Best national parks in Singapore

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Explore the most popular national parks in Singapore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best national parks (10)
#1 - MacRitchie Reservoir Park
Central, Singapore
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One of Singapore's most popular parks, MacRitchie Reservoir Park features hiking trails, nature viewing, and recreational water activities. Visitors can choose to stay on land and explore the park through its multitude of trails or head on into the reservoir to go kayak or canoeing! MacRitchie is typically heavily trafficked as the park is used for events and interpretive trips for schools. Check out the iconic MacRitchie bandstand, a jewel of the park, which is used to host performing arts and ceremonies. Visitors can also go fishing (at designated areas) or go bird watching at the park.Show more
#2 - Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Central, Singapore
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Home to lush forests, diverse ecosystems, and large amount of biodiversity, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the best places to go for nature viewing in Singapore. This park features Singapore's tallest hill Bukit Timah, which is surrounded by one of the few remaining rainforests in the country. Bukit Timah is also a great site for botanical collections. Additionally, the park is a home to a high percentage of the nation's flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Malayan Colug, and Red Dhup. At Bukit Timah, visitors are able to go hiking, biking, and go on interpretive tours. Visitors will have to sign up beforehand for guided tours, or they can opt to go on a self guided nature walk. Show more
#3 - Chestnut Nature Park
North East, Singapore
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As Singapore's largest nature park, Chesnut Nature Park is actually comprised of two sections (north and south). This park features a variety of recreational activities; visitors can go hiking, biking, or bird watching. Take note that this is Singapore's first park that has separate trails for hiking and mountain biking! Make sure to check out the habitat enhancements done by NPark. Due to their continued efforts, Chesnut Nature Park is home to a variety of native tree species. Some tree species include the Singapore Walking-Stick Palm and Jelutong. Additionally, these tree species provide a way for wildlife to develop and survive. Note that pets and smoking are not allowed at this park.Show more
#4 - Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Central, Singapore
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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is Singapore's first ASEAN Heritage Park. This park was previously called a nature reserve however it was changed to wetland in order to better reflect its environments. As the name suggests, Sungei Buloh is full of lush wetlands and mangrove forests. This park is known to be a site for migratory birds, which come yearly during September to March. Some bird species visitors can expect to see during the season are sandpipers and plovers. Not going during that time? No worries, Sungei Buloh has a variety of other residential bird species such as herons and sunbirds. Sungei Buloh features hiking trails, visitors can trek through the forests or take a look at the mudflats. Visitors can also sign up for guided nature walks or do self guided ones.Show more
#5 - Dairy Farm Nature Park
Central, Singapore
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Previously a cow shed, Dairy Farm Nature Park now features a variety of activities such as hiking and biking. Dairy Farm Nature Park is known for their interpretive programs at the Wallace Education Centre. The Wallace Education Centre is Singapore's first field study hub for schools, it also contains the Wallace Environmental Learning Lab (WELL) and an interpretive center. Note that although it is still called "dairy farm," there are no cows at the location. Besides the education centre, this park also features the Singapore Quarry located on the south west side of the park. This quarry is comprised of a viewing platform so visitors can observe the freshwater fauna and flora there. Keep an eye out for the dragonflies as many which live at the park are rare.Show more
#6 - Punggol Waterway Park
Central, Singapore
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Punggol Waterway Park is one of four parks that is linked by the North Eastern Riverine Loop of the Park Connector Network. The waterway that flows through the park serves the community by providing a green space and increasing water frontage. This park has four different sections which include: the Green Gallery, Recreation Zone, Nature Cove, and Heritage Zone. Punggol also features recreational activities such as: hiking, running, biking, and many more! Visitors will typically see locals biking and running along the promenade on either sides of the waterway. If you're looking for something more family friendly, check out the water playground! Kids are bound to enjoy it!Show more
#7 - Labrador Nature Reserve
Central, Singapore
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Featuring stunning cliff side views of the sea, Labrador Nature Reserve is full of picturesque views, lush forests, and large amounts of biodiversity. This reserve is teeming with wildlife and is a great place for those who enjoy bird watching. Close your eyes and listen for the songs sang by Black-naped Orioles or Oriental Magpie-robins! Labrador Nature Reserve also features a variety of activities. Go hike on the nature trails or bbq by the sea. This park also has fitness equipment for those who want to work out. Interested in history? Make sure to stop by the remnants which was previously the British's military battlement. Note: Pets are not allowed at this reserve.Show more
#8 - Windsor Nature Park
Central, Singapore
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Windsor Nature Park is located in the Upper Thomson area and features hiking trails, freshwater streams, and marsh habitats. Check out the Drongo Trail, visitors will be able to hike on a sub-canopy and get the chance to observe fauna and the regenerating secondary forest. Another cool trail to observe native flora is the Hanguana Trail which is practically lined with plants. Visitors can also opt to go on leisurely strolls along the boardwalk, or check out the workshops provided by the park to learn more about conservation and the natural heritage of Singapore. Note: Pets, bikes, and fishing are not allowed at this park. Show more
#9 - Bukit Batok Nature Park
Central, Singapore
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Looking for a tranquility and a place to relax? Bukit Batok Nature Park is the right place for you! Previously an old quarry site and now a park, Bukit Batok Nature Park features gorgeous views, crystal clear waters, and a sense of calm. The park is covered with lush forest and vegetation making the surroundings feel serene. Visitors can go on leisurely strolls or take on a more challenging hike while within the park. Check out the look out points for more stunning views of the park. Or head over to the memorial plaque that pays tribute to those who have fallen during World War II. Visitors should also stop by the pond located at the foot of the cliff for picturesque views and photos.Show more
#10 - Bedok Reservoir Park
North East, Singapore
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Formerly a sand quarry, Bedok Reservoir Park encompasses the Bedok Reservoir making it a great place for water sport enthusiasts. This park features large amounts of biodiversity, check out the wetland plants provided by the Active, Beautiful, and Clean (ABC) Waters Programme. Visitors can also expect to see a variety of bird species in the water and on land making this a prime place for bird watching! Keep an eye out for the kingfishers fishing for their lunch, it surely is a magnificent sight! Other things to do at Bedok Reservoir Park include: dragon boating, wakeboarding, kayaking, and fishing. This park is also used as a track for nearby schools! Note that this is a no smoking park and it is wheelchair accessible.Show more