Labrador Nature Reserve contains the only rocky sea-cliff on the main island of Singapore. The10 ha coastal secondary vegetation was gazetted as a nature reserve on 1 January 2002.
Flora and Fauna
Labrador Nature Reserve has a rich variety of flora and fauna that will delight nature lovers. More than 70 kinds of birds, including the Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, the Rufous Woodpecker and Abbott's Babbler, have been seen here. Tree species like Symplocos adenophylla, Syzygium grande (Sea Apple), Rhodamnia cinerea (Silverback), Ixonanthes reticulate can be seen here.
Some 11 species of butterflies have also been recorded here. Birds, spiders and thousands of insects, some too small to be seen, all have their functions in keeping the rich forest a self-perpetuating habitat.
Besides its rich biodiversity, this headland played a significant role in the history of Singapore during World War II. Remnants of the past like the tunnels and a fort enable visitors to have an interactive learning experience of the military history of the British rule during that era.
Students, especially, will benefit from the educational value of these war relics that are now surrounded by natural forest. The military installations were built on the highest points inside the nature reserve.
Labrador Secret Tunnels
Safely tucked away in the nature reserve, these tunnels were used by the British Army during World War II. They were left hidden and forgotten since then until they were rediscovered in 2001.
The tunnels are now closed for maintenance till further notice.
The new extension area of 1ha was named Comchest Green. It was officially opened by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on the 17 Nov 2008. Situated close to the sea, the park extension is a therapeutic place for senior citizens and physically challenged individuals. Its idyllic surroundings, the soothing sound of the sea lapping the shore, the scent of the cool sea breeze and the many beautiful and colourful species of flowers deliver a calming effect, which can help to reduce depression, stress and anxiety. Visitors can also look forward to new amenities such as a promenade area, look-out deck, shelters and seating area.
Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk
Located within walking distance of Labrador Park MRT Station, the newly launched Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk comprises three distinct segments - Alexandra Garden Trail, Berlayer Creek mangrove trail, and Bukit Chermin Boardwalk. The Alexandra Garden Trail runs along Alexandra Road from Depot Road to Telok Blangah Road, through the Berlayer Creek mangrove area and skirts the foothills of Bukit Chermin. Currently one of two remaining mangroves in the south of mainland Singapore, Berlayer Creek is home to a myriad of fauna and flora - some 60 bird species, 19 fish species and 14 true mangrove plant species have been recorded here. Take a walk along the coastal foothill of Bukit Chermin on the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk. It is an elevated boardwalk which connects the Berlayer Creek mangrove trail and Labrador Nature Reserve to the promenade at the Reflections at Keppel Bay.
Closure of Rocky Shore and Jetty
For public safety, we have closed the Rocky Shore and Jetty.