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12Km Hike from Bukit Timah Hill to MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Updated: Jul 27

I usually go hiking on Bukit Timah Hill on weekends as a form of regular exercise since I tend to walk a lot when travelling overseas. The hike is about 7-8Km to complete a circuit around the hill.


Read: 7Km Hike @ Bukit Timah Hill


With an intention to challenge myself to complete the 36Km Singapore Coast-to-Coast Trail in one day, I decided to increase my walking distance using a longer cross-terrain route from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to Central Catchment Nature Reserve, specifically from Bukit Timah Hill to MacRitchie Reservoir Park.


Read this before you go:

Points to Note when Trekking at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (updated with COVID-19 precautionary measures.)

I will use Beauty World MRT Station as the starting point since it is an easy-to-locate landmark for most people.

Start: Get to Beauty World MRT Station on the Downtown Line and exit the station via Exit B. Follow the route above to Bukit Timah Hill. Since you will be starting the walk here, consider this as the starting point.

Point 1. You will come to the Visitor Centre for Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Get ready for the uphill hike. Do some leg-stretching exercises. The restrooms are opposite the visitor centre across the tarmac path — be advised that the next available restroom will be 12Km away. When ready, take the tarmac path up the hill.


Experience the thrill of hiking up a steep 40° inclined slope. This stretch is good for training leg muscles. You will come to Kruing Hut on top of the ramp. Continue on the main path towards the summit. Ignore all other side-t