- Posted June 5, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The world's best national parks
McRitchie Reservoir: A Nature Getaway from the Bustling Cosmopolitan Singapore
This beautiful nature in a crowded city, you can rent kayaks at the paddle lodge and it offers different kind of trails that extend from 3 km to 12 km walk. Walking around the trail is probably the common reason most people come here. Walking the trail you find yourself in what feels like actual jungle, with different faunas and floras from plants and trees to monkeys (long-tailed macaques), and get lucky to see huge monitor lizards and turtles that darts around the shallows and banks, birds or what not.
The best way to get around is to walk and climb to the tree top, a 250 m-long suspension bridge up in the forest canopy. No maps are printed for environmental reasons however all trails are well signposted, illustrated in a wooden signboard situated all over the reserve.
The whole 10-12 km circuit around the reserve may take you 3 to 4 hours of walking or you may opt for a more easy detour on 3 to 5km walk about 60 minutes however, you can refreshed yourself in the changing facilities and grab a snack in a small café.