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  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore8,963 contributions
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    Let the happy exploration erased the unpleasant memory of the past
    This morning, I walked my way from Alexandra to Chua Chu Kang via the Rail Corridor. This is the 3rd time venturing along this stretch of the corridor. While at certain spots of the corridor, I had flashback of some unpleasant incidents that happened while the KTM railway was then in operation. I remembered there was this Caucasian lady who was jogging beside the railway track at Tanglin Halt with her two Doberman dogs leashed and the leash strapped to her hand. When the train was speeding past by her, one of the Doberman dogs suddenly became excited, lost her sobriety and lunged her body forward towards the high velocity train. The impact was fatal and her decapitated head was found some distance from her body. The fatal impact and the momentum also dragged the other dog and the owner along causing instant death. The scene was gruesome. Another incident involved a young lady who was returning home to her house at Hillview. That unfortunate day, of all the unlucky things that happened, she received a call from her friend. While answering the call, she did not notice the train was fast heading towards her direction and she was hit. That call turned out to be a fatal one. The train service was disrupted and it was found that the time of collision coincided with the time of the call registered in her hand phone. Life seems so fragile. Was it fate at play or a moment of folly. But these are now history. Today, at the rail corridor, I saw a jubilant couple in their wedding costume posed with their relatives and friends at the Truss Bridge at Rail Mall. It was a joyful occasion. Even the monkeys came out of their hideouts unfear of the strangers walking past them. At the Truss Bridge at Buki Timah, there was a unique exhibition of knit work by Bukit Panjang grassroots interest group. Colorful, creative and beautiful, the display lighted every passer by. I also peppered my 4-hr trip with a stopover at Jelita Shopping Center and Ten Mile Junction Mall. Let the happy exploration erased that unpleasant memory of the past as the Rail Corridor is a totally different place now.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Angela T
    Singapore, Singapore829 contributions
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    Rail Corridor South 12KM Walk with 2 friends
    My two friends and I started our walk from the Bukit Timah Truss Bridge near King Albert Park MRT station and ended up at the end of Kranji then headed to Kranji MRT station. Parts of the Rail Corridor near Kranji are still under construction and we had a number of detours. Some parts are totally exposed to the sun while other areas are quite heavily shaded with mature trees and vegetation. Thankfully we had good fine weather. We also saw a monitor lizard, a tiny brown lizard and a tortoise crossed our path. We completed the 12KM walk within 3 and a half hours including a few rest/snack/picture taking stops & look forward to completing the other 12KM Rail Corridor South walk to end at Tanjong Pagar.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 March 2024
  • MarkP4
    Adelaide, Australia225 contributions
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    South and Central sections are nice, North is a bit of a distaster
    I hired a bike (from The Bicycle Hut, thanks Kamal) and decided to ride the whole of the Rail Corridor, plus some to get to Kranji reservoir. So I'm on an unfamiliar bike, in unfavourable weather, and on a route I haven't ridden before and barely know. Sounds like a recipe for disaster but fortunately I survived to write about it :-) You enter the Rail Corridor at Spooner Road (Tanjong Pagar looks like a stalled building site so who knows when you might gain access from there) and turn right. On a weekend expect a lot of families, joggers, other cyclists, on this section which is a very pleasant ride. Greenery on both sides of the smooth asphalt path makes it easy to imagine you are somewhere else. You pass under some of the expressways and ride parallel to others (divided by the green barrier). Eventually you will reach Bukit Timah railway station with its cafe. A good place to replenish liquids. This completes the southern section and aside from a couple of small diversions around construction works it is plain sailing. The central section is more of the same, with added monkeys and a number of restored railway trestle bridges, complete with sleepers and rails. Once you get to Hillview MRT, and the northern section, things take a turn for the worse. Heading north there is construction blocking the path but this time I missed the turn to get back on it so I rode along the road until Hazel Park. Crossing Bukit Panjang Road also made me miss the path so it was back to the road until Jalan Bumbong. It comes to the end at Woodlands Road and you are back to roads at Kranji Road to get to Kranji reservoir. Returning I took Kranji Link and Sungei Kadut Drive/Street 1/Avenue and so discovered a piece of the path I had missed, although it resembled a single track between grass so a bit more exciting than the wide asphalt sections. Nearly got lost at the Kranji Expressway crossing but found some toilets with a drinks machine. Three bottles purchased and down the Pang Sua Connector rather than the rail corridor. Back to the rail connector at Ten Mile Junction and continue back to Spooner Road. You can ride a bit further on the path to see the Old KTM "Singapura" building but you can't get to the railway station.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 March 2024
  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore8,963 contributions
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    Opening of the Buona Vista node
    I was invited to attend the opening of the Rail Corridor Buona Vista node. The meeting point was at the corridor in front of the newly completed Elementum Plaza. Previously, each time I passed by this place, I had this phobia that the tower crane at the massive construction site will collapse and crash on me. But today, I was amazed by the lustrous finish of this towering plaza and looked forward to her official opening. With the completion of the construction work, I found the atmosphere along this stretch of the corridor the most serene, quietest and cooling with green shrubs and trees along both sides of the walking pathway. As I passed by Commonwealth Avenue near Tanglin Halt and where Mediapolis and MediaCorp are located, the two popular songs by the Taiwanese singer Chief Chao at Star Awards 2024 on yesterday's night, still resonate in my ears - [ 我是一隻小小鳥] (I am a little bird) and [ 我很醜,可是我很溫柔] (I'm Not Good Looking, But I'm Very Gentle).  I like to take the short cut from my house to MediaCorp via this Green Corridor. One of my co-work offices is also located beside this stretch of the rail corridor at the 2nd floor of MOE Building, opposite Star Vista. The prices of the food in the cafeteria (located just outside the co-work office) are comparatively cheap and attracts long queue of office workers from the nearby buildings during lunch time. With the opening of this Buona Vista node, this part of the Rail Corridor is now well sculptured with beautiful gardens and wall arts. I will enjoy coming over here to work and relax.  
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 April 2024
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore8,963 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Solo
I was invited to attend the opening of the Rail Corridor Buona Vista node. The meeting point was at the corridor in front of the newly completed Elementum Plaza.

