Singapore is a city/country of towers. It’s not a big country. In fact, when there’s not much traffic, you can drive from east to west in about 1 1 / 2 hours and north to south in about 1 hour.
So it’s quite a surprise to discover so much peace and quiet, and complete separation from the city, when you’re walking through MacRitchie Reservoir and Nature Preserve.
MacRitchie Reservoir and Nature Preserve is a large section of the country covered by a golf course/nature reserve.
We only covered a very small portion of it while we were there, but we saw monkeys, monkeys, and more monkeys. They are quite used to people, and will sit and pose for you to take pictures of them.
And so I did take pictures.
Lots of them.
We also saw water/land lizards, which apparently can get up to about 3 feet (1 meter) in length, and lots of turtles, swimming in this peaceful reservoir/jungle setting.
My favorite monkey picture though is this one. He looks so happy!
And then there’s these:
Now that’s disturbing