#3 MacRitchie Treetop Walk

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 mynatureexperiences@hotmail.com.   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.

 

 

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*Photos by Lavanya Prakash

See you next time!

Lavanya Prakash,  mynatureexperiences(at)hotmail.com

https://mynatureexperiences.wordpress.com/

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13 thoughts on “#3 MacRitchie Treetop Walk

  1. Hi Lavanya! Thank you for visiting my blog. MacRitchie really is an amazing place, and if you have any pictures from there you’d like to share please refer to my Guest Pictures section on my blog. Sorry you couldn’t see much that time. If you go in the morning, and stay there, you’ll spot butterflies and birds aplenty.

    1. You’re blog is amazing! I was meaning to write on one of your blogposts, thanks for writing in! I was actually planning to visit MacRitchie again, thanks for the suggestion! I will submit some of my pictures as soon as I can. Keep up the awesome work, hopefully people like you and I can inspire others as well to preserve such a beautiful heritage. Lavanya

  2. Hi! May I check with you whether are there sufficient route signs through out the whole trail? Because I’m planning to go alone, so just want to make sure I won’t go missing. 😂Also, how do you get to the Venus Drive? Thanks in advance and your blog is really great!

    1. Hi Kai Li! Thanks so much for writing in. Yes, there are sufficient signs throughout the park, I’m sure you’ll find your way around easily. Just make sure you go early in the morning or afternoon (and not when I went, which was in the evening). I remember when I went for the trail there were very few people so make sure you go when there are people if you are going alone! To get to Venus Drive just follow this Map
      (https://www.google.com.sg/maps/preview?ie=UTF-8&gl=sg&glp=1&daddr=Venus+Dr&panel=1&f=d&fb=1&geocode=%3BKQ_heVwpF9oxMZQ7dTfwrQ3x&dirflg=d&ei=9mRkU-G3OYW9kQX4oYDwDQ&ved=0CCkQ-A8wAA&source=newuser-ws) and remember to go to the right side of the park for the Treetop trail! I hope you have an awesome visit, it’s an amazing Reserve that must be preserved forever.
      Thanks!
      Lavanya

  3. Great post Lavanya! I must make time to do this walk next time I am in Singapore. Thanks for visiting my place I look forward to reading more of your adventures and admiring your photos 🙂

  4. Beautiful! Just want to ask if there is any fee going here? Will be visiting Singapore in the next few weeks and looking for something spectacular to add on my itinerary 🙂

    1. Hi Wana! There is no fee to visit this treetop walk, do visit this beautiful place, I’m sure you’ll love it! If you’re thinking of any other nature areas to visit here- do check out Botanical Gardens, Gardens by the Bay and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve! I hope you enjoy your trip to Singapore.. you can read my blogposts here: https://mynatureexperiences.wordpress.com/category/singapores-green-spaces/parks/ to find about more about our parks and how you can visit them 🙂

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