18 April 2018

Jane's Walk Singapore mixes old favourites with new walks

Source: Jane's Walk Peatix page.
Jane's Walk logo.
Jane's Walk Singapore has updated its Peatix group for free walks happening on the weekend of May 4 to 6. Jane's Walk is an annual movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore the city and connect with neighbours.

At the time of writing, many of the walks were already full, though new sessions may be opened by guides. Popular walks include those exploring Emerald Hill, the Little India area with a focus on migrant workers, and a trek from Botanic Gardens to Bukit Brown. Walk difficulty is typically mentioned, as well as the duration and whether children are welcome.

The following walks are some of those which are still open:

Gardens with a Difference, May 5 8am to 11am, will be led by guides Bala and Bianca who will share stories about the heritage of the gardens and of the nature there. There will also be story-telling combined with yoga stretching exercises as part of this walk, and a walk through the Learning Forest. The ending point is at the Tanglin Gate. Bala and Bianca are volunteers with Animal Allies, a group which inspires people to make more compassionate, healthy and sustainable choices in Singapore by a plant-based diet.

The Elegance of Emerald Hill, May 6 10am to 11.30am, will be about the history and stories behind Singapore’s first designated conservation area.

The Luv Wild Faber Trek, May 6 3pm to 6pm by LUV@ADVENTURE will uncover the wild side of the Telok Blangah hills. Trekkers will visit the World War II bunkers at Seah Im and explore the lost reservoirs of Keppel. An ascent up to Mt Faber is part of the session.

Registration is required as there is a maximum number of people per walk, and each person may only make a single reservation for a walk. Explore available walks

Those who would like to lead a walk can contact Jane's Walk organisers via Facebook.

Read the WorkSmart Asia account of my Trend Safari experience with the walk as part of the Jane's Walk movement.