NParks launches new trails from Coney Island to Jurong

Romesh Navaratnarajah1 Apr 2019

Round Island Route

The 36km coast-to-coast trail will cut across the city-state that connects Coney Island Park in the northeast to Jurong Lake Gardens in the west as well as Rower’s Bay along the Round Island Route (RIR).

The National Parks Board (NParks) has launched a 36km Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Trail that connects Coney Island Park in the northeast to Jurong Lake Gardens in the west as well as Rower’s Bay along the Round Island Route (RIR).

The C2C Trail cuts across the city-state, taking visitors through a variety of nature areas, parks and places of interest.

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NParks revealed that the trail is supported by a “C2C mobile application, which makes use of interactive augmented reality (AR) elements to provide users with a curated walking experience, as well as an online trail guide”.

The app also features a reward system, in which users accumulate points by uploading photos to share experiences, completing in-app challenges and visiting checkpoints. The points will be converted to rewards like F&B vouches, products and services.

By next year, users of the app can develop their own curated trails, which they can share for others to experience.

Meanwhile, the new Rower’s Bay features a lookout pavilion, boardwalk, swales and wetland.

It is part of the first phase of works completed for the 150km RIR, which is expected to be progressively completed by 2035.

Serving as a resting and gathering point for park users along the RIR, Rower’s Bay also features other amenities such as a toilet, shelters with solar-powered USB charging points, F&B vending machines and a self-help bicycle repair station.

Separately, NParks announced that it has commenced works for a new park at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5.

Located opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre, the new Bukit Gombak Park will feature a nature playgarden, hill trek and other recreational facilities.

The 4.8ha park is set to be opened to the public by early 2020.

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Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email


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