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.
Bring a hat, sunscreen lotion, water, insect repellant, binoculars and camera
1) HortPark Garden Tour ($7/pax, at least 15 to sign up, 1 guide to max 25 pax)
Take a stroll around HortPark and learn all about interesting plants and gardening ideas as we take you through the various Theme Gardens and Display Plots.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) Fascinating Forest of Labrador Tour ($9/pax, at least 15 to sign up, 1 guide to max 20 pax)
Labrador Nature Reserve has played a significant role in the early years of trading and in the defence of Singapore during World War II. Discover the rich heritage of Labrador Nature Reserve, explore Singapore's only coastal cliff vegetation, and learn how plants in the nature reserve play an important role in the ecosystem by supporting the different life forms.
Please email email@example.com or call the HortPark hotline at 64715601 to sign up for the guided tours.
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 below to NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg, and we will catch up with you soon.
1. Wild monkeys are spotted along the Southern Ridges. Please do not expose your food items and/or plastic bags, as the monkeys may snatch them away from you.
2. For your safety, please avoid the following locations in poor weather conditions:- Marang Trail (Mount Faber Park) - Forest Walk (Telok Blangah Hill Park) - Canopy Walk (Kent Ridge Park).
3. For your safety, the staircases leading to Vista Park Open Space will be closed for improvement works from 14 October 2013 - 1st Quarter, 2014.
4. Due to construction works carried out by the Housing Development Board (HDB), the staircase at the end of the footpath behind Blk 102A, Depot Road, will be closed till 2nd quarter 2016. To access Depot Road, please use the staircase next to Terrace Garden.
5. Due to slope stabilisation works, part of Mountain Bike Trail at Kent Ridge Park is closed from 1 July 2013 to 1st quarter 2014.
6. Mount Faber Road will be closed between 9.30 – 11.30am from 2 – 4 Dec 2013 for essential tree pruning works. During the closure, please use Morse Road to get to Jewel Box and the cable car station.
7. Forest walk at Telok Blangah Hill Park is open for public access. The Earth Trail, however, remains closed for slope stabilisation works till further notice.
8. For your safety, the Rocky Shore and Jetty at Labrador Nature Reserve are temporarily closed till further notice.
We regret any inconvenience caused and seek your kind understanding on any potential noise that may be generated during the upgrading/maintenance works.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 Partly cloudy
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