20 December, 2009

Bukit Batok Nature Park



Bukit Batok Nature Park occupies about 36 hectares, covered mostly by natural secondary vegetation. The park is a former granite quarry and has undulating and meandering footpaths leading to scenic look-out points, some more than 10-storeys high. Near the entrance of the park, at the foot of a high cliff wall is a picturesque 1.2 ha pond. The pond runs deep and still - a relic from the mining days of the region. There are also fitness stations, restroom, jogging track and nature trails.

Two memorials, one for Japanese soldiers and the other for Allied soldiers sat on this hill-top site - Bukit Batok Memorial Site

Geologically, the core of Singapore comprises a granite complex called the Bukit Timah Granite. In more central parts of Singapore, including Bukit Batok and Bukit Timah, this granite was exposed during the last century by quarrying. Bukit Batok Nature Park was developed on an abandoned quarry site in 1988 and this feature has been preserved as a tranquil lake, providing a home to native wildlife. 

Bukit Batok used to be a sleepy rural area with forest, farm lands and factories. Granite quarrying was among the early activities there since 1950s. In fact Bukit Batok in Malay means "Coughing Hills" as the blasting made the hills appear to be coughing. 

At the top of Bukit Batok hill, which the MediaCorp's tower now stands, is the site of two memorials built by the Japanese for their war dead as well as for the Allied soldiers. Both were demolished by the Japanese. Today, all that remains are two pillars and 120 concrete steps leading up to the transmission tower. 


 
အထဲကို ေရာက္ျပီဆိုတာနဲ႕ စျပီးေတြ႕ရတာ ကေလးကစားကြင္း

 
 ဒါက အေ၀းတစ္ေနရာမွ လွမ္းျမင္ေနရတဲ့ ေတာင္ေစာင္း

 
အနီးကပ္သြားၾကည္႕ရင္ ျမင္ရတဲ့ ေခ်ာင္းကေလး

 
ထူးဆန္းဖို႕ေကာင္းတဲ့ သစ္ျမစ္ၾကီး

 
Bukit Batok Memorial Site ဆိုတဲ့ ေနရာ ေရာက္ဖုိ႕ လူသြားလမ္းကေန တဆင့္ ရုိက္ထားတဲ့ ေတာင္ေစာင္းပံု

 
Bukit Batok Memorial Site နားေရာက္ေတာ့ ေလွကားနားမွာ ရွိတဲ့ သတၳဳျပား စာအုပ္ပံုစံၾကီး

အဲ့ဒီေနရာကေနတဆင့္ အျပန္လမ္း ကုန္းဆင္းၾကီးပါ

ဘာရယ္မဟုတ္ပိတ္ရက္တုန္းက ပ်င္းလုိ႕ေရာက္သြားခဲ့တဲ့ ေနရာပါ။ ပတ္၀န္းက်င္က တိတ္ဆိတ္ျငိမ္သက္ျပီး အနားယူအပန္းေျဖမယ္။ အေျပးလာေလ့က်င့္တဲ့သူေတြလည္း ရွိပါတယ္။ မေရာက္ဖူးေသးဘူးဆိုရင္ေတာ့ အပန္းေျဖ သြားေရာက္ လည္ပတ္လုိ႕ရတဲ့ တစ္ေနရာတစ္ခုပါလုိ႕

Admission - Free
Open        - Daily
Near MRT - Bukit Batok MRT
Bus No.     - 61, 66, 157, 178, 852 and 985. Alight along Butik Batok Avenue 6 (4 more bus stop from bus interchange)

အားလံုးကို ခင္မင္ေလးစားလ်က္
၀ိုင္း

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

ဘယ္မွာလဲဟင္

khin oo may said...

စကၤာပူမွာ.

Welcome said...

း)

ခ်မ္းလင္းေန said...

အေတာ့္ကို စိတ္ျငိမ္မယ့္ေနရာေလးပဲ။

An Asian Tour Operator said...

Nice post :-) Thanks I love to read such posts more in the future.

Practically this place seems charm and interesting in terms of relaxation and historical value for Singapore. Are there any highlights of wildlife in that park?

စည္သူ said...

ေရာက္ဖူးတယ္
မဝင္ဖူးဘူး..

အေဝးကပဲ လွမ္းႀကည့္ဖူးတာ.. ေနာက္တစ္ခါ ေရာက္ေအာင္သြားလိုက္မယ္..

ျမစ္က်ဳိးအင္း said...

လမ္းေလးက တိတ္ဆိတ္ျငိမ္သက္ေနပံုပဲ မျမင္ဖူးတဲ့ပံုေတြ ၾကည့္လိုက္ရလို႔ ေက်နပ္မိတယ္။

ၾကည္ျဖဴပိုင္ said...

ညီမေလးေရ..
အိမ္သစ္ေလးကခ်စ္စရာ
ေအးခ်မ္းတယ္
ညီမေလးျပထားတဲ့ဓာတ္ပံုေလးကလဲ
ေအးခ်မ္းတယ္

 

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