More hikers caught straying off designated trails last year

NParks issued fines and warnings in 329 cases - the highest number in five years

Veteran hikers and nature guides said unofficial routes in Clementi Forest and Dover Forest have grown more packed and pronounced.
Veteran hikers and nature guides said unofficial routes in Clementi Forest and Dover Forest have grown more packed and pronounced.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

With global leisure travel largely out of the question for most Singaporeans last year, many took to the nature reserves here in search of a much-needed getaway.

However, the number of cases involving people caught straying off designated trails was also the highest in five years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2021, with the headline 'More hikers caught straying off designated trails last year'. Subscribe