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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

177 Hindhede Drive, Singapore 589333, Singapore
011-65-6468-5736
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Ranked #34 of 333 attractions in Singapore
Type: Hiking Trails
Owner description: This protected rainforest, just 12km away from the city's high-rises, offers hiking and bike trails for observing some of the rarest insect, bird and... more » Owner description: This protected rainforest, just 12km away from the city's high-rises, offers hiking and bike trails for observing some of the rarest insect, bird and mammal species in the world. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
34 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I'm guessing this will be one of many reviews of this place as I tour more and more of the reserve! This was a "beginner's guide to the jungle". We're still acclimating to the environment so didn't want to go too far too fast so began the trip ascending to the top of the hill - the highest natural point... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Saw a caterpillar half eaten live by ants along the trail near to Rengas path, stepped on a monitor lizard on the steps on the way down staircase from the summit, giant spiders hanging in webs, plenty of butterflies and squirrels, not to mention lovely chirping of birds. . All these are the gifts of nature's best! Really love this... More

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London
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

In this nature reserve is the highest natural point in Singapore, a change from all the high rise buildings This is nature at its best. A chance to see various wildlife and magnificent trees. We were lucky enough to see the monkeys (plus baby), monitor lizards and tree squirrels. It is well maintained with good paths although some are a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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112 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is the tallest hill in Singapore...but you can get to the peak in less than an hour with leisure walking! There are various trails to explore. Some leading quarries and lovely views. Remember to bring a hat, water and insect repellent!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Due to my unnatural wariness of monkeys, I had always put off visiting the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore, due to its infamous reputation for having curious macaques inhabiting the place. However, now that I have finally plucked up the courage to experience this trek, I can say it was one of the most enjoyable things I have ever... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I loved Bukit Timah. I'm not a big city person and was just in Singapore to visit a friend and so wanted to get out of the city feel. Now Singapore is hot and humid and so you feel that here so make sure you bring plenty of water and maybe even a snack. You could spend a short or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Steep hill. Bring lots of water and no scooters etc for kids. Buggy ok - but no bikes, scooters etc as it's too hilly. Concrete path all the way to the top. Beautiful nature

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It's a beautiful oasis of wildlife in the middle of Singapore. Take a relaxing stroll and pay attention to the sights and sounds around you. And don't miss the monkeys :-)!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Rainforests are, as you know, diminishing and there can't be many primary rain forests left in South East Asia, let alone the world. So this place is special. As you approach you will be greeted by tropical flowers and butterflies near the visitor centre, where you can fill up with water before heading off up the path. At the right... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We enjoyed our walk here - lovely forest, and monkeys around the housing area near the main road were fun to watch (maybe less fun for the local residents, who have to put up with them jumping on their cars, trying to open their windows, and rooting about in their rubbish bins!) However, we only did the short paved trail... More

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