The Southern Ridges

Posted by Louis | Wednesday, July 02, 2008 | | 0 comments »

Whether you’re a sporty runner looking for a good workout and a breath of fresh air amidst the lush nature, or just someone seeking a leisurely stroll to enjoy the rich greenery of Singapore, the Southern Ridges has a lot to offer.

This 9km chain of green spaces spans across Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park and ends at West Coast Park, each seamlessly linked by foot trails and connection bridges.

Start off with a short walk through the secondary forests of Marang Trail from behind Harbourfront MRT Station to Mount Faber Park, one of the oldest parks in Singapore. Embark on the meandering trail of Faber Walk and take in the panoramic views of Singapore and the coastal seas, dotted by ships and islands.

Experience the giddy heights of the Henderson Waves, an undulating bridge that sits high across Henderson Road and connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. It is also Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge. 

From there, trek across Telok Blangah Hill Park through the Hilltop Walk. Brush past the thick canopy of trees and take a bird’s eye view of the forest as you continue along the raised walkways of the Forest Walk.

The opened leaf-shaped Alexandra Arch then welcomes you to HortPark – the gardening hub. Enjoy a delightful stroll down the Floral Walk lined with blooming flowers and pick up some gardening ideas at the Hort Park!

Finally, the Canopy Walk brings you through Kent Ridge Park’srich flora and fauna with an elevated walkway. Perched at a height of 16 metres at the centre, it’s the perfect spot to experience the tranquillity and beauty of nature as you catch glimpses of squirrels, sunbirds and white-crested thrushes among the groves of Tembusu and belukar trees.

The easiest way to get there:
By MRT: alight at Harbourfront station Exit D.

Map of Southern Ridges

-- Information from Uniquely Singapore.

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