Bukit Batok Nature Park is a 36-hectare park developed on an abandoned quarry site in 1988. A family-friendly park, Bukit Batok Nature Park features gorgeous views and tranquility.
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Bukit Batok Nature Park Singapore Overview
Bukit Batok Nature Park of Singapore was built in 1988 on the site of a defunct quarry. It offers breathtaking vistas and waters of the utmost clarity. Bukit Batok Nature Park is the perfect location for a nice nature walk in Singapore because it is serene and calm.
Enjoy the secondary forest’s rich beauty by taking a leisurely stroll along the footpaths that wind through the Bukit Batok Nature Park. Alternately, you can stroll through the forest and take in the peaceful atmosphere, or you can run on Bukit Batok Nature Park’s undulating surface for an energizing exercise.
Activities to do at Bukit Batok Nature Park
Whether you like to look at nature and scenery in tranquility (which can be a rare thing in Singapore) or whether you want to get some workout in or have your child or children play, Bukit Batok Nature Park has something suitable for you.
Have your children enjoy at the Bukit Batok Nature Park playground and exercise area
Even young children can use the equipment in the workout area within Bukit Batok Nature Park, which includes a small Jacob’s ladder and a balancing beam. This can be a terrific practice for kids to boost their confidence with some direction and assistance from parents.
The children’s playground at Bukit Batok Nature Park is right next to the exercise area. You can bring a bucket and shovel along for some sand play since the playground at Bukit Batok Nature Park has a sandy pit. Bukit Batok Nature Park playground’s main feature is a tiny tower with purple slides and a rope bridge. Kids can practice their best Spider-Man impression on climbing walls. Also close by is a metal climbing dome.
Explore the forest track
Bukit Batok Nature Park’s remaining areas beckon exploration. Bukit Batok Nature Park’s woody portions are traversed by paved trails. Along the forest track and trails in Bukit Batok Nature Park, there are a few spots where you can stop for a brief rest. Following the upward-pointing walkways will lead you to a vantage point from which you can see the plaza below. A little freshwater brook can be found in another area of Bukit Batok Nature Park winding through a secondary forest. It definitely makes you feel like you are not even in Singapore when you are here.
Visit the historic World War Two site @ Bukit Batok Nature Park
Other than Bukit Batok Nature Park’s history of being a quarry site in Singapore, Bukit Batok Nature Park also has a much older history relating to World War II. At the memorial plaque positioned within the park, you can pay respect to the soldiers and casualties of World War II. The Lorong Sesuai location was chosen by the Japanese as a memorial for the fallen soldiers during World War II in Singapore. To stop the returning Allies from defiling the shrine after the war, the Japanese had it destroyed. Two pillars and 120 concrete steps up to a transmission tower are all that are left within Bukit Batok Nature Park.
Visit the quarry
Last but not least, visit the well-known quarry pool of Bukit Batok Nature Park and take in the beautiful scenery that surrounds the entire area. The peaceful quarry pond and cliff face of the ancient granite quarry are just beyond the playground. It is situated in the centre of the Quarry, which was once a mining site. You would not want to leave the area around the pool because it is so peaceful. Visitors can stand at a plaza and take in the quarry scenery. You can see the transmission tower and the face of the quarry from the plaza.
How to go to Bukit Batok Nature Park
There are various ways on how to go to Bukit Batok Nature Park, but you are strongly recommended to either drive or take a cab to this park, because the nearest MRT stations in Singapore are approximately 2 km away from Bukit Batok Nature Park still, and you would need to walk, as there are no applicable transit buses from the nearest MRT.
Bukit Batok Nature Park carpark
The car park at Bukit Batok Nature Park is located at along Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 of Singapore, and the Bukit Batok Nature Park carpark fee is $0.60 per 30 minutes or part thereof. Between the hours of 1030pm to 7am, there is a maximum car park charge of $5.
Bukit Batok Nature Park nearest MRT
The nearest MRT to here would be the Bukit Batok MRT station (NS2) or Bukit Gombak MRT station (NS3). However, you want to note that it is still approximately 2km away from the entrance of the park. They are both approximately of equal distance to the park.