The Southern Ridges part 2

Incredible voyage through Singapores green heart.

 

 

 

 

 

A real adventures, challeging trip through the other side of the Southern Ridges wich starts at Hortpark entrance… At this point you can very easy spot the impressive Alexandra Arch bridge… The Alexandra Arch bridge looks like a bent bow, ready to shoot to its arrow… Impressive by day and gorgious looking in lights at evening. Up the bridge the path is a sloping curve takes you across the road where the Forrest walk begins…

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a steel serpentine winding through the forrest tree tops this bridge is making her way uphill… Its a fantastic vieuw when you look over the trees listening to the wispering sound of small animals all around… Thrilling feeling to go all up the stairs following the serpents path… Its a quite a climb, though vieuw is amazing and as reward there is a shelter at the top… Excellent place for sitting down to eat and drink something… From here starts the Hilltop Walk…

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can go up the first high hill using the small path on the left… Another option is to walk left or right around the highest hill and skip it… We walked up to get an impression of the vieuw of the trail and its surprising, just go and see… At the end on the other side of this high hill there are stairs downwards… They take you back to the road that was made around the hill… Here starts a path through the trees that leads to the beautiful Telok Blangah Park terrace… Here you have a stunning 360 degrees vieuw over Singapore… At the end of the Telok Blangah Park terrace stairs guide you down start point of the famous Henderson Waves…

 

 

 

 

 

 

This part of the Southern Ridges top of the top moment… The Henderson Waves is an extra ordinary trail with the Henderson Waves Bridge.. Its a recommendation to visit this spot during your stay in Singapore… Build 36 meters above Henderson road it is the highest pedestrain bridge in Singapore… Besides that the real fun, charm and excitement of this incredible wooden path are the flowing curves it makes… A tremendous feeling to stand and watch the vieuw or sit against the high round side of this bridge…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking a look at the vieuw another piece of Singaporean art can be found in the construction of the buildings… The Henderson Waves bridge ends at the beginning of Mount Faber Park… The Mount Faber loop walk trail mainly follows the road with various places to sit and relax… The road passes the jewel Box with a cable car station… At the cable car station you can buy a ticket to Harbour Front and to Sentosa Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a short cut in this trail. This short cut does not follow the complete road, however it leads you to the Jewel Box more quickly… At the end of the Mount Faber Loop walk, you can continue walk via Mount Faber road or the Marang Trail… We choose the Marang Trail as its also the best way back to Harbour Front Mrt… The Maranga Trail is a quiet downhill walk via paths and steps through the forrest jungle… Very silent part of the Southern Ridges though at some moments small animals can be spot here…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway the Marang Trail is a nice beginning or ending of your adventure… For us the afternoon was ending, we reached harbour front Mrt… A fantastic day ritcher, a stomach calling for dinner…

Where to start: You can do this trip in different directions…
First, take Hortpark as startpoint end end at Harbour Front Mrt…
Second, start at Harbour Front Mrt and take Hortpark as end point…

How to get there: To Hortpark… From Labrador mrt take bus 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166 or 963.
The Hortpark bus stop is located right next to the Alexandra Arch.

Admission: Admission for this trail is free. For the cable car ticket is needed. Availible at the Jewel Box.

Top Of Alexandra Arch

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