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Trip to Treetop Walk Singapore

Somewhere in Central Singapore lies an area labelled as “The Central Water Catchment Area – MacRitchie Reservoir“. Deep in within the MacRitchie Trail you will find a suspension bridge known as the Treetop Walk.

View of the Treetop Bridge

Treetop Opening hours

How to get there fastest?

A full roundabout slow walk will take you about 3 to 4 hours. I would recommend you to park your car at Venus Drive and start your journey there. Reason is because there are ample of FREE to park parking lots and it is the nearest route to Treetop Walk. Look out for the “To Treetop Walk” sign at the carpark and begin your hike.

Along the way you will see interesting sightings of fauna and flora.

In the forest, signboards can be seen everywhere.

From Venus Drive carpark, your first midway house will be the Rangers House where you can refill your water and have a quick wash up.

Hehe… See how clean the toilet is in the forest!

From the Rangers House to the Treetop will take you 20mins. Be prepared to walk up a cemented slope, then down a flight of stairs to the bridge entrance.

Do take note the bridge is only a one-way Street. Remove your hat to meet the strong wind and prepare your camera for the majestic view of the rainforest and reservoir.

Next upon exiting the bridge (Note: There’s no turning back upon exiting. Hence, make sure you take all the pictures you need.), you will be greeted with a flight of upscale and downscale stairs. Happy walking.

If you have not had enough view of the forest, take another 30 minutes of relaxing walk to the Jeluntong Tower.


Things you may want to bring along:

  • Insect Repellent
  • Cap
  • Poncho / Brollies
  • Water
  • Non-slip walking shoes

I strongly would not recommend you to bring any children under the age of 8. The bumpy and soil route is definitely not a yes for strollers. The distance and terrain is not going to be easy for a ride on the shoulder too.

Check out the weather with the meteorology station before proceeding.

Lastly, do not attempt to feed the animals there! Else take risk on being attack or even lose your favourite camera and hat.

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Kidzania Singapore @ Sentosa

KidZania is an interactive indoor theme park combining inspiration, fun and learning through realistic role-play for children aged 4 to 17.

At KidZania Singapore, kids can independently explore an 81,000 square feet kid-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles and a functioning economy, just like in a real world!

Located on Sentosa Island, KidZania Singapore is an indoor theme park that comes complete with buildings and vehicles, authenticated by real-world international and local brands. Their prices listed below excludes entry to the island. If you have a Maybank card, you will enjoy an additional of 10% discount.

Ticket Type Usual Price Online
Kid  (4 – 17 years old) S$58.00 S$55.10
Adult (18 – 59 years old) S$35.00 S$33.25
Toddler (2 – 3 years old) S$25.00 S$23.75
Senior (60 years old and above) S$25.00 S$23.75
Infant (under 2 years old) Free Free

 

Through realistic role-play, they learn about different careers, the inner-workings of a city and the concept of managing money. Kids can role-play to be whoever they want to be – a Pilot, Banker, Surgeon, Fire Fighter and more! Big dreams start here at KidZania Singapore.

Upon checking in, you will receive a debit card, 20 kidzos($ of KidZania), passport (usable only if you exchange for a permanent book which at cost $18) & RFID watch.

Conclusion – Kidzania is a nice place for kids to role play.. But the waiting time is kind of lengthy.. Do not expect to complete all roles in a day!! Adults must be prepared to day dream your day away while the kiddos immerse themselves in their little world.

My suggestions – Gather your kids to brainstorm what is the game plan before the day to minimize any precious time wasted.


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WHAT?!? Hot Spring in Singapore??

No time to travel out of Singapore to visit a hot spring? Well, do it in Singapore!

YES!! Though Singapore isn’t anywhere near the ring of fire or has any volcano.. We do have a natural hot spring in the northern part of Singapore known as Sembawang Hot Spring (三巴旺溫泉), located at Gambas Avenue between Woodlands Avenue 12 and Sembawang Road.

 

Do not attempt to drive there.. Coz there are no carparks athe surrounding area.

After passing this entrance, you will walk through a wooded area on a well maintained cemented path.

 

A big drain… along the walk.. If you are lucky enough, a monkey may pop by to say “Hi!” to you. Whatever it is, strictly no feeding to the wild animals.

 

The entrance to the hot spring is about 100 metres off the main road. The walk is kind of breezy.. So enjoy the rural rustic feel for nature visitors to unwind.

 

A little story about the hot spring to read….

 

Inside the red-brick enclosure, lies the hot spring well discovered in 1909. Hot water continuously bubbles in the well, releasing a slightly unpleasant sulphur mud-like odour together with the steam.

 

Due to safety of the public and hygiene on preserving the spring water, the authorities have installed several taps where the water will run endlessly everyday. Empty buckets and containers left behind by some of the frequent public can be seen lying around in the premises. Dont’ be surprise if you see an uncle sunbathing in his own tub there.. hehe

 

Parents whom are making a trip there with your kids, it would be nice if you put on some insect repellent stickers.. Forest area may have some mozzies lingering around.. Do not allow your little ones to go near to the hot tap.