For Elyn, who hardly exercises (the soles of her shoes falling off being undeniable proof), to enjoy the 12.6km Macritchie walk, there must be a draw about the place.
If you’re looking for a unique way to burn off those calories from that third buffet in the month, or you simply want a reprieve from the air-conditioned gyms, MacRitchie Nature Reserve could be your next haunt. Surrounded by the ubiquitous sights and sounds of nature, MacRitchie is a haven for nature lovers. For adventure seekers, be spoilt for choice with the different trails leading to the TreeTop Walk, a location which many consider to be the holy grail of MacRitchie.
Nestled in the middle of the nature reserve, is the TreeTop Walk. It is a suspended bridge between the two highest points in MacRitchie – the Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalan. The highest point of the TreeTop Walk is 25 metres above the ground which is around 7 storeys high!
The different routes to this picturesque spot can either confuse or spur trekkers on (go with friends who have a good sense of direction lol~). One may get lost along the way and end up not being able to experience swaying on the bridge, or taking a plethora of photographs of the scenic view (which we definitely did), a testament to arriving at the revered spot in MacRitchie. Should that happen, do not be dismayed. You could attempt searching for the TreeTop Walk again with sheer determination or simply enjoy trekking on the trails in the reserve that is bursting with a rich biodiversity. In fast paced city Singapore, take a hike, and take time to breathe in the crisp air and take in the sights of lush greenery!
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