Those who enjoy recreational walking in Singapore will have even more options in the years to come as there are plans to develop even more cross-island trails, including one that stretches from Tuas to Changi.
New Coast-to-Coast South and North Trails
The current Coast-to-Coast Trail from Jurong Lake Gardens to Coney Island Park covers a distance of around 36 km. By 2025, a new 62-km long trail, laid out from the two extreme ends of the island, will make the existing one look mild by comparison.
The new Tuas to Changi trail will be known as the Coast-to-Coast Southern Trail. It will be one of four new trails that will open between 2021 and 2030.
Another new trail is the Coast-to-Coast Northern Trail. This will connect Khatib Bongsu at Yishun to Sungei Buloh.
With these two new Coast-to-Coast trails, the existing Coast-to-Coast Trail from Jurong Lake Gardens to Coney Island Park, will be re-dubbed the Coast-to-Coast Central Trail.
North to South Trails
While the three Coast-to-Coast Trails will connect the east of Singapore to the west, there will be two new trails running north to south.
The first is an 18 km Eastern Corridor which will connect East Coast Park to Pasir Ris, via Bedok Reservoir Park. This will be ready by late 2021.
A 34 km Central Corridor will run from Woodlands to the city in this south. This trail will open in phases and be completed in 2030.
All these new trails are part of the plans to create 360 km of curated trails around Singapore and to enable 100% of households to live within a 10-minute walk of a park by 2030.