Travels & Countries

Magnificent MacRitchie

There are some places in Singapore, where a normal tourist is not seen. This may be due to ignorance on his part or lack of time. One such place, which I like most is the MacRitchie Reservoir.

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This is quite an old Gem in Singapore, built in 1867. May be, because it has been there for such a long time or because of the natural geographical features of terrain around it, it is surrounded and enclosed in thick forest, from all sides except some area near the dam.

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The forest is mostly secondary but there are few spots where primary rainforest exists. The reservoir has been enclosed, around the perimeter, by a wooden boardwalk. You might encounter regular rainforest if you walk along the boardwalk. There are small wooden bridges to cross the small water ingresses into the land.

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Singapore Government has recently completed a 12 million Dollar overall revamp of the area. This revamp has converted this area into a wonderful picnic spot.

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If one decides just to walk around, there are unlimited choices.

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One can relax in the thick dark shadows of a mammoth tree.

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Playing with kids is such a delightful pastime here.

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Many to be newlyweds come here to go through the ceremony. One can ride a Canoe here or walk on tree tops.

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If one feels sleepy after heavy snacks, there are benches in the cool shade where one can stretch.

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If you wish to spend quality time with your kids , family or friends, MacRitchie is for you.

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It is needless to say that all of MacRitchie area is spotlessly clean.

2 August 2009


About chandrashekhara

I am a retired electronics engineer. I am interested in writing, reading books. Other hobbies include Paper models, wooden fret work and social networking.


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