Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore

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Follow winding rainforest trails lined with tall trees and lush flora at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. This natural space surrounds a deep quarry, characterized by its deep waters and tall cliffs. The reserve has many hiking trails to follow of varying lengths and difficulty. Travel with the help of a knowledgeable guide, or opt to explore on your own. There is periodic signage posted throughout. Adventurous visitors can opt to tour the reserve on the the dedicated mountain bike trail. Journey to the summit for panoramic views of the quarry below. A nearby old railroad makes for a great photo opportunity, enhanced by sightings of the local monkey population. Put Bukit Timah Nature Reserve into our Singapore journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • You can take MRT to beauty World station and walk out of the station for about 15 minutes to the entrance to the shelter. Most people come here to the first stop is to board the "mountain" in Singapore, elevation is only 163.63m, even if you walk slowly, not half a hour to reach. There are other difficult trails in the protection area, which, in a word, will not be very high, except that some of the ladders are steeper and there will be a little bit of wheezing, but the whole will not be too hard due to the distance. Both sides of the trail are covered with large trees and shade, which is comfortable to walk on. In short, light, with water and snacks, can take half a day to get to the nature.
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  • It was raining when we decided to visit this place but it was still an enjoyable experience. This is an easy hike but proper shoes/attire will still help. The nature reserve has clean facilities and t...  more »
  • This is a nice nature reserve for an escapade from the busy-singapore. Choose the South View Track and we will have a nice high-tree and sounds of the birds.  more »
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  • A great place if you want to be a part with nature. I would definitely go early in the morning because if it is hot, it gets really hot since the space is quite opened. You can really walk far too!
  • Nice place for morning stroll. I don't work out regularly so I did not take the stairs to reach summit.. the main path is not difficult. The starting slope is tiring but it's worth trying. :)
  • One of my favorite places in Singapore. This is in the center of the Central Catchment Reserve (which includes MacRitchie Nature Park and the reservoirs). There are a lot of trails here for hiking and also some tough trails for serious mountain bikers. It can get a bit crowded during the weekends as this is a favourite exercise destination for locals. I have trekked all the trails in here and also managed to catch some awesome wildlife photos. Unfortunately, the "Rock Trail" has been closed due to erosion (since I got to Singapore last year, and up until this writing).
  • My heart yearns for the gentle shades of its trees, the scent of the tropical rainforests, the sounds of its fauna and the soothing effect it offers for my tired soul. A definite must to those who loves or just want to experience Singapore's nature. Be in one with nature, right before here in Singapore.
  • The kampong trail is a good memories of 1950s where it shows how our pioneer's living.. some old structure still remain.. want to have a forest bathing? I think this is the best location in Singapore. I have been here twice a week, lovely place.
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At this ASEAN Heritage Park, visitors can climb up Singapore’s tallest hill of 163m and snap a commemorative photo by the summit stone. Enjoy picturesque views from the lookout point at the far end of the trail. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the second ASEAN Heritage Park here after Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. One of the largest patches of primary forest in Singapore, it is home to 840 species of flowering plants and over 500 species of fauna, including thorny rattans, the Singapore freshwater crab and Sunda pangolin. The reserve is also where visitors can climb Singapore’s tallest hill, which stands at 163m - and commemorate reaching its peak with a group shot by the summit stone. Also not to be missed is the spectacular quarry views from the lookout point at the far end of the trail. The reserve’s ASEAN Heritage Park status was conferred by Ministers of Environment of ASEAN member states on conserved areas of particular biodiversity importance.