This 23 ha park was developed on an abandoned quarry site in 1988. The terrain is undulating and footpaths are meandering. Several lookout points, some reaching more than 10 storeys high, provide breathtaking views.
The Bukit Batok Nature Park is located at the edge of Bukit Batok Housing Estate and adjacent to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Plenty of wildlife, especially birds are seen flying to and fro from between Bukit Timah and the nature park.
BBNP occupied much of the former kampong ground. Fruit trees such as durian and rambutan are abundant as well as large patches of former rubber plantation are still intact. The serene ambience of the park provides an ideal backdrop for a peaceful nature walk.
BBNP is a strong hold of the globally endangered bird, the Straw-headed Bulbul. This bird is frequently spotted in small flocks around the pond area. Bird sighting is full of surprise at this miniature nature heaven. Rare birds such as the Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Black-thighed Falconet and the Grey-headed Fish-eagle were sighted there recently. Two introduced birds: White-crested Laughingthrush and Lineated Barbet made home at the park.
There is a Second World War memorial located at the hilltop. The Japanese selected a site at which the MediaCorp’s tower stands as a memorial for the soldiers who died. Today, all that remains of the memorial are two pillars and 120 concrete steps leading up to the transmission tower.