Singapore

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Singapore, Kampong Trail, Bukit Timah

Singapore is a city-state located in Southeast Asia, consisting of a small group of islands just off the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula. Highly urbanized and densely populated as it is, very little is left of its original tropical rainforest. So if you want to go for a hike, possibilities are limited to day-hikes in one of the remaining nature reserves and parks of Singapore.

First and foremost is the small Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, home to Singapore's highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill (163 m! Some Singapore skyscrapers are higher...), and to a few of the last remaining pockets of primary lowland dipterocarp forest in Singapore. The much larger Central Catchment Nature Reserve is right next to it, and contains Singapore's main fresh water reservoirs. All primary forests here were cleared in the past, so it is now mostly covered in secondary and virgin forests. Hiking trails of varying lengths have been set out in both reserves, leading along well constructed and equally well maintained paths, including stairways, boardwalks and a suspension bridge through the forest canopy. Lots of plants and animals along the way, including long-tailed macaques and amazing butterflies.

On the southcoast you can hike in the Labrador Nature Reserve along the Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk, through the Berlayer Creek mangroves and along the small hill of Bukit Chermin. Or follow trails in the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in the northwest to spot mudskippers and water snakes. From Changi Point Ferry Terminal you can catch a boat to the island of Pulau Ubin and take a pleasant 2 hour walk along the Pulau Ubin Tree Trail.

Singapore has a hot tropical rainforest climate with yearround high humidity and frequent rainfall. November and December are wettest, April and May are hottest.

