NParks announced that it will be rolling out two new nature trails along the Clementi Nature Corridor, which will be progressively ready from 2023.
These will form part of a green network of trails to allow the public to enjoy nature while minimising impact to the biodiversity.
Old Jurong Line Nature Trail
The Old Jurong Line Nature Trail will be a 4 km trail that will follow the old railway line that use to run down to Jurong. The railway line ceased operations in the early 1990s.
The Old Jurong Line Nature Trail will run through the Clementi Forest and the Maju Forest, connecting the Railway Corridor to the Ulu Pandan Park Connector. Part of the Old Jurong Line Nature Trail will run through a tunnel under Clementi Road.
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It will also link up with a new park connector, the Jurong Town Hall Road Park Connector, which will allow for connections all the way from the Rail Corridor to Jurong Lake Gardens, a distance of around 7 km.
Eventually, the trail will also form part of the 62 km Coast-to-Coast Southern Trail which will extend from Changi Beach to Tuas. This will be the longest cross-island trail to date.
Clementi Nature Trail
The second trail, named the Clementi Nature Trail will provide a connection from the Rail Corridor to the Ulu Pandan West nature park. The nature park will be created out of the western end of the Dover Forest.
The 2 km long Clementi Nature Trail will branch off from the Rail Corridor and follow along the route of the Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal, not too far from Holland Green Linear Park.
It will make its way through the Clementi Forest and come out at around Ulu Pandan Road, which is just across from the Dover Forest and future nature park.
We look forward to these trails being completed and hope that they will be kept as rustic, minimalist and natural looking as possible.