Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore

10 January 2019

A walk through the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore. A hot & humid hike through some of the last remaining primary rainforest on the island.

The top of the hill, which is the highest point on the island...

...at a whopping 163.63m.

A beautiful leaf that's bigger than your hand.

And some interesting natural decoration.

Only where a large tree has recently fallen down is there a bit of an opening.

Otherwise it's just thick forest everywhere.

By far the biggest ant I've ever seen! This guy was about as big as the top part of my thumb.

Tall trees...

...need a firm base.

An upside-down squirrel.

And then a short detour to see one of the many (old) quarries around here, now filled up with water.

With some local residents.

A full view of the quarry.

Map, elevation profile, and additional information

GPS track BukitTimah.gpx
Trailhead coordinates 1.348168, 103.776835
Length & cumulative elevation 5.3km, +300/-300m
Public transport MRT blue ("Downtown") line, stop "Beauty World", or various buses (see park website below).
Useful websites Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Remarks Hot and humid! Bring plenty of water.

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All images © 2019 Wim Hordijk