Marang Trail
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Admission
   
Free.
   
Open
   
Daily.

The Marang Trail is deliberately unlit after dark to minimize disturbance to nocturnal life in the forest. Do bring along a torch and take extra precautions if you wish to walk on this trail after dark.

   
Transportation
   
At HarbourFront MRT, take Exit D and turn left. Walk alongside the road and you will see the starting point of Marang Trail.

Buses 10, 30, 57, 61, 65, 80, 93, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 161, 300, 646 or 855 alight at bus stop in front of Seah Im Food Center at Telok Blangah Road.

Carpark is available at Seah Im Food Center.

   
Information
   
Marang Trail
Marang Road off Telok Blangah Road
Tel: 1800-471 7300
Website: www.nparks.gov.sg
Marang Trail extends from Marang Road, just behind the Harbourfront MRT Station to the top of Mount Faber.

Mount Faber is the second highest hill in Singapore at 105 metres above mean sea level.

If you are physically fit, it should be a piece of cake embarking on this walk of steps and shaded footpaths paving the way to beautiful sights and sounds of the secondary forest. Proper footware is recommended. Marang Trail covers an elevation of 70 metres (or the equivalent of a 24-storey building).

This trail is less than a kilometre and should take you about 15 minutes to reach the summit. This trail may not be suitable for young children, the elderly and the less fit.

Along the trail you could see black and white bungalows, some which are residences and studios for local artists, dot the area.

The Marang Trail obtained its name from the Marang fruit, more commonly known as Johey Oak (Artocarpus odoratissimus), a tree related to Jackfruit, Cempedak, and Breadfruit.

No tour. Some common tree species you can see on this trail are: Angsana tree; Saga Tree (its seeds are commonly picked and used in jewellery and artwork; popular for their bright red coloour that symbolizes passion and everlasting love); Shrubs, plants, climbers and flowers like the Bat lily, ground orchids and Crape ginger.

 

Dec 2009.

The above is an anaglyph image (3-D photo). You will need to use a cyan and red 3-D glasses to view.