Phase 1 of Round Island Route that stretches 75km from Seletar to Labrador now officially open

Will be 150km when completed

Now open: Explore a whopping 75km of Phase 1 Round Island Route on the eastern half of S’pore

Whether you are an avid cyclist, hiker or simply an explorer looking for new places to take your walks or rides, you will be glad to know that Phase 1 of the Round Island Route is now completed.

75km Recreational Connection

Announced by NParks on Facebook a day ago, the completed Phase 1 of Round Island Route (RIR) stretches a whopping 75km which connects Rower’s Bay Park, Sengkang Riverside Park, Changi Bay and Singapore River before ending at Berlayer Creek in Labrador Park.

When fully completed, the RIR will be a continuous 150km park connector around Singapore.

According to NParks, over 5,100 trees and shrubs have been planted along this 75km stretch to provide shade, as well as food and shelter for biodiversity.

Highlights of the route include scenic views from the new 290m bridge at Sengkang Riverside Park.

Hikers can also recharge at these shelters that come with specially designed shelters with roof cut-outs before continuing on their expedition.

So cool.

Nature lovers will be able to find a variety of trees along the route including native coastal and riverine tree species, such as Penega Laut and Small-Leaved Nutmeg.

The new boardwalk and pavilion at Changi Bay offer visitors a sweeping vista of the waterfront.

Concrete tiles placed along the coast provide habitats for marine life. The crevices, grooves and pits are ideal for marine creatures such as crabs, snails, starfish and more.

Besides taking in the views, visitors can also try spotting these living treasures while on their journey:

  • White-Bellied Sea Eagle
  • Brahminy Kite
  • Fiddler crabs
  • Smooth-coated Otter

You can find out more information from NParks here and do adhere to the Park Connector Network’s etiquette.

H/T: All photos by NParks and the respective photographers.

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