Singapore | Hike & Explore the amazing Southern Ridges

View from the Henderson Waves
Lynne enjoying the canopy walk

The Southern Ridges

As avid walkers we were keen to see as much of the city on foot but little did we know that one of the best walks takes your right out of the city into lush green parks and elevated walkways, the Southern Ridges.  After the hustle and bustle of the city, hiking in Singapore was a fab idea. This was is the Southern Ridge Walk and I would recommend this to anyone visiting Singapore. There are several trails to choose from and you can tailor your walk to suit. The first part of the walk we took takes you away from the city through Mount Faber Park where you can catch some fantastic views of the city.

How to get there

The Southern ridges walk can be started from Harbour Front MTR Station. This is were the cable car starts to reach Senatosa Island and all it’s attractions. The walk itself links up a ten kilometre string of parks and green spaces. The parks themselves were reclaimed in part from old gun in placements and battle fields from times past. Leave the station from exit D and the walk is signposted from there. 

Alexandria Arch
Chris on the Henderson Waves

Highlights along the route

At the top of Mount Faber Park is Faber Hill the second highest point in Singapore. The park is connected to Telok Blangah Hill Park via the Hederson Waves pedestrian bridge it undulates thirty six metres above the road below. It is frormed from steel and Yellow Balau wood. TheSembcorp forest of giants comes next in our list of highlights, as you can tell by the name this is a plantation of saint tree that should reach a height of up to eighty metres when mature.

Next is the Forest walk over a kilometre long steeples elevated path that looks down on the undergrowth, this can be avoided if you don’t like heights although its not that scary really. The Singing forest is an attempt to reestablish the environment before the city took over it is designed primarily to attract native wildlife species  Alexandria Arch  the arch was designed to look like an open fig leaf.

Further along the trail you will come to the Canopy walk, this was my favourite part of the walk and takes you through the tree canopy on an elevated walk way giving you amazing views and gets you close to the tops of the trees. To get back to the start point of the walk you can walk down to join the metro system at Kent Park MTR.You can get the official guide and map Here

Canopy Walk
Southern Ridges Singapore

Booking resources for your trip

Flights

You can compare cheap flights on the Expedia platform or here on the Aviasales website.  Both will give you a good idea of how much its going to cost you to get to your chosen destination.

Accommodation

We have always tended to use Booking.com having said that if your on a tight budget another good site to try as a comparison is Hostelworld, If your looking to compare different sites you can do that on Hotellook, we tend to look on here first to make sure we are getting the best deal.

Tours & Tickets

You can book your visits as you go at the entrance to your chosen attraction or site.  Or you could use the following links to book in advance or just to find out what your choices are in the area. GetYourGuide and Tiqets are our go to choices you could try Viator to see how they compare.

For a full list check out our resources page. Don’t forget always shop around to find the best deal for you. What works for us should be good for you but it’s always reassuring to check.

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