Stretching from West Coast to HarbourFront, this 9 km walk takes trekkers along the southern foothills of Singapore. You can choose to do it in its entirety or to take on shorter segments at a time.
Opened in 2008, the Southern Ridges walk allows you to make the 9 km trek from West Coast to HarbourFront along the hill paths and parks. This walk traverses the Kent Ridge Park, Hort Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber. If you start from West Coast, you will have to cross the National University of Singapore to get to Kent Ridge Park. From Kent Ridge, make your way down to Hort Park in what is known as the Floral Walk. From Hort Park, you will cross the Alexandra Arch bridge to start the Forest Walk on a raised metal walkway.
This walkway leads you to Telok Blangah Hill Park which is then connected to Mount Faber by Henderson Waves, the tallest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. At Mount Faber, you can visit the Merlion statue before making your way down the Marang Trail to HabourFront. The entire route may be challenging for young children but it is possible to break it into shorter segments and take these on individually. A good introduction to the Southern Ridges is to start from the Alexandra Arch and try out the Forest Walk. Be sure to pack plenty of water and some light snacks to eat along the way.