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Free

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Natural Wonders, Free, Parks and Gardens, Recreation Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Anyone who appreciates an excellent jaunt will love a visit to the Southern Ridges. Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve collectively make up the Southern Ridges. The Henderson Waves, a pedestrian bridge with wavy accents, is the area’s most stunning attraction. The bridge connects Telok Blangah Hill Park to Mount Faber Park. The Marang Trail offers another popular option and leads travelers to the top of Mount Faber.

The most commonly praised trail among past visitors is the Forest Walk, which connects HortPark and Telok Blangah Hill Park. The walk takes adventurers above the parks via an elevated platform, giving them a glimpse at the wildlife in and around the trees’ canopies.

Recent travelers recommend starting at Kent Ridge Park, the westernmost park in the Southern Ridges. The Kent Ridge MRT Station is the primary reason that Kent Ridge Park makes an excellent starting location. Travelers who’d prefer to start on the eastern edge of the ridge and combine two adventures should consider starting from the peak of Mount Faber Park via the Singapore Cable Car. The Southern Ridges are always open, but the hours when each park keeps its paths lit vary. To learn more about planning a trek through the Southern Ridges, check out its website.

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