Ascent of Bukit Timah on 2019-03-21

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, March 21, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Train
Peak:Bukit Timah
    Elevation:577 ft / 175 m

Ascent Trip Report

While in Singapore with my family, I figured I should seek out the small country's highest point. It was a half hour ride on the MRT (subway) from our hotel to the Beauty World stop, and then a ten minute walk on the road to the entrance of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. My dad waited at the bottom while my mom went birdwatching and I went up the steep road and trail. It was in the 90s and humid, and I was dripping with sweat by the I reached the top despite the short ascent. Unfortunately there were no views from the summit due to the vegetation. I decided to take some side trails on the way down. I met up with my mom and birdwatched with her for a while, and then we all got Indian food by the MRT station before heading back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:631 ft / 191 m
    Total Elevation Loss:631 ft / 192 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
Thunderstorms later
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:467 ft / 142 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Start Trailhead:Park entrance  110 ft / 33 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:631 ft / 192 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 467 ft / 142 m; Extra: 164 ft / 49m
    Gain on way out:164 ft / 49 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Road and trails
    End Trailhead:Park entrance  110 ft / 33 m
    Time:24 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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