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MacRitchie Reservoir Park

By: mckenwong on 16 Dec 2011
For some, MacRitchie Reservoir Park provides plenty of picture-perfect views. For others, it is also a great spot to relax and to unwind amid the quiet woods.

MacRitchie Reservoir Park offers an array of activites for visitors to see, learn and do. Besides paved tracks for jogging and walking, there are also specially built enclosures for bird-watching, as well as fishing points, heritage trails and guided tours which take you around the park. Water sports are also available at MacRitchie, with kayaking being one of the main activities.

In July 2004, a free-standing suspension bridge was also set up in the park. Called the HSBC Tree Top Walk, it offers a vantage point for great views of the surrounding forest. If you're very lucky, you might even catch glimpses of some animals such as flying lemurs and long-tailed macaques.

The Tree Top Walk is closed on Mondays, for maintenance and research purposes, but is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm from Tuesday to Friday and 8:30am to 5:00pm on weekends. The suspension bridge is an extension of the trail around MacRitchie Reservoir, so you'd have to get there through the Bukit Pierce entrance via Pierce Track, and exit into the Petaling Trail.

Though the park's lights are on from 7:00pm to 7:00am, it's probably best to get out of the park before night falls, for your own safety.

It's very easy to get to MacRitchie Reservoir Park, as it is served by more than 10 public bus services that wind through all parts of Singapore. If you're driving, you can park your car at a recently completed two-storey carpark. Follow the signs to find your way to the amenities centre for toilets, showering facilities, lockers and drinking fountains.

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