First half of Round Island Route opens from Seletar to Labrador
The Straits Times|January 23, 2022
Lookout points, boardwalks with sweeping sea views among features unveiled by NParks
Ang Qing

Cyclists and pedestrians can now enjoy a seamless ride or ramble from the north-east to the south of Singapore following the opening of the first half of Singapore’s longest recreational route.

When the remaining 75km of the Round Island Route is completed by 2035, it will be three times the length of Singapore and link green spaces on the circumference of the island, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat at the connection’s opening yesterday.

The construction of the 150km route is part of a broader effort to transform Singapore into a City in Nature under the Singapore Green Plan 2030, said Mr Heng, noting that the route will give people here greater access to nature.

Last year, more than $315 million was committed to developing a network of eight recreational trails spanning 360km, including the Round Island Route.

The first half of the route winds along the rivers and coast of the eastern half of Singapore and along the Singapore River, ending at Berlayer Creek near Labrador Nature Reserve.

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