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MacRitchie Reservoir

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Address: Off Lornie Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Green lungs of Singapore, and a peaceful haven

Second visit to this reservoir, however you must note you cannot walk around the whole reservoir as they are repairing some of the walkways. We saw plenty of monitor lizards... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
macneillfamily
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit to this reservoir, however you must note you cannot walk around the whole reservoir as they are repairing some of the walkways. We saw plenty of monitor lizards, monkeys, kingfishers, purple heron, although no snakes!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I took the MRT and a short walk to MacRitchie Reservoir last week. The spot is beautiful, with easy boardwalk access for a gentle stroll, or a more demanding Nature Trail. Plenty of local flora to see, and lots of outdoor activities (fishing, kayaks, outdoor gym etc)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. How can this be in the middle of a city. Fabulous views. Plenty of monkeys and lizards. Well worth a visit. Take water with you to drink as you walk!

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Newcastle, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's slightly difficult to believe that you are near the centre of Singapore in this little oasis. There are lots of walking trails, many through light woodlands, so you do get shade away from the heat. There are also more open walks too, although I couldn't get around the reservoir when I went at the end of January, as they... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go there to exercise. It is spacious, peaceful, give you options how far you want to run. Canoeing is quite popular for families with young kids. Often see people fishing too. On weekends the park is quite busy. Generally serious runners go early. After 9 am, family and friends of all ages start their walks. If you do run,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The boardwalks can have such a calming effect that is much needed for the people who are feeling the stress from the hectic daily life. I love the environment and the people who goes there. It is a place where you can feel at ease in nature. However, do beware of holding water bottles or food in your hands as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Perfect place for a bright and active day in Singapore . Love the lush greens and boardwalks around the place !

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Walked along this wooden boardwalk, running alongside the water, right to the end. Despite hearing traffic nearby and overlooked by high buildings you still feel close to nature. I've done this nice level walk a couple of times and each time I've seen the monkeys come down to the waters edge, terrapins and a large lizard type creature in the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Try going early in the morning just as the sun rises to avoid the heat. Don't bring any plastic bags or food as the monkeys will attack you for them (saw this happen).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to jog and brisk walk in the morning ! Highly recommend to come on weekdays as it be lesser noise n crowd. You can canoe or kayak if you are keen. Nice place for everyone who love the nature !

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