Singapore

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Singapore, Kampong Trail, Bukit Timah

Singapore is a city-state located in Southeast Asia, consisting of a small group of islands just off the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula. Highly urbanized and densely populated as it is, very little is left of its original tropical rainforest. So if you want to go for a hike, possibilities are limited to day-hikes in one of the remaining nature reserves and parks of Singapore.

First and foremost is the small Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, home to Singapore's highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill (163 m! Some Singapore skyscrapers are higher...), and to a few of the last remaining pockets of primary lowland dipterocarp forest in Singapore. The much larger Central Catchment Nature Reserve is right next to it, and contains Singapore's main fresh water reservoirs. All primary forests here were cleared in the past, so it is now mostly covered in secondary and virgin forests. Hiking trails of varying lengths have been set out in both reserves, leading along well constructed and equally well maintained paths, including stairways, boardwalks and a suspension bridge through the forest canopy. Lots of plants and animals along the way, including long-tailed macaques and amazing butterflies.

On the southcoast you can hike in the Labrador Nature Reserve along the Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk, through the Berlayer Creek mangroves and along the small hill of Bukit Chermin. Or follow trails in the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in the northwest to spot mudskippers and water snakes. From Changi Point Ferry Terminal you can catch a boat to the island of Pulau Ubin and take a pleasant 2 hour walk along the Pulau Ubin Tree Trail.

Singapore has a hot tropical rainforest climate with yearround high humidity and frequent rainfall. November and December are wettest, April and May are hottest.

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  • Kuala Lampur Pocket Guide
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gape at the dizzying views from the top of the Petronas Towers, escape from KL's urban grind to the Forestry Research of Malaysia (FRIM) for a canopy walk, or soak up KL's British... Read more
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  • Singapore Step by Step Insight Guide
  • Singapore in the Step by Step series by Insight Guides focuses on providing tailor made walks and tours around the city. The guide features eighteen route recommendations that link up better known sights and take you off of the more beaten track; they are written by local experts who have personally selected places to eat and drink en-route and... Read more
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  • Enchanting Singapore
  • Singapore, a small island nation, offers a huge variety of experiences for holidaymakers of all kinds. This bustling cosmopolitan city has excellent shopping malls and fascinating museums; heritage trails and wildlife walks; a colourful nightlife and a huge choice of dining options. Much planning has been involved in maximising these... Read more
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  • Singapore - A Walking Tour SUPERCEDED
  • Like an artists sketchbook, this hand-drawn guide is about attention to detail and doing things the old-fashioned way. When following the well-planned walks, youll uncover Singapores hidden treasures and secret spots, peppered with interesting anecdotes and practical information. Read more
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  • Singapore
  • Singapore on a double-sided map by Periplus, providing road mapping of the Singapore Island and Sentosa Island, a street plan of Singapore City with a more detailed enlargement of its Central District, and a diagram of the MRT and LRT transport system.On one side is the whole of the Singapore Island, presented at 1:55,000. Road network... Read more
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  • Singapore City on a clear, indexed street plan at 1:10,000 with from ITMB, highlighting numerous places of interest and tourist facilities, plus the Singapore Island shown at 1:100,000 with its road and rail networks.The street plan covers the city Read more
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