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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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Well worth a visit to see a different side of Singapore

Take lots of water, insect spray and enjoy. I really enjoyed seeing the wild monkeys. There were lots. We also saw a snake and lizards as well as some lovely birds. It was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Take lots of water, insect spray and enjoy. I really enjoyed seeing the wild monkeys. There were lots. We also saw a snake and lizards as well as some lovely birds. It was very muddy on some of the trails and so we got quite dirty- take some wipes. Trails are well signposted and treetop walk was very good. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went on the tree top walk (2.5 hrs) and around the reservoir (1 hr), they are both lovely walks. The river walk in particular has lots of wildlife including monkeys, skints and monitor lizards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you love adventure and trail walking/running, you will enjoy this scenic trail. Have done some cross country running when I was a student and gone back with friends for some casual running. Nice view and calming. A place even for relaxing. But remember to bring your mosquito repellent if you are one of those who always get bitten. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A jungle habitat in Singapore. Best kept to nature's design. No fanciful sculpture, fountains or gardens, just basic jungle and trail. Good to get away from it all. Stick to the route that brings you to the treetop crossing. Lots of canopy but warm, so bring plenty of water. One loop about 2-3 hrs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great walking trails through one of Singapore's few national parks. Adjacent Bukit Timah park also offers excellent opportunities for nature-loving hikers, cyclists, etc within very easy reach of downtown Singapore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

With Singapore being a small country I was caught off guard at how large this water catchment area is. It was almost 6 miles on a short loop. The treetop walk is what most people are after so you should still check it out. It is nice but there are ALOT of steps. People with knee issues should consider this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's a Mother's Day date with the family. An easy 3 hour walk to enjoy the nature and be greeted by monkeys along the way. Marvel at the aged trees and even the huge fallen trees along the path. However the heat is to be reckoned with so please choose a cool day and bring water and ice cold towel!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Positive: We were amazed to see such greenery in the mid of the city. The trails are awesome and offer beautiful views. It was very relaxing. Overall, very nice place to visit for nature lovers. Negative : We suddenly had a monitor lizard(??) huge one jumped in front of us to cross the road to go into the dense area.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

After a week in Singapore, if you are not a shopping addict, you may feel like escaping somewhere quieter and more natural. MacRitchie Nature Trail is a very good place to go, and the 10 km walk around the reserve takes about 3 hours for someone who walk at an average speed. The end part along the water is actually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Really lovely walk (11K) around the reservoir. Watch out for the monkeys stealing bottles and plastic bags. But enjoy the walk.

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