Jun 01, 2015
A 10km trail linking four parks – Mount Faber Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park – and Labrador Nature Reserve, The Southern Ridges has walks to accommodate all fitness types. The various trails, made up of a mixture of footpaths, walkways, bridges and arches, offer an experience unlike any other on the island. Nature lovers and bird enthusiasts will appreciate the array of tropical flora and fauna along Forest Walk and Canopy Walk, where an elevated walkway brings you to eye level with the abundant wildlife in their natural habitats. Architecture, design and photography buffs will fall in love with the Henderson Waves, a 274-metre-long bridge made up of undulating curved wooden “ribs”. Standing at 36 metres above ground, it connects two hilltops and offers stunning panoramic views of the city and harbour. Be sure to end your adventure by returning at dusk, where the bridge is lit up with colour-changing LED lamps daily.
So named because it connects parks along the southern ridge of Singapore, there are a multitude of sights and attractions to be found along the various points of The Southern Ridges, from Gillman Barracks, an arts enclave near Alexandra Arch, to the cable car ride to Sentosa at the top of Mount Faber.
Image: Singapore Tourism Board