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Singapore

There have been countless studies that emphasize the health benefits of hiking. From reducing stress levels to improving muscle strength, the tramping movement has gained enthusiasts from different walks of life in different parts of the world. Not all cities give you the access to trails, but Singapore is an exception. Along with colossal skyscrapers, nature parks and woodlands dot the city-state’s landscape—perfect for a quick adventure! Put on your hiking boots and explore the beauty of nature for yourself.

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Bukit Puaka

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Known as Pulau Ubin's highest point, Bukit Puaka is a serene paradise where you can put your feet up and breathe in the fresh air. Marvel at the striking beauty of Ubin Granite Quarry, parts of Pulau Ubin, Singapore, and Malaysia. The view becomes more breathtaking during sunset, so watch out for that, too! Watch your steps as you make your way to the top because Bukit Puaka is quite a steep trail.

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Changi Point Coastal Walk

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Enjoy the relaxing waves and the refreshing breeze as you go for a stroll in Changi Point Coastal Walk. This coastal sanctuary has six sections, beginning with the Cliff Walk filled with bright yellow blooms and ending with the Sunset Walk and its picture-perfect view of sundown. Expect to see fauna like Pacific swallows or little terns hovering around the area, too!

  • 6 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 509907

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

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Get your fill of the outdoors before weekday blues arrive at Dairy Farm Nature Park. Prepare to be entranced by lovely chocolate pansies, birds, and Malayan flying lemurs as you explore this sanctuary. Make sure to keep your camera on hand to capture beautiful views worth remembering.

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Windsor Nature Park

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Discover the mystifying charm of this haven on Venus Drive. Head to their Hanguana Trail to discover the unique native plants grown here or walk over to Drongo Trail's raised boardwalks to see lush foliage resting on the ground. If you're lucky enough, you can also spot squirrels and monkeys playing around here!

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Rail Corridor

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Go on a quiet hike in the Rail Corridor while learning Singapore’s railway history. Tour this abandoned section of the Bukit Timah Railway station carpeted by green fields and inhabited by wildlife. Before the sun rises, trek inside the area’s dark tunnels for a quick viewing session. https://www.nparks.gov.sg/railcorridor/rail-corridor

  • Rail Corridor, Singapore

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Keppel Hill Reservoir

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Self-proclaimed thrill-seekers will get the adrenaline rush they’re looking for inside this deserted reservoir. Keppel Hill Reservoir is widely sought after by trekkers for its eerie yet peaceful appeal. According to stories, two soldiers drowned here in 1936. See the reservoir’s lifeless pool of water or stroll around the area surrounded by tall trees. It’s all fun and games until you notice a mystery shadow stalking nearby. Boo!

  • Keppel Hill, Singapore

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Southern Ridges

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Take a jug of water before setting out to explore this 10-kilometer nature park that connects you to Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park, and Labrador Nature Reserve. Admire the breathtaking scenic landscapes at Henderson Waves or walk under the shade of towering trees on Marang Trail. Plan your adventure ahead because this place tends to get crowded during weekends.

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Thomson Nature Park

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Nestled between Old Upper Thomson Road and Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Nature Park boasts serene trails perfect for taking long strolls. Learn more about the heritage of Hainan Village along the Ruins and Figs Trail or rediscover aquatic life along the Streams and Ferns Trail. Bikes, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters aren’t allowed inside, so it’ll be you and your hiking boots on this one!

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Seng Chew Quarry

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Seng Chew Quarry is one of Singapore’s former dig sites. The quarry is peaceful, with a small lake awaiting hikers on their visit. There’s interesting wildlife to discover, too, making Seng Chew an ideal hideout away from the urban jungle. Wear the appropriate hiking gear when you visit here because the tracks here can get quite muddy.

  • Singapore

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Kranji Marshes

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This sanctuary is perfect for people who want a worthwhile hike surrounded by lush vegetation. The Kranji Marshes offers a spectacle of butterflies and dragonflies within its 56.8-hectare property. Visit Neo Tiew Woods to see reptiles or climb the stairs of Raptor Tower for a scenic view of Kranji Marshes. There are also stations where you can get a glimpse of over 100 species of birds inhabiting the area!

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