MacRitchie Reservoir - More than just a reservoir!

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The three reservoirs are popular sites for family outings and picnics as they provide a quiet respite to the hustle and bustle of city living. Surrounded by broad swamps.

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Stuck in an air-conditioned room 24/7? Hardly can recollect the colour of grass and trees?

Shame on you! (Really!)

It's time you took the kiddies to a place surrounded by nature. We suggest MacRitchie Reservoir.

The three reservoirs are popular sites for family outings and picnics as they provide a quiet respite to the hustle and bustle of city living. Surrounded by broad swamps, jungles and greenery, these reservoirs run through the central northern parts of Singapore, providing a serene backdrop to the cityscape.

The best way to see the forest is to go on the walking trails that wind through it. Ranging from distances of 3km to 11km, each of the five routes offers different hiking experiences and unique views of the tranquil forest.

MacRitchie Walking Trails
Route 1 (Green) about 1.5-hour walk Trail grade: Easy
Route 2 (Purple) about 2-hour walk Trail grade: Easy
Route 3 (Blue) about 4 to 5-hour walk Trail grade: Moderate to difficult
Route 4 (Yellow) about 4-hour walk Trail grade: Moderate
Route 5 (Pink) about 4 to 5-hour walk Trail grade: Difficult

You can also choose to follow a volunteer guide on a tour along the MacRitchie Prunus Trail. This boardwalk skirts the edge of the reservoir and provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding forests and a glimpse into the freshwater wildlife that inhabits this spot of nature. If you’re lucky, you might catch a sight of the white-breasted fish eagle, or the flying lemur amongst the greenery!

To complete your experience at the MacRitchie Reservoir, there are also jogging tracks, exercise area, playground, tea kiosk and fountain. On most Sundays, entertainment is provided by local school bands or orchestras. Check local newspapers for time of performances.


Video of MacRitchie Reservoir

Operating hours: Daily

Admission: Free

Address: Venus Drive, off Upper Thomson Road

Getting here: Take SBS Transit bus 132 or SMRT bus 167 from Orchard Road and alight

For the complete list of Family oriented places you can visit in Singapore, click here!

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