Going back to nature is a natural stress reliever. There are many hiking trails and places to walk in Singapore to recharge. From Fort Canning Park to Coney Island, have your pick of the best spots to calm your mind, enjoy the flora and fauna of Singapore and organise outdoor activities for the family.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a popular park for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts and one of the best places to walk in Singapore. It also hosts many events throughout the year, including cross-country runs as well as informal exercise groups and meet-ups such as yoga, birdwatching, kayaking and canoeing.
Take a morning or evening walk along the water’s edge with the macaques, hike over to the popular MacRitchie Reservoir TreeTop Walk or simply admire the beauty of one of Singapore’s favourite reservoirs.
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Difficulty level: Medium Distance: 11 km Walking time: 2-3 hours
A park right in the heartlands, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park features a variety of habitats rich in flora and fauna.
You may even spot a family of otters! For the young and the young at heart, break up your walk with some fun at the themed playgrounds at this park.
Difficulty level: Easy Distance: 6 km Walking time: 2 hours Cycling time: 45 minutes
Marina Bay is a popular hotspot with joggers, rollerbladers and cyclists, due to its breath-taking views of the Singapore skyline and Marina Barrage.
You can choose to take a short run of less than 5 km or go for a longer run up to 15 km when you include other national icons into your scenic route such as the Helix Bridge and the Singapore River.
Difficulty level: Easy Distance: 8 km or 11 km Running time: 1-3 hours
Three parks and one nature reserve make up the lush and verdant Southern Ridges.
From the hilly parks of Mount Faber to Telok Blangah Hill, Kent Ridge and Labrador Nature Reserve, the route goes past the iconic Henderson Waves and also Hort Park — a landscaping destination featuring the latest in garden design plus a special garden for kids.
The bio-diverse spaces create a multitude of opportunities for bird watchers, history enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Difficulty level: Medium to Challenging Distance: 10 km Walking time: 3-5 hours
Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park, the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is filled with rich biodiversity including 202 hectares of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and forests.
Enjoy guided walks through the vast wetlands, hone your photography skills or marvel at the native inhabitants, including water snakes, birds, spiders, mudskippers, crabs, and monitor lizards.
Distance: 500 m Walking time: 30-45 minutes
Recommended Route 1 Distance: 3 km Walking time: 1-2 hours
Take a break from the hustle and bustle, and pick a hiking trail to connect with nature today! For more information: visit the NParks page.
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Thursday, March 23, 2023
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