Views from the Canopy: MacRitchie TreeTop Walk, Singapore

Having been inspired by my first nature trail experience at Singapore's Southern Ridges (see our post from last week), I was keen to try the TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir. 

MacRitchie Reservoir is the oldest reservoir in Singapore, and is located in the heartland of Singapore Island. The TreeTop Walk is one section of the trail which involves a 250 metre long, 25 metre high (at its maximum point) aerial walkway suspended in the forest canopy of the MacRitchie Reservoir Park.

There are various entrances to join the trails leading to the TreeTop walk, and we opted to do the full route of approximately 10 km starting at MacRitchie Reservoir Park, beginning with an easy stroll along the boardwalks skirting the water's edge. The trail itself has some uphills but is not overly difficult, although the heat and humidity can make it seem like hard work at points.

Along the way, we saw a number of monkeys, all of whom seemed oblivious to our presence and unafraid of humans. We also saw a squirrel, a green snake and several different birds (not that I would know what type they were) and surprisingly, not a single mosquito. 

The downside to the walk is that the TreeTop suspension bridge is strictly one-way, which meant having to do a full circle to get back to our car. It is also only open between 8:30am and 5.00pm (on weekends) so it will probably be hot and sunny while crossing the bridge. I would highly recommend bringing plenty of sunscreen, a hat, water and wearing proper sneakers. 

After burning all those calories, of course I had to undo my efforts by having a snack of roti prata. We went to The Roti Prata House along Upper Thomson Road - delicious! 

A special shout out to our friend Nick for driving us to and from MacRitchie, and being our local guide for the day! 

xx Amanda


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