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Singapore’s “Garden City” nickname stems from its many parks, nature reserves, and green spaces, offering a range of options for hikers seeking respite from city life. Check out our list of top walking trails to get started on your adventure.

  1. Southern Ridges – The Southern Ridges trail is a 10-kilometer stretch that connects several parks and nature reserves, offering breathtaking views of the city skyline and the lush greenery. Opening Hours: 24 hours.
  2. MacRitchie Reservoir Park – This nature reserve boasts a 12-hectare lake surrounded by pristine rainforest, making it a popular spot for nature enthusiasts and joggers. The highlight of the trail is the TreeTop Walk, a 250-meter-long suspension bridge that offers stunning views of the forest canopy. Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm.
  3. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve – This reserve is home to Singapore’s highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill, which stands at 163 meters tall. The reserve offers a variety of hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult, with stunning views of the rainforest and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm.
  4. Labrador Nature Reserve – This trail is a historical and ecological gem located in the southern part of Singapore. It offers a picturesque view of the sea, and the rustic charm of the park is accentuated by World War II relics and a mangrove forest that has stood the test of time. Opening Hours: 24 hours.
  5. Fort Canning Park – This iconic hilltop park has a rich history dating back to the 14th century, and it was once home to Malay royalty and British colonial leaders. The park offers a variety of walking trails that take visitors through historical landmarks, lush greenery, and stunning views of the city skyline. Opening Hours: 24 hours.
  6. Punggol Waterway Park – This park offers a scenic view of the Punggol Waterway and is a popular spot for cycling, jogging, and walking. The park features a 4.2-kilometer-long promenade and a variety of attractions such as a water playground, a fitness corner, and a nature trail. Opening Hours: 24 hours.
  7. Coney Island Park – This island park is a hidden gem in Singapore, offering a rustic and peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. The park features a diverse range of habitats, including coastal forests, mangroves, and grasslands. Visitors can also rent bicycles to explore the park at their own pace. Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm.
  8. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – This reserve is Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including migratory birds. Visitors can explore the park’s many walking trails and boardwalks, which take them through mangrove swamps, mudflats, and other unique habitats. Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm.
  9. Green Corridor – This trail follows the former railway tracks that used to run through Singapore and is now a popular spot for walking, jogging, and cycling. The trail stretches for 24 kilometers and offers stunning views of the city’s urban landscape and greenery. Instagram: @green_corridor_sg; Opening Hours: 24 hours.
  10. Bukit Batok Nature Park – This park offers a tranquil escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, with a variety of walking trails and picnic spots. The highlight of the park is the quarry pool, which was once a site for granite mining but is now a popular spot for fishing and swimming.
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