Hello readers! Recently, I visited the MacRitchie Treetop walk, and was by far one of the most interesting, adventurous, and fascinating walks I’ve been to. We started the trail by entering from the end of Venus Drive and walked on into the forest, through steep roads- and finally reached the tree top walk. We were cordially welcomed by some Long tailed Macaque monkeys, and then started the tree top boardwalk. It was basically a suspsension bridge between two high points in the Reserve. The panoramic views were breathtaking, and we also saw a midst of the reservoir! We continued the board walk through the thick forest- without stopping much, as the sun was descending. We did not see much wildlife except for the monkeys and some squirells, but we enjoyed the simple beauty of the nature. The trek went on for about 6-8km(excluding the walk through Venus drive) It was quite a workout! And if you fancy some cold, refreshing juice and ice cream after, just pop into the nearby petrol station and treat yourself! Enjoy the photos and some tips that will be useful! If you want to use any of the photos, please inform me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed information for MacRitchie tree top walk on- http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/docs/diy_guide/TreeTop_Walk_eguide_LRes.pdf
Tips for the MacRitchie Treetop walk and boardwalk
When to go: Morning or late afternoon. Gate for the walk closes at 5pm on weekends and weekdays, and opens at 8.30 for weekends and 9.00 for weekdays.
What to bring : At least 2 water bottles. Always stay hydrated! Don’t eat any foods during the walk as there are many monkeys, but definitely bring some for the end of the trek. A camera, binoculars for the explorers!
What to do: Walk and take photos! Enjoy the nature and lookout for animals and birds.
What to wear: Comfortable, sporty clothes. Good trekking shoes or trainers are a must for this walk!
Distance: 6km, takes about 2-3 hours
Level of difficulty: Moderate.It is a long distance trek, and the treetop walk is quite high.
What to look out for( wildlife): The long tailed macaque, crimson subird, striped-tit babbler, Clouded monitor lizard, Malayan Colugo, Common sun skink, Pangolin, Drongo.
*Photos by Lavanya Prakash
See you next time!
Lavanya Prakash, mynatureexperiences(at)hotmail.com