Bukit Batok Hillside hiking trail

Starting Point Bukit Gombak MRT Station

Little Guilin

Little Guilin is a man-made park in Singapore that was once a granite quarry. It is located in Bukit Batok Town Park and is known for its limestone rock formations that rise up from a tranquil lake. The park is named after Guilin, a city in China that is famous for its karst landscape.

Little Guilin was created in the 1980s when the quarry was abandoned. Rainwater collected in the depression over time, turning the quarry into a lake. The Housing and Development Board (HDB) then developed the area into a park, and it was opened to the public in 1984.

The park is a popular spot for hiking, picnicking, and photography. There are also a few walking trails that lead around the lake and up to the top of the rock formations. The views from the top are spectacular, and you can often see the surrounding areas of Singapore.

Seng Chew Quarry

Seng Chew Quarry is an abandoned granite quarry in Bukit Gombak, Singapore. It was operational from 1949 to 1960 and was used to mine granite for construction projects. The quarry is now a popular spot for hiking and photography.
The quarry is located on the slopes of Bukit Gombak and is accessed via a steep trail that leads up from the back of Block 383 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5. The track is not well-maintained, so it can be slippery and challenging to hike in certain areas.

Once you reach the top of the quarry, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding area. The quarry is surrounded by lush greenery, and several rock formations have been created by the quarrying process. The views from the top are particularly impressive at sunset.

Seng Chew Quarry

Bukit Gombak Park

Bukit Gombak Park is a 4.8-hectare park located on a hill that provides surrounding residents with tranquil areas to enjoy nature, recreational spaces for families, and opportunities for the community to experience gardening and be closer to nature. The park has various features that cater to different groups of residents and their recreational needs. For families with young children, the park has a new nature-inspired play area. There is also an outdoor fitness area with exercise equipment, an open lawn, and a café. The park also includes a 480sqm Dog Run featuring a sloped terrain for dogs to run unleashed, and benches for dog owners to rest.
The park is part of the Bukit Batok Nature Corridor which comprises more than 125 hectares of parks and 10km of nature ways and park connectors, forming an important ecological corridor between the Central Nature Park Network and the Tengah Forest Corridor in western Singapore.

Bukit Batok Hillside Nature Park

Bukit Batok Hillside Nature Park is a hidden gem in Singapore. It is a former park that was closed in 1995 but has since been reclaimed by nature. The park is now home to a variety of plants and animals, including torii gates, a well, and a network of trails.
The park is located on the slopes of Bukit Batok Hill and is accessible via a few different trails. The easiest trail starts from Bukit Batok West Avenue 2 and leads up to the park’s main entrance. The trail is about 1.5 kilometers long and takes about 30 minutes to hike.


Once you enter the park, you will be greeted by the sight of the torii gates. These gates are made of concrete, and they are reminiscent of the torii gates that are found in Japanese Shinto shrines. The gates are located at the top of a flight of stairs, and they offer a panoramic view of the park.

Man-made ancient well
Abandoned bathhouse

The park also has a well, which is located near the tori gates. The well is said to be over 100 years old, and it is still used by some people in the area. The well is surrounded by a lush forest, and it is a peaceful and serene place to relax.
The park has a network of trails that wind through the forest. These trails are not well-maintained, but they are still passable. The trails offer a variety of scenery, including forests, hills, and streams.

Poems Pavilion
Viewing from the top of the mountain

At Poems Pavilion, you can see below poem in mandarin, “When I truly love you, but you are not serious, when your love deeply, but I hate you deeply. 吟诗亭:你还可以看见以下诗, 当我爱你真, 你却不认真, 当你情已深,我却恨你深。

Endpoint Bukit Gombak MRT Station

Bukit Gombak Nature Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It is a peaceful land tranquil place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Singapore. It is also a great place to explore if you are looking for a unique and challenging hike. The park is not well-known, so you are likely to have the trails to yourself. However, it is important to be aware that the park is not part of any official hiking trails, and there is a risk of injury if you are not careful.

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