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A nice easy hike with easy accessibility and a great view from the top of the hills make this a nice weekend adventure!

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At-A-Glance

Seng Chew Quarry is a beauty that sits in the heart of Bukit Gombak. After its abandonment, rainwater filled it up and the former quarry became a lake!

Main Highlights

A nice easy hike with easy accessibility and a great view from the top of the hills make this a nice weekend adventure!

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„?
Some believe that the water flowing from it has magical properties or brings good luck! Many 4D winners have claimed to have winning numbers derived from their car plate numbers after washing their cars with the water!

๐——๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป – approx. 1.5hrs

โญ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ & ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด?
๐Ÿ‘•: Comfortable clothes & proper sport/hiking shoes
๐ŸŽ’: Water, insect repellent, cap and sunblock

๐Ÿ“ธ Detailed directions under photo captions and ‘About The Place’ below.

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Photo Reel

To get to Seng Chew Quarry, simply trace this large drain up the grass slope behind Block 383 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5.

If you find the drain/steep slope too challenging to climb, you may ascend from the right where the slope is much gentler! Then make your way back to the drain at the top!

Do wear proper sport/hiking shoes! Bring water, sunblock and insect repellent too!

This trail comes with a little obstacle course which makes it fun!

Scale with care!

Continue climbing till you reach the top

๐Ÿ‘‰ To get to Seng Chew Quarry directly, continue to follow the drain into the forest (skip to Picture 20).

๐Ÿ‘‰ To get a bird's-eye view of the quarry (we did this first), cross over to the left side of the drain when u reach this intersection!

Then head diagonally towards the forest!

Look for an opening and a man-made trail into the forest!

Beware of the inconspicuous drain where you enter the forest!

Follow the man-made trail into the forest

More upslope (approx 50m)

The trail will split at the top. The left path leads to a small organic farm. Take the right route to get a bird's-eye view of the quarry!

You will find various types of vegetables and fruit trees in the farm!

Banana trees are abundant here!

Look Ma... chili padi! ๐ŸŒถ

Viewing point

Bird's-eye view of Seng Chew Quarry. Definitely worth the climb!

To get to Seng Chew Quarry, backtrack and exit the forest. Turn left upon exit till you are back at the large drain!

Follow the drain into the forest

(Picture 20)

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„?
๐Ÿ’ฆ Some believe that the water flowing from it has magical properties or brings good luck! โœจ Many 4D winners have claimed to have winning numbers derived from their car plate numbers after washing their cars with the water! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

You will pass a fallen tree along the way...

There are monkeys around. Be careful if you have food on you!

Approx. 50m into the forest, you will reach a green fence and beyond the fence is the quarry! You can get closer to the water via an opening to the left of the fence.

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„?
๐Ÿ’กSeng Chew Quarry was one of the nine quarries that operated at Gombak Norite. After its abandonment, rainwater filled it up and the former quarry became a lake!

What a beauty!

Seng Chew Quarry - Bean there, done that!:)

To get to Seng Chew Quarry, simply trace this large drain up the grass slope behind Block 383 Bukit Batok...

If you find the drain/steep slope too challenging to climb, you may ascend from the right where the slope is...

Do wear proper sport/hiking shoes! Bring water, sunblock and insect repellent too!

This trail comes with a little obstacle course which makes it fun!

Scale with care!

Continue climbing till you reach the top

๐Ÿ‘‰ To get to Seng Chew Quarry directly, continue to follow the drain into the forest (skip to Picture 20)....

Then head diagonally towards the forest!

Look for an opening and a man-made trail into the forest!

Beware of the inconspicuous drain where you enter the forest!

Follow the man-made trail into the forest

More upslope (approx 50m)

The trail will split at the top. The left path leads to a small organic farm. Take the right route...

You will find various types of vegetables and fruit trees in the farm!

Banana trees are abundant here!

Look Ma... chili padi! ๐ŸŒถ

Viewing point

Bird's-eye view of Seng Chew Quarry. Definitely worth the climb!

To get to Seng Chew Quarry, backtrack and exit the forest. Turn left upon exit till you are back at...

Follow the drain into the forest (Picture 20)

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„? ๐Ÿ’ฆ Some believe that the water flowing from it has magical properties or brings good luck! โœจ...

You will pass a fallen tree along the way...

There are monkeys around. Be careful if you have food on you!

Approx. 50m into the forest, you will reach a green fence and beyond the fence is the quarry! You can...

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„? ๐Ÿ’กSeng Chew Quarry was one of the nine quarries that operated at Gombak Norite. After its abandonment,...

Seng Chew Quarry - Bean there, done that!:)

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About the Place

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ? – Bukit Batok West Ave 5

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ?

๐Ÿš‰ Bukit Gombak MRT station

โ–ซ๏ธ Exit towards Bukit Gombak Sports Hall

โ–ซ๏ธ Follow concrete path beneath MRT tracks until you reach the first HDB flat – Block 383 (5-10mins walk)

โ–ซ๏ธ Turn right and head towards grass slope behind the block

 

๐Ÿš˜ Park at the multi-storey carpark near Block 383

 

๐Ÿ“ Start Point:

โ›ฐ Trace the large drain up the grass slope behind Block 383 into the forested area for about 200m

โ–ซ๏ธ You’ll come across a fallen tree along the way. Go under it!

โ–ซ๏ธ Soon you’ll reach a green fence and beyond it is the quarry

โ–ซ๏ธ You can get closer to the water via an opening to the left of fence

 โญ If you find the drain/steep slope too challenging to climb, you may ascend from the right where the slope is much gentler. Then make your way back to the drain at the top!

 ๐ŸŒŸ For aerial view of the quarry lake:

โ–ซ๏ธ At the top of grass slope, look for another opening into the forest, towards the left of large drain

โ–ซ๏ธ Follow the man-made trail into the forest

โ–ซ๏ธ You’ll reach a vegetable garden with many banana trees & chilli plants etc

โ–ซ๏ธ Slightly ahead, you’ll be rewarded with an aerial view of the quarry lake!

๐Ÿ“ธ Refer to photo reel above for detailed directions.

This information is accurate as of date of posting. If you know of any updates, do shout out to us and weโ€™ll update accordingly!
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