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MacRitchie Nature Trail

#15 of 810 things to do in Singapore Features Animals
MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore
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The greenest green of Singapore

If you think Singapore is all hotels and skyscraper and feel the need to run into the wild, here... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
Long but enjoyable trek!

Wanted to do the tree top trail. Didn't realize it was 11 km in total - tired at end but a really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dunfermline, Scotland
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you think Singapore is all hotels and skyscraper and feel the need to run into the wild, here you go. MacRitchie is quite an extensive reservoir to spend an afternoon with nature without leaving the country. Many people go there running, cycling, kayaking too....More

Thank Lucky_Luche
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wanted to do the tree top trail. Didn't realize it was 11 km in total - tired at end but a really nice way to get some fresh air and see some interesting things. Worth the trek but be prepared. If you take the MRT...More

Thank Nelly16
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the MacRitchie Nature Preserve. The first visit was in April but second visit was in June. During our June visit we were able to see the beautiful monkeys. We were hoping to hike the treetop trail but that trail...More

Thank ryannmcneil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Singapore does a great job of striking a balance between the demands of a developed urban metropolis and preserving green spaces around the island for people to splash around in. Macritchie is part of a much larger reservoir and catchment basin located in the middle...More

Thank JamesGuild
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very few visitors coming into this modern city are aware of this lush stretch of rain forest surrounding a water body. However, for those interested in hiking, this is a must visit. One can easily access the place by bus or MRT. The hiking trails...More

Thank Urmibasu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy bird watching, walking and beautiful scenery this is the place to go. It is easily accessible either using the MRT or the bus system. We were surprised that this attraction is not well advertised and we discovered it by chance. The jungle...More

Thank 118val
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a nature lover and hiker by nature and was recommended this by a friend who is a trail runner. I was totally un-prepared for the wonders of this magical trail. The trail is accessible from a few points mainly the country club and...More

2  Thank Erin_Dooley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love nature, you will like this place. It is a 2-3 hour walk. Don't miss the Treetop Bridge around 1 hour walk from the entrance near Venus Drive. Surprising that there are places like this in Singapore which is known to be very...More

Thank mrecs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MacRitchie is well-worth a visit if you're into hiking or tropical flor and fauna. The main circular track is approximately 10.5 km. The terrain is not too technical; if you're of good fitness, it's possible to jog the 10.5 km trail in 60 to 90...More

Thank phinfogg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The forethought of Singapore's citizens have led to this amazing park, but in typical Singaporean fashion this area is not just a pretty place it is also an intregral part of it's water managament plan. Long lesiurely walks along the boardwalk takes one past lizards,...More

1  Thank SteveAdamson62
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till what time are visitors allowed entry?
20 May 2017|
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Response from Debra H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are no gates as such to the reserve but note that the tree top walk itself is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 5pm (830am on weekends) and last entry to the bridge itself is 445pm. It can get quite dark with... More
How long would the whole trail take? Is it too late if I arrive there by 3pm? Thank you very much!
4 April 2017|
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Response from TravelingM2 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few routes, so time varies. My suggestion is to give ample time, if you are going there for the first time. Next, there would be light showers in the early morning / late afternoon, from mid-Mar till probably... More
Is Southern Bridge and MacRitchie Nature Trail the same thing?
17 January 2017|
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Response from avnjl | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean the Southern Ridges? They are different. Southern Ridges is a connection of parks and walkways. It's towards the south west, south east of SG. Macritchie is more of a water catchment area towards the centre... More