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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  • I find Bukit Timah Nature Reserve a bit too challenging for my taste (and body). It involves quite some climbing (stairs) and descending. Having said that, the scenery is interesting and varied, as is...  more »
  • Great Place for Walking, talking and training when You want to leave the busy Life of the city or rather be outdoors in "the jungle" than inside the gym :)  more »
  • One of the beautiful nature parks with tropical forest. The peak is just 164m so not that challenging for pros but for lazy bones like me it was still tough. There are multiple routes but take cave wa...  more »
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  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Good workout if you include the dairy farm route as well, but need to redo certain treks to clock a longer distance or training for a climb. Best nature reserve in Singapore.
  • Great place for hiking. A lit of monkeys can be met, children like it. Easily accessible from the main road.
  • Very well managed and clean reserve. Beautiful and great fun to listen to nature’s noises! Takes around 2 hours to do the moderately difficult trail. Only downside is that there are no cafes or restaurants to finish off the trail. Otherwise a must visit and do activity!

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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.