This is how YOU fell in love with MacRitchie

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This March, not only did we have walks, talks and conservation booths for March for MacRtichie, we also had the #MyMacRitchie initiative, where many of you shared your love for the MacRitchie Forest on your Facebook and Instagram pages!

As one of our four Nature Reserves in Singapore, the Central Catchment Nature Reserve is a sanctuary for a magnificent amount of plants and animals –  approximately 413 species of plants, 218 species of birds, 30 mammals, 24 freshwater fish species and 17 species of amphibians!

However, through #MyMacRitchie, we have found out the different ways in which the Reserve is also a place which holds a special place in the hearts of many – be it kayakers, hikers, runners, nature lovers, tourists or the average citizen just looking for a little adventure!

Without further ado, we would like to share with you 20 of the best #MyMacRitchie moments! 🙂 Here are some reasons why MacRitchie is loved by many…

It provides a calming escape from our busy city…

 

 

 

The raw and exhilarating experience you get from trail running (plus ultra-fresh air, beautiful scenery and shelter from the sun!)

 

 

 

It’s place to disconnect and reconnect with your loved ones (who wouldn’t love a long heart-to-heart talk – while burning calories – amidst the tranquil trails!)

 

The forest surrounding MacRitchie Reservoir is one of our favorite spots for nature walks. Since we started this sustainable business journey, it has become our go-to spot for photography. It is highly accessible, incredibly rich in flora and fauna and unlike so many places in this little red dot, MacRitchie is not manicured to death. To have a Cross Island Line cut through the core of the Central Catchment Reserve is disappointing and myopic to say the least. Are we so disconnected from nature progress is measured by shortened travel time and money saved to skirt Singapore's largest nature reserve? How many places in the world can boast such rich biodiversity within minutes of commute from a busy city center? It is within our power and it is completely our responsibility to preserve some of our most pristine ecosystems. #100goodthings #consciousliving #consciouscommerce #macritchie #lovemacritchie #loveourmacritchieforest #marchformacritchie #sustainable #sustainablestyle #mindfulness #natureheals #naturelovers #nature #bethechange #yogainsingapore #yogasg

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Because of captivating views like these…

 

 

THIS…

OR THIS!!!

 

Not forgetting the amazing wildlife that you can see close-up – without going to the zoo!

The Yellow-ringed Cat Snake (Boiga dendrophila)

 

Striped Bronzeback snake (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus)

 

Common posy (Drupadia ravindra moorei)

 

Chestnut-bellied malkoha (Phaenicophaeus sumatranus)

 

Malayan Colugo (Cynocephalus variegatus)

 

Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii)

 

Male Blue-sided Satinwing (Euphaea impar)

Blue-sided Satinwing (Male) Uncommon Venus Loop, 10 Dec 2010 #MyMacRitchie #lovemacritchie

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And…… that wraps it up! As seen above, despite the different reasons we visit MacRitchie, the one thing that binds us is that we all love MacRitchie and everything that it offers and gives to us.

We are truly thankful to all of you who have participated in #MyMacRitchie and lending your voice to our movement! Do continue to spread the love and join us in our cause to protect MacRitchie by sharing the CRL issue with your family and friends, as well as writing into the relevant authorities to tell them why the CRL should go around MacRitchie rather than beneath it!

Check out the links below for more gorgeous photo posts on #mymacritchie!

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mymacritchie/

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/lovemacritchie/

 

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