Friday, 6 January 2012

The Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk ....

Residents of Singapore and of course all visitors, can now enjoy the charming mangrove and coastal areas with the Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk in the southern part of Singapore. These tranquil nature spots will be an oasis of calm for visitors amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, connecting the Southern Ridges to the Southern Waterfront.
 
The Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk was conceptualised and developed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and is managed by the National Parks Board.

The 2.1km walk, which seamlessly connects the Southern Ridges to the Southern Waterfront, runs along Alexandra Road from Depot Road to Telok Blangah Road, through the Berlayar Creek mangrove area and skirts the foothills of Bukit Chermin.


(above: the Labrador Park MRT)

At the exit area of Labrador Park MRT it is well signposted for you to locate the start of Berlayer Creek Boardwalk or even Labrador Park itself.

The Berlayer Creek mangrove trail is 969m long and is one of the few remaining mangrove areas in the city area.  Previously inaccessible to pedestrians, the opening of the Labrador Park MRT Station right next to it along with the new trail makes it convenient and simple for members of the public to explore this nature area.



Extra care was taken to retain the natural environment along the walk.



A visitor pavilion provides a sheltered rest point and and allows visitors to enjoy elevated views of the mangrove through its roof deck. Look-out points perched over the Creek also allow users to get closer to the biodiversity.

As we wandered along the boardwalk, we saw MudSkippers and Monitor Lizards:

 and colourful foliage ......



 and old steps, rocks and stones.....



 but most of all we enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the area 
that is easily accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Labrador Park MRT is on the Circle Line and is situated near to Labrador Park itself, a historical site which held former fortifications and naval guns built by the British forces in Singapore before World War II. The station has 1 exit and entry point. An overhead pedestrian bridge links various offices across Alexandra and Telok Blangah roads to the station. The station is located along the Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk's Berlayer Creek sector.


Previous blog post on the MudSkippers of Berlayer Creek is HERE
The images from WildSingapore of Berlayer Creek and its marine life is HERE



2 comments:

curiouscat said...

Thanks for the post. I will definitely take a look myself. The connivence is great. In the last couple of weeks I have been thinking I need to actually get out to this exact kind of thing.

GDMIRIEL said...

Hi, I am creating a blog on conservation psychology and I am interested in gathering opinions from people who has gone for a nature experience. Can I have the permission to cite your entry about your nature experience? Thank you!