On this running tour you are in for a true nature experience and if you are lucky you will be able to spot monkeys and observe lizards along the way. The Macritchie Reservoir is one of the four reservoirs that connects Singapore’s nature reserves. It is a popular spot for nature lovers and runners and you are about to experience it first hand.
Be prepared for a fun and challenging running tour. While the highest point of this route is only 25m, the terrain is generally undulating, so you are in for some fun running. It can be slightly humid in the forest, so remember to wear light clothing.
The highlight of the run is The Tree Top Walk. With the nearest carpark being over 2 kilmometres away, this is accessible by only by foot. The Tree Top Walk is the first of its kind in Singapore and in the region being a free-standing suspension bridge connecting the two highest points in MacRitchie. Aside from taking in the sunlight and the fresh air, the The TreeTop walk offers a panoramic view of the plants and animals living in the vicinty. The total length of the walkway is about 250 metres with the highest point at 25 metres.
On the return loop, you will catch a glimpse of the remains of Shinto Shrine, which have been built during the Japanese occupation of Singapore, but now left abandoned. As the route to the Shrine is not marked, we are prohibited from going into to the shrine. However, you will be able to see the old structures built in the 1940s leading up to the shrine.
This running tour is truly unique and offers a welcomed change to the hustle of bustle of downtown Singapore. One for the bucket list!