02 April 2010

29 May (Sat): Biodiversity Race 2010

A fun way to discover and learn about Singapore's biodiversity! There are prizes worth $1000 to be won! Registrations close 30 Apr.
Join the Biodiversity Race 2010 along the brand new Western Adventure Park Connector Network. This network includes wilder places such as Diary Farm and Bukit Batok Nature Parks as well as scenic spots such as 'Little Guilin' and many neighbourhood parks.

What's at the The Western Adventure Park Connector Network?

From media reports: Some of the things you can see and do here include:

For Adventure-Seekers
  • Mountain biking at Zhenghua Park and Dairy Farm Nature Park.
  • Rock Climbing at Dairy Farm Quarry.
  • Hiking at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Zhenghua Park.
For Nature Enthusiasts & Photographers
  • Scenic lookouts at Bukit Batok Town Park ('Little Guilin') and Bukit Batok Nature Park.
  • Bird Watching & photography along Bukit Panjang Park Connector, Zhenghua Park and Bukit Batok Nature Park.
  • Butterfly spotting along Pang Sua Park Connector.
For Families
  • Regional parks, such as Choa Chu Kang Park, offer family-oriented facilities such as playgrounds and fitness corners
  • Learning about a slice of Singapore's history along Hillview Park Connector (where the Ford Motor factory is a short distance away)
  • Wallace Education Centre and nature trail at Dairy Farm Nature Park
  • Leisure activities along Pang Sua Park Connector
There's also a wide variety of flora and fauna to see, "a result of the 550 species of butterfly and birds-attracting trees which have been planted at various stretches". Over 10 species of butterflies and 50 species of birds have been sighted. The birds include the singing Zebra Dove; the Tiger Shrike, a winter visitor with tiger-like black bars pattern; and the Oriental White-eye which is characterised by a white ring around the eye.

Downloadable map of the Western Adventure Park Connector Network from the NParks website.

More details about the Biodiversity Race 2010

Ready for a fun-filled adventure? Form a team of four members and join an exciting race along The Western Adventure Park Connector Network. The Western Adventure Park Connector Network is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Spot birds, butterflies, dragonflies and plants, and identify them using guidesheets. The team with the most number of correct entries wins.

There are prizes worth $1000 to be won!

Closing date for registration: 30 Apr. To register, please contact Nanthini at nanthini_elamgovan@nparks.gov.sg or Kian Boon at teo_kian_boon@nparks.gov.sg

Time: 8am-2pm
Start: Bukit Batok Nature Park
End: Choa Chu Kang Nature Park
Registration fee: $20 per team
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

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