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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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Quick nature fix

This place is great for a quick nature fix! It's a short ride and walk with MRT from the city to an oases of green, quietness and beautiful trails. Went for a run around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great for a quick nature fix! It's a short ride and walk with MRT from the city to an oases of green, quietness and beautiful trails. Went for a run around the reservoir; it's about 10-12km of dirt tracks, boardwalks and some pavement with little up&down. Pretty well covered from the sun by all the trees. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

MacRitchie Nature Trail is an amazing thing you really should do while in Singapore. You escape the busy city and head into jungle , walking under rainforest trees and beside a blue shining water reservoir. The tree top walk will give you the possibility to see the rainforest from above, which is a great experience! Bring enough water !(refill is... More 

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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

yes there classed as wildlife there somehow, there are about 40 of the poky stops, we did a massive walk 30,000 footsteps, My fiancee and I were looking at the wildlife and found it a wonderful day, my 15 year old son was looking at his phone and found the day even better!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a good long walk along the jungle trail and-more enjoyably-on the boardwalk along the waterside. There are 2 2 km boardwalks there and its a really nice walk. The jungle trail is on a rough terrain-just have to be a but careful when you walk early morning-it can be dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with a girlfriend for a run / jog and to see some monkeys (apparently they can often be spotted here!) The great thing about this place is that there are several routes to run / jog or walk ranging from under 5k to around 11-12k and all are well signposted. The trails / footpaths are all well maintained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Forest in the City. This reservoir is the oldest in Singapore (Source: Wikipedia). A huge forest has flourished surrounding the reservoir. The longest trail is 14KM long, and worth the walk. The tree-top hanging bridge is once in a life-time experience. Take this walk and enjoy a day of divinity with nature.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with family members and jogged around the whole trail. Very eco-friendly and quite easy to walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a free afternoon in a quick visit to Singapore and this reserve was fantastic. A great place to wander and enjoy the nature in Singapore. Clean, well taken care of trails and stunning views along the way. I never made it to the suspension bridge, but I will next time. The little monkeys are cute too!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from the city, but it really does feel quite isolated and almost wild. You do, of course, encounter plenty of other walkers but it is not so crowded that you feel surrounded or anything. What you might feel surrounded by are monkey as there are plenty of them, particularly on the tree top walk bridge, but also near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't quite sure where the starting point was and simply told the taxi driver we wanted to get to the treetop walk which led to some confusion. Turns out we needed to direct him to the MacRitchie Reservoir Carpark. Very easy to get to from where we were staying in Novena. We realised afterwards we could have caught a... More 

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