Walking in Singapore

For those game enough to brave the heat and humidity, you will find plenty of interesting and energetic walks around Singapore. The tropical climate means plenty of tropical rainforest to explore, and the national parks and gardens give nature lovers ample opportunity to get in amongst the greenery and wildlife. Particularly unique to Singapore are the areas of preserved rainforest, reservoirs and wetlands - a far cry from the concrete jungle usually associated with this built-up city.

Top of the list is the Botanic Gardens - a tropical oasis just a stone's throw from the urban consumerist setting of Orchard Road. Spend a few hours exploring its sloping lawns, lakes, fountains and sculpture gardens or head to the National Orchid Garden, one of Singapore's top attractions with over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchid to admire.

For something more wild and rugged, then head into some of the preserved tropical rainforest of national reserves MacRitchie Reservoir, where you can do the 12km HSBC Treetop Walk trail, or Bukit Timah National Park, where you can climb to the top of Singapore's highest hill. 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!

Or if you prefer your walk to be more urban, join on a guided Original Singapore Walk to get a flavour of the local history while you're at it. Or if you're more of a follow-your-nose type of walker, then head to one of the three ethnic areas of town - Chinatown, Little India or the Arab Quarter, where the five-foot ways make for easy pedestrian access when soaking up these vibrant parts of town.

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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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MacRitchie Reservoir

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Off Lornie Road

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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177 Hindhede Dr

Singapore's Highest Point... read more

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Southern Ridges Walk

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An urban walk in the rainforest... 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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Sentosa Beaches

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Sentosa (southern coastline)

Three-in-one Beach-lovers' Paradise... read more

Original Singapore Walks

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D' Centenial Building, 100 Lorong 23 Geylang

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Chinatown

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Off South Bridge Road
Between Maxwell Road & Singapore River

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Little India

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Serangoon Road
From Rochor Canal to Levender Street

A Slice of India in Singapore... read more

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Arab Quarter

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Kampong Glam

The Heart of Muslim Singapore... read more
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