Abandoned Hainan Village At Thomson Nature Park


I love this small park located at Thomson Nature Park.

Why? It has remnants of an old Hainan Village that can be dated to the 1960s Singapore.

It was once home for Hainan settlers in Singapore.


This is the video of the walk I did last year:

Some fun facts:

1) The park is 50 hectares big

2) Located east of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and buffered by Old Upper Thomson Road

3) The park is also home to a number of rare and endangered animals, such as the Raffles’ Banded Langur

4) The park leads to Lower Pierce reservoir


Jalan Belang (Belang means stripes). Legend goes that there were tigers around the old Thomson area in the old days.

Did you know that owner of the Han's cafe also resided in this area previously.

Sources online stated that the village was "demolished" in the 90s.

Some pictures I took of the abandoned houses as you walk along the different trails.

The map in the Thomson Nature Park is quite clear and states where the abandoned houses once stood.


Location:

The park is accessible by bus from Marymount MRT or Bishan


For more information:

https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/thomson-nature-park


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