Here’s a sanctuary for a type of monkey that is native in Southeast Asia – the crab-eating macaque. While it's friendly by nature, it might get aggressive when you show your teeth as it might feel attacked. Visitors are encouraged not to feed the monkeys there too. The nature reserve also has turtles and other jungle creatures crawling around. But the main highlight is the summit trail with Singapore’s highest elevation point of 163-metre.
Save your trip to the zoo for another day, and instead, pack a pair of binoculars for some wildlife spotting at Singapore's nature reserves and parks. These tranquil sanctuaries are home to a variety of jungle creatures including monkeys, birds, monitor lizards, otters, and even crocodiles – crikey. It comes as no surprise as the tropical island boasts rich wildlife and rainforest which was once dense enough for orangutans to swing from one end of the island to the other. With not a ticket queue in sight, here are the best places to spot wildlife in its natural habitat.