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Scenic Walking Areas in Singapore

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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India2,508 contributions
    The views, good by day and better by night, are awesome! Was here for a stroll with family and they just kept clicking! Plenty of options for shopping & dining.
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • CoffeeGuyz
    Playa Coronado, Panama212 contributions
    A fun experience with amazing views of Singapore and the beach area. Rode both cable car lines and really got a feel for the area
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • rabhola
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India211 contributions
    For the hiking and walking spirited people, a very nice place to visit while in Singapore. The car can be parked across on the one side from where the walk/hike can be started. The cemented stretch is there and, hence, it can be treaded even in the rains. There is a wooden patch of the overbridge which is a well known spot and has appeared in one or two Indian films. The long walk is extremely refreshing for the nature enthusiasts.

    Google does not show the location of this because it is connected through a flyover. Google takes us to the flyover and shows the location there whereas we are to move ahead and take a turn for the garden which is located overhead. A nice place to visit.

    Dr. Rajesh Bhola
    Travel and Spiritual Writer & Columnist
    Written 21 December 2023
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  • Wanderlustaustralia
    Sydney, Australia150 contributions
    This experience is a bit pricey. Also, when we arrived, we were told because it had started drizzling, we may be asked to exit immediately with no refund guaranteed. Not very welcoming or friendly.

    They talk about safety, yet there were kids doing handstands and cartwheels on the skyway, with no staff to keep an eye on that.
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • Lovebeachyogasurfcoffee
    Coffs Harbour, Australia297 contributions
    Cable car return tickets is not cheap.

    It is adult$35 for return. Under 12 y.o is $25

    So make a most of it.

    I would highly recommend to buy online, and if u are planning to go to some attractions in Sentosa island, there r always very reasonable plan for adding cable car fee.

    Mount Faber peak has a great view and it was only around $10 from /to Liang court / Clark keys by GRAB.

    It was a bit confusing to go to universal studio from Mt Faber peak.

    I thought we could directly go there but actually had to change the cable car and also had to ride an express train( MONO Rail).

    Written 19 January 2020
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  • kimwillrule
    Singapore, Singapore2,670 contributions
    Starbucks, Jurong Lake Garden: Best thing since sliced bread for the Lakeside Dwellers. In our concrete jungle, we are so starved of space, verdant views and another world. I steer clear of Starbucks for ethical reasons and the coffee is too strong for me but I was lured from the east side to this far-flung west end garden. You won’t miss the big black holiday villla looking blocks that house the glass house concept Starbucks. As I’m here on a weekday, it isn’t as packed as the reviews go but it’s certainly popular. Breakfast sets are a steal at $7.90 including coffee and meal. I sat indoors as it was unforgivingly burning hot in the mid day sun outside. I had a lovely vista of the garden and the chinese pagodas. Service was sweet and this is one exception I’ll make for Starbucks. Sit at the front in the glasshouse facing the view. Drown out the hordes of students and their din. Ultimately, it’s that idyllic getaway countryside feel and view that you’re here for. #eatstylishtravelstylish
    Written 18 April 2023
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  • David D
    Devon, UK20,504 contributions
    Sunday 20th October and we were walking to the Singapore Flyer along the Singapore River and we came across this walkway.

    The Queen Elizabeth Walk located within the Esplanade Park and is between the historic Anderson and modern Jubilee Bridges.

    The walk commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 .

    There are a number of landmarks and points of interest, including, the Tan Kim Seng Fountain, the Lim Bo Seng Memorial, the Makan Angin Statue and Rising Moon Sculpture and more. The Theatres by the Bay are a feature along the way.

    Another nice place to walk along in Singapore.
    Written 26 December 2019
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India2,508 contributions
    Loved this place when I chanced upon it as I walked alongside the river. Good for clicks and selfies. Nice oasis amidst the concrete jungle.
    Written 10 March 2023
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  • Ingeborg56
    Oslo, Norway2,405 contributions
    It is a long walk, but there are many interesting places to see during the walk and there are lots of opportunities to sit down and take a break during the walk.
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,325 contributions
    I visited its open house and took a guided tour in June 2019 during the weekend. This elegant building was designed by Thomas A. Cargill, a Freemason and municipal engineer. It was built in the English Renaissance style with white doric columns on the ground floor but ionic columns on the first storey. The beige exterior walls are decorated with white floral garlands and panels of their dark blue iconic logo of the square and compass.

    The building’s basement houses the Masonic library and offices, while the ground floor is occupied by a kitchen, restaurant and bar. Members of the public are allowed to dine in the restaurant.
    The second floor of the building, known as the Temple, has various rooms used for Masonic meetings and ceremonies.

