HSBC TreeTop Walk

Posted: December 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                                                       Stardate: 69114.8 (Dec 27th, 2012)

I’ve been planning to visit this place for quite some time. So when a friend of mine decided to come sightseeing on the place as well, I might as well joined in! =)

This HSBC TreeTop walk was a free-standing suspension bridge within MacRitchie Reservoir itself. It connects from Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalang, which is the two highest points in MacRitchie. With a total length of 250m and 25m feet above the ground, the walkway is the 1st of its kind in Singapore and in the region.  Cost to built was S$1.6M. Work began in August 2002 and completed in July 2004. From the very top, it offers the visitors a bird’s eye view of the forest canopy, and a panoramic view of Upper Peirce Reservoir at a distance. Indeed, one of the best nature parks for nature lovers, birds lovers to study the surrounding vegetation. The tall height itself provides researchers a better access to areas well off the ground.

However the walkway only allows for one-way traffic. So you might not want to stand there for too long if there’s a lot of people coming your way.

Treetop frame

Getting there from the Venus Drive carpark, which is the starting point was one hell of a walk. We followed the trail as it leads to the jungles. Took at least an hour to reach the bridge. And at least another hour to get back to the exit. Tiring, exhausting but it was a good exercise though. Not only that, I’m also glad I had finally achieve something that I should have done ages ago. Its worth a trip! =)

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