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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Other than Rio de Janeiro, Singapore is the only city in the globe to have a considerable amount of primary forest called the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve within its urban limits. This natural reserve is spread an area of over 164 hectares and is at a distance of 12 km from the city. It is home for a number of tree species. At the centre of the forest is the highest point of Singapore, the Bukit Timah hill at an altitude of 164 meters from sea level. Well laid paths wander through the forest and along the way you can watch alien birds’ monkeys, butterflies, squirrels and the flying lemurs. You can also have a look at the exceptional plant life like the insect eating pitcher plant. The forest is a best place for hikers.
The reserve is opened daily from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Free admission.
The estimates tour timing id about three hours
Location: 177 Hindhede Drive Singapore 589333
Tel: (65) 6468 5736
To get there, you need to take the MRT to Newton station (NS 21) and then you have to take SMRT bus 171.