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MacRitchie Nature Trail

MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #12 of 335 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Jurong, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A nice relaxing walk in the forest on a sunday morning will make your day very wonderful. Only dislike the mosquitoes and raining when walk half way

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Loved it--clean, well marked for the most part (except when you get near the golf course, it's less evident where you should be walking). I did a running/walking circle around the whole thing, it took less than 2 hours. Leave early because it gets hot as the day goes on!

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There are several trails at Macritchie catering to different people/preferences. You can just stroll around the reservoir grounds and enjoy an evening picnic there (remember your mozzie repellent) or take a 3 hours hike to the tree top walk (closed on Mon) or trek to Bukit Timah nature reserve. More details at http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/macritchie.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=naturereserves&id=49&Itemid=75

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place for walk, run in the jungle. Tree top walk offres great view, meeting with monkeys And lezards

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place to go hiking on a nice day. I'd recommend the 11 km treetop walk - the view is truly magnificent. There are maps scattered all around the park, and the trails are marked very clearly, so no need to research that beforehand. There are about 5 different hiking routes, graded from easy to difficult, but I'm not certain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Went there on a sunny day. We started very early around 8 am. The entire stretch takes a few hours and provides countless opportunities to click good nature pics. The walk to HSBC tree top is interesting but beware of monkeys on the way. Also stack up on some food and water as it is bit lengthy walk from the... More

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Maitland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There are not many places you can get away from civilization in Singapore ! Some real jungle with real wildlife, but you have to travel slowly to get the most out of it. If you are not used to the heat and humidity you will certainly work up a sweat. The Nature Trail and Treetop Walk totals about 12.6km. The... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

me and me GF randomly went there to see how this park was, and we remained amazed, the whole tree-top-walk was amazing, very easy to follow, clean and there are even restrooms in the middle. The experience is incredible, we saw a lot of monkey, birds and those huge lizards swimming in the laguna and in the jungle. A must... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice to see a different surrounding: if you do the entire tracks, you are almost sure to see turtles, dragonflies, monkeys. The tree top walks are fun and is the perfect escape from the city !

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Chalgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you want to see some jungle in Singapore, this is the place, and there is still wildlife to be seen here, from snakes and dragonflies, birds to families of monkeys. The trails can be a little rugged, but good footwear should see you right. The boardwalk and bridge are excellent. The only slight niggle - even here, there are... More

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