Sunday, May 01, 2016

Bukit Timah Summit

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Bukit Timah national park is towards the west of downtown Singapore. We took a bus this morning until Upper Bukit Timah Road and then walked to the park entrance. Due to some construction work, the park is open only during the weekends. There were already a lot of trekking enthusiasts out there. 

The trail is not very difficult but the first climb is steep and can be challenging for some. Many were doing several rounds up and down as a work out. The initial paved road gave way to wooden steps. Though not a very rigorous trek, it was a very surprising and interesting walk into the wilderness. 

We spotted some animals such as Sunda flying lemur, Macaque, Squirrels and monitor lizards.

At the summit we rested for a while. This is Singapore highest peak and apparently the smallest I have climbed. But, after all its the highest peak of this country. 

Back at the base, there is another trail that goes around the Bukit Timah hill. Many bicyclists were enjoying the mountain biking trails around the hill. Its called the Hindhede Trail. A small trek on this trail will lead you by a quarry that has some spectacular view of the hill. It was very peaceful there. Not many seem to try this hidden secret next to the popular trek, so it was deserted and rather quiet out there. 

All together a short but very refreshing trek in a country such as Singapore. 

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