Explorers, nature enthusiasts, bird-lovers, cyclists, photographers, families … check out the newly opened Coast to Coast Trail.
Singapore at its very best !
36 kms long, it links Jurong Lake Gardens in the west to Coney Island in the north-east of Singapore. Along the way, it connects Bukit Batok Nature Park, the Botanic Gardens and MacRitchie Reservoir.
This is the first phase – 60 kms – and the entire 150 km Round Island Route will be ready by 2035.
Enjoy the new park in Lower Seletar Reservoir – Rower’s Bay – which includes a boardwalk, swales (shallow channels that help manage run-off water), wetlands and amenities.
The Jurong Lake Gardens (within the Jurong Lake District) will offer a water play area, a boardwalk along the water’s edge and lifestyle and sport facilities.
The Bukit Batok Nature Park, an abandoned quarry, features serene waters and lookout out points, going as high as 10 storeys.
The popular Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, is a family favourite with its sloping grassy banks, occasional otter sightings and diverse flora and fauna.
The Coney Island Park, rustic, and ideal for bird watching, is home to about 80 species of birds – and the visitor if so inclined, can explore its entire 87 hectares on a bicycle.
All this is part of the Park Connector Network which links up different areas of Singapore through walking tracks and bicycle lanes – apart from being green corridors and ecological links that protect Singapore’s natural diversity.
Check out the App for the trail which provides information on native flora and fauna through augmented reality 3D-animated characters.