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Your Muslim-Friendly Guide To Singapore's Southern Ridges Walk & Henderson Waves

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Faruq Senin  •  Sep 10, 2020

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[UPDATED 2 June 2021] You might be wondering if you can go hiking in Singapore during this Covid-19 period. The answer is yes! If you're planning a day outdoors this weekend and looking for somewhere scenic in Singapore, the Henderson Waves and Southern Ridges Walk is a great idea! If you're wondering about things to do, how to get there and what halal options there are along the way, we've got you covered with this Muslim-friendly guide for a Henderson Waves and the Southern Ridges Walk hike in Singapore 😊

What is the Southern Ridges Walk and Henderson Waves?

At around 10km long, the Southern Ridges Walk is one of the longest walking routes in Singapore and it comprises of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Henderson Waves, HortPark and Kent Ridge Park! Plus, it also includes the Berlayer Creek Boardwalk and Labrador Nature Reserve. The Southern Ridges Walk are great for a panoramic view of Singapore that will still get your heart rate pumping 😍
 One of the most popular stops is definitely the Henderson Waves, a bridge which links Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. Apart from being the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, its distinctive wave-like structure makes it a great spot for a photo. (more on this later!) There are two recommended routes for the Southern Ridges Walk. Both of them start from the Marang Trail at HarbourFront MRT Station and take about 3-5 hours, depending on your speed. 1) Route A  Mount Faber Park - Telok Blangah Hill Park - HortPark - Kent Ridge Park
Credit: NParks 2) Route B Mount Faber Park - Telok Blangah Hill Park - Labrador Nature Reserve
Credit: NParks

How to go to the Southern Ridges Walk and Henderson Waves?

The best part is that you don't have to follow the whole route if you don't want to! Here are some of the most common ways to get to the Southern Ridges Walk:
  • If you're starting from Marang Trail: take the MRT to HarbourFront MRT Station and take exit D.
  • If you're starting from Henderson Waves: take bus 176, 124, 131, 145, 273 and alight at Aft Telok Blangah Heights or Bef Telok Blangah Heights bus stop along Henderson Rd (depending on which side you're coming from)
  • If you're starting from Labrador Nature Reserve: take the MRT to Labrador Park.
  •  If you're starting from Kent Ridge Park:  take bus 92, 92A to Normanton Park bus stop along Science Park Dr.
The Southern Ridges Walk also runs parallel to several MRT stations on the Circle Line - HarbourFront, Telok Blangah, Labrador Park and Pasir Panjang.

Highlights of the Southern Ridges Walk

Faber Walk

With a view of the city on one side, and Sentosa Island and the sea on the other, the Faber Walk at the top of Mount Faber is great for you to soak in the views. Here's where you can also take the cable car to Sentosa and enjoy panoramic views of the sea! P.S. Look out for a replica of the Merlion here as well as the IG-worthy rainbow staircase.

Henderson Waves

 Uncover the magnificent view from Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, Henderson Waves which is 36 metres above the ground. While you’re here, you’ll notice amazing views of the lush greenery set against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline. Try to spot the iconic curved roof of the Reflections at Keppel Bay condominium. On a sunny and clear day, the view also extends out to the sea 😍 At night, the wave is lit up by LED lights! Check out our video to find out more below, or look out for more scenic views in Singapore!

Terrace Garden, Telok Blangah Hill Park

While you're on the Southern Ridges Walk, don't miss out on the Terrace Garden at Telok Blangah Hill Park. Here's where you can pose for a picture with the beautiful stairs and the backdrop of a scenic view. If you're lucky, you might even get to see bougainvillaeas in bloom which will add a pop of colour to your feed 😍

Forest Walk

Take a walk into a canopy of greens at the Forest Walk! This path goes zig-zag across the forest at the end of Telok Blangah Hill Park before reaching Alexandra Rd. A walk here is very relaxing for the mind and you'll also be able to spot several colonial-style houses along the way!

HortPark

HortPark's gorgeous lawns, themed gardens and play gardens are perfect especially for those of you with kids! There's also an Edible Garden and a Greenhouse where you can learn more about gardening and get some supplies if you're looking to grow your own plants.

Labrador Nature Reserve

 The Labrador Nature Reserve itself is a treasure trove that you need to explore! There are several boardwalks here like the Berlayer Creek which is one of the two remaining mangroves in southern Singapore. The Bukit Chermin Boardwalk also gives you a panoramic view of the sea. Apart from that, you can also check out war relics at Labrador Park like a WWII Machine Gun Post, 6-inch cannon and more. 

Kent Ridge Park

The Kent Ridge Park is the last park that you'll meet on the Southern Ridges Walk. The park was one of the battle sites in World War II. Besides walking through an elevated canopy boardwalk, you can also check out a natural pond and a variety of wildlife. From the park, you can also head over to the Bukit Chandu War Memorial (temporarily closed). #HHWT Tip: Find out more about what you can see and do along the Southern Ridges Walk with this in-depth guide by NParks!

Halal food nearby

786 Char Kway Teow Halal status: Muslim-owned Cuisine: Chinese Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 12PM-8PM (might differ during CNY) Address: #01-28, 115 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 15111 Edmond Chicken Rice Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Chinese Opening hours: Daily; 10AM - 6PM (might differ during CNY) Contact: +6598342842 Address: 11 Telok Blangah Crescent, Telok Blangah Crescent Food Court #01-110, Singapore 090011 Facebook Thaksin Beef Noodle Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Thai Opening hours: Open daily; 8.30AM-9PM (might differ during CNY) Address: 2 Seah Im Rd, Seah Im Food Centre #01-38/44, Singapore 099114 Facebook Find more halal food in Southern Ridges with our halal food guide!

Prayer Space

Al-Amin Mosque Address: 50 Telok Blangah Way, Singapore 098801 Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim Address: 30 Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 098827 With this guide, it's now time to gather your friends and plan a day out at the Southern Ridges and Henderson Waves 😊