Labrador Park And Nature Reserve Virtual Tour
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Built on the edge of the secondary forest with a prime vantage point of the cliff-side vegetation and a picturesque view of the sea, Labrador Park and Nature Reserve is an oasis of tranquillity and natural wonders. Thriving with wildlife, the park is a favourite haunt of nature lovers.
Labrador Park and Nature Reserve contains many historical relics from World War II and earlier, left behind by the British. That is because it has a long history, dating back to the 19th century. It also played a significant role in the history of Singapore.
The entire nature reserve, together with the current park, used to be called Pasir Panjang Beach, or Long Beach. An old British fort, the Fort Pasir Panjang, is located on the hill and cliff next to the sea. The cliff’s high vantage point led the British to identify it as a defence site to protect the entrance to the harbours of Singapore. It became one of nine sites in which the British had set up their batteries, and is part of the British overall defense system for Singapore.
In November 2001, it was announced that Labrador Park would be gazetted as a Nature Reserve. The oil refinery’s jetty was renovated and open to the public, together with the rocky shore, while redevelopment and landscaping took place in the reclaimed section of the part, right up to Tanjong Berlayar.
In 2001, two tunnels were also discovered within the park. They were located beneath the old fort, and probably served as a storage of ammunition and supplies, as well as a hideout for British troops. One of the tunnels goes under the sea and leads to Pulau Blakang Mati, now called Sentosa. Part of the tunnels have now been opened to the public.
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Via the Circle Line:
- Alight at Labrador Park MRT Station (CC27)
- Take Exit A and follow the signs to Labrador Park & Nature Reserve via a 15mins walk.
From Harbourfront Via Bukit Chermin Boardwalk:
This walk will take anything from 30mins to an hour depending on your pace of walking. It is most advisable to avoid the hot sun and take this walking route only during the early morning and evening hours. From Harbourfront, walk towards Caribbean At Keppel Bay Condominium and Keppel Bay Drive, Just before the Keppel Bay Bridge leading to Keppel Island, take a right and walk along the scenic waterfront (Behind Caribbean Condo and Reflections At Keppel Bay Condo), after about 500-600 metres, you will have reached the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk. Continue on until you have reached Bukit Berlayer, passing Berlayer Creek and Dragon Teeth’s Gate.
From Labrador Villa Road:
This is a 15 min walk from the bay Keppel Road and The MRT Station. Take the right road once the road splits and proceed upslope. Take the other option if you want to skip the nature reserve and head straight for the Park and Bukit Berlayer.
From City via East Coast Parkway (ECP) and Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE):
- Exit 2A Telok Blangah Road
- Proceed up the west coast highway viaduct
- Keep Left and take the Alexandra Road Exit
- Turn Left into Labrador Villa Road
From West Coast Highway towards the city:
- Make a U-Turn after the Alexandra Road Junction
- Turn Left into Labrador Villa Road
From Alexandra Road
- Proceed straight into Labrador Villa Road (You will see Star Living Mall)
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Click HERE to visit NParks Page of Labrador Park And Nature Reserve.