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Natural attractions in Singapore

 

Singapore is known as one of the most modern countries in the world with its sleek buildings and futuristic architecture. Its status as one of Asia’s biggest financial districts and tourist destination, makes it seem like Singapore is all about buildings and none of the nature. But if there is one thing that Singapore is full off, it is the reservoirs all around the small nation. With the tagline “Let’s Make Singapore Our Garden”, NParks protect the natural resources of the city state and ensure the country enjoys greeneries for generations to come.

Below are a must-visit couple of parks and reserves to rejuvenate your spirit:

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. One of the first forest reserves to be established in the country, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve offers a pristine view of the richest ecological systems known. With 163-ha, it houses Bukit Timah, the highest hill in Singapore. The hill is equipped with a bike trail for biking enthusiasts and guided walks for those who wish to stay in tune with nature. Organized events for the whole family are also available such as I heART Nature which happens every second Saturday of the month until June 2017 and several organized camping trips.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Singapore is not only known as a culturally diverse country, it is also known to have a diverse wildlife. The 130-hectare reserve is considered an ASEAN Heritage Park and serves as an educational ground for students with plenty of volunteer opportunities guide programs, workshops, guidebooks and more.

Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Known as the largest reserve in Singapore, the Central Catchment Nature Reserve houses the country’s main reservoir including MacRitchie and offers over 500 animal species. Visitors can stroll along the HSBC Treetop walk from its entrance at the Ranger Station via Peirce Track to take a closer look of the area.

Pulau Ubin. Relive a life of eccentricity and experience the Kampong lifestyle at Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa. Situated in North East of Singapore, Pulau Ubin is one of the last preserved rural areas in the country. Chek Jawa, on the other hand, is a 100-hectare wetlands near Pulau Ubin. Check Jawa offers the richest biodiversity which is accessible via Pulau Ubin. It offers seven interdependent ecosystem which will send any naturalist in a frenzy. Ubin and Chek Jawa wetlands is perfect for summer camp, marine life observation and outdoor activities such as mountain biking.

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