The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the natural icons of Singapore. Its laden with a rich history and is a tranquil spot to spend the weekends hiking or mountain biking. Here are some photos from the trail taken on February 16, 2014.
The nature reserve is spread over 163 hectares which includes Singapore’s highest hill at 163m
This is the first reserve that was set up for nature conservation in 1883 and is about 15 mins away from downtown Singapore.
The path to the summit is Steep. It’s intense enough to demand a basic level of fitness.
They are not kidding around when they say ‘STEEP’. All wakers be prepared to sweat it out climbing up to the summit
En route, you do see funnily ‘scary’ signs
I wonder if this was one of the branches that fell on someone. Pretty hard to survive this, I think
An hour later, we finally reach the Summit at 163.63 metres.
The Bukit Timah summit is Singapore’s highest natural point. There is something really satisfying scaling any summit and this one was no exception.
A customary selfie at the Summit. Half way there.
You can spend hours reading about the different species of trees that are found in the reserve. It has one of the most richest and diverse ecological systems in Singapore
Time for the descent which was tougher than it looks
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Some more funnily ‘scary’ signs
Some sweeping vistas that are serene and breath taking. This one is of the Singapore quarry.
We are at the home stretch, I still cant get over how serene and calm this place is.
You know you’ve reached civilization when you see a sign that says ‘HORN PLEASE’.
The entire trek took us 2 hours and we climbed an equivalent of ’56 floors’. Not bad for a Sunday morning workout eh? Leave a comment if you want to know more or see more photos about the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Have a great weekend!