Bridges hold a certain significance as connection points. Suspension bridges, in some cases, provide an additional element of wonder and whimsy – especially if you can feel it swaying under your feet. Erected around the island, there are a number of suspension bridges in Singapore that you can visit and cross off your list.
Here are some suspension bridges in Singapore to explore and discover.
Where to Find Suspension Bridges in Singapore
1. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden has not one but two suspension bridges. The first is a low, classic suspension bridge that is ideal for little ones and parents. It is wobbly enough to make it fun for kids as they trod across.
Once they have picked up their confidence, at the playground is another suspension bridge that kids can walk across single file.
2. Sentosa’s Southernmost Point of Continental Asia
At Sentosa’s Palawan Beach, a suspension bridge leads to the made-up Southernmost Point of Continental Asia. The narrow bridge spans the water to reach a small islet with two viewing towers which overlook the South China Sea. You can also observe the antics going on at HydroDash, the inflatable water playground nearby.
3. Manulife Bouncing Nets
The newest suspension bridge in Singapore is located at Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park. It is also the only indoor suspension bridge on our list. It is also the only one made up entirely of nets. At its highest point, it is the eight metres above Canopy Park and you can see a LONG way down. The 250-metre-long bridge will have you bouncing up and down and is great for a bit of fun with kids.
4. Mid-Canopy Walk at Sungei Buloh Eastern Extension
A very bouncy suspension bridge that is often overlooked is the Mid-canopy Walk at Sungei Buloh Wetland Extension. The 150-metre long suspension bridge provides a look at the mid-canopy region and forest floor. This suspension bridge is SUPER BOUNCY and you will continue to feel its undulating effects even after you step off. A free bouncy alternative to the Manulife Bouncing Nets!
5. Cavenagh Bridge
Cavenagh Bridge is the oldest surviving suspension bridge crossing the Singapore River. Fabricated in Glasgow, Scotland, the bridge still links the commercial district on the west bank of the Singapore to the Civic District on the east bank. It does not sway as it makes use of rigid iron stays to hold up (or suspend) the weight of the bridge.
6. Tanjong Rhu Bridge
Another suspension bridge that spans a river is the Tanjong Rhu Bridge which was built in 1998. It crosses the Geylang River, connecting Tanjong Rhu to the Singapore Sports Hub area. The foot bridge is held up by cables which are anchored to A-frames at either end.
7. Adventure Bridge
One of the five bridges which dot the Punggol Waterway, the Adventure Bridge is a suspension bridge that we personally wished was a bit more adventurous and swayed a bit more. The brown bridge is held up by cables on either side.
8. OCBC Skyway
Located amongst one of Singapore’s most iconic sights is the OCBC Skyway. The suspended walkway at Gardens by the Bay’s Supertree Grove provides a stunning platform to wonder at the Marina Bay area.
Open till late in the evening, OCBC Skyway also provides a unique view of the evening lights at the Supertrees.
9. TreeTop Walk (Current Closed)
A journey which everyone should make at least once is the trek to the TreeTop Walk at the Central Catchment Area. It connects Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang, two of the highest points in MacRitchie and provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding nature area. The bridge is about 250 metres long and is 25 metres above the forest floor at its highest point.
The TreeTop Walk closed for maintenance works on 11 August 2020 and is expected to reopen in May 2021. Mark it down for your calendar in 2021!
10. Jurong Bird Park’s African Treetops Aviary
The African Treetops walk-in aviary at Jurong Bird Park has a fun suspension bridge where you can view the birds flying all around. Check out the full story here.