Saturday, 11 October 2008

MacRitchie Reservoir

Finally we are going to MacRitchie Reservoir because YQ do not want to wake up so early. We reached there at around 9.15am and there were already quite a lot of people exercising there.

MacRitchie Reservoir is Singapore's oldest reservoir. The main attraction that I wanted to visit is the HSBC TreeTop Walk, a 250m aerial free standing suspension bride spanning Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang which are the two highest points in MacRitchie. The bridge which is 25m at its highest point, offers visitors a panoramic view of Upper Pierce Reservoir and the surrounding lush rainforest.

We walked for almost 2hrs covering 5.3km (Route 3) before we reach the HSBC Treetop Walk. The trail to HSBC Treetop Walk is bit tedious cos there is upslope n downslope path.

YQ doing stunt

@ HSBC Treetop walk
Upper Pierce Reservoir

25m from the ground
Enjoying the bright sunshine

The suspension bridge is a one way walk which means we cant U-turn back! We decided to try Route 4 on the return way back and we would be passing by Jelutong tower.

Meaningful quote

Jelutong Tower is a 7-storey high tower which offers a view of the Singapore Island Country Club golf course and the MacRitchie Reservoir.

@ the top of the tower
Glooming sky

Waiting for the rain to stop

Luckily we had not left the tower when the rain starts to pour. We waited for about 20 min before we continue our journey.
Gloomy sky again
Raining again

Luckily the rain drops was partially shelter by the trees as we were walking in the forest when it starts to rain again.

Back at the reservoir

We finally back to the starting point after almost 5 hours of trekking covering ~ 10km. YQ joked that the distance I have covered today is definitely more than the distance I would covered in a month. ><" Throughout the trip, we immensed ourselves in the lush forest enjoying the greenery, away from the bustling city. How I wish Singapore has more greenery. Hehe.... my next trip should be either the Southern Ridges , Sungei Buloh or Bukit Timah Reserve. Thank you YQ for accompanying me. =)

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