06 March 2020

New Nature Park at Khatib Bongsu by 2030

NParks has announced that there will be a new nature park at Khatib Bongsu, a rich mangrove and mudflat habitat on the northeastern coast of Singapore. The upcoming 40-hectare nature park will be an important stopover for migratory shorebirds and complements the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Kayaking to Khatib Bongsu
Kayaking through Khatib Bongsu.
This is part of NParks' plants to have at least another 200 hectares of nature parks by 2030.

From the NParks website, this is part of their plans on "Extending our Nature Park Network": NParks will safeguard Singapore’s four nature reserves and enhance our natural capital by extending our Nature Park Network. Our nature reserves safeguard primary and secondary rainforests, and core habitats for native biodiversity. Nature parks are being established as complementary habitats, and to buffer the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves to protect them from the impact of urbanisation. They will provide more spaces for nature-based recreation, such as hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching. NParks will extend this network to all our nature reserves and core biodiversity areas, and aims to have at least another 200 hectares of nature parks by 2030.

Khatib Bongsu is located on north-eastern Singapore.

Want to see Khatib Bongsu for yourself? Join this upcoming kayaking trip there on 22 Mar (Sat) with Kayakasia. Suitable for kids, families and beginners. A perfect activity for the March school holidays.
More about the plans thanks to Minister Desmond Lee.

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