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24 June 2018

The Nature Reserves Trekkers explore the Rail Corridor

The Nature Reserves Trekkers are a trekking group that organises weekly walks. The group have recently conducted a few walks along the Rail Corridor. Most recently on 24 June 2018, the group have conducted a walk along the Northern Stretch of the Rail Corridor. The group covered a total of 18 kilometers where they eventually ended up in Johor Bahru Malaysia, reliving the old function of the Rail Corridor!

   

 

3 June 2018

The Rail Explorers @ Festival of Biodiversity (FOB)

Consisting of a group of four secondary 4 students from Hwa Chong Institution, the Rail Explorers set up a booth during the Festival of Biodiversity to educate the public on the Rail Corridor. This was accomplished through education games and an audio tour application as well as through a game board to reinforce learning through play. Posters were also set up to introduce the Rail Corridor, highlighting the nature and heritage of the place. Through this event, the Rail Explorers managed to reach out to over 400 members of the public where many mentioned that they would definitely give the Rail Corridor a visit!

 

20 May 2018

BioBlitz @ Rail Corridor (Central)

On 20 May 2018, Friends of Rail Corridor joined Nationwide BioBlitz and conducted its first BioBlitz event at Rail Corridor (Central). The event was led by biodiversity experts and community leaders from Friends of Rail Corridor where 3 surveys were conducted involving around 30 volunteers to document the wildlife along the Rail Corridor stretch between Hindhede Drive and Fuyong Park.

David Tan from the National University of Singapore (NUS) led the bird survey and showed participants the rich birdlife along the Rail Corridor. Notable sightings included a group of Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots flying past and the endangered Straw-headed Bulbul, that was heard within the vegetation.

Khew Sin Khoon from the ButterflyCircle and Elliott Ong from BES Drongos led the butterfly and dragonfly surveys respectively. Participants were treated to a diversity of insects along the Rail Corridor, including the Chocolate Albatross butterfly, a seasonal migrant from Malaysia and the many dragonflies that inhabit the naturalised stream.

The BioBlitz was a huge success overall, where the day ended with 27 bird species, 27 butterfly species, 11 dragonfly species and 8 other species (that’s a total of 73 species!!) being sighted during the surveys.

To find out more about BioBlitz, clickHERE.

 

29 April 2018

Bukit Gombak Monthly Brisk Walk @ Rail Corridor

Attended by over 400 residents, the event was organised by Bukit Gomak Community Sports Club and Active Ageing Group as part of their monthly walks to encourage residents, especially the elderly, to adopt a healthy lifestyle by participating in brisk walking events in various parts of Singapore every month.

 

21 October 2017 to 4 February 2018

Rail Corridor Roving Exhibition

A total of three Rail Corridor Roving Exhibition events were conducted at various locations (Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Timah Railway Station, and Hillview Community Centre). The events updated members of the public on the changes and refinements to the Rail Corridor Masterplan following the roving Community Engagements in 2016. The events also showcased the prelimary design for the signature 4km stretch of the Rail Corridor, located between Bukit Timah Railway Station and Hillview, informing the public on the future works of the Rail Corridor.

 

October to November 2017

Rail Experience Walks

A total of 11 Rail Experience Walks were organised by NParks and the Friends of Rail Corridor to share about the rich biodiversity and heritage of the Rail Corridor. As part of the Friends of Rail Corridor, NUS Toddycats!, Nature Society (Singapore), and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) conducted various tours to allow members of the public to explore the varied landscapes and wildlife of the Rail Corridor.

NUS Toddycats! conducted walks to allow members of the public to observe various flora and fauna of the Rail Corridor, while Nature Society (Singapore) conducted tours to appreciate and learn more of the variety of birds that can be found along the Rail Corridor. Some of these birds include majestic birds of prey like the Changeable Hawk-eagle and globally threatened species like the Red-crowned Barbet and the Straw-headed Bulbul.

Furthermore, SUTD brought members of the public on a trip down memory lane to discover the rich cultural heritage and to explore the historical landmarks along the Rail Corridor. The walk included an exclusive tour of the iconic Bukit Timah Railway station where participants got to rediscover its role in supporting commuting and the transportation of goods in the early 20th century.