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Henderson Waves “Hello!”

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Henderson Waves

A Southern belle at the entrance of the Marang Trail, part of the Southern Ridges

In an attempt to stay healthy and escape the craziness of the urban concrete jungle, chum D and I venture out to explore nature whenever we can afford the time. Being avid photographers, we went on the Southern Ridges Trails as we wanted to capture sunset from Henderson Waves, Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge at 36 metres above ground. The Southern Ridges comprises 10 km of green, open spaces that connect Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. We started our walk from the Marang Trail near HarbourFront train station, made our way up to Mount Faber, and finally roosted at Henderson Waves to wait for sunset.

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Afraid of wild monkeys? I brought my own gorillas to protect me. I just hope the monkeys don’t come and mate with my shoes instead! Shoes from Jeremy Scott x Adidas S/S 2012 collection.

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And here’s the big monkey who would scare away all the wild monkeys. Cute eh? LOL

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Off we go on our nature adventure!
We ‘trekked’ through 0.8km long of secondary forest on the Marang Trail, keeping our eyes peeled on any interesting wildlife that we could capture – on screen, that is.

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It was a lovely sunny day. Good for photography, not so good for the heat. Sunscreen!!

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Is D looking for a spot to do a toilet break? Cannot! I dun wanna see!

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Nah, he’s just taking photos of fauna. D’s got a really good eye, something so very common can look so special through his lens.

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The sun continued to say hello through the foliage

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HOT. HOT. HOT.

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At the top of the Marang Trail is Mount Faber where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the harbour/Sentosa and the Southern Islands.

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Bird’s eye view of the Singapore housing landscape. This is what most Singaporeans live in. And then we continued on our way to Henderson Waves…

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D must be delirious from the heat…simply too cute. Puke. Haha.

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And then my turn to pose.

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We finally reached Henderson Waves after another 30 minutes of walking. This 274 metre-long pedestrian bridge that spans Henderson Road to connect Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park is noted for its artistic, distinctive wave-like structure consisting of a series of undulating curved “ribs”. These “ribs” also double up as alcoves providing shelter to the public. Slats of yellow bakau wood, an all-weather timber found in South-East Asia, are used in the decking.Joggers, couples and families are a common sight on Henderson Waves during weekends, in addition to wedding couples posing against the scenic skyline. The bridge takes on a different look at night, with the wave-form illuminated with attractive LED light from 7pm to 2am daily. 

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View from Henderson Waves. It was really nice to see a sea of greenery and the blue sea beyond.

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D shows us how you can do your exercise while taking photos. No wonder he’s so fit!

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Trying to be Spiderman on the timber deck…I think I look more like a garden snail.

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We were rewarded with a surreal sunset.

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As the sun slowly bade its good-bye, it was also time for us to leave and reward ourselves with a nice dinner. It was a relatively easy and relaxing walk that even my mum could do. It would be nice to come back here again. Sunrise, perhaps?

Getting to Marang Trail
By train: Alight at Harbourfront station Exit D. The trail is just behind the exit.
By Bus: Take bus service number 10, 30, 57, 61, 65, 80, 93, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 161, 300, 408*, 646 or 855, alight at bus stop in front of Seah Im Food Center at Telok Blangah Road
By Car: Car Park is available at Seah Im Food Center

Getting to Henderson Waves
By Bus: Take bus service number 131, 145, 176, 408*, or 648 and alight at bus stop along Henderson Road, take the staircase up to Mount Faber Park.
By Car: Parking is available at Mount Faber Car Park D (17 lots) and Telok Blangah Hill Park Carpark 1 (17 lots) & Carpark 2 (total 39 lots).
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A little post by a fun-loving spunky gal in love with the quirky, the artsy and anything which inspires new creations. Read about her adventures on: spunktitud3.wordpress.com

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