Mountain biker Melvin Ee, 44, used to be limited to a 1.6km trail at Chestnut Nature Park, next to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
With the official opening of the northern section of the park, the mountain bike trail is now 8.2km.
Children were also among the biking enthusiasts who tried out Singapore’s first pump track.
The Park has expanded from 17ha to 81ha – equivalent to more than 110 football fields – making it the largest nature park in Singapore.
Besides the longer mountain biking trail, the hiking trail is now 5.6km, up from 2.1km.
National Parks Board (NParks) classifies most sections of the biking trail as moderately difficult to extremely difficult.
“They’re less technical than the ones at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve,” said Dr Ee.