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MacRitchie Reservoir Park


  1. No entry to the Shinto Shrine (Syonan Jinja)
    The Shinto Shrine (Syonan Jinja) is located within a core nature conservation area of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. This area is closed to the public. There are no designated trails to the Shrine. For their own safety, visitors should stay on the designated trails to avoid becoming lost in the forest.  This nature reserve is home to numerous species of endangered native flora and fauna. Human activity in this area can affect animal movement, or result in trampling on endangered plant saplings. 
    Entering or leaving any part of a nature reserve which is closed is an offence under the Parks and Trees Regulations which carries a penalty of a fine of up to $2,000. We seek your co-operation to stay on the designated trails. If you are interested to find out more about the Shinto Shrine, please visit the site marker located at the junction of Adam Road and Sime Road. 

  2. The path along Lornie Road will be closed from 20 February 2017 to mid 2020. Please plan alternative routes if you intend to pass through that area. Click here for further details.

  3. The usage of event spaces at Macritchie Reservoir Park and Lornie Trail (Reservoir Deck, Reservoir Vista and Lawn@Paddle Lodge) are under PUB, the national water agency from 1 April 2017 onwards. Interested parties can email PUB at, contact Alfred Hah at or call PUB at 1800-2255-782.

Things To Do

  • Bird Watching

    Being the gateway to the nature reserve, this park is a sanctuary for bird watching.

  • Exercise workout at MacRitchie Reservoir Park

    Exercise & Workout

    Located at the entrance to the nature reserves is the fitness corner, which is a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts. It is also a great place for morning and evening strolls along the water's edge.

  • Water Activities

    Water Sports

    If you enjoy water sports, water sports orientation courses as well as rentals for canoes and kayaks are available.

  • Petai Trail


    Take a hike into the reserves to enjoy the nature within the forested areas. The 3.2km and 4.8km trails are often used for cross-country meets.

    If you wish to organise a hike in the nature reserve with a total of 30 people or more, please complete this application form and submit it to us at least one month before the date of the activity. A maximum of 100 pax per day is allowed into the nature reserves for organised groups. If the quota has been met for that day, you are required to opt for another day.

  • Volunteering

    Keen to be part of our biodiversity conservation efforts? Translate your passion into action and sign up as a Central Nature Reserve volunteer!

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Last updated on 28 January 2020

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