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MacRitchie Nature Trail

MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #6 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A short trip from the city center lies the serenity of MacRitchie Reservoir, part of Singapore’s water catchment system that captures rain water to help supply the island’s growing population. Trails surround the park, which has an upgraded visitor’s center featuring a café, restrooms and information station. The best views are from the TreeTop Walk, a 250-meter suspension bridge across the rainforest canopy, which can be accessed along the seven-kilometer Venus Loop. Wear hiking shoes and bring water.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely place for trekkers and nature lovers. Need to walk a lot to reach the suspension bridge. But great views from the top is available. Please dont feed the monkeys or they might follow you. Carry all your gears and plenty of water but believe me if you complete the entire trail you will take home one of the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

the most beautiful reservoir in singapore this place is large and as all things singapore, safe. So you can go cycling here even in the middle of the night.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been in Singapore so many times but did not aware of this place. When I planned my recent visit in November 2014, I was browsing the web for a nice place to run in Singapore and I found an article about this trail. I told my wife and we decided to go there. We spent 3 hours walking... More

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Curitiba, PR
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was really nice walking around the trail.. but I did not like to have so many monkeys around .... and they look pretty agressive... so... I did not come back there...

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The trail around the reservoir lake is a few hours hike (don't miscalculate time like we did). If you come from temperate climates and haven't recently visited a jungle forest, you'll be mesmerised at first: lush vegetation, monkeys and other fauna (squirrels come to mind). It is incredible that such extensive nature is surrounded by the city, it is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was the highlight of my trip to Singapore, the trail was awesome, we saw a snake(deadly) and loads of wild monkeys in the trees. The walk it quite a hefty one if you go round the reservoir but there is a map at the entrance. Be warned the cafe by the entrance isn't great but for the price what... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place reminded me of the Jungle walks we used to venture out with friends , please plan at least a few hours and trail is good fun with some pals. Do the tree top walk .. Enjoy!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is very good by Singapore standards meaning that it is a real escape from the city that is easy to get to by bus or taxi. The main trail is good for a hike of a few hours if you go all the way around the lake. The forest is not virgin but it is lush. The lake is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The TreeTop Walk is accessible from Venus Drive and it is about 2.5km *45 minutes to 1 hour walk) and a round trip including the walk through the bridge and the steps leading to it is about 7km to 10km (3 to 5 hours depending on your pace). You may also take a longer walk through the park from MacRitchie... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The nature trails are very well shaded for walking at any time of the day . The terrain is challenging for a hiker and even mores for the many runners who happily navigate the trails . Trails are well marked and there are very good facilities for storage and showering at the parking area. We love it for weekly exercise.

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