A popular haunt with trail runners, qi gong pratitioners, people walking their dogs, parents with toddlers and so on, MacRitchie Rreservoir has been around since 1868 (see link).
I went for an evening run on the Lornie/Jelutong/Champedai trails (it’s 4.8 km long), while the rest of the family decided to explore the newly completed boardwalk. An attraction is the canoeing station where there are canoes for rent – the paddlers seemed to be enjoying themselves from where we stood.
Another attraction is the Treetop walk, which is a 250m bridge that was built across the two highest points in the forest. Quite amazing views – but you must first trek about a couple of kilometres into the forest.
If you’re in need of a spot to calm your senses, clear your head, or just to enjoy the beauty of nature, do check out MacRitchie Reservoir. Parking rates are pretty decent, and parking lots adequate.