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Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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I recommend spending 3 hours for this outdoor activity within the city. It is free of charge. You can get there with the MRT.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I recommend spending 3 hours for this outdoor activity within the city. It is free of charge. You can get there with the MRT.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Had an absolutely beautiful experience while hiking along this serene trail. Definitely one of the better ones in Singapore. Encountered a variety of local wildlife as well (butterflies, chameleons, fishes, monkeys, monitor lizards etc.), which was cool. Just wish the toilets weren't so far away :(

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

Really nice and refreshing Treetop walk. Just a point to note: MONDAYS ARE NOT OPEN! So do not disappoint yourself by going all the way there and find it closed. Try googling the fastest way to get to the Treetop walk, because the entrance from Macritchie is actually very fair. There is a closer way along Thomson Road. Just Google... More 

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Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Hiking this trail was quite an experience. I never expected something so rugged as what we found. Not that the trail was too difficult but it was definitely challenging. The frequent markers identifying the flora and fauna were very welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Unbelievable that such a place is located in such close proximity. It is calm and serene. You have various options if you want to go for a hike. A getaway from hectic city life!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A great place to experience nature first-hand that is not too far from the centre. Facilities were basic but adequate. The board walk was particularly lovely with monkeys, squirrels, lizards etc. As it was mostly shady, for those not used to the sticky heat, it was most pleasant but beware of insects and apply repellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I enjoy the outdoors and this walk takes you from the hustle of the city to the treetops. You experience one of the highest bridges and lovely promenade type wooden bridges. Excellent family fun. Recommendation is to do it at night. Then you have the views as well as the cooler air.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A very nice place to take a walk in Singapore. Jungle in the city, what other place could offer something like that in the whole world? Be careful with the monkeys, they are not afraid of humans...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

When you're done with the culture, art, huge buildings and all those people around you, go to the MacRitchie reservoir! So much to do and so much to see. On weekdays, it's not so busy. Try the treetopwalk if you want to have a look over the trees (closed on Tuesdays), see the monkeys, birds, turtles, dragonflies and take a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Surprised to find so much uncommercialised (FREE) open space in the centre of Singapore island. A really lovely day out which made me smile a lot.

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