Welcome to Singapore! Where east meets west! A small country in Southeast Asia yet blessed with disciplined citizens, giant economy and, good governance. Forget the usual trip activities in Singapore and visit some of the hiking trails in the middle of the city. Being dubbed as the “Garden City”, Singapore has a lot of green spaces, gardens, and awesome paths. If you are fed up with those common spots the usual tourist or travelers go to, then this is one of the best places to take a walk, enjoy nature and breathe the fresh air! No need to worry about transportation since it is located in the middle of the city.

From my friend’s condo unit at Geylang Road, we pedaled the busy roads of Singapore to the iconic MacRitchie Reservoir. More than 10 kilometers and we got there safe and sound. The reservoir park is considered as the oldest reservoir in the country and is the most important water supply. If you’re the kind of person who loves long walks, I would suggest you pay a visit to MacRitchie. There’s more to do here aside from walking. With its 12-hectares green space, you can go on bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, fishing at the designated area, exercise at the fitness area or conquer your fear of heights at the Treetop Walk.

MacRitchie Reservoir is one of the Top 50 Places of Most Memorable Spots that make up SG Heart Map. The Heart Map Project aims to piece together 50 special areas that define Singapore as “home” to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday in 2015.

We were so lucky to see these 2 monitor lizards just a few steps from the trail.
They have a designated fishing area. Next time I visit here, I would go fishing.

The Treetop Walk is a 250m steel suspension bridge that connects Bukit Kalang and Bukit Peirce.
The view from the Treetop Walk

Spotted another monitor lizard having a chill afternoon.

The Bukit Course is one of Singapore’s top golf course laid out beside MacRitchie Reservoir.

It took us more than 3 hours of light walk from the start of the trail till the finish back trail. Along the way, we encountered some aggressive monkey asking for food. So please do not take something that will attract them such as plastic bags, water bottles or colorful items. Never show them food for they will rush up to you. We experienced that there. We have to show them that we’re aggressive too by threatening them with a log and they just simply walked out. We don’t have something that triggered them; maybe they just want to intimidate us.

After that light hike, we rewarded ourselves with a delicious bowl of laksa at Bugis. In general, the walk along the park was worth it and highly recommended. I would love to go back there or maybe visit other parks next time. Thank you Glenn for the bicycle and great hike! Till next time!

In Singapore, nobody dares to steal a bicycle. CCTVs are everywhere.
You can leave your bike unchained in Singapore.

Another spot for SG Heart Map is Bugis Street. Ranked second on the list of Top 50 most memorable spots. A popular place for shopping and dining.
The making of laksa. 5 SGD per bowl.
They said, your trip to SIN will never be complete without trying a bowl of laksa. The Peranakans (first-generation Chinese who settled in the Malaysian Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago) soul dish made from thick wheat noodles or rice vermicelli bath with a spicy coconut curry or sour asam. Shrimp, fish or chicken is commonly added





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I live my life everyday celebrating. An easy go lucky guy. Always hungry for adventure and learning different cultures. If I'm not at the summit, I'm at the sea. Traveling is my way of life. Deeply in love with mountaineering, swimming, skinny dipping, island hopping, fishing, and cycling. Loves good food, beer, music, and good human conversation. At home, I used to cook, do yoga, and meditate. A coffee lover. Stay most of my time at the outdoors, breathing the cold air, tasting the saltiness of sea breeze, watch the waves swiftly caressing the sand, listen to the flowing water of the river, pitch my tent or hang my hammock and sleep under 5 billion stars. I hate manicured places (resorts). Adores sunrise and sunset which gives me extraordinary energy.


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