Ulu Sembawang Park Connector: A Hidden Spot In SG That Looks Like It's Overseas


Nia Sarah •  Jun 25, 2021

The weekend is here! If you're an avid cyclist looking for new trails to conquer, the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector is the next place to bring your cycle buddies along. Even if you don't usually cycle often, this park connector is worth cycling to for a change of scenery. So if you're starting to feel cooped up in the urban landscape of our home, here's where to bring your two wheels to. The perfect way to start your weekend with a bang awaits!

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The park connector looks best in the early morning at sunrise, so if you're naturally an early riser, this should come easy for you ? This Facebook user managed to snap a shot at 6:50AM! This begs the question, what time should you plan to leave to get here in time to capture this scenic beauty? Depending on where you're starting your track, find out how to get here below!

Where is the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector?

The Ulu Sembawang Park Connector is located in Mandai, a lonely district found off the track of Mandai Park Connector, north of Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari. It cuts through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve to link the Woodlands (SLE) Park Connector to the Mandai Park Connector.

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If you're cycling, get to the North and follow the Northern Explorer Loop to find your way to this hidden gem. Do take note that the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector is of a gravel surface and may be challenging terrain for some. There are also no lights on the park connector due to its close proximity to the natural reserve, so it is not recommended to come here at night.

What To Do Near Ulu Sembawang Park Connector

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Visit the Upper Seletar Reservoir Park

There's one place that you can momentarily escape to in Singapore - Upper Seletar Reservoir Park! With its scenic lakeside views and lush greenery, you won't believe that you're still in Singapore while you're at the park ? The 15-hectare park is located off Mandai Road near the Yishun housing estate. From the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector ending on Mandai Road, you can cycle along the Mandai Park Connector then down south through the Heritage Mandai Road to the Upper Seletar Reservoir Park!

Visit the Lower Seletar Reservoir Park

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The Lower Seletar Reservoir is where to go for a completely new change of scenery. From the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector ending on Mandai Road, you can cycle East along the Mandai Park Connector to reach this beautiful park ?

You might not be able to travel right now but you can definitely take this time to explore new places in Singapore. If you haven't been tried going to Ulu Sembawang Park Connector, add it to your list and start uncovering Singapore's hidden gems ?