Yes, there are chestnut trees and even walking stick trees (no joking)
Photos: National Parks Board
Singapore has just gotten a giant 81ha-large nature park - the largest one here to date - and it's an exciting place to spend a weekend.
Chestnut Nature Park is located on the eastern end of Chestnut Avenue, right beside the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Here's everything you need to know about Singapore's new green gem.
5. Get here by MRT, bus or car
Those taking the MRT here, alight at Pending LRT and walk towards Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and past Kim San Leng Coffee Shop. Head towards Blk 276 Bangkit Road and take the track leading to Zhenghua underpass to get to Chestnut Nature Park.
The park is also accessible by buses 700 or 966, but you’ll have to take a walk to warm up. Alight at Block 202 Petir Road, and walk approximately 2km (30 min) along Petir Road/Chestnut Ave into Chestnut Nature Park.
If you’re driving in from the north, drive along Petir Road and turn left at Chestnut Avenue. If you’re coming from the south, drive along Petir Road and turn right at Chestnut Avenue. After turning, drive for about 1.5km to the eastern end of Chestnut Avenue and you will arrive at Chestnut Nature Park’s carpark on the left.