Imagined as a journey through a riverine forest, the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor will be a new linear park along the Bukit Timah Canal that will provide members of the public with more spaces for leisure and recreation. You can also help shape this exciting public space by sharing their views in an online survey and ideation session by NParks.
The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor will form part of Singapore’s network of recreational connections that will be developed across the island. It will be a new linear park running along the Bukit Timah Canal and will recreate the natural setting of a tropical riverine forest with its lush greenery.
Design Concept of the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor Project
The corridor is envisioned to have a variety of winding paths, allowing visitors to enjoy a leisurely stroll amid nature. Look-out points, shelters and seats will be located along the park to allow visitors to rest and enjoy the view.
The lush greenery will also provide shade, giving visitors a comfortable and unique walking experience. There will also be trellises will be used to supplement shade provision in areas with space constraints.
To strengthen it as an ecological corridor, animal totems with features such as bird nesting boxes may be installed to provide habitats for birds and other forms of wildlife.
Timeline for the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor Project
The first phase of the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor between the Rail Corridor and Jalan Kampong Chantek consists of an elevated sky park above the canal. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near the Bukit Timah Railway Station node, and the existing pedestrian overhead bridges across the roads. These areas will act as an access point for visitors on both sides of the canal.
There are also plans to potentially extend the Green Corridor from Rifle Range Road to Kallang Riverside Park as part of the Coast-to-Coast Central Trail and Coast-to-Coast Southern Trail.
The existing Coast-to-Coast Trail currently runs along Bukit Timah Road and caters to cyclists.
Phase One of the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is approximately 1 km long. Construction of the first phase is estimated to complete by 2025, subject to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Public Invited to Shape the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor Project
Members of the public are invited to help shape the upcoming corridor by filling up a survey form and sharing their views. The survey link can be found here. The survey closes on Sunday, 13 June 2021.
There will also be ideation sessions. Registration for these close on Monday, 24 May 2021.