Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve information

Location
Singapore
Address
177 Hindhede Dr
Telephone
+ 1800 471 7300
Getting there
Metro: Beauty World
Bus: 67, 75, 170, 171, 173, 184, 852, 961
More information
www.nparks.gov.sg
Opening hours
7am-6pm Sat & Sun, visitor-centre exhibition 8.30am-5pm
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Singapore’s steamy Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a 163-hectare tract of primary rainforest clinging to Singapore’s highest peak, Bukit Timah (163m). The reserve holds more tree species than the entire North American continent, and its unbroken forest canopy shelters what remains of Singapore’s native wildlife, including long-tailed macaques (monkeys), pythons and dozens of bird species. Due to major repair work, only the sealed Summit Trail was accessible when we visited in 2016, and only on weekends. Check the website for updates.

Also, keep in mind that the steep paths are sweaty work, so take plenty of water, embalm yourself in mosquito repellent, and don’t feed the monkeys no matter how politely they ask.