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MacRitchie Nature Trail

Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore
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Ranked #8 of 323 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The reservoir is very easy to get to and feels like it's planted quietly in the middle of the city. Can be crowded at times (during the weekend) but the many trails offer less crowded spots. Offers a variety of challenges, running, walking, enjoying nature and its wildlife! Beautiful reservoir, absolutely worth a visit!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I loved Mac Ritchies. You can choose a trail, shorter or longer. All of them go through noisy , moist and hot jungle and you can be sure to see monkeys and snakes. Really nice atmosphere, worth a visit.

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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

You can get there by MRT or bus so it's really in the middle of the city, but after a few meters you are already in the middle of an rain forest with a lot of animals. The whole track is 10.5km so you will need a while (approx. 3h). Beside the flora I've seen so many different animals, amazing... More 

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kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a 'hugge' green space within the heart of the city. There are different walks to hike ranging from 2km to 5 km. The HSBC tree top walk is a nice experience.

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The trail is very long, almost 12KM and there is no coming exit from the halfway, so wear proper shoes and be prepared to walk a long way! The tree-top bridge is the main attraction, the view is really nice from there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

One of the biggest catchment of waters in Singapore. This is a place for locals and long staying expats or visitors when you kinda get bored of the other attractions in Singapore. Many childhood memories, marathons makes this place a classic.

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

at first glance the park is beautiful, but once you start trekking alongside the water, on top of the wooden boardwalk (several km long), the real beauty of the place shines thru. i only wish it was closer to my home!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Travelling to the MacRitchie trail was easy enough, a short walk from the train station and it felt like we were in another country.. While choosing our trek we were surprised to see that the information booth was covered in monkeys, if you're an animal lover then this is a must see stop for you. The walks vary from brief,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

being Singapore, walking and hiking is somewhat limited. This however is quite good. Not very challenging, but nicely put together. Interesting war memorials and colonial housing nearby

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a great area to explore not far from the CBD? I took a cab for the 15 min ride(11.00) There are lots of trails and a beautiful lake. I would suggest taking bug spray. I didn't have any and had several bug bites.

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