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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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A little piece of paradise

I hit the trail every time I'm back in Singapore and it never fails to astound me with its sheer beauty! The reserve is my little piece of paradise as I pound away on the trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I hit the trail every time I'm back in Singapore and it never fails to astound me with its sheer beauty! The reserve is my little piece of paradise as I pound away on the trail to beat jetlag, burn off all the delicious home cooking here in Singapore 😋and/or reclaim me time in hectic Singapore. Love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked the 7km loop from Venus drive to the tree top walkway. It was graded moderate/hard and not without good reason. Worth it for the views, total immersion in the jungle and for glimpses of wildlife like monkeys, lizards and squirrels, all of which I saw on a busy Saturday afternoon. The walk is definitely worth it, some advice: -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small piece of nature in the city. Good for walking and/or hiking, there is also possibility to rent kayak. I thought it will take whole day, but we made all track with four hours. You can fine some monkeys, lizzards and snakes, monkeys were not agressive. Great view from the treee top bridge.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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