GLAMOUR girls strutting down Orchard Road will face competition from the beauties of the insect world as the Butterfly Trail takes flight.

So far, 24 butterfly species have been observed around the trail, which features clusters of greenery selected to attract butterflies. The trail will run from the Botanic Gardens to Napier, Tanglin and Orchard roads.

Spearheaded by Nature Society (Singapore) and sponsored by property developer Far East Organization, it is expected to be completed by December next year.

It is hoped that 54 of Singapore's 280 butterfly species will be attracted to the area.

The second major stop was added to the trail yesterday at the Orchard Central mall rooftop and Penang Road Open Space, next to Killiney Road Post Office. The Nassim Road stop, opposite The St Regis Singapore, was launched in June.

There will be five major stops along the trail. The other three to be developed are the area behind Ngee Ann City, the space opposite the Istana and a third at Stamford Green.

Butterfly trail at Orchard Rd