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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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Variety of terrain, great views and...monkeys!

MacRitchie is my fav hike in Singapore because of its proximity to water, the slight incline and the monkeys. Please do not feed them, nor should you stop and linger too long... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

MacRitchie is my fav hike in Singapore because of its proximity to water, the slight incline and the monkeys. Please do not feed them, nor should you stop and linger too long while taking pics, lest they decide you have something on your person that would look really great back on their little trophy stand at home. Can get muddy,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Singapore is well-known for its urban development. Fortunately, the MacRitchie Reservoir has been preserved for Singaporeans to be able to enjoy a "back-to-nature" recreation for both athletes and non-athletes. Before planning visit to the trail on a weekend, you may want to make sure there are no special events being held there (ie such as a marathon) on on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

MacRitchie Nature Trail is one of my favourite Singapore haunts. We used to live in a condo backing onto the trail, so had our own entrance. Best to avoid Saturday or Sunday mornings unless you love being trampled by joggers; at any other time you have a good chance of seeing large monitor lizards, lots of skinks, squirrels and turtles.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This trail is beautiful. Just be prepared that you have to walk far. I would plan it as a day trip as you're gonna be tired after. Also if you're in Singapore for just a few days I would visit some other locations first, but if you have a longer stay then this is definitely worth a visit! The treetop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the midst of a busy Singapore concrete jungle, the serenity and calm of the nature reserve is indeed very refreshing. The serenity of the green canopy and the sound of dripping water is a balm to the soul.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome hike! Took about two hours to do one of the trails, including the Tree Top Walk. Bring your camera, we saw lots of great wildlife...loads of monkeys, monitor lizard, gecko, squirrels, and a garden snake hiding in the bushes. Recommend to bring water as it gets a bit hot (but no food if possible, as the monkey's may steal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A large walking trail close to the city. Go early and take plenty of water with you. It can be quite hot and humid in Singapore. Some boardwalk and the rest is just trails. Make sure you wear good walking shoes. A great way to spend the morning in the serenity of the wilderness so close to the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking to go out and watch nature this is the place. Long route and very quiet. Watch out for monkeys though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Very, very special at early dawn as the day is breaking. The moment you come round and out of the thick jungle and are hit by the sight of the mist rising across the vast perfectly still, mirror-like reservoir surrounded by the thick jungle backdrop of epic proportions Wow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this with a few friends on a hot day which is challenging, but it's such a beautiful and lush area and the suspended bridge is cool to cross

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