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“Great hike, great views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Southern Ridges

The Southern Ridges
Mount Faber Park; Telok Blangah Hill Park; or Kent Ridge Park | Alexandra Road, Singapore 099203, Singapore
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Ranked #29 of 331 attractions in Singapore
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Owner description: Bridging the hills of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park, the Southern Ridges combine invigorating exercise with spectacular views across Singapore.
USA
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“Great hike, great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Kids and adults loved this hike from Harbor front, up to Mt. Faber (where the Cable cars start), past several bridges and canopy/treetop walks. The path goes through parks where there are toilets and vending machines. The tree top walks were a highlight for our kids along with playgrounds they encountered along the way. Carry snacks/food/drink. Not recommended on rainy days, especially if there is lightning.

Visited July 2013
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“A long hot walk, but we loved it despite the lack of clear maps..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We started on the walk from the Science Drive end (MRT to Kent Ridge) and from that point it was a mixture of trust and the occasional indeterminate signage that we were still on the right track.
We started at around 5pm as recommended but still incredibly humid and glad we took plenty of water as no shops or kiosks around (at that time, at least). Understood that the path was well lit until late at night, which it was - until the most important bit! The last descent down to Harbourfront MRT was in complete darkness down numerous steps. Thank goodness we were in Singapore and that there was a partial moon, because we were alone on an unknown path through thick bush with a couple of unsigned choices at forks in the path.
Brilliant architecture on and around the walk. Not much left of nature (it is Singapore) but pleasant treed paths and soaring foot bridges. Took us about 2.5-3 hours to complete at a lazy pace (which is about all we could achieve in the heat!).

Visited July 2013
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“The Southern Ridges”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been jogging in this ridges once per week. alot of trees. You can walk for an hour without having to repeat in circles.

Visited July 2013
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“Treetop Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We caught the bus from the interchange at Harbourfront and you get dropped off outside the Cable Car entrance at Mount Faber. We continued to walk down the road and then went onto the Treetop walk when the Henderson Wave Bridge is. It is a great bridge, the highest in Singapore I believe. You get great views and you can have a sit down and watch the world go by. We walked the distance of the walk and carried on through Hort Park and onwards. We ended up having to cut short later because it was starting to go dusk and we had to go back for a meal. We made our way when we saw a bus sign saying MRT. So we caught the bus and got off at the nearest MRT on the Circle Line. We used our EZ link card (which is invaluable for travelling around with) and got off at Bras Basah and made our way to our hotel.

I must say it is a lovely walk and so peaceful and different from all the bustle and goings on that Singapore has to offer. The only thing I would say is take a lot of water.

Pegasus.

Visited February 2013
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“Great morning walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We started at Mount Faber park and walked for over 4 hours till Hort park and beyond. The place is a good way to break away from daily work. Surrounded by greenery and trials. Caution: Do take lots of water :)

Visited February 2013
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