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Keppel Hill Reservoir Trek, Singapore Overview

The Keppel Hill Reservoir is an abandoned reservoir located at Joaquim Garden and Landscape of Keppel Hill in Singapore. It is not a very popular trek amongst hikers even though it is not a very tough feat to perform. This is so because of the rumours of people being drowned in the reservoir and the place being haunted. For this reason, Keppel Hill Reservoir Trek is also known as the “abandoned trail.” This trek is meant for adventurous people and not for the faint-hearted as Keppel Hill Reservoir Trek is a journey to find a reservoir that seems to be lost in the wilderness. This trek is a good option for those who love exploring lonely pockets that are less frequented.

The tank is 2 metres deep and was supposedly used to provide water to the city of Singapore back in 1905. The remnants of the area include old water pipes, a diving board, a mysteriously stranded tombstone at the top of the hill and broken concrete steps. The trek trail goes through a dense, forested jungle and leads to another abandoned path leading to Mount Faber. The route to the reservoir starts at Keppel Hill and goes downhill through the woods. The forested path leads up to the reservoir. The trek is not very difficult in itself but is exciting and adventurous owing to the rich history. The National Heritage Board discovered the abandoned sight in 2014, and since then it has gained popularity for its history and is now a trekking route. The surroundings and rustic remains around all around the trek make for an exciting experience.

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How to Reach Keppel Hill Reservoir

Take the HarbourFront Bus Interchange exit and walk towards bus stop number 14139. From the bus stop, go towards Wishart Road. At the junction, you will see a sign that leads to Joaquim Garden & Landscape (Keppel Hill Road). Walk along this path that leads towards Keppel House No 11. Just before this, you will see a road sloping downwards on your left to a wooded area. From here, the jungle trail leads to the reservoir. You will see the reservoir to your right.


The area is slippery and wet and outgrown with heavy greenery. Be extremely careful while trekking or exploring the area as it might be a little dangerous.

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