Attraction Off Lornie Road, Singapore, Singapore (MacRitchie Reservoir) Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Tree Top Walk - MacRitchie is special ?
The Tree Top Walk is a free-standing suspension bridge spanning Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang, the two highest points in MacRitchie and offers a bird’s eye view of the surrounding secondary rain-forest and a panoramic view of the nearby Upper Peirce Reservoir. The total length of the walkway is about 250m and its height from the forest floor varies, with the highest point at 25m. The Tree Top Walk also play an important role in forest canopy research as it gives researchers access to areas well off the ground.
What to explore at Tree Top Walk - MacRitchie?
The distance to the entrance of the TreeTop Walk is approximately 4.5 km (1.5 – 2 hour walk) from the reservoir park and 2.5 km (45 mins – 1 hr walk) from the carpark at Venus Drive. Therefore, a round trip including the TreeTop Walk is about 7 to 10 km (3-5 hours depending on your walking pace). The walkway only allows for one-direction traffic. Visitors can only enter from the Bukit Peirce entrance (via Peirce Track). Walking towards Bukit Kalang, visitors will exit along the Petaling Trail.
This is the stretch of the trail with the most number of monkeys. This stretch is just beside the Island Club Road and sometimes you can see drivers feeding monkeys from their cars which probably explains the greater congregation of monkeys here than other parts of the trail.
Coming up from the slope on the left side, you will hit upon a tarmac road which leads to the Bukit Kalang Service Reservoir enroute to Tree Top walk.
On the left perimeter of the service reservoir is a bitumen trail called Terentang Trail which leads to the Ranger Station. Following the bitumen trail for about 200m, you will reached a T-junction where the right trail (Peirce Track) leads to TreeTop Walk and the left trail (Terentang Trail) leads back to where you come from (Terentang Trail is a circular trail).
A security guard is stationed at the entrance of the Tree Top Walk to ensure that hikers adhere to the one way traffic. For safety reason, the suspension bridge can only accomodate up to 30 people at any one time.
The highest point of the suspension bridge is about 25 m. At this height, you will be at at eye-level with the forest canopy. Hence Tree Top Walk is also termed as Canopy Walk. The Upper Peirce Reservoir is also visible from the middle of the bridge. The Tree Top Walk is actually nearer to Upper Peirce than MacRitchie Reservoir. The proper access to the Tree Top Walk is still via either Venus Entrance or MacRitchie Reservoir Park.
The suspension bridge is about 250 m in length. At normal walking speed, it shall take you 2 – 3 minutes to cross the bridge. Not so bad for those with height phobia.
It’s not yet done! From Tempines Hut, it is another 2 km back to Venus Link or 4 km back to MacRitchie Reservoir Park.
How to get to Tree Top Walk - MacRitchie?
Nearest Bus Stop 51071 (Bus 52, 74, 93, 157,130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 162M, 165, 166, 167, 852 and 855, 980),
Nearest MRT Caldecott MRT (CC17)
- A road back to nature
- A great free-standing suspension bridge
- Best view of nature
- An enjoyable trip with impressive view
- Great place to hike through the jungle
Off Lornie Road, Singapore, Singapore (MacRitchie Reservoir)
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great walk.. adventurous treetop bridge.. awesome!
Singapore untouched. A good place to escape over the weekend. Make sure you bring water with yoy.
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Great but long hot walk in jungle - bring water and good shoes
The walkway is a free-standing suspension bridge spanning Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang, the two highest points in MacRitchie.At 25m above the ground, the walkway gives you a closer look at the canopy, where all the action takes place. Here, you also have a better view of some of our forest birds; Colugos (flying lemurs) and Long-tailed macaques (monkeys); view trees from an entirely different angle and enjoy a panoramic view of Upper Peirce Reservoir. Some 80 species of birds and 18 rare trees have been spotted in the forest. The walkway is the first of its kind in Singapore and in the region.
good place with family, friends outing. good man-made nature to watch out. depending your timings, you can spend, a complete day here. following tips might be useful to you.1. you've 3 route options. so decide 1st what you want to do and then take appropriate entry.2. for 1st time visitor's, theres food court at entry. it provides good map. then you can decide your route.3. for tree top walking, you need to take different entry point, ..... from island country club road. lornie road access will lead to 11km walking to tree top point.4. weather is unpredictible. so keep plenty of water with you.5. you can found monkeys at food court. so be careful, when having food at that food court. even while walking on trail road, you may get chance to see some of monkey. dont feed them, even though they are harmless.6. authorities preserved the nature. so keep plastic bags with you, for any rubbish.7. do not create noise pollution by switching-on music.8. give way to runner's/jogger's.9. enjoy water sports, beautiful landscape and wild-life. carry a good camera, to capture the moments.lastly, listen nature's silence.
Just a $7 cab ride from Orchard MRT this is really worth an outing when you have had enough of the man-made stuff. Make sure you pack your walking shoes and LOTS of water and do the 11km circuit up to the tree-tops walk and back. About half way round there is access to a ranger's station for water top up and toilets (splash your face!). You're likely to see wild monkeys, lizards and plenty of birds. A welcome relief from the city. Highly recommended! Don't feed the monkeys though!
The walkway is a free-standing suspension bridge spanning Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang, the two highest points in MacRitchie. At 25m above the ground, the walkway gives you a closer look at the canopy, where all the action takes place. Here, you also have a better view of some of our forest birds; Colugos (flying lemurs) and Long-tailed macaques (monkeys); view trees from an entirely different angle and enjoy a panoramic view of Upper Peirce Reservoir. Some 80 species of birds and 18 rare trees have been spotted in the forest. The walkway is the first of its kind in Singapore and in the region.
Singapore untouched. A good place to escape over the weekend. Make sure you bring water with you.