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LOWER PEIRCE - Singapore idyll


About the park:

The Lower Peirce Reservoir is Singapore's second oldest reservoir. It was built by impounding the upper reaches of the Kallang River and comissioned in 1912.
The forest that lines its banks is considered a mature secondary rainforest. It is still dotted with numerous rubber trees and oil palms - visible reminders of the past when vast areas of Singapore were covered with plantations.
 

Lower Peirce Reservoir

 

Dragonfly

 

The park not only provides a welcome oasis of tranquility for stressed-out individuals, the dense forests surrounding the reservoir also serve as an important refuge where many rare animal and plant species find shelter.
The reservoir park area is an idyllic setting for picnics and to enjoy the scenery; trails through the rainforest offer plenty of opportunities for first-hand encounters with Singapore's amazing wildlife.
Just keep your eyes open - and you might even spot a colugo hanging on a tree trunk!
 

About the tour:

From the Kallang River to the building of the reservoir to the role of the Central Catchment Area, water features prominently in this approximately two-hour walk.
Starting at the dam embankment, the tour follows the banks of the reservoir and continues through the wilderness of the rainforest along the Lower Peirce Trail. The tour finishes at the trail end near Casuarina Road, where prata shops wait for hungry explorers.
 

 

Boardwalk

 

How to get to Lower Peirce Reservoir:

  • By bus:
    Bus numbers 163, 167, 169, 855, 980.
    Alight at the bus stop nearest to the Sembawang Hill Food Court. The entrance to the reservoir is about five minutes walk from there, off Old Upper Thompson Road.
  • By taxi/car:
    Via Upper Thompson Road and Old Upper Thompson Road
    (click here for a street map).
    Parking facilities at the reservoir are limited, however, especially on weekends.

 

General information:

 

Things to bring:

  • Drinking water
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection
  • Plastic bags to waterproof valuables and electronic gadgets
  • Comfortable walking shoes (no sandals or flip flops)
  • Binoculars (if you have)

 

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