Spanning a 10 km trail that connects parks and green spaces, the Southern Ridges has many key attractions; though some sites are not as popular, they are equally captivating and worth visiting.
The Earth Trail
A popular activity is to stroll along the Forest Walk, an elevated bridge amidst the trees that connects Alexandra Arch near Park Hotel Alexandra to Telok Blangah Hill Park. However, most forget that below this walkway is the Earth Trail which offers a more ground-up perspective of a secondary forest and its idyllic beauty.
The Terrace Garden
When hiking between Henderson Waves and the Forest Walk, you may miss this picturesque spot of Telok Blangah Hill Park; easy to reach from a hotel near Harbourfront, Singapore, the park’s picturesque Terrace Garden features colourful bougainvillaea flowers and scenic views, while there’s a Therapeutic Garden to visit too.
The Native Garden
This area is in the well-known HortPark which has several sections and gardens to explore. A bit away from the primary path is the Native Garden home to diverse plants indigenous to Singapore; set amidst a landscape featuring lovely streams, stones, wood logs, fish and birdlife, it provides a truly enchanting natural escape.
Faber Point Mural
Most end or begin their hike along the Southern Ridges at Mount Faber which has a fascinating mural you may miss. It can be found at Faber Point, a popular spot for taking in stunning views; just below this platform is a striking copper mural that showcases the story of Singapore from its history to the present day.