HSBC Tree Top Walk

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Look for signboards like these. If you still manage to get lost, I dunno who on earth can help you.
I would describe the place in general as a place for a nice stroll amongst the non-concreted jungle of Singapore.

The entrance for the suspension bridge (hence tree top walk) is situated not far from the Singapore Island Country Club. You can reach it via the reservoir route or via a shorter trail past the country club.

Be prepared to meet some primates along the way (monkeys & humans). Strangely, the monkeys seem quieter than many of the humans that go about. Some give loud lectures to their kids about the monkeys, all whilst pointing their umbrella or stick into the face of the monkey. It's incredible that they don't get mauled right away. If someone did that to you, chances are they would be force fed their umbrella in a few minutes.
A very floral looking fungus growing.
Well, I spent about half an hour, just watching them and rolling a few figs over to the little ones. The adults would be up in the taller trees having a good time anyway. They might cheekily pelt you with a few figs though. And yes, they will laugh at you. (it's written all over their face) It's not done viciously and they'll get used to you being there and go about their business.

Another inhabitant you will notice (if you look where you step and not just into the sky), is the monitor lizard (of the varanus family). Of various sizes, from 1 foot long to 6 feet (incl tail), they can be in the bushes & leaves or even swimming in the water. They generally leave you alone and if you don't scream & shout (i.e. go hysterical) you can get very close to them. My camera wasn't equipped with zoom lenses so I missed out on some great shots. (and my reflexes were quite slow too)

Africancrab says:
A late congrats on this featured blog, great info on Singapore and the photos are awesome.
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Congratulations!
Posted on: Dec 08, 2009
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Hey Kong! Nice to see you on the front page hehe :D Congrats and keep up the good work ;)
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Look for signboards like these. If…
Look for signboards like these. I…
A very floral looking fungus growi…
A very floral looking fungus grow…
The troop of monkeys that I met al…
The troop of monkeys that I met a…
A type of fig tree. Monkeys will h…
A type of fig tree. Monkeys will …
Eh ? somebody calling me ?
Eh ? somebody calling me ?
Look here, stop making faces at me…
Look here, stop making faces at m…
Im no Jane Goodall but I found th…
I'm no Jane Goodall but I found t…
This cute couple was having a nice…
This cute couple was having a nic…
A monitor lizard. Varanus family. …
A monitor lizard. Varanus family.…
A little pissed that I got close.
A little pissed that I got close.
Amateur with camera, getting shot …
Amateur with camera, getting shot…
Plenty of shade - leave the umbrel…
Plenty of shade - leave the umbre…
Almost there !
Almost there !
Everything is made easy.
Everything is made easy.
Theres the guard post - last entr…
There's the guard post - last ent…
The German? family I kept bumping …
The German? family I kept bumping…
View looking down at the tree tops.
View looking down at the tree tops.
Im not sure if this photo is upsi…
I'm not sure if this photo is ups…
Can I make it ? Picture taken at a…
Can I make it ? Picture taken at …
Another view from the walkway brid…
Another view from the walkway bri…
You can touch some of the trees.
You can touch some of the trees.
Places for you stop & picnic. Just…
Places for you stop & picnic. Jus…
I bumped into this fellow along th…
I bumped into this fellow along t…
This little monitor lizard was shy.
This little monitor lizard was shy.
Theres this alien skin like thing…
There's this alien skin like thin…
It could be alive but I didnt ris…
It could be alive but I didn't ri…
Wild durian husk- nothing to eat h…
Wild durian husk- nothing to eat …
For those who wanna know more. Sea…
For those who wanna know more. Se…
Plants that will give you a nasty …
Plants that will give you a nasty…
Info on Rattan plants
Info on Rattan plants
Thats the thing about forests. if…
That's the thing about forests. i…
She was having a quiet time to her…
She was having a quiet time to he…
They really think people are stupi…
They really think people are stup…
Watch your surroundings, dont jus…
Watch your surroundings, don't ju…
Curly fries, anyone ?
Curly fries, anyone ?
Theres a bird right there on the …
There's a bird right there on the…
See it ? This fellow flew right a …
See it ? This fellow flew right a…
Peek a boo !
Peek a boo !
The small ones can be very curious…
The small ones can be very curiou…
Munching figs.
Munching figs.
Watch where you step, theres lots…
Watch where you step, there's lot…
Tried to get a closer shot of the …
Tried to get a closer shot of the…
Food for the monkeys. If you reall…
Food for the monkeys. If you real…