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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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Mother nature and a trek

If you're looking for a nature trail and trek that ends in a treetop bridge with some great views, this is the place for you! It's something outside of what you would usually... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mandaue, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're looking for a nature trail and trek that ends in a treetop bridge with some great views, this is the place for you! It's something outside of what you would usually expect in Singapore. Of course, it is a bit of a trek. But still, no admission fee, and it's just a nice stroll in nature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore hectic and stressful lifestyle. Very well signposted, you will not get lost, if you do there are many people around to ask for directions. There are also many side trails you can explore, one of them take you all the way to Bukit Timah Hill. Bring... More 

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Trail, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The trails were well taken care of. There were a couple steep sections and a couple that had some water damage. It was all very well signed! There are a couple different loops and lengths of trails. If you're capable of doing this hike, it's worth it! If you hear something in the trees it's probably monkeys or monitor lizards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fairly strenuous hike to get here, especially on a typically hot day. Worth it for the contrast with the rest of Singapore - you really feel like you're in a vast nature preserve. Careful of the monkeys - not so charming and they smell bad.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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