GREEN CORRIDOR SINGAPORE

Come on and take a walk with us along the stretch of Green Corridor Singapore, formerly known as the old railway route between Singapore and Malaysia. Hiking through one of Singapore’s best-kept secrets, this whole stretch of the walking trail starts from either Tanjong Pagar rail station to the Bukit Timah rail station or from Bukit Timah rail station to Tanjong Pagar rail station. The trail’s distance between these two points covers about 12 km which can be done in almost 3 hours of hiking. Exploring through the Green Corridor takes back in time with a rustic experience and some interesting views and fresh vegetation along the way.

Truss Bridge At Green Corridor Singapore

WHERE IS GREEN CORRIDOR SINGAPORE

Green Corridor Singapore is the 24-km stretch of the previous railway track that starts Tanjong Pagar up until Woodlands. This pathway passes through known places in Singapore like Bukit Merah, Queenstown, Commonwealth, Clementi, Bukit Timah, and Chua Chu Kang.

HOW TO GO GREEN CORRIDOR SINGAPORE

Green Corridor Singapore

There are two ways to start the adventure to Green Corridor; one is located on near the Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal and the other is at Bukit Timah Rail Station. If you are starting from Kampong Bahru Terminal, bus no. 190, 120, 121, 122, 2, 12, 54, 174 alights at the bus terminal. On the other hand, bus no. 67, 75, 170, 178, 184, 961, 973 are available near the main entrance of along the Upper Bukit Timah rail. The nearest MRT station is at Hillview MRT which is few meters away from Rail Mall and the start of the hike at Bukit Timah.

Carpark At Green Corridor Southern End

Carpark
There is a car park located on both starting points (Kampung Bahru Bus Terminal and Bukit Timah Rail statio

WHAT TO SEE ALONG THE GREEN CORRIDOR

Trails of Green Corridor Singapore
High Trees At Green Corridor

There are several interesting vegetations from different varieties which adds a quite rustic experience while hiking. A walk through this old railway track experience will have each visitor witness some preserved artifacts, heritage trees, and plants. The walking path is mixed with concrete and pavement which makes it more ideal for cyclists, jogging, and walking adventures.

Distance To Tanjong Pagar Rail Corridor
Under The Bridge Green Corridor Path

#1 GREEN CORRIDOR-TRUSS BRIDGE (NORTHERN END)

Truss Bridge At Bukit Timah Rail Corridor

For most visitors, this is the start of the Green Corridor journey, which is conveniently located near the Hillview MRT station and Rail Mall. From the mall, there is a staircase that will lead to the rail bridge. The truss bridge is close on the other side, as renovation works and upgrading are still currently done from Bukit Timah up to Woodlands.

#2 OLD BUKIT TIMAH RAILWAY STATION

Old Bukit Timah Railway Station

The Old Bukit Timah Railway station is a historic landmark from the previous KTM railway between Singapore and Malaysia. This station is located in between the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and the Woodlands Train Checkpoint. This station was ceased in operation back in 2011 and currently, there are renovation works on the side of the railway. During weekends this place gets crowded by both hikers and cyclists.

#3 CLEMENTI FOREST

Clementi Forest Along Green Corridor Singapore

Clementi Forest is one of the off-beaten hiking trails nearby the Green Corridor. Hiking through the terrain can be challenging as most of the routes don’t have proper way, visitors need to make way accessing to the rugged terrain path which previous explorers make. Visitors who intend to hike through the trails of the forest must be prepared and must have good pair of shoes, gloves, and pole stick.

#4 UNDERPASS GRAFFITI ART

Graffiti Art Under The Bridge

Walking along the Green Corridor, there are several underpasses and overhead bridges which visitors can pass by. One of the underpasses has distinct paintings and so-called graffiti art, which make a good place to take some portrait photos. This is located near the Bouna Vista, right along Commonwealth Avenue.

#5 THE METROPOLIS TOWER

The Metropolis Tower Along Rail Corridor

The Metropolis Tower is designed with artistic sculpture, located around Bouna Vista. The building offers commercial spaces like offices, restaurants, and shops. It is conveniently beside the Bouna Vista MRT station and also access to Holland Village.

#6 MASJID HANG JEBAT

Masjid Hang Jebat Mosque At Green Corridor

One of the old mosques in Singapore which by most as the kampong-like mosque, is located beside the old railway track. Getting into the mosque can only be by car, there are no public transport routes available, or else walk nearby Portsdown or the Queenstown area. Parking is limited around the area, and nearby to some heritage trails.

#7 GREEN CORRIDOR (SOUTHERN END)

Green Corridor Southern End

This is the start or the end journey for some visitors in Green Corridor and this is directly located beside the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. It is also beside Keppel Road and the entrance to Rail Corridor is just opposite Kampong Bahru Terminal.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Rail Corridor Trail

Walking through the whole stretch of the Green Corridor is a one of the kind experience. The overall terrain is flat pavement which is advisable for leisure walking and cycling. For visitors who want to take another trekking adventure by spending almost half-day, Green Corridor provides a peaceful stroll along with an added piece of history. Exploring the off-beaten track is more lovely when the weather is cool as there are not many tall trees along the way. For visitors who are intending to hike through Green Corridor, we recommend carrying along with a bottle of water, as there are no shops along the whole stretch. Also, do start early in the morning or probably in the afternoon as there isn’t much shelter along the way.

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