Now open, the HPL Canopy Link is a bridge that connects the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Learning Forest to the Gallop Extension, spanning across the Tyersall Road.
HPL Canopy Link at Singapore Botanic Gardens
The bridge allows easy passage between the Learning Forest area, close to the Bambusetum and Pelawan Belt, and the Gallop Extension area.
In fact, there is easy access to the Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge walking trail from the bridge.
With the serpentine HPL Canopy Link, there is no longer a need to cross the sometimes busy Tyersall Road. And since the bridge has a rampway, it can even be used by parents with strollers.
It also affords a nice view of the bamboo plants in the Bambusetum.
Habitats from Learning Forest to Gallop Extension
As you walk across the bridge, you can also look out for different featured habitats.
On the Learning Forest side of the bridge, to the west of the bridge is planted as a mixed deciduous forest with trees such as the Yang Na. On the eastern side of the bridge is a dry dipterocarp forest, characterised by trees with a low, open canopy.
On the Gallop Extension side of the HPL Canopy Link, the ridge is planted as a lowland hill forest and heathland.