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Singapore Top Ten Reservoirs To Explore

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1. Marina Reservoir

It is the only reservoir located in the centre of the city.
It is also the largest reservoir, with a catchment area of 10,000 ha, or one-sixth the size of Singapore.
 

2. Seletar Reservoir

It was officially opened on Aug 10, 1969, the year the space exploration craze reached a peak with the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
 

3. Bedok Reservoir

It was completed in 1986.
Singapore’s first treetop obstacle course, involves climbing across ladders, trapezes, nets, bridges and swings. A family-friendly version, the Kids Course, is also available for children aged five to 10.
 

4. Lower Peirce Reservoir

It’s Singapore’s second oldest reservoir, was officially opened on March 26, 1912
 

5. MacRitchie reservoir

It was constructed in 1867, with the funding of philanthropist Tan Kim Seng. The reservoir was named after James MacRitchie, the municipal engineer who designed and built it.
 

6. Fort Canning Reservoir

The Fort Canning Service Reservoir is an underground reservoir located on top of Fort Canning Hill. The reservoir was constructed in 1926 on the former site of a large artillery barracks and parade ground.
 

7. Jurong Lake

Jurong Lake is a 70ha freshwater lake and reservoir formed with the damming of Sungei Jurong further downstream. The lake serves as a reservoir contributing to the water supply of the country. There are several tourist attractions within the Lake, including the Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden.
 

8. Keppel Hill Reservoir

This abandoned and forgotten reservoir dating back to 1905 is nestled in the Mount Faber forest, and not marked out in maps today, Keppel Hill Reservoir served as a source of water for the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company, which was the forerunner of today’s Port of Singapore Authority. The reservoir, which is an oasis of calm and a green pocket in the built up area, also used to be a swimming pool during the Japanese Occupation according to pre-war and post-war maps.
 

9. Kranji Reservoir

It was a former freshwater river that flowed out into the sea that was dammed at its mouth to form a freshwater reservoir. It can also be classified as an estuary. Although known as a place for fishing and picnicking, the Kranji Reservoir Park is a historical site. A war memorial plaque tells visitors of the historical and violent past of this place where the Battle of Kranji took place during World War 2.
 

10. Pandan Reservoir

Formed by damming the mouth of Sungei Pandan, it is the largest service reservoir in Singapore providing non-potable water to the surrounding industrial areas and in particular, the Jurong Industrial Estate.

The first ABC Waters project in the West, Pandan Reservoir has been transformed into a vibrant water sports arena housing the National Sports Associations for canoeing, sailing and rowing. Platforms for viewing and fishing, as well as for radio-controlled sailing and electric boating have been built for people to enjoy activities in and around the reservoir

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