Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Experience pristine nature at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve


The Reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems. Visitors will see an incredible variety of plant, animal and insect life, typical of a humid equatorial climate. This 163-ha reserve includes Singapore’s highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill, which stands at 163 m and retains one of the few areas of primary rainforest in the country. 

Established in 1883, Bukit Timah Forest Reserve was one of the first forest reserves to be created in Singapore. The Reserve was officially declared an ASEAN Heritage Park on 18 October 2011. Now the Reserve is a part of a prestigious regional network of 35 protected areas, forming the complete spectrum of representative ecosystems in ASEAN Member States.

The Reserve was reopened in October 2016 following the completion of restoration works carried out from September 2014 to October 2016. 

Get close to nature

Now home to around 40% of our nation’s (native) flora and fauna, the Reserve has been a favourite spot for those looking to get close to nature.You can visit the Reserve and travel back in time to the days as you trek among the original vegetation and undisturbed tropical forest. Climb Singapore’s tallest hill on trails that wind through pockets of hill dipterocarp forest, not found anywhere else on the island.

Learn about the treasure trove of native biodiversity through interactive displays of forest ecology and plant specimens at the Exhibition Hall.


Credit: Image of National Parks Board

Opening hours

Mon–Sun 07:00–19:00.



Hindhede Drive, Singapore 589318

How to get there?

By Bus: 67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961

Alight at Jalan Anak Bukit Road, opposite Beauty World Centre (Bus stop ID: 42109), or 

Alight at Upper Bukit Timah Road, opposite Bukit Timah Shopping Centre (Bus stop ID: 42091)

By MRT: Alight at Beauty World MRT Station, take Exit A