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MacRitchie Nature Trail

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Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

A short trip from the city center lies the serenity of MacRitchie...

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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A nice track to jog (tick). Quiet place to think, pray or meditate (tick). Indulge in nature (tick). Have an outing with the family (tick). Go on a date (tick). Have a meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice track to jog (tick). Quiet place to think, pray or meditate (tick). Indulge in nature (tick). Have an outing with the family (tick). Go on a date (tick). Have a meal (tick). Do photography (tick). Kayak (tick). Yes, there's almost something for everyone... Except those who love air-conditioned malls of course.

Thank GinKaiSilver
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place for running and walking. We saw a very large water monitor in the reservoir and also on a path, along with kingfishers, turtles, eagle, and also many monkeys. The restaurant we stopped in was very good and helpful, as we had a vey bad thunderstorm and lightening, and I think the reservoir will need any water for... More 

Thank SalisburyBull
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After contributing most time to work, finally days of peace arrived. And so arrived my idea of celebrating peace i.e. with nature among green. MacRitchie Reservoir Park seems to me very convincing as the venue to choose. I chose a Saturday noon to start my trail walk. With already done all the groundwork for a first time lone visitor, i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am going there for a run usually on Sundays. The perfect place to get out of the crazy busy city life. Very central located this nature reservoir is highly recommended. If you are planning to go for a run on weekends start as early as 7 am to avoid the crowd. Enjoy!

Thank Hintawuazacha
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interestingly, Singapore gives you glimpses that are really distinct and exotic. Take for instance, this recreation of the SE Asian jungles. The feel is authentic and there even are trials with directions that lead deep into the jungle. You can even spot snakes if lucky enough. The ambiance is calm and cool. The jungle can be reached via taxi from... More 

Thank Dr Prem J
Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes it's hard to just lose yourself on a run in Singapore because the sidewalks are uneven, the streets are crowded, and the drivers are dangerous. Not so in Macritchie Nature Reserve. Here you can lose yourself for hours on a combination of lakefront, nature trails, and even the Treetop Walk (bring extra water if you go for this one!).... More 

Thank amandaebner
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip out whilst in Singapore. Get the feeling of being deep in the jungle only a 15 minute ride from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take some water as it gets hot!! Also be wary if you don't like little critters or monkeys!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk around MacRitchie. You can double back after the tree top walk to make it easier or circle the reservoir. If you circle the reservoir it is up and down so younger children probably won't sing your praise for awhile. Like anywhere in Singapore you want to take water.

Thank ukiwi78
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk can be self paced. A popular place for the locals to exercise. Wear cool clothign and comfortable shoes. Take a bottle of water. It is about a 20 minute taxi ride from Orchard Parade.

Thank Madone2013
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A preview of South Asia jungle, in a rather safe way. There are trails and indications. it is really worth walking the 11 k loop. It is mostly in the shade and the nature is wonderful. There are sometimes tiny snakes… But saw 2 in 2 years. The canopy trail is really worth going. It is easy to get there.... More 

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