"(A) Kent Ridge Park AND (B) Labrador Park" Kent Ridge Park by gracekkh2004

Kent Ridge Park Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 151 photos

(A) Kent Ridge Park

The design of the park takes full advantage of the natural vegetation and topography of the site. Various look-out points offer visitors magnificent views of the off-shore islands like Pulau Duran Darat.

The natural vegetation is the secondary forest with groves of Tembusu, Acacias and Dillenias. You can hear the sounds of birds and insects breaking the silence and serenity of the park, while you stroll through the meandering path towards the two ponds at the foot of the ridge and enjoying the serene ambience away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

If you are a fitness enthusiast, Kent Ridge Park is the place to be. It offers the most number of fitness stations - 20 to be exact. The fitness equipment will pose a challenge to fitness enthusiasts. Nature groups will enjoy the nature trail located near the lower carpark. Pitcher plants and wild orchids are found along this trail. On the eastern side of the park, towards the valley, is a natural pond teeming with turtles and fish such as the Japanese koi.

One of the last battles for Singapore was fought on this hill which dominated the harbour and the British military depots in the Ayer Rajah area. A plaque was installed at the upper carpark in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II.

As part of the Army's adoption of the park as The Army Green Park, two decommissioned M114 Artillery Guns and an AMX-13 Light Tank are displayed in the park to provide points of interest.

(B) Labrador Park

The park is famous for its World War II relics and bunkers. Visitors can experience a chapter of Singapore's past by walking along the history trail. The trail captures the history of the fort and the war. Visitors can also see a casemate (war bunker) and tunnels in the park. Students, especially, will benefit from the educational value of these war relics.

Labrador Park is an oasis of tranquility and natural wonder. The park offers picturesque views of the sea and a rich variety of flora and fauna that will delight nature lovers. These include Podocarpus polystachys, Mangifera foetida and Eugenia grandis. Of special interest is the monocotyledonous tree, Dracaena maingayi, estimated to be more than 80 years old. An aerial staircase built on the edge of the secondary forest will offer you a prime view of the cliff side vegetation coupled with a panoramic view of the sea. The staircase will take the visitor on a leisurely descent down to the jetty. If fishing is your cup of tea, join the regular group of anglers at the sea walk along the promenade.

Labrador Park is one of the parks in Singapore that will give the first time visitor a truly unique experience.

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  • Pros:peaceful, quiet, greenery
  • In a nutshell:Kent Ridge Park is a good place for birdwatching and Labrador park is a good place for fishing
  • Last visit to Kent Ridge Park: May 2004
  • Intro Updated May 25, 2004
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  • Bonobo2005's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2006 at 7:30 PM

    Going to check out today if the parks are indeed as nice as shown and written in your page!! Thanks.

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