Nature Trail at The Southern Ridges
When I saw this amazing verdant greenery in front of me, I think I fallen in love with Singapore again! I didn't expect to see such picturesque country scene in cosmopolitan concrete jungle Singapore! I thought I was in another country.
The picturesque scene is taken during a three hours nature trail during the Southern Ridges walk, starting from Kent Ridge Park, to mount Faber park, passing though HortPark, Floral Walk, Alexandra Arch, amazing Forest Walk on elevated walkway at Telok Blangah Hill park and beautiful architecture Henderson Waves. When you are at HortPark, do collect the informative brochures for The Southern Ridges and HortPark. But I think it will be best if they provide the brochures at MRT at Kent Ridge, Labrador Park and HarbourFront as it makes it more convenient for the public.
For the first time since 2009, I felt immense gratitude to our National Parks for their foresight in planning this conducive bridges Forest Walk that make this nature trail possible. It makes it more accessible and easy for the public to explore nature in this tiny island.
I love nature. I really do. Nature walk is really therapeutic perhaps due to the abundance of oxygen produce by the trees. Nature is important to our well-being and I believe in the healing power of nature. Every time I go for nature, I feel so happy and blissful. Actually happiness is free really. To be at one with nature, to see animals and birds and to enjoy fresh clean air are something we take for granted. We must continue to ensure the preservation of nature. After all forest is the green lung for the earth.
Before you go for the walk, you can download the map for the walk from National Parks Board here. Make sure you bring at least a big bottle of water, some snacks, umbrella in case it rain.
Stay tune for my next post on Labrador Park. Meanwhile, here are my previous posts on previous nature walks.
How to go there?
Depending on where you want to start the walk, you can alight at HarbourFront Mrt if you want to start from Mount Faber park or Kent Ridge MRT if you want to start from Kent Ridge Park.
First posted on 14 June 2015
Beautiful countryside scenery in Singapore.
Stopping and admiring beautiful flowers in nature.At Reflection at Bukit Chandu, a museum remembering the soldiers who fought during World War 2 against the Japanese.
Sharing by former minister, George Yeo
Map of Kent Ridge Park
Look at the dark overcast sky, weather was great and cooling as long as it don't rain.
Bright cheery flower greeting us
Alexandra Arch is an 80m-long bridge which looks like an open leaf across Alexandra Road.
Changing LED lights start at 7pm daily.
My cousin told me this is banana tree.
We saw banana plant and flower.
Embrace the nature on the Forest Walk and listen to the birds chirping, a tall bridge in the midst of secondary forest. Meanwhile I felt thankful to the construction workers and engineers who built and designed this elevated walk.
Beautiful architecture Henderson Waves
Green lung in Singapore
View of Singapore public housing and busy port
View of Sentosa cable car from Mount Faber
You can download the map from the National Parks Board website here