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TreeTop Walk

 

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IMPORTANT: For your 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, dial-a-weather at 65427788 for weather forecast. Thank you.

The TreeTop Walk (TTW) is the highlight of several long hiking routes in MacRitchie that brings you through different stages of mature secondary forest. 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. The total length of the walkway is about 250m and its height from the forest floor varies, with the highest point at 25m.


Besides providing another avenue for nature recreation for Singaporeans, the TTW also play an important role in forest canopy research, an area many researchers were not able to get into because of lack of access. This bridge will help to facilitate surveys and plant identification work and further our understanding of how forest ecosystems work.

The TTW was officially launched by the Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Mrs. Lim Hwee Hua, on 5th November 2004. The event also marked the start of another collaboration between NParks and HSBC that will reap benefits for the community. As part of efforts to enhance the TTW as an outdoor classroom to promote an interest and appreciation of the natural sciences, HSBC and NParks established the HSBC-GCF (Garden City Fund) TreeTop Walk Fund to support a host of programmes and activities for conservation, education and outreach. This includes programmes for school children, workshops for teachers, training of nature guides as well as the production of educational materials.

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

Please note that the walkway only allows for one-direction traffic. The entrance to the bridge is from Ranger Station via Peirce track.

 

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Opening Hours:

Tue to Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 8.30am-5pm.

The TreeTop Walk gate will be closed at 5pm. Visitors are advised to start hiking towards the bridge by 4.45pm from Ranger Station to avoid disappointment.

Closed on Mondays except public holidays for maintenance and research.
 

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014
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Getting There

You can start your walk from either MacRitchie Reservoir Park (Route 3) or Venus Drive (Route 6).

By Bus
(Bus stop B on map)

Take Bus number 132, 163, 165, 166, 167, 640, 52 or 980 and alight at the bus stops along Upper Thomson Road

By Car

Parking is available at Venus Drive. For carpark charges, please click here.

By MRT

Nearest MRT station at Marymount MRT (Circle line) located 2km away from MacRitchie Reservoir Park.

 

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Information is Updated on 19/05/2013