You may think you know MacRitchie Reservoir like the back of your hand but there’s always something new to discover, especially if you go off the beaten track and take the 11-kilometre route deep into the rainforest. There you’re likely to get more than just a passing glance at the occasional monitor lizard, playful monkeys and any of the other 80 bird and eight reptile varieties. And while the Treetop Walk is a definite don’t miss highlight, a leisurely paddle in a kayak or canoe is an underrated attraction.
The Thomson Road stretch has never been considered 'sexy'. And for the most part, this has suited its understated residents well. Who needs a massive shopping mall when you're just 20 minutes bus ride from Orchard Road? Fancy Michelin-star restaurants? No thanks, they prefer variety and have it in spades. The outdoors? There's MacRitchie, not to mention the fancy Singapore Island Country Club (for the lucky few). Plenty of reasons to check out this centrally located neighbourhood.
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