Rainforest Canopy Walk
The rainforest canopy walk is the latest attraction in the central catchment area of Singapore and it is worth the experience walking on top of a tropical rainforest on the tree canopies. In order to get to the canopy walk, you can start at the carpark located along Venus Dribe just off Upper Thomson Road. The route is well marked with signboards and is well paved. Please refer to the map at the front of this VT page for the route, and the travelogue section of this VT page for more information and photographs of the canopy walk. The canopy walk is free-of-charge opens on:
Tuesdays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 8.30am to 5pm
Close on Mondays except when it is a public holiday
MacRitchie Reservoir Park
This park by the MacRitchie Reservoir is a popular recreational place for the locals during the weekends, and it can be entered at Lornie Road. Besides the park, there are also well-marked tracks where you can do some trekking and jogging in the jungle area.
Upper Peirce Reservoir Park
This park located at the Upper Peirce Reservoir is harder to reach than the rest of the parks in this area, as it is at the end of a long road where the entrance is along Old Upper Thompson Road. Nevertheless, those local people who have vehicles like to visit this park because of the remoteness. One thing to note is that the gate of the road leading to this park closes at 7pm.
Jungle Walk (Trekking)
Because the area surrounding the 3 reservoirs in Singapore's central catchment area consists mainly of jungles, there are some well-marked tracks for those who like to walk or jog in the jungle. These tracks are especially popular among the locals during the weekends. One of the track which starts at MacRitchie Reservoir can go all the way to Bukit Timah Hill, and it is about 3 hours walk at a leisurely pace.
Upper Seletar Reservoir Park
This big and beautiful park by the Seletar Reservoir is located along Mandai Road on the way to the Singapore Zoo. There is a nice viewing tower where you can have nice views of the surroundings.
Lower Peirce Reservoir Park
This small and cosy park by the Lower Peirce Reservoir is along Old Upper Thompson Road near to the junction of Upper Thompson Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.
Flora & Fauna
When you are at the central catchment area, do look around and see the thousands of species of flora and fauna which inhabitate this very ancient forest area.