The Southern Ridges

Attraction Henderson Rd, Singapore 159557 Published on: 23-12-2015

1 hour
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
0.00 USD

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The Southern Ridges is a 10-kilometre trail that connects parks along the southern ridge of Singapore. Some of the attractions along this trail include its greenery and the connecting bridges.

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Why The Southern Ridges is special ?

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. The Southern Ridges offers panoramic views of both the natural and urban parts of Singapore. Suitable for most people without medical issues, the trail is not too arduous, and most parts of it are accessible to families with young kids.

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.


What to explore at The Southern Ridges?

Go on a hike in the great outdoors and enjoy the serenity on offer at the Southern Ridges. Steeped in history and one of the best spots in Singapore to enjoy panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands, the Southern Ridges is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Henderson Waves, a structure not to be missed, connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. Standing 36 metres above Henderson Road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, and is frequently visited for its artistic, distinctive wave-like structure consisting of a series of undulating curved 'ribs'.

Other highlights of the Southern Ridges include the Forest Walk and Canopy Walk – bridges cutting through the Adinandra Belukar, a distinct type of secondary forest. Here, you can see a rich variety of flora and fauna and observe birds in their natural habitat. Walk on the Ridges and capture the beauty of wild flowers and birds. Explore Berlayer Creek at the newly launched Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk, which is home to myriad flora and fauna, another great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.


How to get to The Southern Ridges?

Marang Trail (leading To Mount Faber)

By MRT: alight at Harbourfront station Exit D.

By Bus: take bus service number 10, 30, 57, 61, 65, 80, 93, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 161, 300, 646 or 855 alight at bus stop in front of Seah Im Food Center at Telok Blangah Road

By Car: Carpark is available at Seah Im Food Center

Forest Walk

By Bus: take bus service number 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166 or 963 and alight at bus stop along Alexandra Road (junction of Hyderabab Road)

By Car: Parking is available at HortPark-the gardening hub (155 lots) or Telok Blangah Hill Park Carpark 2 (39 lots) & Carpark 3 (8 lots)

Canopy Walk

By Bus: alight at Alexandra Road (junction of Hyderabab Road), a 25mins walk via HortPark-the gardening hub

By Car: Parking is available at HortPark; Kent Ridge Park Carpark B (Vigilante Drive, 47 lots); Carpark C (25 lots) at Pepys Road

From “Marang Trail” (Harbourfront station) to “Forest Walk”

By Bus: 57, 61, 97, 100, 145, 166

From “Forest Walk” to “Marang Trail” (Harbourfront station)

By Bus: 57, 61, 97, 100, 166

Henderson Waves

By Bus: take bus service number 131, 145, 176 or 648 alight at bus stop along Henderson Road, take the staircase up to Mount Faber Park.

By Car: Parking is available at Mount Faber Carpark D (17 lots) and Telok Blangah Hill Park Carpark 1 (17 lots) & Carpark 2 (total 39 lots)


Selling points

  • Spectacular in the evening with nice light effects
  • Great walk in the parks
  • One of the best walk trails through much greenery
  • Fabulous walk with view
  • Amazing trail with spectacular walking gardens
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Henderson Rd, Singapore 159557

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Tips for you

  • Be sure to bring a camera, sunscreen, and extra water as the walk can get quite long.
    What to bring
  • If you are afraid of getting lost, it's better to carry a map.
    What to bring
  • Lighting hours for Alexandra Arch: changing LED lights: 7 pm – 12 am daily Lighting hours for Forest Walk: 7 pm – 12 am & 5 am – 7 am daily Lighting hours for Henderson Waves: 7 pm – 7 am daily Safety LED lights on bridges: 7 pm – 7 am daily
  • The heat can get heavy after 1pm so you go there early in the morning or come here at night.
  • You should wear walking shoes as you will find yourself going through more than 2 km of walk and a bit of hiking.
    What to wear
  • You should check the weather forecast before you walk the park. When raining, lightning strikes are frequently so stay away from trees.
    Things to do
  • If you want to walk the whole trail, you can start from the Kent Ridge trail to Hortpark, Southern Ridges, Henderson Waves Bridge and finally Mount Faber.
    Things to do
  • As a bonus, you will also get one of the best panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands.
    What to see


FourSquare View more

Great park that makes for a fairly easy hike up and over the ridges for nice views of the forest and city. The view from Faber is wonderful. The Henderson Waves bridge is modern and funky.

TripAdvisor View more

My friend and I got to this place by accident. We were headed to Henderson Waves but got off on the wrong side of the road which led us to the Alexandra Arc. We were pleased to have found this high trail that made us experience the sounds of nature and beautiful view of trees. Prepare walking shoes as you will find yourself going through more than 2 km of walk and a bit of hiking.

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