    William Napier and William Henry Macleod Read were the first and second Singapore Freemasons to be initiated. The latter became the first District Grand Master of the Eastern Archipelago from 1858 to 1885.
    Freemasonry in Singapore was founded in 1845 and Sir Stamford Raffles was a Freemason.
    John Turnbull Thomson, another Freemason , was the builder of the Horsburgh Lighthouse on Pedra Branca in 1851. Horsburgh Lighthouse is the first lighthouse in the world to have a masonic ceremony held at the laying of the foundation stone.
    Written 20 May 2021
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    This street is named after the Omani capital, Muscat and was redeveloped in 2012 in a joint venture between Singapore and Oman. The Omani influences are evident in the architecture of the large arches with Omani carvings, street murals and various artworks assembled with mosaics imported from that country. It is home to the imposing golden domed Masjid Sultan. Colourful and vibrant.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,440 contributions
    It’s a good place for morning and evening walks. Many wonderful drawings are attached near to entrance of the park. It leads to Helix bridge.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore6,658 contributions
    Albert Einstein's inspirational quote to his son `Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ' Dr Martin Luther also reiterated the importance of being strong `If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.' The metaphorical quotes have always encouraged me to be physically active and to continue my exploration walking journey.

    While the island of Singapore is a little red dot on the global map, there are still many pockets of hidden gems which you hardly would discover unless you keep exploring to dig them out. I had heard and ventured along Alexandra Park connector, Alexandra Linear Canal Park but Alexandra Park is new to me.

    From the end of Hort Park, I climbed my way up along Canterbury Road and witnessed the grassland valley facing Kent Ridge Forest Canopy. Canterbury Road was also named the Cameron Highland of Singapore probably due to the steep slope of the road. Canterbury is well known among avid wedding photographers as the prime spot to take sunset shots. When I was there, I saw a couple with a red Ferrari parked right in the middle of the road snapping their photos.

    Alexandra Park is not a park per se. It is an estate with many black and white colonial houses just like Dempsey, Wessex estates. Due to the close proximity to Alexandra Hospital, these colonial black and white houses were built during the British colonial days between 1906 and 1939 for housing the military doctors and hospital staff at Alexandra Hospital. During the Japanese occupation, the Japanese doctors who worked at Alexandra Hospital replaced the British doctors and stayed here.

    As I wandered along Canterbury Road, Russell Road, Royal Road, Cornwall Road, Bury Road, Winchester Road, Hyderabad Road, I found myself travelled in a time tunnel to the period of the Second World War. I could imagine seeing the British union crown jack flags replaced by the Japanese Rising red sun flag and military jeeps plying along the road fetching the doctors to the nearby military hospital. The history behind this estate is fascinating.

    The atmosphere is serene and peaceful. It is a different feeling roaming around this historic estate which was once occupied by British and Japanese doctors during the war times.





    Written 3 September 2023
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,325 contributions
    No 4 Nassim Road is the Japanese Creative Centre. It is a single-storey colonial building painted entirely in white. "Innovation and Tradition" is the main theme of the Centre. The Centre showcases Japan's "soft power", such as pop-culture and traditional arts, besides creating space for experiencing the charms of Japan.
    There is a beautiful landscaped wall outside Nassim Park Residences which is instagrammable-worthy. Opposite to Eden Hall is a slope leading to some black and white houses built in 1910 to house civil servants in the colonial administration.
    These houses are slightly smaller than those in Goodwood Hill.
    Eden Hall stands out with its distinctive facade of white foliage on a pale grey background and it is aptly called the "Wedgewood House". It was built in 1904 by the renowned architect, John Bidwell, of Swan and Maclaren for Mr. Manasseh. He was a Jewish rice and opium merchant from Baghdad. He also owned the Goodwood Park Hotel previously. In the mid 1950s, his step-son sold Eden Hall for a nominal sum to the British Government and this mansion has been the residence of the British High Commissioners in Singapore ever since. The architecture is described as Edwardian with some aspects of English mock Tudor and the Anglo-Indian style.
    At the Lermit Road junction, there is a slope leading to Arwaa Mansion which has two addresses, No 46B and 48. It is a palatial mansion and there is a big green field beside it. Going down the slope will lead to Dalvey Road. The view of this mansion with its "aquaduct" reminds one of the English country setting.
    Written 18 April 2021
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,325 contributions
    I started my walk from a bus stop at Queensway walking along the green field parallel to Margaret Drive. At jln Penjara, I turned to walk along the green field behind the Rainbow Centre coming out to Kay Siang Road. It is also a lovely walk detouring to Kay Siang Road to admire the different designs of black and white houses. Some of the black and white houses are built in modern art deco style with flat roofs.
    Another possible detour would be the roof garden on the 39th floor of the newly built BTO, Skyparc@Dawson. The Kay Siang Bunkers are in the forested area next to Skyparc@Dawson.
    I continued on to Tanglin Road turning to Ridley Park. This road forms a loop covering the Ridley Park enclave of black and white houses built for military personnels stationed at Tanglin Barracks in the 1920s. It is an outstanding walk with lush greenery on both sides of the road.
    Written 22 April 2021
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