Previously, each time I passed by this place, I had this phobia that the tower crane at the massive construction site will collapse and crash on me. But today, I was amazed by the lustrous finish of this towering plaza and looked forward to her official opening.

With the completion of the construction work, I found the atmosphere along this stretch of the corridor the most serene, quietest and cooling with green shrubs and trees along both sides of the walking pathway.

As I passed by Commonwealth Avenue near Tanglin Halt and where Mediapolis and MediaCorp are located, the two popular songs by the Taiwanese singer Chief Chao at Star Awards 2024 on yesterday's night, still resonate in my ears - [ 我是一隻小小鳥] (I am a little bird) and [ 我很醜,可是我很溫柔] (I'm Not Good Looking, But I'm Very Gentle).  I like to take the short cut from my house to MediaCorp via this Green Corridor.

One of my co-work offices is also located beside this stretch of the rail corridor at the 2nd floor of MOE Building, opposite Star Vista. The prices of the food in the cafeteria (located just outside the co-work office) are comparatively cheap and attracts long queue of office workers from the nearby buildings during lunch time.

With the opening of this Buona Vista node, this part of the Rail Corridor is now well sculptured with beautiful gardens and wall arts. I will enjoy coming over here to work and relax.  

Written 22 April 2024
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MarkP4
Adelaide, Australia225 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Solo
I hired a bike (from The Bicycle Hut, thanks Kamal) and decided to ride the whole of the Rail Corridor, plus some to get to Kranji reservoir. So I'm on an unfamiliar bike, in unfavourable weather, and on a route I haven't ridden before and barely know. Sounds like a recipe for disaster but fortunately I survived to write about it :-)
You enter the Rail Corridor at Spooner Road (Tanjong Pagar looks like a stalled building site so who knows when you might gain access from there) and turn right. On a weekend expect a lot of families, joggers, other cyclists, on this section which is a very pleasant ride. Greenery on both sides of the smooth asphalt path makes it easy to imagine you are somewhere else. You pass under some of the expressways and ride parallel to others (divided by the green barrier). Eventually you will reach Bukit Timah railway station with its cafe. A good place to replenish liquids. This completes the southern section and aside from a couple of small diversions around construction works it is plain sailing.
The central section is more of the same, with added monkeys and a number of restored railway trestle bridges, complete with sleepers and rails.
Once you get to Hillview MRT, and the northern section, things take a turn for the worse. Heading north there is construction blocking the path but this time I missed the turn to get back on it so I rode along the road until Hazel Park. Crossing Bukit Panjang Road also made me miss the path so it was back to the road until Jalan Bumbong. It comes to the end at Woodlands Road and you are back to roads at Kranji Road to get to Kranji reservoir.
Returning I took Kranji Link and Sungei Kadut Drive/Street 1/Avenue and so discovered a piece of the path I had missed, although it resembled a single track between grass so a bit more exciting than the wide asphalt sections. Nearly got lost at the Kranji Expressway crossing but found some toilets with a drinks machine. Three bottles purchased and down the Pang Sua Connector rather than the rail corridor. Back to the rail connector at Ten Mile Junction and continue back to Spooner Road. You can ride a bit further on the path to see the Old KTM "Singapura" building but you can't get to the railway station.
Written 19 March 2024
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Angela T
Singapore, Singapore829 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Friends
My two friends and I started our walk from the Bukit Timah Truss Bridge near King Albert Park MRT station and ended up at the end of Kranji then headed to Kranji MRT station. Parts of the Rail Corridor near Kranji are still under construction and we had a number of detours. Some parts are totally exposed to the sun while other areas are quite heavily shaded with mature trees and vegetation. Thankfully we had good fine weather. We also saw a monitor lizard, a tiny brown lizard and a tortoise crossed our path. We completed the 12KM walk within 3 and a half hours including a few rest/snack/picture taking stops & look forward to completing the other 12KM Rail Corridor South walk to end at Tanjong Pagar.
Written 12 March 2024
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore8,963 contributions
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Jul 2023 • Solo
This morning, I walked my way from Alexandra to Chua Chu Kang via the Rail Corridor. This is the 3rd time venturing along this stretch of the corridor.

