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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
Fee: No
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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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Do not bring food

Great walk and interaction with nature. However, PLEASE do not bring food. Monkeys WILL attack and you'll cause inconvenience to others walking behind you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great walk and interaction with nature. However, PLEASE do not bring food. Monkeys WILL attack and you'll cause inconvenience to others walking behind you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nivce trail with some 200m treetop walk. Watch out for all the monkeys along the path and Refrain from feeding them or carrying any plastic bags. A bit difficult to reach and not recommend if you are not staying for at least a week in Singapore

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

James MacRitchie was the Scottish engineer after whom the park and reservoir are named. Around the reservoir are ornamental iron railings, canopies and sluice housings all made in Glasgow. Worth a visit for that alone. The park itself is a haven of tranquillity. Vast tropical trees and creepers house a myriad birds and insects as well as a few troupes... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is perfect for a hike, nice greenery and ideal for nature lovers. The first time, it took me about 3 hours to hike from the entrance to the treetop walk and back. The second time, halfway through my journey, it rained and we lost our way and ended up taking the longer route to the exit, but we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My favourite jogging track, for training and for leisure Undulating 10.5 km full circle trail is very good for marathon training, while the shorter ones and boardwalks are good for walkers Never gets boring Have told my family to scatter a bit of my ashes there after i'M DEAD AND GONE!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Prefer walking in evening, as day time is too hot and humid to enjoy the walk, lots of jog around and do walk around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been round MacRitchie around 50 times since moving to SGP and enjoy it every time. Lots of wildlife to see if you're looking and it's a nice break from the busy city life. Make sure you take plenty of water, good walking shoes, mozi spray and a few snacks (just don't eat them anywhere near the monkeys). The skybridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best for brisk walking, hiking and trail running. Cool and shady, close to nature, lovely water body peeping through the leaves. God's creation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

5 hours walking trail, we could see monkeys and reptils. Missing way outs. You need to walk 5 hours to exit, no way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend took me here on an early morning 20km run but it turned into a jog/walk due to the difficulty of the terrain. This trail is not for the faint of heart. Some trail are for MTBers only so give the right of way to them at all times or stay off. I consider myself to be in moderately... More 

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