27 July 2010

Work to begin on boardwalk at Berlayar Creek

Today, works started on a boardwalk into Berlayar Creek, the last mangroves on our southern mainland.


The new walk will be an extension of the Southern Ridges, "seamlessly linking the Southern Ridges and the Southern Waterfront via a series of connections from Alexandra Road to the waterfront at Bukit Chermin."

The 960m Berlayer Creek Mangrove Trail is touted as an "'Eco-Educational' mangrove trail starts with a lushly landscaped Entrance Plaza at the open area surrounding the future Labrador Park MRT Station."
"The trail will lead on to boardwalks with bird-watching and look-out rest points that allow city-dwellers the chance to experience one of the few remaining mangrove areas in the southern part of Singapore, and be in close proximity to the rich biodiversity of the creek."

While earlier media reports on the boardwalk assured that "construction work would be carried out carefully to ensure that the ecosystem would not be affected". No similar assurances were repeated in today's media release.

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