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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Holiday Travel Guide

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve featuring forests and hiking or walking as well as a couple
Crammed with a diversity of flora and fauna, this is one of Singapore's largest areas of rainforest.

The beautiful Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is located on the doorstep of downtown Singapore. Declared a reserve in 1883, it is a precious asset to Singapore's environment and to its tourist industry. Much of this ASEAN Heritage Park is in fact located on the slopes of Bukit Timah Hill, which boasts the tallest peak in the area. Amongst the reserve's attractions, particularly for nature enthusiasts, are 500 animal species and 840 varieties of flowering plants. Hiking is the most popular activity in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and there are plenty of trails throughout the forest. For the more adventurous, mountain biking, abseiling and rock climbing are also available.

Any trip to Bukit Timah should begin at the visitor centre. Here, you'll find informative displays on the area and its history. You can also talk to staff about which trails and activities are best suited to you. Guided tours are available, but self-guided trails are well posted. Bring a backpack of food and water.

The reserve covers only 1.64 square kilometres, so a day trip means you can see much or all of it. Most visitors choose to climb to the summit of Bukit Timah Hill. From here, you're rewarded with exquisite views of the park, and of Singapore itself. On the way up, it’s likely that you'll run into some of the reserve's wildlife, including the common tree shrew, plantain squirrel and long-tailed macaque. Bear in mind that there is a heavy fine for feeding some of the animals.

Another popular area of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is its old granite quarries. Some of these provide superb photo opportunities, while others now cater for rock climbing and abseiling.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is about 12 kilometres from the centre of Singapore. If you're coming by car, arrive early at the visitor centre to secure a space. Regular buses run to the reserve too. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is open daily and entry is free.

Crammed with a diversity of flora and fauna, this is one of Singapore's largest areas of rainforest.

The beautiful Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is located on the doorstep of downtown Singapore. Declared a reserve in 1883, it is a precious asset to Singapore's environment and to its tourist industry. Much of this ASEAN Heritage Park is in fact located on the slopes of Bukit Timah Hill, which boasts the tallest peak in the area. Amongst the reserve's attractions, particularly for nature enthusiasts, are 500 animal species and 840 varieties of flowering plants. Hiking is the most popular activity in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and there are plenty of trails throughout the forest. For the more adventurous, mountain biking, abseiling and rock climbing are also available.

Any trip to Bukit Timah should begin at the visitor centre. Here, you'll find informative displays on the area and its history. You can also talk to staff about which trails and activities are best suited to you. Guided tours are available, but self-guided trails are well posted. Bring a backpack of food and water.

The reserve covers only 1.64 square kilometres, so a day trip means you can see much or all of it. Most visitors choose to climb to the summit of Bukit Timah Hill. From here, you're rewarded with exquisite views of the park, and of Singapore itself. On the way up, it’s likely that you'll run into some of the reserve's wildlife, including the common tree shrew, plantain squirrel and long-tailed macaque. Bear in mind that there is a heavy fine for feeding some of the animals.

Another popular area of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is its old granite quarries. Some of these provide superb photo opportunities, while others now cater for rock climbing and abseiling.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is about 12 kilometres from the centre of Singapore. If you're coming by car, arrive early at the visitor centre to secure a space. Regular buses run to the reserve too. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is open daily and entry is free.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore
The price is SG$375 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Orchard Road, Royal Thai Embassy and Gleneagles Hospital. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (758 reviews)
"The room is spacious, clean and comfy. The concierge staff is extremely friendly but a lady at the front desk is a little condescending, which made me somewhat uncomfortable."

Reviewed on 20 Apr,2021

The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
Pegasus Hotel
Pegasus Hotel
3 out of 5
100 Turf Club Road, Singapore
Situated in Singapore, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden. Gleneagles Hospital ...
2.9/5 (43 reviews)
Just a place to stay if you are not too picky
"The staff were very helpful especially when there was a mistake from the Hotels.com booking. One of the room i booked cannot be flushed. Another room may have bed bugs as one of my uncle was scratching the whole night. And some of the guests staying there were rowdy in the middle of the night."

Reviewed on 27 Feb,2019

Pegasus Hotel
Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong (SG Clean)
Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
2 Town Hall Link, Singapore
Located in Jurong East, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Jem, Singapore Science Centre and Chinese Garden. Jurong Bird Park and National University of Singapore ...
3.7/5Good! (373 reviews)
"I like that there is a lot of shopping malls around the area. The facilities in the hotel is just average."

Reviewed on 7 Mar,2020

Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Hotel Deals

Orchard Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Orchard Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
442 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is SG$174 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Orchard Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Pegasus Hotel
Pegasus Hotel
3 out of 5
100 Turf Club Road, Singapore
Pegasus Hotel
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore
The price is SG$375 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong (SG Clean)
Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
2 Town Hall Link, Singapore
Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong (SG Clean)
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (SG Clean)
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore
The price is SG$377 per night from 30 Jun to 30 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (SG Clean)
Park Avenue Rochester (SG Clean)
Park Avenue Rochester (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
31 Rochester Drive, Singapore
Park Avenue Rochester (SG Clean)
Village Residence West Coast
Village Residence West Coast
3.5 out of 5
154 West Coast Road, Singapore
Village Residence West Coast
Hilton Singapore (SG Clean)
Hilton Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
581 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is SG$212 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Hilton Singapore (SG Clean)
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
366 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is SG$177 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.