MacRitchie Reservoir
MacRitchie Reservoir
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Suman
Singapore, Singapore564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This place offers nature away from the city and lovely place to spend time with friends and family. Weekend are usually busy
Written 9 April 2024
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
It was a nice winding boardwalk with the reservoir on one side and jungle like growth on the other. There were signboards along the Chemperai Trail which described some of the surroundings. and wildlife. We encountered a monkey along the way and could hear the rest of his troop in the jungle.
There are many walking trails here and you can walk as little or as far as you want.
At the main entrance there are some basic facilities.
This reservoir can be accessed by the Caldecott Metro Station and is about a fifteen minute walk.
Written 27 March 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore400 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This scenic reservoir adds a touch of beauty amongst the greenery. It is a favorite spot for many Singaporean hikers.
Written 10 October 2022
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Jo Thomson
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This a beautiful rainforest walk. We spent 4 hours walking. There are different trails. We did all of them. There are short trails that are entirely on the boardwalk. The rest are on a cleared path. The tree top walk is amazing. You cross a suspended bridge.
There are monkeys everywhere. Beware, they will grab a plastic bag if they see it. One climbed up my daughter's leg when she stopped to take a photo! . Once past the boardwalk, there are fewer monkeys to be seen.
We also saw turtles, water monitors, birds, squirrels. The rainforest is a peaceful piece of paradise with beautiful birdsong. There is a Cafe at the start. You can also kayak. This is a must do if you enjoy nature walks. Make sure you have decent walking shoes. Much of the walk is in the shade. There are a couple of ranger stations on the way to refill water bottles and toilet stops. Do not carry plastic bags even in back pack. A monkey jumped on my backpack and unzipped it, taking out the contents. I tried to take the plastic from it but it bared its teeth. I picked up plastic bag remnants and juice bottles on the walk so it obviously happens often.
Written 24 July 2022
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Andi
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Walked through all the trails. Overall enjoyable. It’s nice to be with nature and stop think about things for a while. I think it’d be much more enjoyable alone. Safe, map is clear, you won’t get lost, and if you do just ask other hikers.
Written 27 December 2021
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I walked earth trail of Lornie Nature Trail and then followed by the Chemperai Boardwalk to make a loop walk. I noticed two plants growing along the edge of the water next to the boardwalk. They are the tiny pink flowers of the Stream Bog Moss and the Pipewort. This is a lovely walk just under 1 hour.
Written 13 October 2021
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
One of the most scenic trail in Singapore is the Prunus-Petai Trail. The boardwalk trail skirts the edge of the water on one side and the forest on the other. The water appears turquoise at most time. Early in the morning, one can see the straight beam of the sunlight streaming through the forest. There is a hut with seat for comtemplation along the trail while there are other platforms with seats for lookout. I enjoyed learning more about nature from the numerous information boards along the way such as rusting of the leaves ( a common sight ) being due to the growth of a type of algae on the leaves. It may prevent the leaves from absorbing sunlight for photosynthesis.
I also noticed many leaf litter plants and fan palms along the way.
As it is a short trail of only about 2 km, the exit leads to the MacRitchie Nature Trail, an earth trail with its undulating path.
Some two kilometres from the starting point of the MacRitchie Nature Trail, there are many brown Keruing leaves on the ground indicating that elements of the primary forests have returned. Besides the dipterocarps, there are other plant species of the primary forest such as Dysoxylum cauliflorum with their fascinating fruits. Its 3–5-chambered red fruit is top-shaped and develops either solitarily or in clusters from the trunk.

When the British colonists arrived in 1819 followed by the immigrant settlers, much of the primary rainforest in this area were felled to make way for the cash crops such as gambier and rubber. However these cash crop were abandoned as the years passed.

With the abundant rainfall on the island, the forest soon grew back and became impenetrable with the tangle of undergrowth characteristic of secondary forest. These secondary forest surrounds MacRitchie Reservoir today. At the entrance of the trail near the Little Sisters of the Poor, a few rubber trees can be spotted and they immediately betray this forest's past. The ground are often littered with the rubber seeds around here. It is possible to find the intact rubber fruit containing the three seeds before it opens by explosion.
Written 8 May 2021
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Sheryl_Lim
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Though it has been filled with joggers and walkers in mornings and evenings, but the reservoir always maintains its calmness and peacefulness.
Written 19 December 2020
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Ting Yi
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Went here recently after a long time of absence! still as beautiful and preserved as it was 10 years ago!
Written 29 September 2020
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KP Wong-Sg
Singapore, Singapore245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
A place that accommodates activities for family, friends or self - walking, picnics, exercise, canoeing.. but no pets or vehicles on wheels are allowed.
The forest trails & boardwalks loop around the waterbody.. so there is flexibility of a short walk to a 4.hour walk. On wetter days, we can skip the forest trails & stick to the boardwalks.
Dont carry plastic bags coz they excite the wild macaques. Not a good idea to eat in the huts in forested areas.
Water coolers & toilets r found midway - abt 5km fr the main entrances.
Written 15 September 2020
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