The Lorong Halus Wetland is one of Singapore’s most underrated natural attractions.
Located by the eastern banks of the Serangoon Reservoir, the wetland collects then purifies water that passes through, preventing its flow into the reservoir.
Lorong Halus Wetland, Park, Birds, Address & Opening Hours, Singapore
Older Singaporean residents will likely associate it with a garbage dump because it served as the main dumpsite of the rea from the 1970s through to the 1990s. Today, it has been transformed into a gorgeous patch of green punctuated by tranquil bodies of water.
Singapore city planners have effectively made an ecological wetland out of it. It was completed in 2010 and now serves as an important habitat for many species of wildlife and birds while attracting community members who come to enjoy the recreation spaces.
The wetlands are also a great source of information. Go on the self-guided learning trail, where you’ll learn about the Four National Taps, as well as the water treatment processes. It provides helpful insights on the ABC Waters Programme and its many features that include the bioengineering methods used to treat leachate. Visitors can also come to learn about the rich biodiversity, flora, and fauna that thrive at the wetland.
Upon entering the Lorong Halus Wetland, you’ll see a kiosk that explains the wetlands to visitors. The entire area can be explored in around half an hour, but if you’d like some rest, you’re welcome to spend time strolling over the bridge and then heading over to the Punggol promenade from here.