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 took a walk in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, including the ruins of Murray railway from Beauty World station. You can enjoy nature in the Singapore, but do not forget to drink water only in the south. The visitor center is like a small museum and a Malay tiger? There is a foil of the animal, and sightseeing that the image of the Singapore was different was enjoyed.
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  • This is the biggest of Singapores Parks and the tallest 163m. It consists of 2 parts Hindede Nature Park which is a buffer for the reserve that contains the only natural forest on the island. We walke...  more »
  • The trails and summit climb were just fantastic. This is a place you can literally visit every day. The monkeys and monitor lizards were a welcoming sight as well.  more »
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  • Very nice nature reserve with plenty of interesting flora and fauna. There is a guided nature appreciation walk every month where you can learn about the reserve. You can register through the national parks website for the walk and it’s free of cost. The trek has some steep paths and has plenty of monkeys. Do not carry plastics as it affects the environment and most likely will be snatched by the monkey. The visitors center is well maintained and informative. The facilities and toilets are good as well.
  • If you want a quick and effective workout then that's the place. Also there are several trail including cycling trail which leads to other parks like Diary farms and all. It's an amazing experience to go to the summit in the wee hours. It's neither crowded not lonely. Just the right atmosphere.
  • This place is a family favorite. If you love nature animals, and easy hikes, this is the place to go. Did you know that tigers used to roam these jungles up until about 100 years ago? While there are no more tigers, there still are many beautiful wild birds, lizards and squirrels and adorable monkeys to see. There are paved and unpaved paths to walk on. It’s also a great place to go jogging too. I recommend going early before it gets too hot outside.
  • Great place to go with the family to get back to nature. Relatively easy hike with a very steep incline in the beginning. But still easy enough for my 6 year old to climb up. The trees will shield you from the sun. Can be crowded. But perfect for a family activity on the weekends.
  • Highest natural point in Singapore at about 163 m. Nice rise to trek up on a weekend morning. You can also explore various side trails to walk and feel the nature. Perfect place for mountain bikers. Their trails are different from those of on foot.
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Message from Singapore Tourism Board
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.