Synopsis
Labrador Nature Reserve, site of an old British fort and later a battery, is now a nature reserve with a forested cliff and beach.

How much time you will need: 2 to 4 hours.

What we thought of it: Interesting place to visit especially if you are following the World War II trail in Singapore.
Address & Contact Information
Addr: Along Labrador Villa Road, off Pasir Panjang Road, on the south-western part of Singapore.
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Page created on 9 Nov 2008
Page last modified on 26 Feb 2009

Review
Labrador Nature Reserve, more commonly known as Labrador Park, is the only rocky sea-cliff park in Singapore accessible to the public. Once a British fort during the colonial days because of its high vantage point, it is now a nature reserve with war relics, a promenade, a jetty and a rocky beach.
The Nature Reserve is one of the stops on the itinerary for groups following the World War II trail of Singapore. It is full of underground tunnels and gun posts. Built as a fort during the colonial days in 1878, Labrador was then known as Pasir Panjang Fort. It was later turned into a World War II battery. The tunnels and a casemate (war bunker built in 1886) were only discovered in 2001.
With the replicas and the guided tours into the tunnels, you can well imagine life back then. Our kids were thrilled when we were in the tunnels, seeing and understanding how important underground chambers were in a fort. It was also sobering to see the scars of the World War II bombings.
One of our favourite spots in the Labrador Nature Reserve is the zig-zag aerial stairs leading down to the promenade. It has both a fantastic view of the Straits of Malacca and a great close-up of the floral and fauna found on a rocky sea-cliff. Certainly an attraction for nature-lovers.
Our kids also love the promenade where there is a playground, a maze and a few barbecue pits. With one end of the promenade facing Sentosa Island and the other end leading to a rustic-looking jetty, we do enjoy a leisurely stroll along the promenade and the jetty and checking out avid anglers' catch of the day.

Tips
A visit to the tunnels is a must!

Basic amenities are available along the promenade. Near the tunnels, a cafe is also available.

Things to Bring
Bring insect repellant.

Also bring drinking water - there are not many places to buy drinks.

Opening Times
Opening times: The park is open all the time. The jetty and rocky beach is open from 9 am to 8 pm daily. The Labrador Secret Tunnels is open from 10 am to 7 pm daily with last entry for guided tour at 6 pm.

Best time to go: Early morning or late afternoon, when it's not so hot.

Admission Fees
Free to the park, jetty and rocky beach.

Guided tours at the Labrador Secret Tunnels cost $8 per adult and $5 per child.

How to Get There
By Taxi - The fastest and easiest way to get there. Ask the taxi driver to let you alight at Car Park A to first explore the nature reserve and the cliff, as well as the war relics and tunnels, before making your way to the promenade, jetty and beach. Alternatively, you can alight at Car Park C to first explore the promenade, jetty and beach before making your way up the cliff.

By Bus - Take bus numbers 10, 30, 51, 143 and 176 and alight along Pasir Panjang Road and head towards the park through Labrador Villa Road. Alternatively, take bus numbers 61, 93, 97, 100, 166 and 963 and alight along Alexandra Road.

On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, bus number 408 shuttles between HarbourFront Bus Interchange and Labrador Park from 11 am to 9 pm, leaving the interchange every 30 minutes.

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