Monkey Walks

Monkey Walks 

We are not the only primates in Singapore – the long-tailed macaques, Raffles’ banded langurs, and the Sunda slow lorises are three other primate species native to this island.

The most ‘visible’ of them are the macaques, and you might have seen them at MacRitchie Reservoir Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Macaques are intelligent and have a complex social network, making the observation of their day-to-day lives interesting.

Unfortunately, there have been human-macaque conflicts due to our lack of awareness on how to behave around macaques. We believe that our behaviour influences theirs, one way to eliminate conflicts is to start by understanding them and behaving appropriately.

Want to know more? As part of our efforts to share knowledge about the macaques, JGIS has collaborated with NParks to conduct monthly guided walks. The walks are conducted by our Monkey Walkers, primatologists or guides trained by our primatologists.

The walk will be cancelled if there is bad weather 45 minutes before the walk.

If you want to be a volunteer Monkey Walker and conduct walks with us, sign up to be an apprentice and we’ll provide the necessary training.

Upcoming Monkey Walks

Macritchie Monkey Walk

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Price: Free

Lower Peirce Reservoir Park Monkey Walk

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Price: Free

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Monkey Walk

Date: October 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Price: Free

How well do you know your macaque expressions? Take our quiz!

How well do you know the Macaque?

Think you know our macaques? See if you can decipher what their various
expressions mean with this “How am I feeling?” quiz created by Joanne Ong Cui
Fang, Jordan Ong Huan Yun, Tricia Teo Wei Tian, Teo Min Ru, and Quek Xiao Tong.
All photos by Sabrina Jabbar.