Forest, gardens, spectacular views, wave pedestrian bridges and brilliant tree canopy walkways. A walk along Singapore's Southern Ridges.
Today it's out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore and into some greenery. This morning I am going to explore the Southern Ridges. Before arriving I did a bit of research on walks in Singapore and time and time again the Southern Ridges came up. As the name suggests, the Southern Ridges is a series of ridges on the southern side of Singapore. The Southern Ridges path is a 9 km trail that connects a number of green spaces, both natural and landscaped, with a series of pedestrian linkages. The entire path network is relatively new, with the opening occurring in 2008.
The first section of the walk is the Marang Trail, which begins right at Exit D of the Harbourfront MRT Station. Now that's convenience! The Marang Trail, which climbs Mount Faber, is not that convenient. With only a 70 meter elevation the path isn't that much of a strain, but it does get steep in sections. Good to get this part over and done with. What I find on the Marang trail is plenty of greenery and some massive trees towering above the path. I can still hear road noise but there is also plenty of bird and insect songs and the occasional rustling in the bushes from who knows what? There are signs around warning people not to feed the monkeys. Really hope the rustling in the bushes isn't a crazy diseased monkey.