Everyday what we see, hear and experience changes our moods. A stressful environment causes us to even feel sad or helpless, which will elevate our blood pressure and even affect our immune system.
A pleasing environment will help with that.
There’s a calmness that overcomes us when we’re surrounded by verdant gardens and towering forests, especially when we’ve felt closed in by dense urbanisation and wall-to-wall HDB flats.
Here are some parks and nature reserves you can visit, plus their highlights!
1. MacRitchie Reservoir Park / Central Catchment Nature Reserve
Visit the TreeTop Walk — a free-standing suspension bridge connecting the two highest points in MacRitchie.
An untouched ecological park, with marsh and forest trails, lakes and no man-made paths.
It features nine historical gardens and visitors can go through the AR trail, BALIKSG.
The quarry at Pond Plaza is filled with a tranquil, clear lake.
It’s Singapore’s largest freshwater farmland. Explore sites like Raptor Tower, Kingfisher Burrow, and the floating boardwalk at Reed Crossing.
6. Coney Island
Rent a bike for a leisurely cycle and look out for the jetty and beaches.
Check out the Jewel and Sunrise bridges
Trek up Singapore’s tallest hill, with trails and 163-metre high slopes.
9. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Try the Aerie Tower, Mid-Canopy Walk, Eagle Point Boardwalk and Kingfisher Pod, and the Junior Adventure Trail.
Their mountain biking trail is perfect for cycling enthusiasts (ranging from easy to extremely difficult paths)
Whether you need a pause or to escape from your worries, let nature breathe life back into you.
Just make sure you pack bug repellent before you go.