- Type: Walking
NileGuide Expert Says:
Sums up Singapore - where the real jungle and the concrete jungle merge.
NileGuide Expert tip:
All the trails, with the exception of the Marang Trail (which is a series of steps)take you along good quality paths. This also makes it an ideal walk for children and is suitable for taking strollers.
The Southern Ridges Walk starts at Mount Faber Park and ends in Kent Ridge Park, taking in several walking trails along the way. Although the walk takes you through various national parks, it has the feel of an urban walk and exemplifies the juxtaposition of the real jungle to the concrete jungle that is so unique to Singapore. While walking through sections of natural rainforest, you are never far from urban development, so the sound of the traffic merges with the buzz of the cicadas, and tower blocks soar over the treetops as you walk through tree canopies.
Highlights of the walk include:
Mount Faber Park, one of the oldest parks in Singapore and home to the Jewel Cable Car station, and the various bars and restaurants of the Jewel Box. Faber Point, the highest point of Mount Faber is a good spot for panoramic views over the city and out to sea.
Henderson Waves, the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.
The Forest Walk, a meandering 1.6km elevated steel walkway, which gives you a bird's eye view of the rainforest.
The Canopy Walk, an elevated wooden walkway that takes you through the tree canopy from Kent Ridge Park to Reflections at Bukit Chandu, the site of one of the last battles of Singapore during World War II.
Start the walk at the Harbourfront MRT station.
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