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MacRitchie Nature Trail

Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore
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Ranked #12 of 531 things to do 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 February 22, 2015

Brilliant especially because majority of Singaporeans do not like to walk in the heat. this gives you a bit of feel of loneliness enjoy what it must have been 30 years ago in Singapore.

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I should say it's a must visit to sporty people..Prepare for a long hike, so should wear rubber shoes..You wouldn't enjoy your visit if your in a heeled sandals. Amazingly beautiful for the trees are well preserved even if it's located near sg's city proper. Prepare to see monkeys roaming around (don't worry they seem to be harmless) and turtles.... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is Singapore's first reservoir built in late 1860s. It has since been expanded twice to cater to the growing demand if water on the city. The park is smack in the centre of the city state Singapore and is a huge nature reserve with a beautiful lake in middle. Last great place for family outing with kids or friends... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great amenity to have so close to the city - you are definitely in a rain forest - lots of things to see, good trails - we did 10km. You can do considerably more. Bring plenty of water, sun screen, insect repellent. Stay calm with the monkeys (lots of them) and there are no issues. We even got to see... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lots of walking and trails! You can always see loads of monkeys. There is a suspension bridge that is above the whole tree canopy. It is free to visit. Pack a bag with snacks, water, sunscreen, camera, etc. and head out there. Might be hard to get a taxi after you finish up. There are also a few bus stops... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great to see some wildlife and a view of the harbour and bay, this takes you to where all the cruise liners come in. Good walk, a must if you have some time in Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always go for the trail around the lake. It is tiring but rewarding, a lot of animals, and nature is so beautiful! SO sad that people keep feeding monkeys and then they become aggressive. Please respect wildlife and you can still have a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are a number of routes to follow. Some wide avenues, some little better than narrow tracks! Walk them or run the 10k route on a Sunday morning you will see a rainforest teeming with reptiles - cloud monitors, snakes, sqirrel type mammals, monkeys and much more. Huge hardwood trees, fruit trees covered on fruit and blossom. A wide varity... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Its fantastic! But too much sealing of trails!!! They keep putting stones and pavement on the trails, it will be better if it was more natural.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you like peace and solitude this is for you. At certain times of day there are a lot of runners, but they really do not disturb you. I was able to see two different squirrels, a 2m water monitor lizard, plus various different species of birds. Plus numerous feuding monkey's. Guide says it takes up to 4 hours to... More 

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