Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Forest Walk

If you are into light hiking like me, try this forest walk. It is one of the series of intersecting trails in Southern Ridges. My 9y/o girl loved it! 

Can you spot my daughter?
*The Forest Walk meanders through some 50 metres through the secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill and connects to Alexandra Arch.

Fellows who doesn't mind walking under the sun like us.
*There are two trails on the Forest Walk (just cross over from Carpark 3 to get on either trail) – the Elevated Walkway and the Earth trail.

Whoever thought of building this metal bridge, what an awesome job!
*The Elevated Walkway, accessed by the metal bridge, offers you the experience of walking through the secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill at eye-level with the forest canopy. This is an excellent platform for spotting birds, dragonflies and butterflies. While on the Elevated Walkway, keep a lookout for a concrete slope. Due to continuous heavy downpour, a landslide occurred on the slope in Oct 2011. For the safety of visitors, the slope has been stabilised with concrete to prevent further erosion.

Can you spot the Earth Trail below? We plan to try it next visit.
*If you prefer a more rugged experience and hanker after a closer experience with wildlife in the area, embark on the Earth Trail. Steps have been built at some parts of the trail in view of the steep terrain.
The dense secondary forest found here, the Adinandra Belukar, is home to Singapore’s rich biodiversity.


18 comments:

  1. What a cool walkway to be in the treetops with the birds is awesome. Thanks for sharing your post. Have a great day!

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  2. What a beautiful place for a nature walk. It's so lush.

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  3. Beautiful place, wonderful walkway and what a great place to spend some time! Looks as though you had a wonderful day, Cher! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  4. the elevated walkway is fantastic!!
    I'd love to go there
    so many photo ops

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  5. i see that you have a thing for hiking, ^0^
    amidst the sun and all the walking...
    love how you shot the bridge on the last foto,
    my, my, it's steep alright.
    it looks phobic when you're afraid of heights. ^0^

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  6. This is amazing Cher..what a great idea and what a fantastic experience that would be..Thank you for linking to Nature Notes and I hope you have a nature filled week...Michelle

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  7. wow ! I keep adding more places to see when I visit Singapore. This is so pretty !

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  8. this looks cool for a walkway Che, kind of similar to some parts of our zoo here. and you look down below are the wild animals. beautiful pictures.

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  9. What beautiful captures of the hike, nice tones and light of nature.

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  10. nice for SWF, magnificent sight!! Happy weekend! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

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  11. I love forest walk or hiking. Once in a month, I will go to release tension and have a fresh air.

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  12. City people like us should always go for exercise in forest to get a healthy lifestyles.

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  13. ah, a lovely way to enjoy the forest.
    wonderful photos.

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  14. From a distance, it looks like a hanging bridge! Looks like an easy hike for me,

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  15. thanks for your beautiful piece of heaven! and congrats .... you are voted at weekend flowers :)

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  16. Very nice shots.

    Regards and best wishes

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