The southern coast of Singapore is distinctive. From Keppel Harbour to Labrador a mixture of rocky headlands, clay cliffs, remnant forest, streams and tidal bays creates a amazingly varied character with rich flora and fauna. In an effort to balance the increasing urbanity of Singapore by appreciation of and access to its natural areas, ICN identified potential natural areas along with a strategy to connect routes through the different coastal eco-systems. Some years later ICN developed the design and execution of an important link from the forests of Kent Ridge right down to the coast at Labrador Park realizing the route through Batu Berlayer and its mangrove flats.

Establishing a unique board-walked connection over three kilometers, this route links Labrador MRT Station and Labrador Park all the way to Harbourfront a lively commercial centre, encouraging people to enjoy this natural coast for recreation and education. Researching the natural eco-system and its species ICN selected indigenous plants for different zones including the brackish tidal area, establishing an authentic habitat to enhance the quality of this special environment.


  • Master-planning [2003]
  • Site analysis,  research and advisory
  • Softscape design [2011]  and documentation
  • Implementation inspections


  • Interpretative signage 
  • Softscape planting for open space
  • Regeneration and restoration planting


Gold SLAA 2013