Macritchie Reservoir Park

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Macritchie Reservoir Park Attractions To Know

Macritchie Reservoir Park may very well be Singapore’s favorite park. The Macritchie Reservoir was the first water delivery system in Singapore, and it gets located within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The shaded Macritchie Reservoir pathways, water sports such as kayaking and canoeing, and limitless possibilities to see wildlife such as monkeys, snakes, and monitor lizards are also popular attractions. There’s also a café on-site, parking, and facilities, making Macritchie Reservoir Park a fantastic family destination.

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Macritchie Reservoir Park is among the most popular parks to visit on weekends and holidays because it is relatively wide and surrounded by forest.

Things to Do:

Birds watching
The Macritchie Reservoir Park also serves as a bird sanctuary, where you may witness a wide range of bird species. One of the most enjoyable activities in this natural area is bird viewing. A camera is one of the essential items you should bring to this location.

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Hiking in the trees
We walk on the ground in a forest reserve or park, weaving through the herbs and shrubs while looking up at the canopy of tall trees. But what if you can’t walk because the trees are too high? The tree-top pathways around the reservoir are precisely like these. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to do something different. You may enjoy a 250-meter-long suspension bridge that connects Macritchie Park’s two highest summits, Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalan. It rises seven floors above the woodland floor at its highest point.

There are hiking trails of 3.2 km and 4.8 km commonly utilized in cross-country races. The hike is limited to a total of 100 people per day. You will have to choose another day if the quota for the day gets surpassed. As a result, booking ahead of time is the best option.

Macritchie Reservoir Park bridge 

Water-based sports
If water sports are your thing, you can hire paddles, kayaks, and canoes. There is also a segment for beginners and another for experienced paddlers in this lovely spot.

Lower Peirce’s macaques
Macritchie Reservoir Park is known for its long-tailed macaques. Macaques are known to resemble humans in appearance. They, like us, are part of a complicated social network with relatives, friends, and foes. You can sign up for a stroll to learn more about macaque behavior.

Macritchie Reservoir Park lake view

Wander along the waterfront Chemperai Trail
The seaside Chemperai Trail, which is 1.5 kilometers long and takes only 30 minutes to complete, features Ixora flowers and a lone fallen tree along the way. Although comparable to the Prunus Trail, this one is less popular due to its location further from the park entrance, making it ideal for people seeking a peaceful and soothing stroll.

Explore the Zig Zag Bridge
During the Cooler hours of the day, use it to get across the reservoir quickly and easily or relax on one of its bends. A bandstand stands in the middle of the asymmetrical bridge, a reminder of the days when school sporting events get staged in the reservoir park. You may stroll straight up to the pavilion’s door for a closer look, even though it’s fenced off.

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