Kent Ridge Park to Southern Ridges

Well, this walk was possibly the last walk prior to my surgery. I am definitely looking forward to a full recovery and a long walk. 

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We did this walk on 14 June 2015 as part of our Southern Ridges walk. We’ve done the Southern Ridges walk the last time without starting from Kent Ridges. 

Oh yes, hydrate well and bring a quick dry towel for the humidity.
Oh yes, hydrate well and bring a quick dry towel for the humidity.

Kent Ridge Park is close to Pasir Panjang MRT (circle line) and you could walk in through Pepys Road, which will take you up a hill. Very tranquil and great to get your heartrate up.

The park is huge but we didn’t finish a complete perimeter walk around Kent Ridge. We walked towards Hort Park (follow the signs) through a canopy walk (a raised bridge over the trees and you get a great view). You’ll see the nursery of Hort Park from the canopy park. Hort Park is undergoing a bit of a renovation for a playground it seems.

You could cut across Hort Park to the Southern Ridges walk. There are two options:
– Canopy walk
– Earth Walk

We have gone on the canopy walk twice now and will do the Earth Walk next time. The Canopy Walk is a raised bridge and the Earth Walk is along a track through a ‘jungle’ (cleared path and trees so it’s a sheltered walk for a sunny day).

The canopy walk on Southern Ridges will take you to Telok Blangah Hill to Henderson Waves. This is the best part of the walk. I’ve written an earlier Trip Advisor review on Southern Ridges with Henderson Waves. You may also refer to another post within my site on Southern Ridges.

In our opinion, the next part after Henderson Waves is all a little boring. It takes you to Mt Faber which is where you get a cable car to Sentosa. After Mt Faber, you’ll downwards to Vivocity and HarbourFront.

Estimate about 2.5 hours for the entire walk. We walked rather briskly and it took us 2hrs or under.

Walk on!

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All things Singapore – in a nutshell

While looking up organisations which have contributed towards Singapore’s past, I stumbled upon eResources by National Library Board of Singapore. Yes yes, I know it’s been around for some time.

There is an amazing collection of history on Singapore from street names, places, to events and organisations. Some of them are familiar while some are new to me. It is a treasure chest of information one would need or not require but interesting to know.

For instance, which Gen X kid (or a late Gen Y-er) in Singapore would forget Yaohan?  I admit there is some nostalgia mingled with this excitement.

Taken from the website, Yaohan was opened in Singapore in 1974 at Plaza Singapura (which I can assure you looked very different even in the 1980’s). Everyone would remember John Little and Specialist Centre when you think Plaza Singapura back then.

I’m a little disappointed that the childhood game of Zero Point or Starfish weren’t included within the list of ‘Sports and Recreation’. I might have missed it so let me know if you spot them.

Zero Point and Starfish were games made out of a string of rubber bands woven in a chain. Both girls and boys at school would spend hours hopping and jumping over these rubber chains. At least I did.

There should also be a brief write-up on neighbourhood playgrounds back then when we had real sand. (Bring out those sandcastle buckets!) Playgrounds these days are mainly made of some foam material.

So which other games or items should we include in the e-depository of Singapore’s history on eResources?