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MacRitchie Nature Trail

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Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Long trail

The trail was longer than I had expected and my legs were getting a bit tired as I had walked around the botanical garden (awesome) earlier that day. Seeing the wild monkeys come... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The trail was longer than I had expected and my legs were getting a bit tired as I had walked around the botanical garden (awesome) earlier that day. Seeing the wild monkeys come really close made it all worth it though! It is necessary to bring good footwear and plenty of water.

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Pinjarra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hill hike was refreshing, even in 97% humidity. We warmed up on the gym equipment at the start of the hike. We were rewarded with stunning scenery and wildlife, then the beautiful lakes. Obtaining refreshments at the cafe, while enjoying the monkeys.

Thank wickedpinni
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to exercise or to just have a break from the bustling city life! Wild animals such as monkeys, snakes and pangolins can be spotted along the trail.

Thank sruthra123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The MacRitchie Reservoir Park is Singapore's rain catchment nature reserve and offers many walking trails. What we like about the trails is that they are natural ground trails, and that being in the nature reserve, the tree canopy provides a good shade so you can even walk for a long time without getting exposed too much to the sun. So... More 

Thank Sunny M
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Did the canopy tree walk in MacRitchie reservoir though I always think of the 2.4km runs we had to do there as kids. One has to walk quite a long distance in order to access the canopy walk, but much of the way was through the forest and therefore shaded. You get to see monkeys everywhere especially near the lake... More 

Thank Petales88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great gateway to enjoy reservoir with nature reserves. Trillions drops of water are crystal clear but lake appears green because green planktons (info from description board). Will definitely meet some naughty monkeys at Fitness Corner. Heard this is the first and oldest reservoir in the country. 👍🏻

Thank CarmAn H
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is FREE, It is covered with full of trees and the walk can be done even the hot day. It is very relaxing and the trail is maintained as easy walk path even for the little ones. There are many paths and can choose long one or short one. It can end up some golf course sometimes but it... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a bus here from the city centre on a whim and are so glad we did, it was a highlight of our trip. We saw many animals and insects including a colugo which was very cute! Make sure you wear insect repellent otherwise the ants will bite you all over!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend visiting the nature trail. We spent half a day there hiking the trails and admiring nature. We saw lots of animals- monkeys, monitor lizards, skinks, birds, and a snake! The suspension bridge was amazing! Make sure you don't miss it (unless you're afraid of heights!). We took the bus here, since the MRT doesn't come out this... More 

Thank uclatraveler9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a tiring walk but worth it! I had a very quiet hike with the cicadas sound in the background, naughty monkeys everywhere and butterflies! I enjoyed the MacRitchie Nature trail more than the Tree Top walk. They also have kayaking activities (which I haven't tried). Its a huge place and took me 4 hours (including few stops to... More 

Thank Jenladan

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