A historical park where one of the last battles for Singapore was fought during World War II, Kent Ridge Park is a great place for families and history buffs to learn about the heritage of our nation.
Relive the history of World War II at the “Reflections Bukit Chandu” museum, located at one end of Canopy Walk. Celebrate the end of civil strife by visiting the commemoration plaque at Carpark B, which was erected to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.
If you are a fitness enthusiast, warm up at one of the 20 fitness stations located around the park before going for a jog on the tracks.
Featuring natural vegetation and a high biodiversity of wildlife, Kent Ridge Park is also a favourite of nature lovers. On the eastern side of the park towards the valley is a natural pond teeming with turtles and fish. Walk along Canopy Walk – an elevated boardwalk measuring 280-metres long linking HortPark to Kent Ridge Park – and you may just be able to catch sight of sunbirds, doves, squirrels, lizards, and white-crested laughing thrush.
With groves of Tembusu, Adinandras and Dillenias, you’ll hear the chirps of birds and the hums of insects as you stroll along the meandering paths of the park towards the two ponds at the foot of the ridge. Alternatively, take in magnificent views of off-shore islands such as Pulau Duran Darat from the various look-out points.
Kent Ridge Park is part of the Southern Ridges, which also comprises Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark and Labrador Nature Reserve.