Labrador Nature Reserve
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Admission
   
Free.
   
Open
   
Daily.
   
Transportation
Take the MRT to HarbourFront, at HarbourFront Bus Interchange take bus 'Parks 408' to Labrador Park. This bus only operates on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays. 1st bus at 1100 and last bus at 2100 from HarbourFront Interchange at 30 mins frequency. Price for ride is S$1.00 per trip.

Other buses to main road are 10, 30, 51, 61, 93, 97, 700, 143, 166, 176, 188, 507, 963. Take a 10-minute walk along Labrador Villa Road to reach Labrador Park.

By car, enter via Labrador Villa Road, off Pasir Panjang Road, park at Carpark A, Carpark B or Carpark C.

   
Information
   
Labrador Nature Reserve
Along Labrador Villa Road,
off Pasir Panjang Road.
Tel: 1800-471 7300
Website: www.nparks.gov.sg
Labrador Nature Reserve (拉柏多自然保护区) is a 16.8 ha park off Pasir Panjang Road. This park is rich with historical relics as it was formerly known as the Labrador Battery. From the start, the place has served as a defence site, to protect Singapore's harbour.

A craggy granite rock outcrop known in Malay as "Batu Berlayar" ("Sailing Rock") used to stand on this shore. Another rock outcrop also used to stand on the opposite shore. Ancient Asia travellers recorded them as "Dragon's Teeth Gate".

Labrador Nature Reserve was gazetted as a nature reserve in 2002 because of the plants, birds and insects there. Pasir Panjang had first been selected as a potential defensive site as early as 1843 but no positive action, in the form of works, was taken until 1878. It was an ideal location, situated on a hill which overlooked the western approaches to the harbour.

It was intended that the guns from the battery at Pasir Panjang would act in tandem with the guns from the battery at Fort Siloso on Blakan Mati Island (Sentosa).

In the 1930s, Labrador Battery (a battery refers to a group of guns of the same calibre), consisting of two 6-inch (refers to the diameter of the base of the shell {ammunition}) Mark VII guns, was installed here. During the war, they fired on Japanese artillery positions and also assisted the nearby Malay Regiment at Bukit Chandu. In retaliation, the battery came under intense artillery and dive-bomber attacks.

Since 2002, 10 hectares of coastal secondary vegetation and its rocky shore have been gazetted as a Nature Reserve.

Beginning 12 March 2005, SBS 408 will operate between HarbourFront Bus Interchange and Labrador Park.

Labrador Secret Tunnels tour operation hours between 10 am and 7 pm daily, last entry for hourly guided tour at 6 pm. Located at the Casemate in the park, admission charges apply.

Note that Labrador Secret Tunnels is closed from 26 Oct 2009 to 05 Jan 2010 for repairing works. Please check out their website for latest developments and pricing for the tour.

 

Dec 2009.