My wife and I went on this walk at the section from Kent Ridge Park to Alexandra Arches bridge during December 2008. We will go back next time to complete the other sections of this walk. At the section from Kent Ridge Park to Alexandra Arches bridge, the main attractions are:- Kent Ridge Park- Canopy Walk- Reflections at Bukit Chandu Museum-...more
The Southern Ridges comprise a 9km chain of green, open spaces spanning the rolling hills of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park before ending at West Coast Park. It is an area steeped in history and is home to some of nature's greatest gifts of flora and fauna. It is also one of the best spots in Singapore to catch...more
My wife and I went to visit Kent Ridge Park again in Dec 2008 and took more photographs of the canopy walk, as well as tried out a portion of the new Southern Ridges walk. More photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT page, and information on the Southern Ridges walk are at my other tips on this "things to do" section.more
There is a new canopy walk which was opened in early 2005 at Kent Ridge Park, and this walk gives you very beautiful views of the surrounding areas, especially Normanton Park, Pasir Panjang etc. The canopy walk leads to the Bukit Chandu Musuem which displays the famous Battle of Bukit Panjang during World War 2.Please go to part 2 of this tip for...more
Canopy walk-measuring 280-metres long, the bridge links Kent Ridge Park to the museum Reflections of Bukit Chandu, enhancing the park’s and museum’s accessibility to the public, especially the elderly and physically challenged. Walk along the bridge, you may be able to see sunbirds, doves, squirrels, lizards, and white-crested laughing thrushes....more
As part of the Army's adoption of the park as The Army Green Park, two decommissioned M114 Artillery Guns and an AMX-13 Light Tank are displayed in the park to provide points of interest.Design work on the AMX-13 light tank began in 1946 in France and production started from 1952. Its basic chasis was also used for a wide range of vehicles, which...more
Atop Bukit Chandu (Opium Hill), this WWII interpretive centre is based in an old renovated villa. Its focus is the brave stand made by the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Malay Regiment defending the hill in the Battle of Pasir Panjang when the Japanese invaded in 1942. High-tech displays, using films from the period and audio effects to transport...more
Open your eyes and be still, Singapore's forests will slowly come alive with bird life. Keen-eyed bird enthusiasts will know that these feathered friends can be spotted all over Singapore.Bird sanctuaries can be found at Kent Ridge and Labrador Parks, where you will be able to spot many type of birds in the parks. Perhaps you will be able to find a...more
If you don't head out to the open seas for big-time game fishing, try your hand at fishing in the park. Recreational fishing is a popular past time for many Singaporeans. Flocks of people can be seen at the jetty fishing spots in the park angling during week-ends and after office hours. Bring home that garoupa or prawns for a sumptuous sea-food...more
Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a thematic journey that takes you back to 1942 to experience how 1,400 soldiers of the Malay Regiment made their last stand at the Battle of Pasir Panjang, against 13,000 marauding Japanese soldiers. Walk through the Galleries displaying exhibits of photographs, maps, dates and information detailing the Defence of...more
What can be more enjoyable than having friends or your family gathering around and chatting amidst the delicious smells of charcoal-grilled crabs, prawns or meats?
Come to the park and have a delicious meal by the sea or by a waterfront into the wee hours of the night. Book a BBQ pit and you are on your way to a back-to-basics outdoor DIY dining experience!
Take MRT train alight at Buona Vista Station, cross the overhead bridge which connect the MRT station to the bus stop. Take SBS Transit Bus Service No. 200, alight at the bus stop in front of NACLI and proceed by foot via Vigilante Drive.
OR take SBS Transit Bus Service No. 92. Alight at the end of Science Park Drive.
Wake up to the morning sounds of birds chirping and come down to the parks for your morning exercises, or wind down your day with a slow leisurely jog around the parks. You can jog on the tracks, exercise your muscles on the fitness stations or practise group tai-jis on the open areas.
If you are a fitness enthusiast, Kent Ridge Park is the place to be. It offers the most number of fitness stations - 20 to be exact. The fitness equipment will pose a challenge to fitness enthusiasts. To keep your body looking fit and toned, you must try the fitness stations.