Bukit Batok Nature Corridor: Explore Parks With Gorgeous Quarries & Panoramic Views (Near Halal Food!)


Faruq Senin •  Sep 12, 2021

Just last week, Bukit Gombak Park opened to the excitement of hikers and nature enthusiasts in the West of Singapore. The park is part of the Bukit Batok Nature Corridor, a network of nature spots and hiking trails in the West which links Singapore's Central Nature Park Network and Tengah Forest Corridor. While the Bukit Batok Nature Corridor is not fully ready yet, currently you're still able to visit a part of the corridor, including Bukit Batok Nature Park and Bukit Batok Town Park. If you're wondering what to see and do along the Bukit Batok Nature Corridor and halal food nearby, we've rounded up this guide for you.

What is the Bukit Batok Nature Corridor?

Credit: National Parks Board

The Bukit Batok Nature Corridor consists of more than 125 hectares of parks and 10km of nature ways and park connectors. Currently, hikers can go on a trail to visit the Bukit Batok Nature Park, Bukit Batok Town Park and the newly opened Bukit Gombak Park. In future, hikers can also look forward to the Bukit Batok Central Nature Park and Bukit Batok Hillside Nature Park. Nature lovers would also be pleased to know that the two new parks will remain rustic and forested to support ecological biodiversity.

Things to see and do along Bukit Batok Nature Corridor

1. Bukit Gombak Park

Credit: NParks on Facebook

Located on a hill about 45m above sea level, Bukit Gombak Park has not only new green spaces, but also recreational facilities for everyone, especially families. Visitors can look forward to an incline 400m looped hill trek, a butterfly garden at the top of the hill, and even a play area with a 5.3m slide ? Challenge yourself to the hill trek which has a flight of 108 steps! Once you reach the top, you'll be greeted with a panoramic view of the surrounding forest.

Address: Along Bukit Batok West Ave 5

P.S. Check out the halal food options near Bukit Gombak Park!

2. Bukit Batok Nature Park

Bukit Batok Nature Park was built around an old quarry in 1988. Here, you'll be greeted with crystal clear waters and a serene ambience amidst a hilly terrain and lush greenery. Admire the scenic views of the granite cliffs and climb to the lookout points that reach more than 10 storeys high for a gorgeous view of the quarry! The Bukit Batok Nature Park is also one of the stops along the Coast to Coast Trail.

Address: Corner of Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 and Bukit Batok East Ave 6

Halal food nearby:

Buey Tahan See-Food Bukit Batok

Cuisine: Chinese (zi char), seafood

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 292 Bukit Batok East Ave 6, Singapore 650292

Ariff's Restaurant Authentic Indian And Muslim Cuisine

Cuisine: Indian

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 274 Bukit Batok East Ave 5

3. Bukit Batok Town Park (Little Guilin)

Little Guilin was named as such because its granite rock formations within a lake resemble the majestic limestone karst hills in the city of Guilin in China. Although Little Guilin is very accessible from the main road, once you step into the park, you'll feel as though you've been transported overseas! The majestic and towering granite rock cliffs will take your breath away ? The area around the quarry is a little hilly but you can easily cover the whole park in about 20-30 minutes.

Address: Along Bukit Batok East Ave 5

Halal food nearby:

Habib Family Restaurant

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Cuisine: Malay/Indian/Chinese (Halal Bak Kut Teh)

Address: 374 Bukit Batok Street 31, HDB, Singapore 650374

Dajie Halal Chicken Rice & Niang Dou Fu

Halal status: Halal-certified

Cuisine: Chinese (Halal Yong Tau Fu, Chicken Rice, Wanton Noodles)

Address: 372 Bukit Batok Street 31, #01-374, Singapore 650372

Dad's Corner

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Cuisine: Western (Seafood shell-out, Steak)

Address: 91 Bukit Batok West Ave 2, Bukit Batok Civil Service Club #03-04, Singapore 659206

For your next hike, time to explore the Bukit Batok Nature Corridor and visit its picturesque parks! Let us know which park you're most excited to visit in the comments section. For more hiking spots and trails in Singapore, check out our articles: