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“A haven on earth”

MacRitchie Nature Trail
Ranked #16 of 838 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the island and to enjoy nature.

From the main entrance there are multiple options for walks, all well laid out and marked. There is a small cafe / machines providing cans / drinks.

From the northern entrance (for the HSBC Tree Top walk) there are no facilities.

So, take your own water / snacks as you feel appropriate. The longest walk of 11km around the whole of the park takes a couple of hours, and apart from a water fountain towards the Tree Top walk there are no other places to refresh yourself.

Word of warning; there are monkeys. And they can be aggressive. If you take food, then be aware that they have no fear and will come up to you and steal it.

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

Extensive trails though the woods and informative sign boards make this a good option if you have a few hours to spare and get bored with shopping, shopping, shopping. Take water, insect repellent and sun protection with you as there are no facilities here. The tree-top walkway is spectacular and you are likely to come across monkeys during you walk along the trail.

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Reviewed 3 August 2012

After shopping and admiring the architecture it is restful walking on this trail. Just nearby. Nice to go: Top-Tree-Trail

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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Love walking so loved this reserve. Try to finish the trial by mid day as it gets very hot. I'm a seasoned walker but it takes longer than you think because of the heat so I got caught out. Take lots of water and top at the rangers station before the tree top walk.

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Reviewed 28 July 2012

I love the clean, green and peaceful ambience of the Mac Ritchie reservoir. It is also a wonderful place to go for a walk or run.

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