Bukit Timah is composed of 164 hectares of what appears to be the last remaining patch of primary rainforest in Singapore. The nature reserve has hiking trails, jungle treks and biking trails. A remarkable fact about Bukit Timah is that it is estimated to contain more species of plants than the whole of North America. It is also estimated that the reserve is home to 160 species of animals.
Activities and Things to do in Bukit Timah
The north, south and fern valley trails offer an interesting experience. Venture off the side trails and scramble over interesting rocks and huge tropical tree roots.
2. Mountain Biking
One bike trail runs around the boundaries of the reserve and through the abandoned quarry sites. The other trail runs from MacRitchie Reservoir to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Map of Bukit Timah
A detailed map of Bukit Timah is available at the visitor center which details biking trails and hiking paths.
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How to get to Bukit Timah
From CBD and Chinatown: take bus 75
From MRT: Get off at Newton station and take bus 65 and 170
From Orchard Road: Take bus 171
The entrance to the reserve is 1 kilometer away from the Bukit Timah Shopping Center along Hindhede Drive.
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