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SOUTHERN RIDGES - Scenic Singapore


About the Southern Ridges:

The Southern Ridges are a chain of green hills in the south of Singapore, stretching from Mount Faber through Telok Blangah Hill and Kent Ridge Park to Clementi Woods in the west.
Elevated boardwalks, bridges and trails connect the individual parks to create a green corridor full of fascinating animal and plant life and historical anecdotes. Henderson Waves, Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge, and numerous viewpoints along the trail offer scenic vistas of downtown Singapore, the harbour and the islands in the south of the city-state.
 

View from Mount Faber

 

Henderson Waves

 

About the tour:

Starting from Hortpark, the walk meanders through the canopy along the Forest Walk to Telok Blangah Hill and on to Mount Faber via the Henderson Waves. The duration of the tour is about 2.5 hours; it ends at the Seah Im Food Court. Naturally, this walk can also be conducted in the opposite direction.
Besides introducing the commonly encountered plants and animals along the trail, the walk also provides insights into the Ridges' past.
 

How to get to the Southern Ridges:

For the sake of simplicity, only the starting points of the tour are described here. Details on additional points of access can be obtained from the websites listed below.

  • Meeting place Hortpark: (see map)
    At HortCentre. Hortpark is served by bus numbers 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 963. The bus stop is located right next to the Alexandra Arch; from there it's about five minutes walk to the HortCentre.
  • Meeting place Harbourfront: (see map)
    Car park between Seah Im Food Court and Harbourfront MRT Station, Exit A. Harbourfront Station is served by bus numbers 10, 30, 57, 61, 65, 80, 93, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 188, 408, 409, 855, 963.

 

Forest Walk

 

General information:

 

Tings to bring:

  • Drinking water
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection
  • Plastic bags to waterproof valuables and electronic gadgets
  • Comfortable walking shoes (no sandals or flip flops)
  • Binoculars (if you have)

 

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