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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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177 Hindhede Drive Bukit Timah Vhf Station, Singapore 589333 Singapore
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Nov 2020
Singapore, Singapore11,794 contributions663 helpful votes
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In my opinion, this nature reserve (free entrance) located in the West of Singapore has the best hiking terrain in Singapore for those who wished to train for adventure hikes. For those who want to take an easier trail, just take the road path all the way up to the summit (the steeper part is just in the beginning 200m or so). This can be done in under 30 mins for most people with moderate stamina. There are also cycling paths for those who are more adventurous. The nature reserve is opened daily from 7am to 7pm but it you can afford the time , visit on a weekday afternoon (like me) when there will be much lesser crowd. This place is always busy on weekends.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Gabriela Costa Martins wrote a review Sep 2020
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I have been hiking with my father since I was a teenager. I remember spending most of the weekend fishing and hiking in the woods, and I continued to do so with my wife and son after him.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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wesleywaisiu wrote a review Aug 2020
Singapore, Singapore2,269 contributions102 helpful votes
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The famous Bukit Timah trail is always crowded. The trail is quite steep in the beginning. Not easy if you have kids. The summit is just less than 200 m, quite easy to reach. There are a few paths there, the rock path was closed due to the fallen tree. But overall the place is quite small and can easily finish explore the whole place if you don’t walk to dairy farm area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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SOH KIEN PENG wrote a review Jul 2020
Singapore, Singapore6,274 contributions3,381 helpful votes
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I had previously hiked up Bukit Timah hill on several occasions. All these while, I thought the only way up to the Summit is via the Hindhede Drive whether we strolled our way up through her main bitumen slope or through the muddy trail. This time, however, I discovered the best trail up to the Summit is via the Dairy Farm Nature Park. It took me less than an hour to walk from my house at Chua Chu Kang Ave 6 along the Rail Corridor to the entrance at Diary Farm Nature Park. About 250 m from the Wallace Education Center, there is an ascending stairway that leads to a Dairy Farm Hut and if you continue to hike up it would eventually lead you to the Bukit Timah Summit. I looked at my watch and the time was 10.25 am. I wondered at what time would I be able to reach my summit destination. The hiking distance is about 1.2 km. The first 500 m was tough. It was a long stretch of steep steps to climb. The height between the steps was high and thus physically strenuous on the thigh muscles. It reminds me of my experience in hiking up the Great Wall of China. My t-shirt was drenched with sweat and my heart was pounding hard and I had to stop to take intermittent rests to slow down the heart rate and catch up with my breath. I took down my face mask to ensure that I had sufficient oxygen intake but was still worried about the safe distancing with many hikers brushing their way through the narrow stairway. The air was fresh with the spreading tall trees providing the shake. You can hardly find such hidden gem in Singapore where you can hike in immersive greenery around you breathing in the positive ions emitted out directly from the surrounding plants and trees. The second 700 m of the trail was less strenuous as the terrain flattened out but there is still a flight of steep stairs at the last 180 m before you eventually come out from the Dairy Farm Nature Reserve into the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Once you reach the concrete road, the Summit is just a few steps away. I looked at my watch again and it was 11 am. It took me about 35 mins to hike up from Dairy Farm Reserve to Bukit Timah Hill. The journey appeared short but is exhausting and quite strenuous for a senior like me. I spent about 15 mins at the Summit taking some photos before heading for my descent. The route down is less strenuous as the most part of the stairway is descending. But due to the many high steps the impact hurt both my knees. I would say that this hill hiking trail with so many high stairs seem not very suitable for those with orthopedic issues or spinal problems. When I reached my starting point at Dairy Farm Nature Farm it was 11.35 am. I took about 20 mins for the descent. The whole journey up and down the hill took about an hour. Nevertheless, it is an exhilarating trip and an immersive experience with nature. The best part of this experience is that I discovered this hiking trail through my own exploration.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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geraldchan wrote a review Jul 2020
Singapore, Singapore3,012 contributions2,296 helpful votes
the nature reserve was extremely crowded, with hiking being one of the few remaining activities one can do during this Covid lockdown. though a little less crowded now with the gradual reopening of the country's malls/restaurants in June
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Date of experience: June 2020
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