NileGuide Expert Says:
A great day trip to head into the heart of the rainforest.
MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore
+65 6471 7808
NileGuide Expert tip:
Remember though that the weather can change quickly in the rainforest - ensure you have waterproof bags for your camera and suitable footwear for muddy paths.
The MacRitchie Reservoir Park is one of the most popular of Singapore's nature parks and is the destination for joggers, walkers and nature-lovers. The nature reserve is home to more than 840 flowering plant and 500 animal species, so keep a look out for Long Tailed Macaques, Monitor Lizards, White-bellied Fish-eagles and an abundance of butterflies and birds which are often spotted along the trails.
The Park offers several boardwalk treks around the reservoir and more rugged forest trails which vary in length from 3km to 11km. All are well signposted, and signboards along the routes offer information and encourage you to look at nature's wonders. Don't miss the HSBC TreeTop Walk
, a free-standing 250m long suspension bridge which gives you a bird's eye view of the plants and animals in the rainforest canopy.