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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (GPS: 1.34839, 103.77746) is a protected forest area in the heart of Singapore. This is one of the few remainder of virgin vegetation in Singapore, undisturbed by forest clearing and development.

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve covers an area of 400 acres. It is the largest patch of primary rainforest in Singapore. The reserve is near the geographic centre of Singapore, and includes the slopes of Bukit Timah, the tallest hill on the island.

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Together with the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the forested area covers 3,043 hectares and includes the areas of the MacRitchie Reservoir, Lower Peirce Reservoir, Upper Peirce Reservoir and Upper Seletar Reservoir. Of these, 163 hectares are some of the oldest intact rainforest in Singapore.

Adjacent to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the Hindhede Nature Park, developed from an abandoned quarrry.

How to go to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

As the reserve is such a vast place, you should start at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Visitor Centre. The nearest bus stops are 42119 (southbound, buses 67,75, 170, 171, 173, 184, 852, 961 and 961C) and 42111 (northbound, buses 67, 75, 170, 171, 173, 184, 852, 961 and 961C) along Upper Bukit Timah Road.

At the moment, the nearest station of the Singapore MRT is the Bukit Batok MRT Station (NS2), next to the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange, which is served by bus 852 that pass though Upper Bukit Timah Road.

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