MacRitchie Reservoir Park
The MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a plot of primeval tropical forest that surrounds the water body of the same name, which is in fact the oldest reservoir in Singapore. It acts as a sort of gate to the Central Nature Reserve – the largest such complex in the country with an area spanning 2000 hectares.
Well-maintained pedestrian paths run through the entirety of the park’s territory. These block pavements stretch along the MacRitchie Reservoir and through its protected jungles. The longest of these routes is almost 12 kilometers long and it takes about four hours to make it to the end. For ease of use, it is divided in zones, each of which is indicated with certain color on the map.
A stroll through the tropical jungle is a perfect opportunity to meet the numerous wild inhabitants of the woodland and to listen to the exotic birdsong. Huge caoutchouc trees – remnants of the plantations that grew here in the 19th century– can be seen here. MacRitchie Reservoir Park’s crowning glory is the 250-meter-long hanging bridge - Tree Top Walk - that hangs at the height of 25 meters and allows the observation of jungle life from above.
It is possible to rent a kayak for boat trip or for fishing. The park also offers an opportunity for tasty refreshments in the special food-zone, which is located near to the MacRitchie water body.