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MacRitchie Nature Trail

By: Sheralyn on 10 Apr 2012
Address:
MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Lornie Road, Singapore 298693

Contact:
(+65) 6468 5736

Operating Hours:
Daily from 7am to 7pm.

MacRitchie Reservoir is Singapore's oldest reservoir and a venue favoured by hikers, joggers and families. The reservoir was completed in 1868 by impounding water from an earth embankment, and was then known as the Impounding Reservoir or Thomson Reservoir. More than one square kilometre of primary forest still flourishes in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve today, particularly around MacRitchie Reservoir.

In addition to the boardwalk, another popular attraction is the HSBC TreeTop Walk, a 250m aerial free standing suspension bridge spanning Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang which are the two highest points in MacRitchie. Take a moment to visit the grave of Lim Bo Seng, a World War II resistance fighter and Singaporean war hero, also located in MacRitchie Reservoir. His tomb at Macritchie serves as a reminder of his heroism during the Japanese Occupation.

A favourite among lovers of greenery and exercise enthusiasts alike, stroll along this tranquil jungle trail to get upclose with the vast array of flora and interesting wildlife.

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