Monday, February 10, 2014

MacRitchie TreeTop Walk

You should not miss going to the MacRitchie TreeTop Walk if you have a chance to visit MacRitchie Reservoir. You can find more information about the reservoir and how to get there here.

The TreeTop Walk is the highlight of several hiking routes in MacRitchie that brings you through different stages of mature secondary forest. This free-standing suspension bridge connects the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie and offers a bird's eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. The total length of the walkway is about 250m and its height from the forest floor varies, with the highest point at 25m.

It is quite easy to find the TreeTop Walk. If you encounter any crossroads, just look out for the map or the road signs. The signs are everywhere and there are different ways of getting there. Just follow one of the signs but remember that you may need to walk as long as 11km to get to the TreeTop walk. That will take about 4-5 hours. It will be nearer if you walk to the TreeTop walk via the car park at Venus Drive, which will take about an hour. However, you will miss all the nature wildlife you may encounter if you go via the nature trail. Below are some of the wildlife you may encounter if you walk the full 11km to treetop walk. :)

Monitor Lizard walking around the broadwalk



Is this a brown-streaked flycatcher?

Unknown bird with a long unique tail

Big spider on a bigger spider web

Common Sun Skink

When you're near the TreeTop walk, do take note that there is a short distance when you will walk on the road, but you will need to go back to the trail. You won't miss it as there is a big map at the entrance of the trail.

Upon reaching it, you will see the stairs going down towards the treetop walk.

You will see a small station at the end of this walkway, which is the entrance to the treetop walk.

The treetop walk gives you a bird's eye view of all the trees around MacRitchie and even the reservoir. You may also see interesting birds on the tree canopy.

Visit TreeTop walk when you can. It is a nice place to go to but you need to hike for some time though. Be prepared.

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