Getting away from the maddening crowd can be hard in an island city state. Yet, there are still plenty of spots around this little red dot for some peace and quiet, if you know where to find them.
Public space will be a premium in the coming years for a little country like Singapore. With plans already in the pipeline to almost double the population in about 20 years, I intend to revisit those precious spots of public spaces where you can still breathe fresh air and not compete for space. And one such spot is Labrador Nature Reserve.
The Nature Reserve is accessible by public transport. In fact, there is a train station located at the entrance of the long road leading into the Nature Reserve.
If you don’t drive or take a cab, then the only options to get there would be by bus or the train. According to the Nature Reserve’s website, there is a shuttle bus that would bring you into the park during the weekends. However, I prefer to take a day-off during the weekday to enjoy the serenity of the place.
The beauty of the Nature Reserve is simply its location. It sits at the edge of the sea and backed by a little forested area. So for now, you can still get the best of both worlds.
And this feature is not lost on couples and families.
Not surprisingly, this is a place that is well frequently by families over the weekend bringing young children to view historical landmarks.
Its wide open spaces can accommodate hundreds, if not thousands of people. Great as an event location, but still great if you want some ‘me-time’.
Throw in the fact that it’s situated close to a mega shopping centre and Sentosa Island Resort makes this place a nice spot to visit before heading off for a meal.