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Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore Overview

The Dairy Farm Nature Park is a magnificent nature park located in the Upper Bukit Timah area of Singapore. Spread across a thriving 63-hectare land, it is famous for nature trails, hiking, and the quarry. At the south-western end of the park lies the Singapore Quarry, a relaxing wetland and picturesque spot, serving as a prime spot for freshwater flora and fauna including the critically endangered little grebe bird. Gain knowledge about the changing landscape of the dairy farm and explore the wonders of nature through varied exhibits at the Dairy Farm Nature Park.

Although this park does not have cows anymore (as it is no longer a dairy farm), it still stands out from most parks in Singapore due to it being the place where the Wallace Education Centre resides. The Centre is Singapore's first field study hub for students and provides great opportunities for hands-on work and overwhelming experience. The Wallace Environmental Lab is also situated at Dairy Farm Nature Park, which is the primary structure in which all research studies, activities, etc., for students, is conducted.

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Wallace Trail

The most famous walking trail at Dairy Farm Nature Park, the Wallace Trail winds through a forested area filled with fascinating flora and fauna and areas reflecting the heritage of Singapore. The trail has two routes - a short route which goes on for roughly 1km, or the long route, which is 2 km long.

See the remnants of kampong or village, as they once were, following the first trail. The walls and houses are a prime example of the past civilisation and Singapore’s heritage. A little further a Chempedak Tree, which is a natural Velcro and very often used in the past, is still standing. The Durian tree or the figs, apples and bracket fungus also add to the rustic atmosphere.

Things to Do at Dairy Farm Nature Park

  • Mountain Biking: The mountain biking trail at Dairy Farm Nature Park is exclusive for mountain bikers as there is no place to walk along the trail. It provide a great exercise while also enjoying the wonderful sites one can see while opting for this trail.

  • Art In Nature: This is one of the monthly activities that the park conducts to conjoin nature and art. Meet fellow artists and paint, draw, or sketch amidst tranquil natural setting. 

  • Photography: Photographers have a ball of a time at Dairy Farm Nature Park as it is filled with spectacular sights to film and is a prime spot for amazing pictures. The park's flora and fauna range to many species in their natural habitat and gives the photographer a chance to immerse themselves in nature and all the opportunities of mesmerising and sometimes overwhelming captures.

Tips

  • Wear covered walking shoes and long comfortable pants and tops.
  • Spray on some insect repellent before starting the trail.
  • The park is wheelchair accessible
  • Pets are not allowed in the park. However, dogs are allowed on the tarmac road only.
  • Do not feed the monkeys.
  • Check the climate before going as it is unsafe to walk the trail during stormy weathers due to fallen trees or branches.

How To Reach Dairy Farm Nature Park

By Bus: Alight at Petir Road- 700, 700A, 966, 973 (Bus stop ID: 44369 and 44361)
Alternatively, alight at Upper Bukit Timah Road, Hillview Station- 67, 75, 170, 170A, 171, 178, 184, 961, 961C (Bus stop ID: 43061 and 43069)

By MRT: Alight at Hillview MRT Station and take exit A

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