Bukit Timah Singapore is one of the official places in Singapore and the area is well maintained and cared for by its people. Singapore is a small country with five million inhabitants, whose inhabitants are Asian and Caucasian, such as from China, India, and Malay. Some residents are foreigners who are studying or working there.
This density makes Singapore occupy the second position as the most populous country in the world after Monaco. Despite the title of the second most populous country in the world, Singapore occupies the position of one of the best quality of life in Asia and ranked eleventh in the world. This is due to the well-ordered infrastructure, clean-keeping cities, and has several public parks and protected reserves.
One of nature reserves in Singapore is located in Bukit Timah. In Bukit Timah there are not only nature reserves, but there are also various luxury buildings such as houses, villas, bungalows, and condominiums. This hill is the highest hill in Singapore. The favorite place and the curiosity of many tourists is the beauty of a nature reserve hidden on the hill.
This nature reserve has a height of 163,63 square meters. Although this nature reserve is quite small but officially declared an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2011 because it is considered one of the most productive natural areas. There are 840 species of flowering plants and there are more than 500 species of fauna that live in this nature reserve.
To get to Bukit Timah, you only need to travel 12 kilometers from Orchard Road, the business center in Singapore. If boarding the train, choose the Beauty World Mall station and when using the bus, select the bus that goes to Hwa Chong Institution, the nearest stop at the foot of Bukit Timah.
Arriving at the bus stop there are several restaurants that offer food, such as Chinese restaurants and typical Indian restaurants. Across the street is also seen shopping mall namely Beauty World Mall. To get to Bukit Timah area we have to pass the pedestrian bridge, then go to Hindhehe Road.
Arriving at Hindhede Road you will see a large iron board that says “Bukit Timah Nature Reserve” along with arrows that direct you to enter the area.
When entering the foothills area, you will meet other visitors. This area is usually a place of for nature lovers to practice for mountain climbing.
After passing the fence area, you will see a two-story building, white-walled with a mixture of wood on some of the building materials on it. The building is called Visitor Center, by visiting the building you will see a miniature of Bukit Timah.
For those who bring a vehicle, can be placed in the parking area near the building because you need to travel over a fairly steep and winding road hills. After visiting the Visitor Center, your real journey is really just beginning. You will walk as far as 400 meters with a 45-degree slope.
On the way, you will feel the cool air that shoots from the leaves and trees and accompanied by the sound of chirping of several stars like birds and apes.
After walking 400 meters, you will see a road guide that reads “Summit (Main Road) 540m”, this guide directs you to climb hundreds of stairs to get to the top of the hill.
When you get to the top you will see a large, two-by-two-foot boulder that reads “Bukit Timah Summit”, this paper indicates that you are already on a hilltop.
At the top of the hill, the air felt cool and cool, the sounds of the animals-the stars also became clearer to the ear. You will also see the natural expanse of the lush leaves of towering trees that cover the surface.
Despite the densely populated state of Singapore, Singapore has managed to make its country the second best quality of living index in Asia thanks to a well-ordered infrastructure, every corner of the city always kept clean, with several public parks and natural forests located on Bukit Timah. Bukit Timah Singapore is one example of a place that can turn a deficiency into an advantage.