Interesting Sights at Labrador Nature Reserve

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    ComChest Green

    Named Comchest Green, this one-hectare extension to Labrador Nature Reserve was officially opened by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on 17 November 2008. Situated close to the sea, the park extension provides a therapeutic area where senior citizens and physically challenged individuals can relax and experience the tranquillity of the park.

     

    With the idyllic surroundings, soothing sound of the sea lapping the shore and scent of the cool sea breeze, Comchest Green delivers a calming effect, helping to reduce depression, stress and anxiety.

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    Flora and Fauna

    Featuring a rich variety of flora and fauna, Labrador Nature Reserve promises to delight nature lovers. Birds, spiders and thousands of insects, some too small to be seen, all live in this rich forest, working in harmony to keep it a self-perpetuating habitat. 

     

    There are more than 70 different species of birds, including the Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, the Rufous Woodpecker and Abbott's Babbler, so keep your eyes peeled to catch sight of these beautiful flying jewels. Walk around the park’s many trails and discover tree species like Symplocos adenophylla, Syzygium grande (Sea Apple), Rhodamnia cinerea (Silverback), Ixonanthes reticulate. Budding entomologists should also keep a lookout for more than 30 species of butterflies that have been recorded in the park.

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    Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk

    Located within walking distance of Labrador Park MRT station, the Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk comprises three distinct segments – Alexandra Garden Trail, Berlayer Creek Mangrove Trail and Bukit Chermin Boardwalk – offering visitors a great place to get close to nature. 

     

    The Bukit Chermin Boardwalk is an elevated boardwalk that connects the Berlayer Creek mangrove trail and Labrador Nature Reserve to the promenade at the Reflections at Keppel Bay. 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.

     

    Home to a myriad species of fauna and flora, Berlayer Creek is a popular haunt for nature lovers. Hike through the forest on the trails to discover some 60 bird species, 19 fish species and 14 true mangrove plant species. Take a walk along the coastal foothill of Bukit Chermin on the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk and admire the beauty of nature. 

    Go on this trail!

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    Rocky sea-cliff

    Containing the only rocky sea-cliff on the main island of Singapore, Labrador Nature Reserve provides visitors with breathtaking views of the sea. Hear the pounding of the waves and feel the wind in your hair as you stand at the cliff’s edge. The 10-hectare coastal secondary vegetation was gazetted as a nature reserve on 1 January 2002.
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    War Relics

    Besides its rich biodiversity, this headland also played a significant role in the history of Singapore during World War II, making it a great place for history buffs. Remnants of the past such as 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.
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Last updated on 23 November 2014

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