5 Singapore nature excursions to check out in April

The Rail Corridor may be closing for a revamp soon, but that doesn’t mean that Singapore’s other nature spots aren’t worth the hike too. From a breakfast and walk to Mount Faber, to a treetop walk at MacRitchie reservoir, here are four outdoor events to hit:

, 5 Singapore nature excursions to check out in April
MacRitchie Reservoir, photo credit: Edwin Lim

1. Let’s trek at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Apr 3, 8-11am)

Climb over 200 steps to the summit of Bukit Timah hill—this free and non-competitive training exercise, organized by local fitness community, Fitness Kakis, is open to all. Do note that proper footwear (such as trekking or running shoes) is required.
Where: Meet up at Bukit Timah Visitor Centre (Hindehe Nature Park, 177 Hindhede Dr).

2. Kranji Marshes Butterfly Walk (Apr 16, 8:30-11am)

This members-only event hosted by the Nature Society Singapore will bring partipants to the new Kranji Marshes Park, where they’ll try to spot butterflies and water birds.
Where: The group will be meeting guide Anuj Jain at 8:30am at the Kranji Marshes Visitor Centre (Neo Tiew Ln. 2).

3. Breakfast & Walk to Mount Faber (Apr 17, 7:30-11am)

Another event by Fitness Kakis, this leisurely hike to Mount Faber hill starts with a breakfast at Seah Im Food Centre at 7:30 am. 
Where: The group is meeting at Harbourfront MRT’s exit D at 7:30am for breakfast.

4. Treetop Walk + Reservoir Stories Excursion (Apr 17, 9am-6pm)

The Singapore Photography Academy is hosting an all-day outdoor excursion for amateur and professional photographers to MacRitchie Reservoir’s treetop walk. The hike also covers the Lower Pierce Reservoir, and the group will be breaking for lunch at Casuarina Curry restaurant. Early RSVPs with the event code TTRE are required, and the event costs $48 per person for members and $55 per person for the public.
Where: They will be meeting at Bishan MRT at 8:30am, and a bus will be ferrying participants to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. 

5. Kayak Pulau Ubin’s Two Rivers (Apr 23, 7:30am-12:30pm)

What: Organized by the Nature Society Singapore, this event brings participants to the two rivers that separate Pulau Ubin’s east and west coasts: Sungei Jelutong, which flows in from the south, and Sungei Besar, at the north. You’ll be kayaking through mangroves and the lucky few might be able to spot birds like kingfishers, hornbills and eagles. The event is open only to a maximum of 28 participants, so do register early (registration closes on Apr 8). The event costs $105 per person for members, to $130 for non-members. 
Where: Meeting point to be advised.