Venturing Bukit Batok Nature Park Singapore
The highlight of Bukit Batok Nature Park is the 10 storey cliff and the walk up the transmission tower. This used to be the site of a granite quarry which was abandoned in 1988.
Map of the Bukit Batok Nature Park
Beware of Falling Durians
Orchids around the park entrance
View of the Transmission Tower
There is a playground and several shelters where you can take a rest
A water stream from the pond
The rock face of the hill overlooking a pond
The pond was carved out after decades of dynamite bustling of the wall of the hill. The pond does look deceptively shallow but it is several storeys deep
There are turtles in the pond
A tree that has its roots wrapped around a boulder
Close Up on the Granite wall
Shelter half way up the hill
The memorial on the 120 steps up to the transmission tower commemorate the fallen soldiers during the battle of Bukit Timah Hill on February 11 1942.
The Battle of Bukit Timah Hill was one of the bloodiest battle in Singapore where the Japanese took the greatest casualties. In revenge, the Japanese Soldiers massacred the chinese living in the nearby village.
There was an earlier war memorial built by the Japanese for their fallen brethren. During that time, the Australian POWs were granted the permission to built their own memorial on the steps of the hill. Both of which were destroyed after the Japanese Surrender.