A Little Escape from Bustling Singapore

Singapore always changes every now and then. Somehow there’s always something new every 3-4 months. Either new restaurant, new mall or new hangout place. I guess only one thing that stays the same, the hustle and bustle of Singapore. Everyday, Everyone looks busy in this ‘concrete jungle’ of Asia. Nonetheless, Singapore also has few places for you who wants to get out from your hectic days and enjoy your day in a serene place.

MacRitchie Reservoir 

I guess many of us have heard it and went to this oldest Singapore reservoir before. But as for myself, last month was my first time to actually go there to admire the nature park, walk through the treetops, and sweat myself with 7km of hiking. *Well, i went there once about 8 years ago, and did nothing much. So i re-count this as my very first time. haha*

This 12 hectare reservoir is very popular amongst Singaporean, be it for school / organisational events or  for nature lovers who just love to take a stroll or challenge their fitness level. They have few hiking trails to choose from and canoe-ing through the reservoir too. Would be a great place for team bonding and family time i suppose.

For me, Even though it’s a popular place for jogging / hiking, this forrest can be quite eerie too if you walk alone. I dont know if i watched too many horror movies or what, images that something would just appear anytime from the forrest, gave me quite a chill! haha.

Well, other than my ‘horror imagination’, MacRitchie reservoir is a great place to visit if you want a little escape from your city life, breath some freshhh air! and shed some fats! haha..

Tips : Keep your belongings safe, put your small articles like glasses and hat when you encounter monkeys. They almost stole my bag when i cross the treetop walk. A scary and funny experience though. haha.

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MacRitchie Reservoir

601 Island Club Rd, Singapore 578775

TreeTop Walk : 9am-5pm.

Park lights : 7am-7pm

How To Get There: Nearest Bus Stop 51071 (Bus 52, 74, 93, 157,130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 162M, 165, 166, 167, 852 and 855, 980), Nearest MRT Caldecott MRT (CC17)

 

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