While at certain spots of the corridor, I had flashback of some unpleasant incidents that happened while the KTM railway was then in operation. I remembered there was this Caucasian lady who was jogging beside the railway track at Tanglin Halt with her two Doberman dogs leashed and the leash strapped to her hand. When the train was speeding past by her, one of the Doberman dogs suddenly became excited, lost her sobriety and lunged her body forward towards the high velocity train. The impact was fatal and her decapitated head was found some distance from her body. The fatal impact and the momentum also dragged the other dog and the owner along causing instant death. The scene was gruesome. Another incident involved a young lady who was returning home to her house at Hillview. That unfortunate day, of all the unlucky things that happened, she received a call from her friend. While answering the call, she did not notice the train was fast heading towards her direction and she was hit. That call turned out to be a fatal one. The train service was disrupted and it was found that the time of collision coincided with the time of the call registered in her hand phone.

Life seems so fragile. Was it fate at play or a moment of folly. But these are now history. Today, at the rail corridor, I saw a jubilant couple in their wedding costume posed with their relatives and friends at the Truss Bridge at Rail Mall. It was a joyful occasion. Even the monkeys came out of their hideouts unfear of the strangers walking past them. At the Truss Bridge at Buki Timah, there was a unique exhibition of knit work by Bukit Panjang grassroots interest group. Colorful, creative and beautiful, the display lighted every passer by. I also peppered my 4-hr trip with a stopover at Jelita Shopping Center and Ten Mile Junction Mall.

Let the happy exploration erased that unpleasant memory of the past as the Rail Corridor is a totally different place now.
Written 22 July 2023
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HKeater
Singapore, Singapore32,579 contributions
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Apr 2023
Took the King Albert to Hillview route using an anywheel bike from the station.

Very peaceful ride for about 4km to Hillview MRT. It was plenty for me, youngsters can go all the way to Woodlands. Just bypass the works at hillview.

Good luck.
Written 13 April 2023
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore8,963 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Solo
The Railway Corridor (South) stretches from Old Bukit Timah Railway Station to Tanjong Pagar. Yesterday late afternoon, I explored the stretch from Alexandra Road (behind AIA building) to Blk 4 Ghim Moh and this morning, I decided to take the left turn to complete the trail from Alexandra to Tanjong Pagar.

This trail passes by a number of Industrial parks: the motor repair hub at Alexandra Village; the Jalan Kilang Barat Industrial Park and the Henderson Industrial Park. When the trail reaches Jalan Bukit Merah and Kampong Bahru, I could easily identify the area as this was where I lived during my adolescent years and where my primary school was located.

I could not locate any toilet amenities along the trail and you probably have to detour to search for toilets at the nearby areas if you urgently require to ease yourself. Also carry an umbrella in the event it rains as there is no proper shelter along the trail.

There is nothing scenic along the trail itself. This green corridor has more fresh air when you choose to cycle and walk here rather than cycle and walk on the busy roads which are filled with toxic air pollutants.

At the end of the trail, I only saw an abandoned standalone old brown building belonging to the former Malayan Railway. The main Tanjong Pagar railway station site was barricaded for restoration, relocation and reinstatement and there was nothing to see when you reached the end of the trail.

I walked to Chinatown from here and passed by Blair Road where my late great grandfather once ived in one of the pre-colonial Peranakan styled terrace houses before his death. My parents used to bring me along to visit him when he was still alive. It rekindled the old fond memory as I walked down the nostalgic lane.

