MacRitchie Reservoir is Singapore’s oldest and largest reservoir. It was completed in 1868 largely because of a donation from Tan Kim Seng. He donated $13,000 in 1857 to get the project started to improve the waterworks in Singapore.
Here is my Vlog from going to MacRitchie Reservoir:
Central Catchment Nature Reserve
MacRitchie Reservoir is part of a water catchment system that catches rainwater in Singapore. It’s part of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and has over 500 animal species. One of those species are the critically endangered Branded Leaf Monkeys.
MacRitchie Reservoir TreeTop Walk
A couple of kilometers inside of MacRitchie Reservoir you’ll find The TreeTop Walk. It’s a 250 meter suspension bridge and gives a beautiful view of the surrounding area. At it’s highest, the bridge is 25 meters above the ground, not 250 meters like I said in the video..! oops… It’s quite fun to walk across the bridge as it’s a really neat area. You can only walk in one direction, therefore when you’ve made it to the other side, you can’t go back. You have to continue on the trails through the reserve.
Activities At MacRitchie Reservoir
MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a great place to go fishing, kayaking and for hiking. It has over 20 kilometers of trails and boardwalks…lots of boardwalks…
It’s also a very popular place for bird watching. Standing on the TreeTop Walk you can hear the birds sing and it’s beautiful to listen to.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park
MacRitchie Reservoir Park has a zig-zag bridge and a zig-zag street and a submerged bridge. Yes, the submerged bridge is not a good options when it rains.
Monkeys at MacRitchie Reservoir Park & TreeTop Walk
I’m not sure if the monkeys I saw at MacRitchie Reservoir were the critically endangered Branded Leaf Monkeys or the Long-tailed Macaque. From what I understand there are lots of the long-tailed Macaque monkeys all over Singapore, but not many left of the critically endangered Branded Leaf Monkeys. Please let me know in the comment section if you know?
When I saw the monkeys, they were sitting right on the main path just relaxing. I just walked passed them at a normal pace and kept my camera on the side trying to film them.
I would have loved to stop and hangout with them and get some pictures, but they didn’t seem super friendly and I didn’t really want to get attacked by a bunch of monkey that day so I just kept walking..!