Upper Pierce Reservoir, Singapore

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#79 of 101 in Parks in Singapore
Upper Peirce Reservoir is Singapore's fourth reservoir. The 6-hectare Upper Peirce Reservoir Park overlooks the Upper Peirce Reservoir.
Originally known as the Kalang River Reservoir, Singapore's second reservoir was impounded across the lower reaches of the Kalang River in 1910. In 1922, it was renamed Peirce Reservoir in commendation of the services of Robert Peirce, who was the municipal engineer of Singapore from 1901 to 1916.
In late 1960s, due to increasing demand for water and the need to increase the capacity of Peirce Reservoir, a higher dam was constructed upstream of the existing dam at Peirce Reservoir in 1970.
In 1975, a major water supply project to develop new water resources was undertaken to support Singapore's rapid housing and industrialisation programmes. A dam was constructed at the upper reaches of the Peirce Reservoir, forming the Upper and Lower Peirce Reservoirs.
Upper Peirce Reservoir was officially opened by then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on 27 February 1977. The fourth and largest reservoir of Singapore has a capacity of 27.8 million m3 of water over 304 hectares of water surface.
Today the Upper Peirce Reservoir Park is a popular retreat with visitors who enjoy its unique pleasant setting and tranquillity. Adding to its scenic beauty is the surrounding secondary forest which was protected as a water catchment area when the reservoir was built.
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  • We started running from AMK to Upper Pierce Reservoir at 615am. Here is a good spot for watching the sunrise. Enter the gate of the Upper Pierce Reservoir. 3 hills later, make a right turn. Continue o...  more »
  • Click here walk about half an hour trekking route from the Mac rich reservoir is a reservoir. Shore some grass, relaxing as it was.
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  • the slopes might not be as awesome as mt faber or kent ridge park but I do visit this reservoir for the slopes for a run once in awhile. the road up is made more difficult now as it's only one way and...  more »
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  • Superb location... Nice view if you go there in a cloudy day.. scenery will blow your mind..
  • I enjoyed trekking there. One of the few places in Singapore took get close to nature
  • One of my favourite running routes in Northern part of Singapore. Best place to visit is in the afternoon as you can see the monkeys roaming around the park or sitting along the road. If you are luck you can see also the wild boars 😀
  • Lovely place to hike and to run around. The only drawback are the very limited parking lots and that really long way in. There aren't many walking or hiking paths here compared to the other neaby parks, but it does feel the most peaceful.
  • It is a fairly long drive along the curvy old Upper Thomson Road to reach here. There is a park here and a lovely green slope for children to slide down on cardboard. Lovely place for a group picnic, for children to run around and adults to meditate or exercise.
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