Nature & Wildlife in Singapore

Singapore is not called the Garden City for nothing, boasting a huge number of national parks and reserves - quite amazing when you consider that this small island of just 41.8km by 22.5km is home to around five million people. The big well known visitor attractions such as the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and Night Safari allow you to get up close and personal with the animals, but nothing beats getting out into the areas of preserved rainforest, reservoirs and wetlands around Singapore. Signposted trails and visitor facilities encourage the population to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and spend some time enjoying the island as it once was.

Our top two spots go to the MacRitchie Reservoir Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve which both offer plenty of rugged walking trails in amongst the rainforest. The highlight of the MacRitchie Reservoir Park is the HSBC Treetop Walk, a freestanding 250m-long suspension bridge giving a bird's-eye view of the rainforest canopy, while Bukit Timah is the highest point in Singapore. These national parks are home to more than 840 flowering plant and 500 animal species, so keep your eyes peeled along the trails.

In the far north of Singapore you'll find the Sungeil Buloh Wetland reserve, where the mangrove boardwalks give plenty of opportunity for bird viewing, particularly during the migratory season of September to March - and you may even be lucky enough to spot a crocodile! Meanwhile, a short boat ride from Changi will bring you to Pulau Ubin, where you can hire a bike to explore the trails and visit the Chek Jawa Wetlands, one of Singapore's richest ecosystems.

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MacRitchie Reservoir

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Off Lornie Road

Take a trek through the Rainforest... read more

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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177 Hindhede Dr

Singapore's Highest Point... read more

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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301 Neo Tiew Crescent

Explore the wildlife amongst the Mangroves...
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Singapore Botanic Gardens

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1 Cluny Road
Main entrance at corner of Cluny Rd and Holland Rd

Plethora of South-east Asian Plants... read more

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National Orchid Garden

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1 Cluny Road

Largest orchid showcase worldwide... read more

Chek Jawa

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Pulau Ubin

Chek Jawa: the Hidden Eden... read more

Mount Faber Park

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Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and Telok Blangah Road

Hilltop panorama of Singapore... read more

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Singapore Zoo

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80 Mandai Lake Rd
At the western edge of the Bukit Panjang Nature Reserve, on the Seletar Reservoir

A must-do for families... read more

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Jurong Bird Park

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2 Jurong Hill

World's Largest Walk-in Aviary... read more

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Night Safari

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80 Mandai Lake Rd
Singapore Zoo, at the western edge of the Bukit Panjang Nature Reserve, on the Seletar Reservoir

World's First Night-time Safari Park... read more
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