pandemic curbing a number of activities, many people are spending their free time going on hikes in the area to enjoy the outdoors, take in the sights and stretch their legs.

But there are no designated trails in Clementi Forest, and a number of people of late have got lost or injured while trekking there.

Advice from an expert:
  • Apart from proper shoes, a first-aid kit, torchlight, sufficient water and snacks and a fully charged phone with a power bank are among essential items one should have while trekking.
  • Those wishing to explore the area but who are unfamiliar with the forest should stick to the most-used paths.
  • All trekkers regardless of their experience should avoid Clementi Forest after 6pm when it starts to get dark, or during or just after rain due to how slippery it gets underfoot.

Read the full article @ https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/trekking-clementi-forest-no-walk-park

You may want to see Video: The wonders of Clementi Forest

Sunday, 1 August 2021

NParks to develop Singapore’s longest cross-island trail and 3 new recreational routes

Nparks map

The first phase of Singapore’s longest cross-island trail, a 62km route stretching from Changi to Tuas, will be completed by 2025, said the National Parks Board (NParks) in a media release on Thursday (Mar 4). 

Named the Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Southern Trail, it is one of four new recreational routes that will open to the public in the next few years.

This is part of larger efforts to achieve Singapore’s vision of becoming a “City in Nature”.

Apart from the Southern Trail, there will be a 25km-long C2C Northern Trail, from Khatib Bongsu to Sungei Buloh, linking up the Central and Sungei Buloh Nature Park networks.

The 18km Eastern Corridor connecting East Coast Park to Pasir Ris, going through Bedok Reservoir, will be ready by the last quarter of 2021.

Meanwhile, the 34km Central Corridor from Woodlands to the city centre will be opened in phases and is due for completion by 2030.

NParks to develop 18km of recreational trails to link Rail Corridor to Dover Forest and Jurong Lake Gardens

  • The Clementi Nature trail will take visitors to an upcoming nature park in Dover Forest
  • It is scheduled for completion by 2023
  • The Old Jurong Line trail will eventually be linked to Jurong Lake Gardens
  • This will be progressively completed from 2024
  • NParks said the trails will help minimise impact to biodiversity

Nparks map

Old Jurong line (Nparks image)

Clementi Forest will be part of the new trail (image taken from green corridor)