The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a little 1.64 square kilometer (400 section of land) nature hold close to the geographic focal point of the city-condition of Singapore, situated on the inclines of Bukit Timah Hill, Singapore's most astounding slope remaining at a stature of 163.63 meters, and parts of the encompassing territory. The nature hold is around 12 kilometers from the Downtown Core, Singapore's focal business region. In spite of its little size, it is viewed as a standout amongst the most beneficial bits of nature. Alfred Russel Wallace additionally had a favorable opinion of the place. Together with the neighboring Central Catchment Nature Reserve, it houses more than 840 types of blooming plants and more than 500 types of fauna. Today, it is one of the biggest patches of essential rainforest left in Singapore. The woodland save was formally pronounced as an ASEAN Heritage Park on 18 October 2011.
The name Bukit Timah is obtained from the tallest slope found in the territory of a similar name, which is likewise the tallest geological area in all of Singapore. Bukit implies slope in the Malay dialect, while Timah implies tin, in spite of the fact that tin stores are not found in the range. The slope filled in as a rock quarry for a long time, however since the mid-1900s, all operations of which has since been relinquished and changed over into recreational regions and notwithstanding shooting areas. The essential exercises at Bukit Timah are walking, running and climbing. There are additionally littler gatherings of individuals who shake climb and abseil at the Dairy Farm quarry and in addition mountain biking. There are exceptionally allotted mountain-bicycle trails around the region and Bukit Timah Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail is situated inside the Reserve. The 6.5 KM MTB trail circle around Bukit Timah Hill and extended between Hinhinde Park and Dairy Farm Road. The trail speak to a tropical rough landscape with augmented specialized trips and troublesome plummet at short interims. For MTB Map trail rating, it is to a great extent comprised of dark precious stone areas with irregular blue square segments. There are additionally short option twofold dark precious stone segments.
Naturalists likewise treasure Bukit Timah for its assortment of plants and creatures. A portion of the regular plants there are the rattan, figs, and macaranga. Two meninjau trees remain close to the guest focus. 18 unique types of dipterocarps live in the save, including the seraya and Dipterocarpus caudatus. Fan palms, leaf litter plants prickly rattan and greeneries are additionally normal. Plant species incorporate staghorn plant and fledgling's home greenery. Lichens and parasite, for example, section organism are additionally found. Basic creatures incorporate millipedes, woodworker honey bees, and a wide range of sorts of fledgling, bugs and bugs. Basic creepy crawly species incorporate cicadas and goliath timberland ants. Basic creepy crawly species incorporate the brilliant sphere web bug and the St Andrew's Cross insect. The Singapore freshwater crab is indigenous to Bukit Timah. Reptiles in the hold incorporate the reticulated python, the heaven tree wind and the normal sun skink.