Walk into the Jungle: Explore Singapore’s Southern Ridges

BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore : Walk into the Jungle: Explore Singapore’s Southern Ridges
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore : Walk into the Jungle: Explore Singapore’s Southern Ridges

If you’ve got a spare morning or afternoon, I urge you to check out the Southern Ridges. It’s one of my all-time favourite treks on the little red dot. The Southern Ridges is a stunning 10-kilometre walk - connecting West Coast Park to Mount Faber – weaving through a jungle with modern walkways and the cool bridges. Plus, it’s only 15-minute cab ride away from Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore!

I like the section between Kent Ridge Park and Mount Faber – a relatively easy 4-kilometre walk with forest canopy walkways, lofty skyline views, manicured gardens and sculptural bridges.

The hike starts with idyllic shady patches through Kent Ridge Park. Then, it winds through fantastically themed gardens and prototype glasshouses of HortPark. This is a great spot for a picnic. But if I didn’t plan ahead, I’d stop at one of the bistros for a glass of vino instead!

You’ll also trek through Forest Walk – an elevated walkway to the flower-filled terraced garden of Telok Blangah Hill Park. Next is the fantastical Henderson Waves Bridge – an undulating pedestrian bridge that’s suspended 36 metres above the ground!

The final leg brings you to the summit of Mount Faber, a short but steep 550-metre climb where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Singapore.

Ready to get your walking shoes on? Ask my staff for transportation suggestions: whether to take the MRT or a taxi – and any other tips they may have to make your urban-jungle walk amazing. 

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