The Southern Ridges


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Enjoy the great outdoor experience the Southern Ridges has to offer! The Southern Ridges comprises 10 km of green, open spaces that connect Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Steeped in history and home to some of nature's greatest gifts of flora and fauna, the Southern Ridges is certainly worthy of repeat visits. It is also one of the best spots in Singapore to catch panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands.

Henderson Waves, a structure not to be missed, connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. Standing at 36m above Henderson Road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, andfrequently visited for its artistic, distinctive wave-like structure consisting of a series of undulating curved 'ribs'. The other highlights of the Southern Ridges are the Forest Walk and Canopy Walk - bridges cutting through the Adinandra Belukar, a distinct type of secondary forest. Here, you can see a rich variety of flora and fauna and observe birds in their natural habitats. Walk on the Ridges and take beautiful photos of wild flowers and birds. Explore Berlayer Creek at the newly launched Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk as well. Home to a myriad of flora and fauna, it is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Southern Ridges is ideal for walking enthusiasts, history lovers, photography buffs, nature lovers, bird watchers, families and friends.

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What to wear and bring

  • Do dress comfortably and wear walking shoes.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen lotion, water, insect repellant, binoculars and camera

Guided tours

1) Kent Ridge Park Heritage Tour ($7/pax, at least 15 to sign up, 1 guide to max 20 pax)

You will be guided through the forest to learn about interesting fauna and flora, while learning all about the fiercest battle fought in Singapore during the World War II.

2) Southern Ridges Nature Tour ($9/pax, at least 15 to sign up, 1 guide to max 20 pax)

This tour takes you through the Southern Ridges, a soothing sanctuary of greenery that is steeped in history and nature's unique flora and fauna. Highlights of the tour include the Henderson Waves, Sembcorp Forest of Giants, Forest Walk and Singing.


To sign up for the guided walks, please contact:

Ms Linda Goh Shie Lien
Parks Officer
Email: linda_sl_goh@nparks.gov.sg

Volunteer at HortPark & the Southern Ridges

If you are fond of gardening and nature, sign up as a volunteer at HortPark & the Southern Ridges! Simply complete and send the Volunteer Application Form to Ms Enna Lam (enna_lam@nparks.gov.sg) and we will catch up with you soon.

We welcome corporates and schools to join us as volunteers too.


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Series of intersecting trails

Marang Trail

Marang Trail

This trail extends from Marang Road, just behind the......more
Forest Walk

Forest Walk

The Forest Walk, a steps-free elevated walkway...more
Faber Walk

Faber Walk

Faber Walk meanders through Mount...more
Alexandra Arch

Alexandra Arch

The bridge, with its curved deck and tilted arch...more
Henderson Waves

Henderson Waves

At 36 metres above Henderson Road, Henderson...more
Floral Walk & HortPark

Floral Walk & HortPark

Located at the base of the bridge at Alexandra...more
Hilltop Walk

Hilltop Walk

Hilltop Walk runs through the 34-hectare Telok...more
Canopy Walk

Canopy Walk

Canopy Walk links the 47-hectare Kent Ridge Park...more
Labrador Nature & Coastal Walks

Labrador Nature & Coastal Walks

Located within walking distance of Labrador Park MRT...more



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General Enquiries


Our office address:

  • The Foothills Fort Canning Park
    70 River Valley Road
    Singapore 179037
    (Former River Valley Swimming Complex opposite Liang Court)


Please note that NParks Office, formerly at Fort Canning Centre, is now located at The Foothills Fort Canning Park. Public carpark is not available at The Foothills Fort Canning Park premises. The nearest public carparks are available at URA Car Park along Clemenceau Ave and Liang Court.


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Getting There

Getting to Marang Trail:

By MRT: Alight at Harbourfront station Exit D.

By Bus: Take bus service number 10, 30, 57, 61, 65, 80, 93, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 161, 300, 408*, 646 or 855, alight at bus stop in front of Seah Im Food Center at Telok Blangah Road

By Car: Car Park is available at Seah Im Food Center

Getting to Henderson Waves:

By Bus: Take bus service number 131, 145, 176, 408*, or 648 and alight at bus stop along Henderson Road, take the staircase up to Mount Faber Park.

By Car: Parking is available at Mount Faber Car Park D (17 lots) and Telok Blangah Hill Park Carpark 1 (17 lots) & Carpark 2 (total 39 lots). Alternative parking is available at SAFRA Mount Faber (210 lots) at 2 Telok Blangah Way.

Getting to Forest Walk:

By Bus: Take bus service number 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 408* or 963 and alight at bus stop along Alexandra Road (junction of Hyderabad Road)

By Car: Parking is available at Telok Blangah Hill Park Carpark 2 (39 lots) & Carpark 3 (8 lots) and HortPark-the gardening hub (155 lots).

Getting to Canopy Walk:

By Bus: Take bus service number 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 408* or 963 and alight at bus stop along Alexandra Road (junction of Hyderabad Road), arrive at Canopy Walk via a 25mins walk through HortPark - the gardening hub.

By Car: Parking is available at Kent Ridge Park Carpark B (Vigilante Drive, 47 lots) and Carpark C (25 lots) at Pepys Road

Getting to Labrador Nature Reserve
Nearest MRT: Labrador MRT Station


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