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9 Fun Facts about TreeTop Walk Singapore

The TreeTop Stroll Singapore is an attraction where walkers and also nature fans visiting Singapore, as well as our fellow Singaporeans should not miss. Located in Singapore’s biggest reservoir, the TreeTop Walk as well as TreeTop route contains natural attractions. You can experience the trekking trails, to the plants and also animals, and the beautiful views over the trees. Let the Tropika Team share with 9 essential and interesting facts about the TreeTop Walk Singapore, including how to get there.

TreeTop Walk

1. Why you should experience the TreeTop walk

One of MacRitchie Tank’s most distinguishing feature is the 250m-long suspended bridge that attaches the two acmes in the reservoir. From the bridge, you can obtain an amazing bird’s eye view of the park’s forest cover. However, be cautioned, reaching this bridge is not such a straightforward task. One must be prepared to go through the forest path to reach the put on hold bridge. If you’re searching for a little challenge, follow our overview that tells you how to plan for the journey, what you can expect, as well as what you can or can’t do while on the route.

2.Experience all the different flora and fauna

The trail that will take you to the TreeTop Stroll is full of many different varieties of plants and animals. Keep a lookout for a few of the indigenous animals of the woodland from the Long-tailed Macaque, to the Colored Display Lizard, or the Pangolin. There are additionally a plentiful of lovely plants and also blossoms you can see like the Lantern Ginger Blossom, Simpoh Air, or the Heliconia. Make sure to bear in mind not to feed the pets though as it can influence their feeding pattern.

3. Be amazed by the woodlands cover

After seeing all the plants and also animals on the trail, you will eventually reach the TreeTop Walk. At the 250m-long bridge, you will be greeted with an amazing sight of the woodland cover. The first of its kind in Singapore and in the region, this free-standing suspension bridge connects the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie and offers a bird’s eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. Take photos of the amazing landscapes and reveal every person exactly how you braved the TreeTop Walk bridge that’s 250m long and 25m high.

4. The turquoise waters are lovely too

MacRitchie Reservoir was constructed in 1867, through a donation of S$13,000 by philanthropist Tan Kim Seng, and is one of the four reservoirs located within the nature reserve. The others include Lower Peirce Reservoir, Upper Peirce Reservoir and Upper Seletar Reservoir. You would be able to enjoy the calm and placid waters that turn a lovely turquoise in the sunlight. While you are not allowed to take a dip in the water as its prohibited, the waters certainly provide a good backdrop for a nice group photograph or a selfie.

5. There are lots of topless selfies taken on the bridge

Do a quick search on Instagram and you would be amazed by the number of topless hunk selfies posted. Perhaps its remote enough for an act of bravery; or the warm weather tempts trekkers to take off their tops? Either way, this is obviously trending, so please feel free to add your topless selfie to the Instagram TreeTop Hunks collection too!

6. It’s a one way route

Yes, please follow the sign and in an orderly manner and fashion, go in just one direction. In order to prevent congestion, the National Parks board has decided to enforce this policy for good reason. The last thing you would want is an unnecessary altercation on the bridge itself.

7. It’s a great place for group activities

Yes, the TreeTop Walk Singapore is a great place for group activities. Not only you can get in touch with nature, but indulge in group selfies too! And don’t worry, the bridge structure is designed to withstand a very heavy loading.

8. Not to be confused with the “SkyWalk” at the Sky Trees

It’s easy to confused the TreeTop Walk with the SkyWalk at The Gardens by the Bay. But they are both far apart from each other. And while the TreeTop Walk is sponsored by HSBC, the SkyWalk is sponsored by OCBC. Measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall, Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of lights and sounds at night.

9. How to get there

The distance to the entrance of the TreeTop Walk is approximately 4.5 km (1.5 – 2 hr walk) from MacRitchie Reservoir Park and 2.5 km (45 mins – 1 hr walk) from the car park at Venus Drive. A round trip including the TreeTop Walk is about 7 km to 10 km (3-5 hrs depending on your walking pace).

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To get to MacRitchie Reservoir by public transit, take any bus to the 'MacRitchie Reservoir' stop on Lornie Road, or take the Circle Line to Caldecott MRT and from there it's a ten-minute walk.

Terence is Tropika Club Magazine's deputy editor who loves learning about animals and their behavior. He is also an anthropologist, so he is very interested in how different cultures interact with animals. He has worked in the publishing industry for over 10 years, and have been lucky enough to work with some amazing authors and editors.