Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve featuring forests and hiking or walking as well as a couple

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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.

Top 10 Hotels Near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore, 249716
The price is S$210 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
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Gallop Hill Top Resort
Gallop Hill Top Resort
2.5 out of 5
100 Turf Club Road, #01-05, Singapore, Singapore, 287992
Stay at this hotel in Singapore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Popular attractions Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands Skypark are located nearby. ...
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Pegasus Hotel
Pegasus Hotel
3 out of 5
100 Turf Club Road, Singapore, 287992
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Singapore. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular attractions Orchard ...
2.9/5 (43 reviews)
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"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

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Park Avenue Rochester (SG Clean)
Park Avenue Rochester (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
31 Rochester Drive, Singapore, 138637
The price is S$171 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
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Gallop Hill Top Resort
Gallop Hill Top Resort
2.5 out of 5
100 Turf Club Road, #01-05, Singapore, Singapore, 287992
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JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore, 249716
The price is S$210 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
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3 out of 5
100 Turf Club Road, Singapore, 287992
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Orchard Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
442 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238879
The price is S$242 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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