Labrador Nature Reserve
Along Labrador Villa Road, off Pasir Panjang Road.
Singapore.
  6471-7300

  www.nparks.gov.sg
  Daily
  Free

Labrador Nature Reserve (拉柏多自然保护区) is a 22 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.

Within Labrador Park there is a section called ComChest Green. It is more than a park, ComChest Green is a haven for all and a place to celebrate the spirit of giving and community engagement. It was officially opened by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on 17 October 2008.

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".

Tours: Check out NParks website for "Fascinating Forest of Labrador" tour.

History: 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.

Address: Along Labrador Villa Road, off Pasir Panjang Road.

Alight at Labrador Park MRT Station and walk.

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.

Bus Stop Number 14419 (Car Park A): 408.

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 is correct as at 12 July 2015. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.