The Green Corridor walk along the old Jurong Line [18 Sep]

August 24, 2011 by  
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Time: Sunday, September 18, 8:30am – 11:30am.
Location: Teban Gardens to Sunset Way.

The Jurong Line, completed in 1965, served as an extension into the then newly constructed Jurong Industrial Estate. It failed to generate adequate traffic and was closed in the early 1990s. It has since been partially dismantled.

Join us for this walk and explore natural reforestation, spontaneous gardens and small scale farming, and walk in a dark underpass. Mr Wong Kum Seng from the Nature Society (Singapore) will lead this walk. Be prepared to get your shoes wet and muddy. This walk is not suitable for small kids.

Meeting time: 8.30am
Meeting point: Blk 41 Teban Gardens Road, behind bus stop (see map at Take bus 79 or 143 at Jurong East Interchange and alight at Blk 41 Teban Gardens Road.

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Walking the railway together [9 Jul]

July 8, 2011 by  
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Join us for a walk with Minister of State for National Development, Tan Chuan-Jin, tomorrow 6am, starting at the carpark next to Silat Walk Blk 25/26. Or you can join in later along the railway, check out the maps of the walking routes on how to get around. See you tomorrow!

Read latest details of the walk at Here’s the last update (at 8 Jul, 11:30am):

I am planning to walk the length of the railway from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to Woodlands. Would like to see it all before the rail and sleepers are taken away. Will be walking with our friends who feel passionately about this piece of land and the life around it. Join us if you are free?

6.00am Silat Estate: Starts trek at Silat Walk Car Park next to Blk 25/26. (double confirmed!)

6.30am Should commence after hanging around and sorting ourselves out.

9.00am (6km from Start Pt): Reach Buona Vista MRT

10.30am (10.8km from Start Pt): Reach Bt Timah Railway Station

12.30am (13.6km from Start Pt): Reach Rail Mall

1.30pm Proceed with rest of the trek along the corridor

7.00pm End at Kranji Road (23km from start point). Easier access from here to exit.

btw, please be adequately hydrated before you start and bring along ample water for drinking; snacks or whatever you fancy for energy along the way. Wear a STURDY pair of shoes (poor soles have been seen left behind along the way 🙂 , put on sun block, caps etc. If not feeling well, please feel free to stop at various exit points along the way.