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View from the bus stop along Yio Chu Kang road (Opp The Calrose, 55011).

The barricades and signages along the stretch did not stop nature lovers and explorers from venturing into the forest.

Early morning rays greet the forest and its visitors.

A diverse range of plants and fungi can be found in the Tagore Forest.

Small mushrooms found on the underside of a fallen tree trunk.

Tall, lush green vegetations that shades the forest from the hustle and bustle of the world outside.

The secondary forest has a mix of both foreign and local species.

Tiny fishes can be found throughout the waters of the forest.

Mr Leong from Nature Society of Singapore standing right before the entrance to the source of Lentor Stream.

The source of the Lentor Stream / The national flag was found on site.

One of the two drainage holes that the stream flows through.

On lower grounds where the stream broadens.

The presence of men and the desire to claim nature is evident all around.

Harry from Temasek Rural Exploring Enthusiasts (T.R.E.E) leads the group through the forest.

The lower end of the stream where work has begun.

Deforestation at the lower end of the stream.

Oil from heavy machineries contaminate the stream water.

Salvaging the various plant species - including the Elephant Foot's Fern (Angiopteris evecta) which is classified by NParks as a vulnerable species.

Excavation work continues even on a Sunday afternoon.

The two most common sights in Singapore - Greenery and construction barricades.

The matured forest will soon be converted into a concrete jungle.

The fight to retain the Tagore Forest seems to be a uphill battle as so much has already cleared away.

Click here to learn more about Lentor (Tagore) Forest from Nature Society (Singapore) Conservation Committee. Special thanks to Singapore Tourist at Home for shedding light on the story as well as Harry from Temasek Rural Exploring Enthusiasts (T.R.E.E.) for taking time off to lead the tour into Lentor Stream.

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