Singapore

Southern Ridges Area: Kent Ridge Park, Hort Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Mount Faber Park

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This is a unique and verdant run through a lush landscape, featuring two lengthy ‘tree walks’ — springy bridges above the canopy — plus the impressive Henderson Wave and Alexandra Arch pedestrian bridges. The ‘Southern Ridges’ area comprises four connected green spaces forming sort of a linear park: Kent Ridge Park, Hort Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, and Mount Faber Park. There are paved multi-use paths connecting these parks, plus an option to take more rugged, gravel paths as well.  Our thanks to Tanya J. for her contributions to this route!

The full route is up to 7.5 km one-way, including the ~1 km from the Kent MRT Station to Kent Ridge Park. The hilly route is rewarded with splendid views of the canopy and the city. There are water bubblers at Kent Ridge Park and before Henderson Waves Bridge.

One alternative option for a start is at Alexandra Canal, where you can run on a decent sidewalk along Henderson Rd./Mount Faber Rd. for 2 km south into Mount Faber Park.

Essentials
  • Up to 7.5 km (4.7 miles) one-way, including the ~1 km to Kent MRT Station. Can also run from the Alexandra Canal on Henderson Rd. for 2 km.
  • 154m (506 feet) one-way, west to east
  • Numerous possible start/access points. West end of mapped route is Kent MRT Station.
  • Parking: Telok Blangah Hill Park; MRT: Kent. Also bus access

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Tanya J
3 months ago

This is a great run. A great add-on is to start from Kent Ridge MRT station, up the hill to Kent Ridge park for a great view of the boats in port, down through the horticultural park then climb back up and over Alexandra Arch Bridge. You pick this route up soon after, with a km or so of springy pathway over the treetops. Fabulous run especially for students or academics at NUS. My Sunday fave, and from memory, around 14km up and back. Water bubblers at KRP and before Henderson Waves. Singapore is the best running city IN THE WORLD, in my humble opinion.

Essentials
  • Up to 7.5 km (4.7 miles) one-way, including the ~1 km to Kent MRT Station. Can also run from the Alexandra Canal on Henderson Rd. for 2 km.
  • 154m (506 feet) one-way, west to east
  • Numerous possible start/access points. West end of mapped route is Kent MRT Station.
  • Parking: Telok Blangah Hill Park; MRT: Kent. Also bus access