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Nature Walk/Dragon Trail Park is in Imbiah, Sentosa Island in Singapore.




Nature Walk/Dragon Trail Park is in Imbiah, Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Overview

• This park is housed in a former monorail station within Sentosa’s largest cluster of attractions.
• Sentosa Nature Discovery is a hands-on journey of discovery, where nature and fun go together.
• The exploration takes place indoors and outdoors.
• There is a gallery of interactive exhibits for all things nature.
• Then you go out into the forest to feed your curiosity about the birds, insects, wildlife and the different habitats and plants that are found on Sentosa.
• On the way, you will pick up nature detective skills.
• Then step out into the Imbiah forest reserve via an elevated boardwalk.
• This boardwalk were the monorail tracks.
• Experience nature and put your skills to the test.
• The 1.8-km Nature Walk starts from the Sentosa Nature Discovery, and goes through a secondary rainforest.
• The rainforest gives a closer look at Sentosa’s flora and fauna.
• Look out for interesting vegetation like the insectivorous pitcher plants and Tembusu trees.
• You may also catch sight of about 20 species of birds which include long-tailed macaques, squirrels, a growing colony of white cockatoos and geckos.

Essential information about Nature Walk/Dragon Trail Park

• Admission: FREE
• Time: All-day
• World / Singapore / Singapore / Singapore
• Category: nature conservation park / area, interesting place

About the walk
• This is a 1.5km Dragon Trail nature walk.
• It brings you Sentosa’s breathtaking and beautiful fauna and flora.
• Along the trail you will encounter three dragon heads, and bones, namely Twin, Rock and Earth Dragon.
• Each dragon has its own interesting legendary tale.
• Look out for rare plants such as the “insect eating” pitcher plants and signs about the flora and fauna of the only secondary forest which is opened to the public.
• On this trail, you will find Mount Imbiah, a peak of 60 metres above sea level.
• It has magnificent views of the Southern Islands.
• You will also discover remnants an old fort and battery used in the 1930’s.

Other attractions of Sentosa

• Tiger Sky Tower
• Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
• Merlion Statue
• Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
• Songs of the Sea
• Sentosa 4D Magix
• Sentosa CineBlast
• Fort Siloso
• MegaZip Adventure Park
• Azzura Beach Club
• Sentosa Luge & Skyride

Beaches at Sentosa

• Palawan Beach
• Siloso Beach
• Tanjong Beach

Other facilities
• There are six hotels and resorts in Sentosa.
• Spa Villas.

Events at Sentosa

• Barclays Singapore Open
• Sentosa Balloon Hats Festival
• Beach parties
• Sentosa Flowers
• The SWATCH-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2007

Best time to visit/climate

– Singapore is located a mere 1.5 degrees north of the Equator.
– Weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons.
– Rain falls almost daily throughout the year.
– Most rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon (November to January).
– Between May and October, forest fires in neighboring Sumatra can also cause dense haze.
The temperature averages around:
– 30°C (84°F) daytime, 24°C (76°F) at night in December and January.
– 32°C (90°F) daytime, 26°C (81°F) at night for the rest of the year.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get to Nature Walk/Dragon Trails?

Nearest Bus Stop
• Bus 409
• Walking 14 mins from bus stop B14461
Nearest MRT station
• Harbour Front MRT (NE1)
• Walking 19 mins from Exit B to here

How to reach Singapore?

1. By Plane
• Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs.
• The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air in addition to flag-carrier Singapore Airlines.
• Its regional subsidiary is SilkAir.
• Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
• Changi airport: The country’s main airport and major regional hub status.
• Seletar Airport: Seletar Airport is Singapore’s first airport.

2. By Road
• Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia.
• The Causeway is very popular.

3. By Bus
There are buses to/from Kuala Lumpur (KL) and many other destinations in Malaysia through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas.
Major operators include:
– Aeroline
– First Coach
– NiCE
– Transnasional
– Transtar

4. By Train
• Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu network.
• There are two day trains (the Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat) and a sleeper service (Ekspres Senandung Malam) daily from Kuala Lumpur.
• A day train (the Lambaian Timur departing Singapore at 4:45AM).
• Sleeper (Ekspres Timuran departing at 6PM) daily along the “Jungle Railway” between Singapore and Gua Musang.

5. By Boat
Getting to/away from the ferry terminals:
• HarbourFront FT: Located next to HarbourFront MRT station.
• Tanah Merah FT: Get off at Bedok MRT station and catch bus No. 35 to ferry terminal.
• Changi FT: No bus stop nearby, take a taxi from Changi Village or Tanah Merah MRT.
• Changi Point FT: Take bus No. 2, 29 or 59 to Changi Village Bus Terminal and walk to the ferry terminal.

6. Cruises
• Star Cruises offers multi-day cruises from Singapore to points throughout Southeast Asia, departing from HarbourFront FT.
• Common destinations include: Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia, as well as Phuket,Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
• There are also several cruises every year to Borneo (Malaysia),Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and even some 10 night long hauls to Hong Kong.

Some travel books from Amazon about Singapore

Lonely Planet Singapore Frommer’s Singapore Day by Day Malaysia and Singapore

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.online.com.sg
Hotels at expedia.co.in

Blogs / Sites about Singapore – Sentosa – Nature walk/Dragon trails

Blogs at singaporekidsplaces.com
Blogs at wikimapia.org
Blogs at streetdirectory.com
Blogs and reviews at singaporeplacesofinterest.com

Images and photos of Singapore – Sentosa – Nature walk/Dragon trails

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