Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore

4.4
#2 of 10 in Trails in Singapore
Follow winding rainforest trails lined with tall trees and lush flora at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. This natural space surrounds a deep quarry, characterized by its deep waters and tall cliffs. The reserve has many hiking trails to follow of varying lengths and difficulty. Travel with the help of a knowledgeable guide, or opt to explore on your own. There is periodic signage posted throughout. Adventurous visitors can opt to tour the reserve on the the dedicated mountain bike trail. Journey to the summit for panoramic views of the quarry below. A nearby old railroad makes for a great photo opportunity, enhanced by sightings of the local monkey population. PutBukit Timah Nature Reserve into our Singapore journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Reviews

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  • I came here twice in March 2020 for some hiking. Both times it was very busy, with the car park nearly full and people everywhere. A steep climb up to the highest point in SIngapore, but good...  more »
  • I really love this place to go for a walk and to see the beautiful nature in Singapore. It's really fun especially together with your friends or family . Please bring water to hydrate. What a great.....  more »
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  • Very nice nature reserve with plenty of interesting flora and fauna. There is a guided nature appreciation walk every month where you can learn about the reserve. You can register through the national parks website for the walk and it’s free of cost. The trek has some steep paths and has plenty of monkeys. Do not carry plastics as it affects the environment and most likely will be snatched by the monkey. The visitors center is well maintained and informative. The facilities and toilets are good as well.
  • If you want a quick and effective workout then that's the place. Also there are several trail including cycling trail which leads to other parks like Diary farms and all. It's an amazing experience to go to the summit in the wee hours. It's neither crowded not lonely. Just the right atmosphere.

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Message from Singapore Tourism Board
At this ASEAN Heritage Park, visitors can climb up Singapore’s tallest hill of 163m and snap a commemorative photo by the summit stone. Enjoy picturesque views from the lookout point at the far end of the trail. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the second ASEAN Heritage Park here after Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. One of the largest patches of primary forest in Singapore, it is home to 840 species of flowering plants and over 500 species of fauna, including thorny rattans, the Singapore freshwater crab and Sunda pangolin. The reserve is also where visitors can climb Singapore’s tallest hill, which stands at 163m - and commemorate reaching its peak with a group shot by the summit stone. Also not to be missed is the spectacular quarry views from the lookout point at the far end of the trail. The reserve’s ASEAN Heritage Park status was conferred by Ministers of Environment of ASEAN member states on conserved areas of particular biodiversity importance.