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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
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Description: 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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Be prepared to encounter the monkeys! It's not often to see a bunch of monkeys lying around chilling in the trees in such a modernized country like Singapore. MacRitchie provides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to encounter the monkeys! It's not often to see a bunch of monkeys lying around chilling in the trees in such a modernized country like Singapore. MacRitchie provides a great place for everyone to stick with the green and enjoy the fresh air as well as to escape the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. Anyhow, the... More 

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Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great hike (15km all around) but you have escape pods if you feel tired. Saw monkeys, birds, tree walk, turtles, .... Makes you totally forget you are in the middle of a busy city.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Walk it every time I am in Singapore, 12 km of trail and forest. Bring a spare shirt. There is water approximately half way round. I find the clockwise way around to be an easier start

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This nature park is beautiful and has well maintained trails. However, the signage is lacking and you can quickly find yourself on a path much longer than you initially intended to walk. The monkeys are quite aggressive so watch out. The treetop walk is average so that's something to consider when deciding to make the trek.

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was about a 3.5 hour hike.taxi dropped us off.we picked up water but they only had a few bottles.bring yours with you as there is nowhere along the trail to get water or snacks.you can start by walking along the water but you won't see much wildlife if you choose that route.in the forest you'll see macaques and monitor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Entire trail is about 11km, with sandy and rocky path mainly. Couple of rest stop with shelter and toilet along the way, but is few km apart. Be prepare for a minimum of 3 hrs hike. Extra 1.5 km if you intend to branch out to the tree top walk. We completed in more than 3.5 hrs total, much longer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I've been to the MacRitchie area three times now. I highly recommend the trail that takes you over the suspension bridge. It is very safe, and gives you a great view of the forest roof and surrounding area. Bring lots of water, and try to go early on in the day to avoid the heat. There are toilets at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Worthwhile to get away from the ever developing cityscape. Lots of exercise happens with joggers and serious walkers but the boardwalk is well worth a gentle stroll. Saw monitor lizard swimming, monkeys playing and grooming, lots of fish and birds. Just a really pleasant walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely secondary rainforest, some monkeys and monitor lizards, lovely views of the reservoir. Add the tree-top walk for an authentic jungle experience Singapore style. A station to add sit ups or pull ups for those who do not only want to do cardio. Great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The title is only true if you're not in physical shape. Which admittedly held true for my BF and I. We're in our early 30's, but our fairly sedentary lifestyle and easy pace of traveling while abroad was put to the test on this not-so-gentle trail that featured rocky terrain, slopes, steps, and for our last 4km, walking in torrential... More 

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