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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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Lonely Planet Kuala Lumpur 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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2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore - A Walking Tour
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore CityPack Guide
  • The City Pack guide to Singaporeby AA Publishing combines practical information with inspiring photographs and a separate pull-out map in a handy pocket format, appealing to both business and leisure visitors. Save time, discover the world’s greatest cities with the AA’s Top 25 sights and experiences from the Asian Civilisations Museum to the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Insight City Guide
  • Singapore in the City Guide from Insight provides a detailed exploration of a range of destinations and includes extensive information on restaurants, hotels, shopping and sights as well as unique ‘editor’s tips’. Each heavily illustrated guide begins with ‘best of’ sections, giving a brief summary of the main highlights. Extensive introductory... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Lost Guides
  • Lost Guides – Singapore is a unique, stylish and offbeat travel guidebook toSingapore. Featuring over 120 of the most special spots in Singapore, from coolcoffee shops and fabulous food (local and contemporary) to authentic Asian artgalleries and wild nature walks. The book also includes interviews with localcreatives, and pieces of local... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Capitool compact Singapore | Unieboek
  • Grote aantrekkingskracht Op het eerste gezicht lijkt Singapore een moderne stad met hoge wolkenkrabbers, maar wie beter kijkt ziet restanten uit zowel het oosterse als het Europese verleden. Een ideale kennismaking met Singapore en haar vele culturele invloeden krijg je in het National Museum of Singapore. De Singapore Botanic Gardens is één... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Trotter Maleisië en Singapore | Lannoo
  • Een uitgebreide reisgids over Maleisië en Singapore met veel praktische informatie en beschrijvingen van de bezienswaardigheden. Weinig tot geen foto's; maar juist daardoor veel tekst en dus veel informatie. Eigenzinnig van aard met een soms duidelijk oordeel wat je beter wel of niet kunt doen, doorspekt met droge humor. Prettig leesbaar en... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids ANWB Wereldreisgids Maleisie en Singapore | ANWB Media
  • Deze uitstekend voor Nederland bewerkte gids, deel van een nieuwe ANWB-serie, heeft de volgende indeling: land, volk en cultuur; reisinformatie; onderweg (beschrijvingen van de hoofdstad en zes verschillende streken). Een uitgebreide inhoudsopgave maakt hem goed hanteerbaar. De gids besluit met een register en een atlas van 26 autokaarten (1:... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Best of Malaysia & Singapore - Maleisië | Lonely Planet
  • De nieuwste reisgidsen-serie van Lonely Planet: een luxe uitgave met als titel 'the Best of ... ' waarin aandacht voor de belangrijkste niet te missen hoogtepunten van het land. Ook hier wordt het kort en bondig geschreven met veel praktische informatie erbj als eten-drinken en vervoer. De lijst met accommodaties - zoals bij de gewone Planets -... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Reisgids Wat & Hoe select Singapore | Kosmos
  • Singapore is een dynamische en bruisende wereldstad met de blik strak op de toekomst gericht. Futuristische wolkenkrabbers wedijveren met koloniale residenties, etnische wijken, chique winkelcentra, tropische parken, kleurrijke oosterse tradities en een ultra verfijnde fusionkeuken om de gunst van de bezoeker. Hier vind je het beste van Azië en... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Pocket Singapore | Lonely Planet
  • Pocket reisgidsen van Lonely Planet zijn een kleinere versie dan de 'echte' Planets. Vaak echter van bijzondere bestemmingen binnen een bepaald land waardoor er meer aandacht is en uitgebreidere tips zijn voor die bepaalde streek i.v.m. de grote Planets. Handzaam formaat, makkelijk in de binnenzak! Tcoh ook deze vol met praktische informatie.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Singapore | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. The Rough Guide to Singapore is the ultimate... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore ITMB
  • 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’s central districts as indicated in our area coverage image, including the Financial District,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Malaysia Peninsula
  • Peninsular Malaysia at 1:1,000,000 on a double-sided map from Periplus, with large street plans central Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor Bahru, plus enlargements of the Greater KL and the Singapore/Johor Bahru areas, Penang and Langkawi.Peninsular Malaysia is shown on one side of the map at 1:1,000,000. The network of main and selected local... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Johor & Melaka
  • The southern part of Peninsular Malaysia on a double-sided map from the Singapore based Periplus, combining detailed road maps with of the region with street plans of central Johor Bahru and Melaka.On one side is a more general map of the whole region at 1:500,000 extending from north of Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The map shows the region’s... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Borch
  • Laminated and waterproof map for visitors to Singapore from Borch, highlighting top 30 sights and combining a street plan of Singapore city’s central districts with a road map of the Singapore Island, plus maps of Sentosa Island, Changi Airport and public transport network.On one side is a street plan at 1:14,000 of Singapore City’s central... Read more
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