While Singapore is at the forefront of urban development, many forget it’s a city with plenty of green havens too such as the enchanting Southern Ridges.
What are the Southern Ridges?
This is a 10 km stretch of lush green spaces made up of parks, hills and gardens that are linked together via pathways, ridges and canopy walkways. Easy to explore for those staying at a hotel near Harbourfront Singapore, it includes areas like Kent Ridge Park, Mount Faber Park and the Labrador Nature Reserve.
Plan Your Exploration
It takes around three to five hours to walk the entire Southern Ridges, though you should divide your visit to fully appreciate each location; properties like Park Hotel Alexandra that are walking distance from some of the sites are ideal. One option is to time your journey to reach Mount Faber to catch a sunrise or sunset.
The Henderson Waves
Amongst the most striking attractions of the Southern Ridges is a unique wave-like pedestrian bridge known as Henderson Waves. Linking Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber Park, it’s 36 metres above the ground offering wonderful views; lit up at night, it’s a perfect place to unwind or get some great Insta shots!
Other Key Highlights
Kent Ridge Park is known for its birdlife and elevated Canopy Walk, while from Telok Blangah Hill Park, you can access the Forest Walk that zigzags its way amidst the trees. Don’t miss visiting the diverse gardens at HortPark, relaxing at the Terrace Garden of Telok Blangah Hill Park and enjoy stunning vistas from Faber Point.