Nature reserves are important sanctuaries that preserve Singapore’s natural heritage. Protected by law, they are important habitats to native species such as the Raffles Banded Langur, Malayan Colugo and the Sunda Pangolin. Parts of these parks are accessible to the public for those with a desire to have contact with nature.

How are Nature Parks Valued?

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR) and Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) have the highest Willingness to Pay based on our TCM estimates. Labrador Nature Reserve (LNR) and Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve (SBNR) followed after. 

The price of admission fee that respondents were willing to pay is highest for SBWR and CCNR.

For all nature reserves, exercise was cited by respondents as the main purpose of visit. 

BTNR and CCNR demonstrated a higher Willingness to Pay based on modes of transportation, likely due to their more central locations and accessibility via public transportation compared to LNR and SBWR.

Singaporeans are more likely to visit nature reserves that are closer to their residence location.

For more detailed analysis of our results, please download our full report.