20 August 2012

MacRitchie Reservoir Park & HSBC TreeTop Walk



Opening Hours:

MacRitchie Reservoir Park:
Daily 7am - 11pm

HSBC TreeTop Walk:
9am - 4.45pm Closed Mon



Admission Fees (In SGD $):
Free


Estimated Visiting Duration:
1 - 6 Hours


List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
HSBC TreeTop Walk
Draw Off Tower
Bandstand
Lim Bo Seng Tomb
Broadwalk / Forest Broadwalk
Jelutong Tower
Singapore Canoe / Kayak Federation
9 Nature Trails & Tracks (Chemperai, Prunus, Lornie, Jering, Pertaling, Terentang, Jelutong, Sime, Peirce)


List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
Kayak / Canoe Launching Pontoon
Fishing Ground
Amenities Centre
Landscape Pond
Playground
Submerged Broadwalk
Stone Bridge
Terraced Garden
4 Huts (Jelutong, Terentang, Petaling, Terap)


List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
2 Fitness Corners
Paddle Lodge
Boat Shed
Pump Station
Green Carpark & Roundabout Pond
2 Entrance Pillars
Ranger Station
MacRitchie Reservoir Park Exterior & Surroundings



Water Sports, Hiking And History All In One Place


(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Visited: Aug-2012


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MacRitchie Reservoir Park & HSBC TreeTop Walk is a relatively large area, comprising mostly of the 9 Nature Trails & Tracks (Chemperai, Prunus, Lornie, Jering, Pertaling, Terentang, Jelutong, Sime, Peirce).

Most of the attractions are located at the main MacRitchie Reservoir Park area, around the Pump Station, Amenities Centre and Bandstand. As the Singapore Canoe / Kayak Federation is located here, this area is popular with canoe / kayak athletes, who train here fairly often.

The start of the Broadwalk / Forest Broadwalk is located just beyond the Kayak / Canoe Launching Pontoon and Fishing Ground, next to a Fitness Corner. This Broadwalk / Forest Broadwalk circles the perimeter of MacRitchie Reservoir Park and the central water catchment area, and is therefore quite long.

The Bandstand is located at the older portion of MacRitchie Reservoir Park. With its unique twisting zig zag bridge, the Bandstand is the most iconic structure in MacRitchie Reservoir Park, and is most closely associated with it by Singaporeans. On the nearby hill stands the Lim Bo Seng Tomb, a memorial to Singapore's World War II spy and hero.

On the opposite end of MacRitchie Reservoir Park is the HSBC TreeTop Walk. A free-standing suspension bridge that connects 2 hills in MacRitchie Reservoir Park, the HSBC TreeTop Walk offers a fantastic view of the forest canopy. The HSBC TreeTop Walk is also used for research purposes. From the HSBC TreeTop Walk, the Jelutong Tower is just a short distance away, and also offers a great view of the rainforest.

The shortest route to HSBC TreeTop Walk is from Venus Drive, or from the Singapore Island Country Club. The longest route is from the main MacRitchie Reservoir Park. A round trip, on foot, via the short route takes around 2.5 hours, while the long route takes around 5 hours.

If you're planning a visit, admission is free, though it's best to visit during daylight hours, and before 4.30pm. Allocate between 1 to 6 hours for viewing, depending on which nature trail you follow. Bring plenty of water, and wear a good pair of shoes. If you bring food, keep it sealed in bags, as the resident wildlife, especially monkeys, may be attracted by it.


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