Macritchie Reservoir Park and Tree Top Walk

Hello fellow gwong dung yun!

I'd like to have an outing with a bit of exercise, rather than a sit down in a restaurant. Singapore has a limited amount of nature for hiking and I want to have an outing to chat with some Cantonese speakers, get some exercise, and get away from concrete and built up areas for a little while.

I'm not the most experienced or knowledgable person regarding this, but I've been to Macritchie Reservoir Park and Bukit Timah a handful of times.

So for this outing (perhaps the first of several?), I want to do the following:

On a Sunday: (for all of August I am busy all day Saturday working, seminars so I'm only free Sundays)

2.45pm : Meet at front of Macritchie where the cafe, toilets and change areas are

Facing the reservoir, walk right and keep going! Most of the path is level, with slight ups and downs. Parents bring their young children all the time. It's really not hard at all, and you can see monkeys, butteflies, the occasional lizard and colourful snake!

The Tree Top Walk is about 4.5 km in and is free, but closes at 5pm.

We can then walk back the way we came, or, if you don't mind, can continue on and complete the whole 11km circuit of Macritchie Reservoir. Continuing on, there will be about 15 minutes where there is no cover from the sun (along golf course), but you can later walk along a timber walkway which is right along the edge of the reservoir, and is peaceful, lovely and a relaxing way to finish off the walk.

Total time- approximately 3 (quick pace) to 4 (slow pace, lots of socialising) hours.

Afterwards, we can take a bus and have dinner at a nearby food court or eatery. Eg, it's near Butkit Timah, which has several restaurants.

Things to bring:

- change of clothes- t shirt/top.
- adequate drink eg 1.5L
- perhaps a hat and sunblock.
- camera.
- smile and sense of humour
- Siu die di ar! ^_^

Nearest MRT are Caldecott and Marymount:

https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?q=macritchie+reservoir+map&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x31da174a834d5455:0x3ea3612250057dc4,MacRitchie+Reservoir&gl=sg&ei=pLD_Ubu4N4TprQeNvoHQDw&ved=0CC0Q8gEwAA

And here's another site with info:

http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=naturereserves&id=49&Itemid=75

Please Rsvp and I'll set a date in August. There needs to be at least 2 other RSVP's before it becomes an event.

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  • Francis F.

    A very enjoyable walk with good company. Thanks for organizing, Adrian.

    August 19, 2013

  • Annie W.

    sorry, i m still finding my way to the meetup point. hv u all arrived?

    August 18, 2013

    • Annie W.

      sorry for keep you guys waiting. either my network or my meetup app was not working so i just saw your replies now *arghhhh...sorry again

      August 18, 2013

    • Adrian

      Mo mung tei Annie. We all had a great time! ;p See yo next time!

      August 18, 2013

  • Silas

    Very nice outing with excellent company! Thanks Adrian for organising.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Adrian

    Awesome outing with good people!

    August 18, 2013

  • Silas

    Tentatively attending, if working schedule permits

    August 10, 2013

    • Adrian

      No worries mate. Them's the breaks. Thanks for letting me know!

      August 13, 2013

    • Silas

      trip cancelled, can come afterall...

      August 15, 2013

  • Francis F.

    I am a new member.Would to join you guys in this event. See you.

    August 13, 2013

    • Adrian

      Hi Francis, perhaps you are new to meetup- there is no need to write a comment, just click on RSVP! Thanks!

      August 13, 2013

  • ada

    See u ! But have no idea where to meet u guys...:p

    August 10, 2013

    • Adrian

      Hi ada! Great to see you! I've got several links in the introduction. Please click on them. Or Google Lornie rd. Also most taxi drivers will know it. Just remember that rd.

      August 10, 2013

  • Annie W.

    Newbie here! Count me in, pls!!!!!

    August 8, 2013

    • Adrian

      Good to see you!

      August 9, 2013

  • Lynn O.

    Hi,
    I am a new member in Meet Up Group. I am interested to join this Cantonese speaking event, but Sunday evening around 5pm I have a class to attend. Is all right if I can't join this activity, may be wait for another event. Thank you.
    Lynn Ow

    August 9, 2013

    • Adrian

      Sure Lynn. Mo mun tei!

      August 9, 2013

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