Singapore – The Southern Ridges

Singapore is a fantastic city with loads to do and see and explore. As avid walkers we were keen to see as much of the city on foot but little did we know that one of the best walks takes your right out of the city into lush green parks and elevated walkways. This was is the Southern Ridge Walk and I would recommend this to anyone visiting Singapore.

Mount Faber Map

There are several trails to choose from and you can tailor your walk to suit. The first part of the walk we took takes you away from the city through Mount Faber Park where you can catch some fantastic views of the city.

There’s a Forest Walk, a Canopy Walk the Marang Trail, Nature Reserves and Coastal Walks. Surround yourself with peace, calm and the sounds of nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Its a great spot for bird watchers as there are a myriad of species in the different parts of the walk. There are other creatures also, such as geckos, monkeys and other small mammals. A real treat for the nature lover.

Most people start the trail at Mount Faber park, which is where we thought was a good place to start. To get here we took the MRT to the Harbour-front station and the walk is fairly well signposted from there.

The highlights of the walk that you definately don’t want to miss are:

  • The Henderson Waves
  • The Alexandria Arch
  • The Canopy Walk
  • The Forest Walk
  • The Information points about the war and what part this area played
  • The Butterfly trail
  • The Fitness Stations dotted throughout the trail


Watch out for the Sea Eagles circling in the sky as you gain height on the first part of the walk, they’re absolutely brilliant.

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