Southern Ridges

Had 2 hikes over 2 weekends over at the Southern Ridges, always start early…….The sun would be too hot by 10-ish but the sights were really pretty. Highly recommended if you want to get away from the urban jungle once in a way but remember your sun block and water 🙂 I was lucky that I had blue skies over the 2 weekends I was there and the photos turned out well.

wave bridge

Admire the beautiful skyline as you stroll across this 274 metre-long pedestrian bridge that spans Henderson Road to connect Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. At 36m above Henderson Road, Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.
The bridge is also worth visiting for its artistic, distinctive wave-like structure consisting of a series of undulating curved “ribs”. These “ribs” also double up as alcoves providing shelter to the public.

National Park

wave bridge
It did look interesting, too bad all the shady area were taken up else it would nice to lie and chill under the arches

view from the bridge
While looking at this view. It would had been quite relaxing.

along the hike

Faber Walk, of which many parts are sheltered, meanders through Mount Faber Park and ends at the start of Henderson Waves. The slopes of this 56-hectare park are covered by dense secondary rain forest, and are home to an amazing array of flora and fauna. The trail, which takes you on a loop around the peak of Mount Faber Hill, offers spectacular views of the southern part of Singapore and the Southern Islands. You can catch sight of passing ocean liners and cruise ships in the far distance.

National Park

monkey biz
Met some really hungry monkeys along the way.

blue sky
Hilltop Walk runs through Telok Blangah Hill Park. This park was once a gathering place for trading communities that thrived in the area in the early nineteenth century. Here you see decks of bougainvillea at the Garden. – National Park

sun is still not up yet
Started this at 630am.

canopy walk

The Forest Walk meanders through some 50 metres through the secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill and connects to Alexandra Arch. There are two trails on the Forest Walk (just cross over from Carpark 3 to get on either trail) – the Elevated Walkway and the Earth trail.
The Elevated Walkway, accessed by the metal bridge, offers you the experience of walking through the secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill at eye-level with the forest canopy. This is an excellent platform for spotting birds, dragonflies and butterflies.

National Park

green
Almost forgot that this was not Singapore

at hort park

Beautiful scented flowers, trumpet-shaped flowers with crimson petals, stunning pink flowering clusters – these are some of the interesting blooms you can see here at Floral Walk. Stop here to take a few picturesque shots of flowering plants. This short trail forms the gateway to HortPark – The Gardening Hub, Southeast Asia’s first one-stop centre for gardening-related activities in a park setting. HortPark connects to Kent Ridge Park via the Canopy Walk.

National Park

old tree?

hort park

macro mode
Looking forward to the next hike, this time will try to move on to Kent Ridge’s Canopy walk

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gossipmonger
    May 23, 2010 @ 11:13:57

    hey, how long does the entire trail take? say normal pace.

  2. HS
    May 23, 2010 @ 23:29:10

    找一天, we should go too 😛

  3. Xuan-er
    May 24, 2010 @ 10:22:35

    @gm: the wave bridge and faber walk was 2hours. The metal bridge and on ward to hort park and return was 3hours. Walking pace only.
    I think would be fun to Start early from Kent ridge and end at harbor front via faber park. Wld take up the entire morning till noon

  4. Xuan-er
    May 24, 2010 @ 10:23:31

    @hs: yeah your 找一天 very long loh

  5. Gossipmonger
    May 24, 2010 @ 15:48:01

    thanks for the info! 🙂

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