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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore - A Walking Tour
  • Like an artists sketchbook, this hand-drawn guide is about attention to detail and doing things the old-fashioned way. When following the well-planned walks, youll uncover Singapores hidden treasures and secret spots, peppered with interesting anecdotes and practical information. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore CityPack Guide
  • The City Pack guide to Singaporeby AA Publishing combines practical information with inspiring photographs and a separate pull-out map in a handy pocket format, appealing to both business and leisure visitors. Save time, discover the world’s greatest cities with the AA’s Top 25 sights and experiences from the Asian Civilisations Museum to the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Insight City Guide
  • Singapore in the City Guide from Insight provides a detailed exploration of a range of destinations and includes extensive information on restaurants, hotels, shopping and sights as well as unique ‘editor’s tips’. Each heavily illustrated guide begins with ‘best of’ sections, giving a brief summary of the main highlights. Extensive introductory... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Although best known as a sprawling metropolis, most visitors to Singapore marvel at the greenness of it all. Wide boulevards shaded by venerable Rain Trees, interconnecting parks displaying a huge variety of tropical plants, roadside plantings in every shade of green, red and yellow, and great expanses of junglescape alongside the office... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Singapore
  • Although best known as a sprawling metropolis, most visitors to Singapore marvel at the greenness of it all. Wide boulevards shaded by venerable Rain Trees, interconnecting parks displaying a huge variety of tropical plants, roadside plantings in every shade of green, red and yellow, and great expanses of junglescape alongside the office... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Enchanting Singapore
  • Singapore, a small island nation, offers a huge variety of experiences for holidaymakers of all kinds. This bustling cosmopolitan city has excellent shopping malls and fascinating museums; heritage trails and wildlife walks; a colourful nightlife and a huge choice of dining options. Much planning has been involved in maximising these... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Enchanting Singapore
  • Singapore, a small island nation, offers a huge variety of experiences for holidaymakers of all kinds. This bustling cosmopolitan city has excellent shopping malls and fascinating museums; heritage trails and wildlife walks; a colourful nightlife and a huge choice of dining options. Much planning has been involved in maximising these... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Enchanting Singapore
  • Singapore, a small island nation, offers a huge variety of experiences for holidaymakers of all kinds. This bustling cosmopolitan city has excellent shopping malls and fascinating museums; heritage trails and wildlife walks; a colourful nightlife and a huge choice of dining options. Much planning has been involved in maximising these... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Return to a Sexy Island
  • Singapore got sexy and the country s best-selling author got jealous. After five years chasing echidnas and platypuses in Australia, Neil Humphreys returns to Singapore to see if the rumours are true. Like an old girlfriend getting a lusty makeover, the island transformed while Humphreys was away. Singapore is not just a sexier island, it s a... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Return to a Sexy Island
  • Singapore got sexy and the country s best-selling author got jealous. After five years chasing echidnas and platypuses in Australia, Neil Humphreys returns to Singapore to see if the rumours are true. Like an old girlfriend getting a lusty makeover, the island transformed while Humphreys was away. Singapore is not just a sexier island, it s a... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Hunt Singapore
  • Whether you're heading to Singapore for business or pleasure, you'll want insider knowledge on where to eat, drink, shop and play in The Lion City. The HUNT team has donned their curatorial coloured glasses and carefully selected around 100 unique, authentic local businesses that range from brand spankin new to deeply patinaed and way off the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Hunt Singapore
  • Whether you're heading to Singapore for business or pleasure, you'll want insider knowledge on where to eat, drink, shop and play in The Lion City. The HUNT team has donned their curatorial coloured glasses and carefully selected around 100 unique, authentic local businesses that range from brand spankin new to deeply patinaed and way off the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking to Singapore
  • [Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore. Order from bookstores everywhere in 4-6 weeks!]Southeast Asia is a world filled with mystery and intrigue, and one that doesn't give up its secrets easilyas the author and his wife soon found out! Walking To Singapore is an often hilarious, but always informative look at the daily lives... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking to Singapore
  • [Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore. Order from bookstores everywhere in 4-6 weeks!]Southeast Asia is a world filled with mystery and intrigue, and one that doesn't give up its secrets easilyas the author and his wife soon found out! Walking To Singapore is an often hilarious, but always informative look at the daily lives... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Singapore Luxe City Guide, 12th Edition
  • Once a pussy, now a lion. The Lion City has long been Asia's food paradise, but more recently this wonderfully lush and green, spacious city has put down the boring stick and tried on the hip hat, and it fits Let LUXE hold your hand and walk you right into this Big Pussy's jaws. Singapore's twin religions of shopping and dining mean we've got... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Singapore Luxe City Guide, 12th Edition
  • Once a pussy, now a lion. The Lion City has long been Asia's food paradise, but more recently this wonderfully lush and green, spacious city has put down the boring stick and tried on the hip hat, and it fits Let LUXE hold your hand and walk you right into this Big Pussy's jaws. Singapore's twin religions of shopping and dining mean we've got... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei - Maleisië | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Singapore | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. The Rough Guide to Singapore is the ultimate... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Pocket Singapore | Lonely Planet
  • Pocket reisgidsen van Lonely Planet zijn een kleinere versie dan de 'echte' Planets. Vaak echter van bijzondere bestemmingen binnen een bepaald land waardoor er meer aandacht is en uitgebreidere tips zijn voor die bepaalde streek i.v.m. de grote Planets. Handzaam formaat, makkelijk in de binnenzak! Tcoh ook deze vol met praktische informatie.... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gape at the dizzying views from the top of the Petronas Towers, escape from KL's urban grind to the Forestry Research of... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gape at the dizzying views from the top of the Petronas Towers, escape from KL's urban grind to the Forestry Research of... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peninsular Malaysia Periplus Travel Map
  • Peninsular Malaysia at 1:1,000,000 on a double-sided map from Periplus, with large street plans central Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor Bahru, plus enlargements of the Greater KL and the Singapore/Johor Bahru areas, Penang and Langkawi.Peninsular Malaysia is shown on one side of the map at 1:1,000,000. The network of main and selected local... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Johor & Melaka Periplus Travel Map
  • The southern part of Peninsular Malaysia on a double-sided map from the Singapore based Periplus, combining detailed road maps with of the region with street plans of central Johor Bahru and Melaka.On one side is a more general map of the whole region at 1:500,000 extending from north of Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The map shows the region’s... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Borch
  • Laminated and waterproof map for visitors to Singapore from Borch, highlighting top 30 sights and combining a street plan of Singapore city’s central districts with a road map of the Singapore Island, plus maps of Sentosa Island, Changi Airport and public transport network.On one side is a street plan at 1:14,000 of Singapore City’s central... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Periplus Travel Map
  • Singapore on a double-sided map by Periplus, providing road mapping of the Singapore Island and Sentosa Island, a street plan of Singapore City with a more detailed enlargement of its Central District, and a diagram of the MRT and LRT transport system.On one side is the whole of the Singapore Island, presented at 1:55,000. Road network... Read more
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