Part of the 10-kilometre Southern Ridges walk is Labrador Nature Reserve, a beautiful coastal park that offers forest and sea in equal measure. Defined by swampy mangroves and steep, rocky sea cliffs – the last on Singapore's mainland that is still accessible by the public – this nature reserve was handpicked by the British as the site of a mighty defence battery. The hill is littered with guns, battlements and tunnels intended to repel invading forces, some of which we can still see today.
Many visit to enjoy the sea breeze along Labrador Park's promenade or to fish at the jetty. Another highlight nowadays is a new nature and coastal walk that brings you through a myriad of habitats including mangroves, intertidal flats and lush secondary forest. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll be rewarded with sightings of migratory birds, exotic plants and intriguing marine life.
Whether this is your only stop for the day, or simply a gateway to other trails along the Southern Ridges, there is much to see and do. Read on for the highlights you should not miss at Labrador Nature Reserve.
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