Inside Singapore: MacRitchie Reservoir

This Saturday I went for an 11-km hiking tour in the MacRitchie Reservoir Park with a couple of friends. Despite the grey weather, I absolutely loved it. MacRitchie is a great destination to reconnect with nature, exercise, or just stroll along the serene waters of the reservoir.

The park is very easy to reach via public transportation. I now have another favourite sort in Singapore.

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Kayakers and canoeists in the reservoir waters. NUS Canoeing Club trains here also.

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Entering the TreeTop walking train. The guard is off guard :).

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TreeTop Walk

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The ocean of green

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On top of the world

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Here in the equatorial zone you can enjoy listening to a vast variety of exotic birds.

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Very-very high tree

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Unusual red tree

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Info about local flora

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Don’t miss TreeTop walking trail if you are at MacRitchie!

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Taking a long climb up after the TreeTop walk …

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… and then a long climb down.

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A bridge across a pond

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Next stop along the hiking trail: Jelutong Tower. 

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A view of the MacRitchie Reservoir from top

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Looking down from the tower

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We have a guest 🙂

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Remnants of the dam construction from the British times.

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Serene reservoir waters 

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The Singapore Island Country Club golf course. I have never understood this sport, or rather activity. I guess it’s rather a social status marker. 

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Golf-players along the way. The Club entrance and membership fees are dazzling. 

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No golf for us, but nice views are available.

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View on the reservoir

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 We have also completed the 11-km circle around the reservoir. A nice park is located at the other side of the lake. 

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Beautiful and quiet

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Memorial statue to the Major-General Lim Bo Seng, Singapore’s resistance fighter and war hero. MacRitchie was his favourite park. One of the guys in our small company, who did the Singapore National Service, performed a military saluting ritual at this spot. He explained that all soldiers commemorate Lim Bo Seng once here.

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There are many macaques in the park. This one looks like have come off a horror movie :).

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Strolling gracefully along the fence

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The invasion of macaques

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Hi! How are you?

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We have now completed our hike around the Reservoir and reached a nice green zone at the entrance. 

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Final look at the MacRitchie Reservoir.

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In the city: gigantic tomatoes at Ang Mo Kio district (one translation is the “Red Tomato”).

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And gigantic coconuts also at the MRT station 🙂

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