This part of the Rail Corridor is like a time tunnel re-igniting and re-connecting you to past memories and nostalgic places.
Written 2 April 2023
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sahirns
Singapore, Singapore43 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Solo
5/5 for the south corridor from King Albert Park to Tracking Pagar.

4/5 for central stage from Rail Mall to King Albert Park - it’s actually very good, but for the gravel trail is quite rough for a cycle

1/5 for the new northern corridor

Central/south corridor is 13km uninterrupted by any crossings/stops - mostly smoothly paved. Beautiful and green

Northern corridor is just a disjointed series of strips,
some roughly paved, others grass and gravel, intersected by roads with no way to get across other than to head to the nearest traffic light. 👎👎👎

Longest continuous stretch without any interruption is perhaps 2km. Paved section is so rough and uneven. Grassy mud gravel section worried I’ll fall off the bike. Worst part is having to dismount to head to a traffic light 50m away to cross road all the time.

How is it they did not do what they did for the central/southern rail corridor ? It’s really false advertising to call it a continuous 24km corridor when it is not. Just the southern 13km is continuous and seamless.

I sincerely hope that this is a premature opening for the sake of getting it open, and it’s going to be fixed up properly.
Written 7 March 2023
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,825 contributions
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Feb 2023
I walked different stretches of the rail corridor on different days.
1) Starting from Kranji MRT station, just cross the overhead bridge and the trail starts from here. There are many access points to the rail corridor here. Beside the MRT, can also take bus 170, 160, 178, 960 or 961 to the bus stop opposite Kranji War Memorial and the access point is just beside the bus stop. This new path is wider and especially suitable for cycling. However, it lacks the charm of the old trail which is greener and more shady. I took about an hour to reach Bukit Panjang. One could also detour to walk the Pang Sua Park Connector.

2) Starting from Hazelpark Terrace, I walked the rail corridor to Rail Mall to take a bus. The overhead bridge to Rail Mall is conveniently connected to the rail corridor. One can also continue on along the rail corridor by crossing the Truss Bridge. There is toilet facilities near to Truss Bridge with water cooler and seats to take a rest. This stretch of rail corridor towards Rifle Range Nature Park is scenic with greenery on both sides.

Cycling whole route from Tanjong Pagar to Kranji would probably take about 1.5 hours without stops.
Written 4 March 2023
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore5,259 contributions
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Jul 2022
The last 2.5 years where Overseas travel was much limited has diverted much attention to SG own areas to be visited. This is definitely a favourite for its central location, nature a calling ..
The central stretch of the 24-kilometre-long Rail Corridor (aka the Green Corridor) was newly & officially reopened in 2021 after 2-years of Work. This central portion is about 4km long and features restored landmark bridges and elements such as new entry points including two that are wheelchair-accessible and a pedestrian underpass.
We entered via the King Albert MRT side, a short 10 mins walk and we are onto the Truss Bridge! Hot afternoon yet there are still joggers and others along the track.
Besides its lush natural landscapes, the Rail Corridor is also known for its rich heritage. The former railway line is now defunct, and provides a good hiking trail. the Upper Bukit Timah Truss Bridge dates back to 1932, and remains the only Pratt truss bridge in SG.
Just 100m away is the BT Railway station, a preserved and key historical feature of the Railway heritage. One of the 2 remaining 1930s stations now repurposed as a gallery. Opposite is the Station’s Master Quarters, another keypoint to pay attention
Heading towards the south of the Truss Bridge is a foot bridge ( the Singapore Quarry Bridge ) which traverses above the main pathway. The bridge eventually lead to a forest path which leads to Dairy Farm Nature Park. But we stopped short here.
It may take one more than 1 trip to fully explore the whole Rail Corridor, but we will definitely be back again!
Written 22 August 2022
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,825 contributions
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Aug 2022
The Bukit Timah Railway Station community node part of the Rail Corridor is the most visited part as it is easily accessible with King Albert MRT station less than 5 minutes walk away. With the completion of the conserved buildings, a visit here provides the only toilet stop at the Yard shelter and a cafe along the corridor. The cafe is aptly named 1932 Story as the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station building was built in 1932. A small section of overhead electrical cables was seen and this was typical in the early 1960s. Nowadays all cables are buried underground. Another interesting feature is the Token Exchange Pole serving single-track line. It was explained that this system ensures that only one train is inside each section at any given time. At the event lawn, there are ample seating areas for rest. Kampung Garden and Herb and Spice Garden provide names of the various plants grown here. This section of the rail corridor is very scenic and provides an enjoyable community space.
Written 14 August 2022
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