Singapore is an urban city-state with many skyscrapers and architecturally awe-inspiring buildings. However, not everything about Singapore is about its state-of-the-art modernity.
For instance, there is still a kampong standing proudly in the city despite the impressive development surrounding it.
However, what is most remarkable about Singapore is, despite its physically small size, lush green spaces have been incorporated within its skyscrapers, marrying nature and modernity.
One of the best places to enjoy this greenery amidst Singapore’s concrete jungle is by taking a trip to Henderson Waves – the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.
Some history 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 waves of the sea that surrounds the island republic. The unique design of the bridge is best appreciated when you stand at the very bottom, which is when the curves and twists in the design along its entire 274-metre length comes into full view.
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 of walking across the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore is stunning. You can see the amazing view of Singapore apart from the greenery that this spot offers. This is also a great place for an invigorating jog or a leisurely evening stroll.
How to get there
Hop onto the MRT to Redhill Station on the East-West Line. From there, take bus number 145 for seven 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 when visiting
- Singapore is hot and humid. So, wear light clothing.
- If it looks like it is going to rain or a thunderstorm is brewing, seek shelter fast. Do not walk on the bridge – it could be dangerous because of lightning strikes.
- Bring water for drinking, the walk up the stairs and across 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 the cable car at Mount Faber.
Khai and wife Amira are Malaysian travel bloggers who blog at Kaki Jalans. Their travels have taken them to almost all the countries in Asean and five countries in Europe. They are still actively travelling and adding to this list.