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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

177 Hindhede Drive, Singapore 589333, Singapore
011-65-6468-5736
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Ranked #43 of 338 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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Singapore, Singapore
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153 reviews 153 reviews
25 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is relatively small and can get quite crowded on weekends, but nevertheless it's worthwhile a visit. There is a parking near the entrance which is not too big and fills up rather quickly on a nice day. The nature reserve is quite a contrast to Singapore's urban city center and the jungle feel is especially exciting... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The beautiful Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is closed for 2 years as from this week for improvement works on soil and the nature trails, and adding more facilities for visitors. The main tarmac road that goes up to the summit at 164m high will likely re-open after 6 months. Improvement works on the nature trails will take a longer time,... More

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The nature reserve will be closed for 2 year of restoration and upgrade from 15 Sept 14, just 6 days away. This is the largest area of primary forest in Singapore featuring the highest hill at a humble 163m. You can reach the summit in a direct approach in about 40min but the way to enjoy the reserve is to... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This nature reserve has a great mountain bike trial - it takes you on a huge loop, has places where you can choose more technical tracks, and has some good legs to get to cornering in. Even fun if you get caught under the monsoonal rain dump.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Monkeys!! It's a piece of real nature in Singapore! Watch your steps, and bring a water bottle! Toilets are clean, but on the road there weren't any?

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Free entry, out of town (bus route 170). Chance to get away from the consumerism of Singapore and a very convenient way of visiting a pocket of rain forest. Lots of lizards, ants, butterflies, funghi, monkeys and trees. Take plenty of water and food to nibble on.

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Important update: The park is scheduled for maintenance and will be closed for 2 years from 15 September 2014. There may be more visitors visiting before the closure following the announcement. https://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_news&task=view&id=385&Itemid=247 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR) is close to other nature reserves surrounding 4 reservoirs - MacRitchie Reservoir, Lower Peirce Reservoir, Upper Peirce Reservoir and Upper Seletar Reservoir. Personally,... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We saw some monkeys, Lizards, Squirrels off the beaten track - nearly got lost! Liked the natural layout.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I hate this place becos of monkeys! i won't apologize for saying this! So if you like monkeys perhaps this place is good for u!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went with a group of 16 people and was worried that a big group would scare off an wildlife, but we saw a large group of monkeys near the quarry path. The plants here weren't as diverse as the Botanical Gardens, but the views near the quarry were worth the hike. Had a bit of a wait getting a cab... More

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