MacRitchie TreeTop Walk has finally reopened to the public after a year-long closure

Get your hiking boots on and get moving

Written by
Izza Sofia
City Life Writer
TreeTop Walk
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Many Singaporeans have picked up hiking as a hobby when the world came to a standstill due to the pandemic. Naturally, when the MacRitchie Reservoir TreeTop Walk closed last year, many were left disappointed. After having been closed for most of 2021, the TreeTop Walk is finally open.

One of Singapore’s famous hiking spots, the TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Nature Reserve, reopened on December 15 and it boasts a suspension bridge that takes you between Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalang. Not only is the place popular among hikers, it also is famous among adventure-goers who love an Instagram-worthy photo opportunity as well.

Walk through the 250 metre-long suspension bridge and get a bird’s eye view of the treetops and animals that live in the forest canopy. The bridge stands at 30 metres above sea level, so it’s really not for the faint of heart. To get to the bridge, be prepared for some good exercise. The distance to the entrance of the TreeTop Walk is approximately 4.5km if you start at MacRitchie Reservoir Park. Alternatively, you can start at Windsor Nature Park, where it’s only 2.5km to the entrance of the walk. Those who wish to do a round trip, which involves both parks and the TreeTop Walk, get ready for a 7 to 10km hike!

According to NParks’ website, the walkway will be open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, and 8.30am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Since its reopening, long queues have been spotted in the nature reserve.

To reduce queues and maintain safe distancing, hikers are encouraged to visit on weekdays or during off-peak hours - between 10.30am and 3.30pm. You can also visit NParks' useful real-time map, which shows the magnitude of the crowds at different green spaces before heading down.

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