We all need some time to ourselves after a long week. Here are 5 hiking trails you can spend some quality time with yourself and be at one with nature!
1. MacRitchie Reservoir – TreeTop Walk with Breathtaking Views
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One of the oldest reservoirs in Singapore, the MacRitchie Reservoir is a 11 km nature loop along Singapore’s Central Catchment Nature Reserve. It is also one of the more popular reservoirs that Singaporeans visit, whether they are there to hike, run or to kayak. Be sure to check out the Treetop Walk, which is a free-standing suspension bridge that is 250m across the two highest point of MacRitchie to get a breathtaking view of nature.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm
Tree Top Walk
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9am – 5pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 8:30am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays (except Public Holidays) Last entry at 4:45pm
2. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve – Sweet Spot for Nature Lovers
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If you are not tired out from completing the MacRitchie Trail, you can definitely check out Bukit Timah Nature Reserve which is just a stone throw away from MacRitchie Reservoir. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to many flora and fauna, this is the sweet spot for nature lovers to spot get closer with nature. Bukit Timah Hill, which is the highest point in Singapore, can also be found within this area. The hike for this trail is around 7km so be prepared for the long and tiring hike if you are coming from MacRitchie Reservoir.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Address: 177 Hindhede Dr, Singapore 589333
Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm
3. Mandai T15 – Take a Picture for the Gram’ with The Fallen Tree
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The Mandai T15 trail is 7.1km point to point trail that goes around Mandai Lake and is surrounded by the green lungs of Singapore. What is special about this trail is that cyclists can also cycle on this trail unlike many nature trails in Singapore. Be sure to look out for wild animals such as the Sambar Deer, Macaque and Oriental Whip Snake while you are there, you can even take a picture for the gram’ with the fallen tree.
Address: 451 Mandai Rd
Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
4. Coney Island – Over 80 Different Species of Birds
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Tucked away from the bustling city, Coney Island is one of the most peaceful places to be at with oneself. The trail is 2.5km long, with many hidden places such as secret beaches, Mangrove Trail and even an abandoned villa which you daredevils can explore! With over 80 different species of birds, you can even plop yourself at one of the designated bird-watching huts to identify rare species of birds.
Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm
5. Pulau Ubin – Explore the Last Few Kampongs in Singapore
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Pulau Ubin is one of the last few remaining Kampongs in Singapore, the island itself is filled with forested paths, old school provision shops and eateries that really brings out the Kampong vibes. It would take at least half a day to explore the entire island which is approximately 10km in distance but it is definitely worth the sweat as there are many beautiful sceneries such as the Sensory Trail, Butterfly Hill and Chek Jawa Wetlands.
Address: 10 Pulau Ubin, Singapore 508270
Opening Hours: 24 Hours