08 February 2010

New guided walk! At Bukit Batok Nature Park

Developed on an abandoned quarry site, Bukit Batok Nature Park has undulating and meandering footpaths leading to scenic look-out points, some more than 10-storeys high! The quarry now forms a scenic pool with a small stream.
Photo from the NParks website on Bukit Batok Nature Park

The Park has a regenerating secondary forest and planted trees. The most popular of these trees must surely be the durian trees planted by squatters long ago. These result in an increase in visitors during the durian season!

You may also encounter intriguing birds, colourful butterflies and other little creatures of the forest.

At the top of Bukit Batok hill is the site of two memorials built by the Japanese for their war dead as well as for the Allied soldiers. Both were demolished by the Japanese. Today, all that remains are two pillars and 120 concrete steps leading up to the transmission tower. The National Heritage Board had erected a plaque highlighting the significance of the site.

Tip for visitors: There is NO free parking at the carpark, so don't forget to put your coupons before your visit.

NParks has announced a new guided walk at this Park!

The first walk is on 13 Feb (Sat)

This one hour tour at Bukit Batok Nature Park highlights the interesting plants and wildlife that can be found in an established secondary forest habitat. The walk will allow participants to appreciate the importance of forests in their daily lives.

To register, please contact Ms Dinu at dinushini_williams@nparks.gov.sg or Ms Ng at ng_kim_yan@nparks.gov.sg.

Guided tour will commence once 15 persons sign up.

More about Bukit Batok Nature Park on the wildsingapore website.

Date: 13 Feb (Sat)
Meet at: Meeting Point 2 - Bukit Batok Nature Park
Cost: $4 per person
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

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