Macritchie Reservoir Singapore – A paradise for nature lovers and hikers
MacRitchie Reservoir Singapore was known as the Thomson Reservoir or Impounding Reservoir in the early days. It was completed in 1867 and is Singapore’s oldest reservoir. The park is located in the centre of Singapore and is a water catchment area. It is a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park is synonymous with nature trails, hiking, treetop walk and cross country runs. You could enjoy a nice walk along the boardwalk while enjoying the tranquility surrounding the reservoir, The Treetop Walk is a 250-meter long aerial free suspension bridge. Opened in 2004, the bridge stretches across the two topmost points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) of MacRitchie Reservoir. The lovely walk on the bridge offers beautiful views of the Upper Peirce Reservoir, the rainforest and surrounding flora and fauna. The park is ideal for people who love the outdoors.
You may also sign up for the eleven-kilometre MacRitchie Nature Trails. The trails are located in the tropical rainforest of Central Catchment Nature Reserve. You will see pitcher plants, squirrels and macaque monkeys along your route. And if you are lucky, you may even get to see a huge 3-meters long monitor lizard lazing on the grass, and flying lemurs. So, enjoy a relaxing trek through the rainforest and slow down your pace, to enjoy the beautiful nature surrounding you.
Other activities which you could do at the reservoir, includes kayaking and canoeing. You could rent a kayak or canoe to paddle along the calm waters and enjoy the peace and serenity of the reservoir.
MacRitchie Reservoir is without a doubt, a wonderful way to keep yourself fit and being around the wonders of nature. You would love it!
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