(google co-ordinates 1.371197,103.781603 ) and goes in a loop back to where you started. Not as challenging as the Woodcutter's trail mentioned by many adventurers or mountain biker's, but i would say pretty good for those who want to try something different without npark markers or sign board to guide you.
The route i took gives a brief glimpse of the reservoir from the opposite side of Bukit Panjang as well as to observe the efficient system that PUB, Singapore's national water agency as in place to sustain clean water supply in its catchment area, Upper Pierce Reservoir. I read that the Chestnut Ave Waterworks is able to handle 90 million gallons of water per day including water pumped from a 14 km pipe from the new Marina Reservoir and treated here. It is of course able to treat potable water that meets the World Health Organisation standards. Below are some of the photos that i took while walking on this trail that is heavily used by mountain bikers.
|Jungle trail (no signboards but well used)|
|On a dead tree, a raptor nest in the making|
|A iron bird being chased by a small|
|Beautiful butterflies abound on this trail|
|The sharp spines of the nibong tree|
|Striped-Tit Babbler wondering why i am out here|
|Spines of the rattan vine|
|Very welcoming emerald green water of the reservoir|
The Chestnut Avenue Water treatment plant can be seen at the end of the trail. It is here you can see with almost your own eyes (the inner place is of course out of bounds) how clean water is dispersed into the reservoir.
|End of the trail|
|Chestnut Avenue Waterworks|
|Treated water (so clear)|
|Treated water flowing into the reservoir|