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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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<p>I and my friends were bored at home during Chinese New Year period, so we decided to explore Bukit Timah nature reserve. It was quite hot outside, despite the weather geared up and get our rides and went straight to Bukit Timah. The place has got a different vibe a different energy. Hiking trail in this place are popular. Our objective is to experience nature in its pristine form. This place is singapore&rsquo;s one of the richest and most diverse ecological system.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This 163-ha reserve includes Singapore&rsquo;s highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill, which stands at 163 m and retains one of the few areas of primary rainforest in the country. The forest on the hill has been a botanical collection ground for more than a century, and the first known specimens of many species of Malayan plants have been obtained here.</p> <p>Established in 1883, Bukit Timah Forest Reserve was one of the first forest reserves to be created in Singapore, as recommended by Nathaniel Cantley, the then Superintendent of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. In 1882, Cantley was commissioned by the government of the Straits Settlements to prepare a report on the forests of the settlements. In his report, he recommended for several forest reserves to be created on the island, which were established over the next few years.</p> <p><strong>How to get there</strong></p> <p>By bus: 67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961</p> <p>Alight at Jalan Anak Bukit Road, opposite Beauty World Centre (Bus stop ID: 42109), or</p> <p>Alight at Upper Bukit Timah Road, opposite Bukit Timah Shopping Centre (Bus stop ID: 42091)</p> <p>By MRT: Alight at Beauty World MRT Station, take Exit A</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Nature Reserve Opening Hours</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>7am to 7pm daily</p> <p>Exhibition Hall Opening Hours</p> <p>8am to 5.30pm daily</p> <p>Carpark Opening Hours</p> <p>7am to 7pm daily (No overnight parking)</p> <p>[Alternative parking is available at Cheong Chin Nam Road, Bukit Timah Shopping Centre and Beauty World Shopping Centre.]</p> <p>Accessibility Info</p> <p>- Wheelchair accessible to Visitor Centre</p> <p>- No pets allowed in Nature Reserve</p> <p>No smoking Smoke-free (all nature reserves)</p> <p>For public safety, please do not enter the nature reserve and forested areas during stormy weather, as such inclement weather may cause trees and branches to fall. Do note that when planning to go outdoors, you may dial 65427788 for weather forecast.</p>

Albin Varghese

Visited on Feb 2018