A visit to Labrador Nature Reserve

This Park size is 22 hectares, not too big but important for Singapore history. It was a World War II site where the British soldiers were defending Singapore against aggressors with its 6-inch Quick Firing Guns (cannons) facing the coastal water of southern tip of Singapore. Visitors can view the fort and pill boxes built on this park. Besides the historic feature of Labrador Nature Reserve, it has an area facing the sea that is quite open and suitable for picnics and social gatherings.

If you are interested in birds, NParks posted this on its webpage: “It is not uncommon for visitors to hear songs from a variety of bird species, including those of the Oriental Magpie-robin and Black-naped Oriole.”

Getting there is rather straightforward. Take the Circle Line MRT and drop at the Labrador Park MRT. The MRT station is close by the Nature Reserve.

For this morning, we took about an hour walking the nature reserve and viewed the 6-inch QF Gun, the fort, pill boxes, tunnel system (doors to these tunnels were closed). It was rather fortified to dispel the enemies from the south coming across the sea (but the Japanese soldiers took the route from the North of Singapore instead!) That was history. We ended at the stretch of land fronting the sea. We can see Sentosa across the water. We can also see the cable cars in the distance. This stretch of land was reasonably crowded on a Saturday morning at about 9 am.

Next we moved out of Labrador Nature Reserve and took the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk to move towards Reflections by Keppel Bay (a condominium) and the Caribbean at Keppel Bay (another condominium). We walked along the water edge and admired the yachts at the Marina at Keppel Bay.

Our final destination was Vivo City for our meals. We ended the walk in about two hours. To walk to Vivo City, we took the main Telok Blangah Road to reach there.

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