Heritage Meridian Trail - 3 in 1 (Batok Batok / Botanic Garden / Labarbor)
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Please note that bookings involving the use of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers are non-refundable and non-resellable.
What better way is there to stay healthy and get to know the wonderful work Singapore has done to preserve her natural resources and heritage? Yes, join the Meridian Trekkers, where you will learn to activate your natural life force - your “Qi” – together with the invigorating yet calm energy of nature.
Location: Bukit Batok Nature Park, Bukit Batok WWII Memorial & Former Ford Factory
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.
Climb the look-out points that reach more than 10 storeys high for stunning views of the quarry. Stop by at the quarry pool, a scenic spot that people have found respite in. An image of tranquillity will come to mind immediately. 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 on the memorial plaque that lies at the foot of the stairs.
Start a great day with nature therapy; let your Qi flow like the fresh air in the forest and feel energised with the sound of life and the power of the quarry.
We will end the trek in the former Ford Factory, which is a historical site where the British forces surrendered unconditionally to the Imperial Japanese Army on 15 February 1942. Trekkers can continue into the exhibition presented by National Archives of Singapore. The exhibition presents the surrender room where the surrender took place with the statue of Lieutenant-General Arthur E. Percival of the British forces, other events and memories surrounding the British surrender, the Japanese Occupation of Singapore and the legacies of the war. Singaporeans have free entry into the exhibition.
Location: The Learning Forest at the Singapore Botanic Gardens
The idea of a national garden in Singapore started in 1822 and it was only in 1859 that the Gardens was founded at its present site and became an important botanical institute even up till today. With more than 160 years of history, it holds a unique and significant place in the history of Singapore and the region. It became Singapore’s 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, being the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is also the first botanic gardens in Asia and the third in the world following Orto botanico di Padova in Italy and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in UK. Today, it is managed by the National Parks Board of Singapore.
Location: The Rocky Sea-Cliff of Labrador Park
Nestled at the Southern Coast of Singapore, Labrador Nature Reserve, commonly known as Labrador Park, contains the only rocky sea-cliff on the mainland of Singapore. The cliff and the outlying coastal secondary forest were gazetted as a nature reserve on 1 January 2002. Here, you can enjoy the tranquillity surrounded by natural wonders teaming with wildlife. But did you know that because of its steep cliff and thick mangrove swamp surrounding the area acted as an ideal natural barrier to intruders that it was one of 2 forts - Fort Pasir Panjang on Labrador and Fort Siloso on Sentosa – built by the British to protect the New Harbour of Singapore, so you can see artillery gun emplacements and ammunition store in the fort that serve as one of the lasting reminders, which include Mount Faber, Fort Siloso and Fort Canning, of their wartime legacy in Fortress Singapore. Start a great day with nature therapy; let your Qi flow like the fresh air in the forest and feel energised with the sound of life and the power of the sea.