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Thomson Nature Park

Unique for its cultural heritage as the site of a former Hainan Village and a key conservation site for the critically endangered Raffles’ Banded Langur.

Thomson Nature Park is protected as part of the Central Nature Park Network. Find out more about nature reserves and parks.


Located to the east of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR), between Old Upper Thomson Road and Upper Thomson Road

Park information

Park size
50 hectares
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Opening hours
7am to 7pm
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Getting here
  • View this video to find out how to get to Thomson Nature Park and the park's highlights.
  • From Lentor MRT station, you can enter via the park main entrance after walking 2.3km along Yio Chu Kang Road and turning right into Upper Thomson Road, or via the Macaque or Langur Trail from the Old Upper Thomson Park Connector.
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Parking information

Carpark (along Upper Thomson Road): 34 car lots, 7 motorcycle lots and 1 lot for handicapped visitors.

Parking fees apply.

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Pets not allowed
Nearby stations
  • Lentor MRT station
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Accessibility detail

There is wheelchair access only at the entrance node.

  • Do not bring your pets (they are not allowed in the nature park in order to protect the wildlife).
  • Do apply for a permit at least 1 month in advance if you are organising group activities involving more than 30 persons.
  • Do apply for a permit at least 2 weeks in advance for commercial filming and photography, subject to NParks' approval.
  • Do stay on designated trails to avoid stepping on endangered plants.
  • Do not bring in any unauthorised vehicles (including bicycles, skateboards, skates, and motorised personal mobility devices) into the nature park.
  • Do not fish in the nature park.
  • During and immediately after bad weather, do seek cover at the nearest shelter available and avoid entering forested areas.
  • Find out more about the dos and don'ts and hiking etiquette you should follow when visiting the park.

What to see

Special features

Ruins of former Hainanese village
Ruins of former Hainanese village

Home to Hainanese and other immigrants in the 1930s till the 1980s, the conserved ruins and signages tell the history of its residents, farms and plantations.

Plant and animals

Coppersmith Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet

This bird has a crimson forehead and throat and is known for its metronomic call that sounds similar to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer.

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Raffles’ Banded Langur
Raffles’ Banded Langur

The park is a key conservation site for this critically endangered primate, which has crescent marks around its eyes and prominent white eye rings.

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Lesser Mouse-deer
Lesser Mouse-deer

The world’s smallest hoofed animal that is generally reddish-brown in colour with white underparts.

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Long-tailed Macaque
Long-tailed Macaque

A common sight in the area, these highly social species usually live together as a large troop. It has long limbs, a long tail and olive-brown and white fur.

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What to do




Various bird species can be seen in this lush forest, including the critically endangered Straw-headed Bulbul, Little Spiderhunter, and Asian Brown Flycatcher.