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Tue 04 Jan 2005

Changi Point Ferry Terminal Opens on 5th January

Category : news

"The Changi Point Ferry Terminal (CPFT) will commence operations on 5 January 2005. With its opening, the ferry and bumboat operations at the Changi Immigration jetty and Changi Creek jetty at Changi Village will be shifted to CPFT. These vessels will cease to operate from the existing jetties on 4 Jan 2005, 2359hrs, to facilitate the move to CPFT.

The address of the Changi Point Ferry Terminal is No. 51, Lorong Bekukong, Singapore 499172 (see map). The CPFT consists of an International Terminal (for regional traffic) and a Domestic Terminal. The operating hours for the International Terminal are from 7am to 7pm daily. Domestic passengers will have 24-hour access to CPFT. In the event of any emergency, the terminal operator can be contacted at 6542-7944.

Source: Ministry of Transport; thanks to Tan Swee Hee

Sea also "Old Changi Jetty: It's days are numbered." FocusUbin webpage with a link to the Straits Times article of 31 Dec 2004 and a forum.

Posted at 1:16AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Tue 04 Jan 2005

Getting to the Tree Top Walk

Category : nature

The Tree Top Walk (TTW) is open daily from Tue-Sun from 9am - 4.30pm. Getting there is about 5km from the MacRitchie carpark off Lornie Road, and might take between 1 - 1.5 hours to get there (one way). The NParks webpage, however, suggests it will take 2-3 hours. Note that you the TTW operates in one direction only and this route will get you to the right entrance.

Getting there and back is a 10.3 km round-trip. NParks grades this walk "moderate and difficult. Due to the distance and terrain, the hike to the HSBC TreeTop Walk may not be suitable for young children and the elderly."

The main route to the TTW is Route 3 - colour code blue. There are route markers along the way - wooden posts of about a metre in height. These are:

1) colour coded - same colour codes as the NParks map
2) marked with an icon of a hiker,
3) and placed at intervals of 500m and the distance is indicated from the start point at MacRitchie Nature Trail.

Wild Singapore featured this comprehensively when the walk was first launched. See the page for more information. [link].

NParks has a page dedicated to the Tree Top Walk with maps and descriptions the trails; see: Central Catchment Nature Reserve (MacRitchie) HSBC TreeTop Walk.

For walking trails in the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves, see this page.

Updated, thanks to Genevie Chua (NParks), Kevin Lam and Airani.

Posted at 1:09AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news