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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. PutBukit Timah Nature Reserve into our Singapore journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve reviews
Singapore isn't really renowned for its hiking, but this is one of the best spots. There are a lot of monkeys around this area.
Singapore isn't really renowned for its hiking, but this is one of the best spots. There are a lot of monkeys around this area. more »
Overall, the climb posted a decent challenge, especially for people who are relatively out of shape and need more acclimatisation. In addition, there are loose pebbles and rocks along the way, with...
Overall, the climb posted a decent challenge, especially for people who are relatively out of shape and need more acclimatisation. In addition, there are loose pebbles and rocks along the way, with... more »
Nice to find shady trails with some elevation. It's difference vibes compared to my other favorite trails in East Coast Park, it's much more woodsy here and climbing to the summit provides up and down trails. While I was planning to continue to Dairy Farm Nature Park after the Summit, that was not possible as the trail to the Dairy Farm is closed (both upper and lower loop trails). Within The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, a large portion of Jungle Fall Path is also closed off for maintenance. See photos posted for closure details. I opted to detour through South View Path on the way to the Summit and was rewarded with quieter trail, albeits lots of staircase up and down. Also, took the staircase to the Summit instead of winding through the main trail. It's steep but thankfully shorter distance. Took the main trail down to the park exit - after a detour due to closure of Dairy Farm Loop and Jungle Fall Path trails. It's one of my favorite trails - shady trails and lots of birds and large trees. PS: The visitor centre is just OK but the vending machines sell a good selection of cold drinks.
Bukit Timah Nature Resserve is a great nature treasure well preserved for posterity. Great place to exercise amidst nature. 👍🌟. If you are lucky, you get to see exotic birds , the monitor lizards and of course chicken running around in the jungle. Before you start your hike, kindly ensure that you are well hydrated and have used the restroom if necessary. Once you are on your way up, you won't find water until you return to base station. The steep slope UP 🆙⬆️ can be a bit of a challenge if you are not fit and so are the stairs for those who are not used to rigours of a climb. What i did not like about this place was the tarred road going up/ down was and is not well maintained 👎👎. It was easy to trip / sprain your ankle unless you were careful. In addition there are dry leaves and it could potentially lead to a skidding misadventure. I really wish the tarred areas are well maintained and the dry leaves are cleared in time. Just as much as I love this wonderful Nature Reserve, I also hope that the tarred road up/ down is well maintained, in addition to clearing of the dried leaves.
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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.