Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore - a huge green park

Singapore is a gorgeous and very green country. Despite the large number of modern buildings and tall buildings, there are a lot of trees and flowers in Singapore, and in the very "heart" of Singapore there is a piece of the real jungle that were previously in place of the current skyscrapers.

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

The Bukit-Timah Reserve covers an area of ​​1.6square kilometers. It is located almost in the very center of the city and is located on the slopes of the Bukit Timah hill. The hill of the same name is the highest point of Singapore. The height of the hill is 164 meters. In the reserve more than 800 species of plants and about 500 species of fauna. Now it is considered the only largest rain forest remaining in Singapore.

The territory of the reserve also includesnearby territories with residential buildings, the city watershed, the Botanical Garden (despite the fact that it is quite a distance from the Bukit Timah Hill), and Fort Canning.

Singapore has an incredible feature. In its small area, this state managed to place many masterpieces of architecture, museums, theaters, temples, as well as tropical gardens and forests. Not so long ago, less than 100 years ago, there were tigers here and even there were cases of their attack on people. Singapore managed to save this piece of real jungle! True, the tigers are no longer here, which, of course, pleases, I would not want to be someone's dinner.

Now the reserve is absolutely safe.The natural area is great for a walk. There are benches, paths, bridges and steps. It will be nice to stroll along three lakes or take a great photo on one of the bridges.

Walking, you can meet nimble monkeys whowill try to grab what you have in your hands, or try to find it in your bag. Be careful and alert. To feed any animals and birds that you have encountered is prohibited by law! I have already said this in other posts about Singapore, but it is better to remind many times to protect tourists from fines. Feeding wild animals can also be dangerous. Monkeys are able to bite, and not just cute to chew bananas.

There are plenty of great places in this reserve.Selfies, because you, being in the heart of Singapore, will plunge into the real jungle of rain trees. You will feel the humidity of the air, hear the sounds of birds filling the jungle, walk along a hanging bridge high above the ground. On the shore of one of the lakes you can see low cliffs that complement this beautiful landscape.

You won't get lost in the jungle. At the entrance give a map, and on each path there are signs. A walk through the reserve will take about two to three hours. You can also ride through the reserve on a sightseeing tram. Be sure to take drinking water with you.

Reserve Bukit-Timah

Palm Valley in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Symphony Lake / Calmons teo

Option route for the reserve

Option route for the reserve

Visit Information

Entrance to the reserve is free and round-the-clock access, but still I do not advise you to go there after sunset. The best time to visit is from six in the morning and approximately until 7 in the evening.

On the map

Map of the reserve Bukit Timah and bot garden

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