Labrador Nature Reserve in Singapore
September 9, 2017
It is often said that Singapore is bland and dull with an authoritarian government that is stingy on civil liberties. On the contrary, anyone who has traveled to this country whether for work or for holiday vacations who are without any political agendas will vehemently deny those unfounded accusations.
One of the Singapore nature reserves which boast the best views of the sea would be the Labrador Nature Reserve, which is an oasis of tranquility and natural wonders, nearby to the reflections by keppel bay condominium at https://www.reflections-at-keppelbay.sg/. At the park, you can get a spectacular panoramic view of the sea, and a prime view of the cliff side vegetation. The park also offers the only rocky sea-cliff on the main island of Singapore.
One of the best-kept secrets in Singapore would probably be the Labrador Secret Tunnels, which even many of the locals are not aware of. It is safely tucked in the nature reserve at Labrador Nature Reserve. The tunnels were used by the British Army during World War II and were left hidden and forgotten until they were rediscovered only in 2001. This means that the tunnels were untouched for almost 60 years.
When you visit the Labrador Secret Tunnels, you will be able to discover the sights and sounds of wartime Singapore. You will not need to dock and hide, however, as it is peacetime. In fact, you will come across the tunnels amidst an oasis of tranquility and natural wonder. Discover the imposing 6-inch guns and machine gun posts.
You will be charmed by the songs of a variety of bird species, which includes the Oriental Magpie-Robin and the Black-Naped Oriole. You may even spot squirrels running up the trees when you are strolling along the trails.
Labrador Nature Reserve has a rich variety of flora and fauna that will delight nature lovers. There are also more than seventy kinds of birds including the Blue-Crowned Hanging Parrot, the Rufous Woodpecker, and Abbott’s Babbler. There are many species of trees that you can and will discover too. Some of the species include Symplocos Adenophylla, Sea Apple, and Silverback. There are also more than ten different butterfly species, with birds, spiders, and thousands of insects waiting to be discovered.
Within the reserve, the World War II. Remnants of the past, the tunnels and for allow visitors to have an interactive learning experience of the military history of the British rule. The Labrador Secret Tunnels were only recently discovered in 2001, after being left hidden and forgotten.
A new extension to the part is the Comchest Green, which is located close to the sea and an amazingly emotional place for senior citizens and the physically challenged individuals. The idyllic surroundings and the soothing sound of the sea lapping the shore, and the scent of the cool sea breeze, on top of the many beautiful and colorful species of flowers, one can experience and enjoy great calmness when they are there. This will help reduce stress. New amenities which will be added, or have been added, are a promenade area, a look-out deck, shelters and seating areas.
Restrooms, event lawn, World War II Memorial Plaque, playground, look-out points, jogging track, fitness corner and stations, food and beverage area, restaurants and cafes are what you can find at the park.