10 November 2016

TreeTop Walk Experience at MacRitchie Reservoir

Before this, walking through a treetop bridge was not necessarily thing on my bucket list; matter of fact, that I'm scared of height. However, after spending a nice Saturday trekking at MacRitchie Reservoir, I'm kind of want to get more challenging experience like this again somehow.

I took a total of 10 km trekking at this beautiful reservoir. To get up to the treetop, first I took a roughly 5 km walking through an intricate boardwalk and hiking through a long and steep stairs inside the forest.

Frankly, it wasn't the best exercise ever because I just got my blood taken as a sample test for a medical check-up on the same day before I visited this park. If you notice, the medical plaster was still on my left hand when I started off the trip. I also didn't get enough water to start and during the trekking, because I innocently thought that they will anyhow provide vending machine inside the forest to compliment the visitors. Well, it was a very wrong thought about visiting a nature reserve.

And this is me, finally made it to the top. This free-standing suspension bridge connects two highest points in MacRitichie. I need to make a confession that I was really terrified at first and this unglam picture of me described it well. Haha. I held tightly onto the bridge fence the whole time to keep my balance and so I would not fall (not that it was something that was going to happen). Not sure if I had acrophobia, but after a while everything was okay and if I should stroll along this treetop again, I certainly will. Still with my hand holding the fence, obviously.

These were pretty much everything that I saw from the treetop: TREES. If I wasn't that scared, it would be a perfect moment to take a deep breath and enjoy the bird's eye view. I could still feel a bit of breezy air going through me when I was there and it was a very good feeling.

And of course, this park also offers more than just the walking trail and the treetop walk. There is a designated area for watersports so people can rent kayaks for some fun in the water. Overall, this place is another great outdoor for nature enthusiasts.

MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays: 8:30am - 5pm

Visit the website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/k

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