According to the National Park's site on the Reserve, Bukit Timah was one of the first nature reserves established in the country, being set up in 1883. It's one of the largest tracks of primary rainforest left in Singapore, and it's chock full of different varieties of plants and trees. It is also *hilly*, and boasts Singapore's highest hill (163.63 m).
It was a great place for a Sunday morning hike.
I arrived at around 10 and left the park at around 12:30. No idea how far I went, but (as the pictures below will show) it was far enough to get incredibly gross. Totally worth it, though! Lots of plants, lots of animals (yes, monkeys, squirrels and tree shrews), lots of meandering. Another place to which I will return.
|Early-ish in the hike|