Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Posted on May 7, 2019
CategoryParks & Gardens
LocationBukit Timah

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Getting there, what to see, food

This nature reserve is located near the geographic centre of Singapore, on the slopes and surrounding areas of Bukit Timah Hill. At 164m, the hill is the highest point in the country. Today, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the largest patches of primary rain forest left in Singapore. This nature reserve acts as a water catchment for the reservoirs around the area.

This reserve is home to a varied amount of flora and fauna. 840 species of flowering plants and over 500 animal species populate this reserve.  It is also a popular place for hiking, running, and training for mountain-climbing. There are also small groups of people who visit the reserve for mountain-biking, as there are properly allocated trails.

Explore the Nature Reserve

As with MacRitchie Reservoir Park, there are various walking trails too. There are even trails specifically for mountain-bikers. For a map of these walking and mountain-biking trails, visit the NParks website.

There is a visitor centre open from 8.30am to 6pm daily. All essential information regarding the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve can be obtained here. Other amenities at the visitor centre include toilets, telephones and a small shop.


How to get to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

MRT Train, Taxi, Bus

Bus services 67, 75, 170, 171, 173, 184, 852 and 961 take you along Upper Bukit Timah Road. Alight along this road, opposite Bukit Timah Shopping Centre and Beauty World Centre.


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Drive yourself to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Why not hire a car while you’re in Singapore and visit the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in your own time. Roads are easy to follow and great to drive on. Hire cars are modern. Tourists can drive using a valid foreign licence and an International Driving Permit (IDP), issued in your home country. If you come from one of the Asian Nations you can drive in Singapore without an international permit.

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