Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Singapore is probably one of the most unusual megalopolises, as right next to its fashionable quarters there are islands of wild nature, among which the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is situated. The reserve will give you a big picture of what the island looked like when the first Europeans landed on its shores. Here you literary will find yourself surrounded by real jungles and feel the humidity of the rainforest.

Not very large in terms of its size, the reserve lies on the slopes of Bukit Timah Hill, Singapore's highest point (163,63 meters), after which the park was named. Bukit can be translated from Malayan as "a hill", while Timah means "tin", although it has nothing to do with any deposits. It is noteworthy that the reserve was established in 1883 on recommendation of Nathaniel Cantley, then Superintendent of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The territory of the newly created reserve was under protection from the botanic garden in order to safeguard its flora and fauna.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to 40% of the nation’s living creatures providing the habitat for more than 840 species of flowering plants and for around 500 species of fauna. All along your way through the park you will have a great chance to admire the beauty of the greatest part of the untouched rainforests of Singapore.

Address: Hindhede Dr
Opening hours: Sat, Sun 7 am – 6 pm, entry till 5 pm; closed on Mon-Fri
How to reach: MRT Bukit Batok NS2
Coordinates: 1.34803, 103.77661