Singapore is famous for its amazing skylines. It is also amazing because they manage to conserve green spaces around. One of the best places to enjoy it is by crossing Henderson Waves
Singapore is an urban city-state which has a lot of skyscrapers and modern buildings. However, despite its modernity, there are things which people do not know of the country. For instance, there is still a kampong standing proudly in the city despite the development surrounding it. Apart from that, Singapore is also surprising because despite its small size, they manage to retain green spaces which sooth the eyes. One of the best places to enjoy greenery in Singapore is by visiting Henderson Waves – the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.
A little bit about Henderson Waves
Henderson Waves stands 36 metres above ground level making it the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It was opened in 2008 with a unique futuristic shape that cut across a busy road into the lush green belt in the south of Singapore.
The bridge’s unique shape mimics the shapes of the waves. The unique design can be seen once you are at the bottom of the bridge where you can see the curving and twisting along its entire 274-metre length. There are also several benches which serve as rest areas where pedestrians can sit and observe the surroundings.
Henderson Waves is not like any other pedestrian bridge which connects different sides of the road. Instead, this bridge connects Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber Park – a 600-meter walk crossing the road below.
The experience that we had walking across the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore is stunning. You could see the amazing view of Singapore apart from the greenery that the place offers. This is also a great place if you decide to have a jog or an evening stroll.
How to get there?
To get to the bridge is so easy. You can take the MRT to Redhill Station on the East-West Line. From there, take bus no. 145 for 7 stops – to Bef Telok Blangah Hts. When you alight from the bus, you can see Henderson Waves standing proudly above you. There is a staircase near the bus halt up onto the bridge.
Tips while visiting
- Singapore is hot and humid. So, wear light clothing.
- If it looks like it is going to rain or a thunderstorm is coming, seek a shelter. Do not walk on the bridge to avoid lightning strike.
- Bring some water for drinking, the walk up the stairs and crossing the bridge is a light workout.
- Extend your walk and visit other parks nearby such as Telok Blangah Park and Mount Faber Park. There are other attractions there such as a cable car at Mount Faber.
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