Bukit Batok Nature Park
Developed on an abandoned quarry site in 1988, Bukit Batok Nature Park features stunning views and crystal clear waters. Serene and tranquil, it is an ideal place for a peaceful nature walk.
Take a leisurely stroll on the meandering footpaths that run through the secondary forest and admire the beauty of the lush greenery. Alternatively, go for a run on the park’s undulating terrain for an invigorating workout or hike through the forest and enjoy the serene ambience of the surroundings.
Climb the look-out points that reach more than 10 storeys high for stunning views of the quarry. Don’t forget to stop by the park’s entrance to marvel at the picturesque pond that lies at the foot of a high cliff wall. The pond runs deep and still – a relic from the mining days of the region. Pay tribute to the soldiers and victims of World War II at the memorial plaque situated within the park. During World War II, the Japanese selected the Lorong Sesuai site as a memorial for the soldiers who died. All that remains are two pillars and 120 concrete steps leading up to a transmission tower. Read about the significance and meaning of the location of the memorial plaque that lies at the foot of the stairs.
Park Size: 36 hectares
Park lighting hours: 7:00 pm to 7:00 am
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Specific Dos and Don’ts: Fishing is not allowed in the park.
Interesting Sights at Bukit Batok Nature Park
This miniature nature haven would delight birdwatchers. For the past 10 years, many birds that were not seen or recorded before have “appeared” in this park, which is now their home. Some have been released or have escaped while others might have flown in from other parts of Singapore. See if you can spot the rare Grey-headed Fish-eagle that has been sighted at the park!
Orchids at Bukit Batok Nature Park
Some native orchid species can be spotted on the Petai trees at the pond plaza. They are part of Nparks’ orchid conservation programme to preserve native orchids germplasm or genetic material and increase their numbers. Bukit Batok Nature Park is one of the parks involved in this programme.
The Quarry Pool at Bukit Batok Nature Park is a scenic spot that people have found respite in. An image of tranquillity will come to mind immediately when you are there.
World War II Memorial Site
Within Bukit Batok Nature Park is a World War II memorial site. During World War II, the Japanese selected the Lorong Sesuai site as a memorial for the soldiers who died. All that remains are two pillars and 120 concrete steps leading up to a transmission tower. A memorial plaque lies at the foot of the stairs to inform visitors of the significance and meaning of the location.
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