Care for a lazy and educational walk with family? Then try Chemperai trail. It is around an hour relaxing walking trail along the edge of the oldest reservoir in Singapore.
Scenic right? You are actually looking at a carpet moss covering the water!
I love this picture above, the water looks like a well maintained lawn! So green and full of life. Makes me want to step on it and lay down.
The water is very shallow, you can easily see a thick collection of dead leaves, twigs and branches.
In time, these will disintegrate and be broken down, and their nutrients recycled and reused by other forest plants. Fungi and tiny insects, like the termites, help in this process. This ongoing cycle is dependant on every twig, branch and dead leaf. It is important that we do not remove anything from this forest, as this will upset the continuous nutrient flow within the rainforest. –National Park Board
A relaxing place indeed! A great therapy not only for the mind and soul but also for the body. The trail is mostly flat, a perfect place for a brisk walk.
Distance : 1.5km
Walking time : About 1/2 hour
How to get here:
- By Bus: Take bus no. 52, 74, 93, 130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 165, 166, 167, 852, 855 or 980. Alight along Lornie Road at the bus-stop in front of MacRitchie Reservoir Park.By car: The entrance to the MacRitchie Reservoir Park car park is along Lornie Road.
Picture above: On the right you’ll see the end of Chemperai Trail connecting to Lonie trail
Nature is always a great refuge, an outlet from all life’s frustrations. So let’s enjoy nature more and strive to have a great, fit and happy life! Ciao!