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Singapore is one of the most striking cities in the world – beautifully pristine, a beacon for capitalist endeavor, and the scene for the most fabulous cross-section of Asian foods. Although crowded, this is one of the world’s greenest cities, with more than 5 percent of the island reserved for nature. Singapore makes visible efforts to keep its old, traditional buildings intact. There is something to do everywhere one looks.

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MacRitchie Reservoir Park

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

A gateway to the nature reserves

A gateway to the nature reserves Editors' Note

MacRitchie Reservoir Park was built in 1867, as the first impounding reservoir in Singapore. Not many people know its history, the park being today more popular with nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts, than with history buffs.

MacRitchie Reservoir Park boasts a number of botanical wonders that attract many nature enthusiasts. Guided tours of these wonders are available monthly. The park becomes particularly popular during annual events and festivals such as World Water Day.

Amenities at the park include event lawn, shelters, nature trail, jogging path, fitness corner, restaurant, benches, toilets and more.