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“We have a hill, yea, Bukit Timah Hill :)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
177 Hindhede Drive, Singapore 589333, Singapore
011-65-6468-5736
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Ranked #37 of 313 attractions in Singapore
Type: Hiking Trails
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Owner description: This protected rainforest, just 12km away from the city's high-rises, offers hiking and bike trails for observing some of the rarest insect, bird and mammal species in the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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“We have a hill, yea, Bukit Timah Hill :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Don't laugh, we do have a hill in Singapore. There are numerous trails starting from and ending in the nature reserve. Do go early to avoid the crowds and blistering heat. Keep a lookout for tropical plants, fruits, insects and what not! We saw tiny dried durians littered along the trail. Start from Bukit Timah and take a leisurely walking trail all the way to Macritchie Reservoir.

Visited November 2012
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“Interesting hike”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I enjoyed the walk through the forest in the middle of Singapore, strange how one goes from concrete jungle to green jungle in 5 minutes. The flora and fauna are amazing and great for photographers but the monkeys are dangerous pests.

Visited October 2012
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“Monkey mania”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a nice little forest in the city. It's not a huge piece of land but the initial entrance is quite steep and there are some longish trails so you can get a workout. It's amazing to see all these little old ladies just bopping along, barely breaking a sweat. It's invariably extremely humid so bring water. The top of the hill - the highest point in Singapore - is a tad disappointing since all the trees block any view. Bukit Timah is in the western part of the island so if you're staying closer to Orchard Rd, it's easy to reach by bus but not MRT. Take the 77, 171 or 174 or any bus that goes out Bukit Timah Rd and get off at Beauty World. Follow the rd in the same direction, cross it using the overpass at Court's department store and walk north for about a block and go under the old train trestle. When you see the Stop Feeding the Monkeys sign (which is surrounded by monkeys and people feeding them), you're just down the street from the entrance. There are lots of monkeys, which is kind of fun, but also snakes, butterflies, lots of birds and colugas. The latter are flying (gliding) tree-dwelling mammals. They blend into the trees but if you look closely, you can often see them.

Visited October 2012
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“Day Trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Kids playground was under maintenance and ran into snakes on the tracks. Not ideal for little kids. Was disappointed by the playground.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent rainforest reserve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The best way to experience some real, untouched rainforest while nenver been more than 1 hour away for an air-conditioned café, and 10 minutes by cab from the nearest MRT station. Be sure to bring drinking water, stout walking shoes and mind the weather.

Visited October 2012
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