I kept this diary of things we have done in Singapore for 2 years. I have now moved some of it to other travel pages but you can still find links to many of our activities here. I have also created a reading list of books we have read about the region.

Western Japan

Birds in Singapore

Kuala Lumpur stopover

Thai Diving

Singapore Liveaboard

Local Residents

Beijing Summer

Diving with Sharks

Shanghai Heatwave

Taiwan Tourists

An Indian week

Where U bin?

Island hideaway

Steamy running

A Trip to the Zoo

Gardens by the Bay


Singapore walks

Mind the bus

Flower power


Early weeks


Vicky's Blog


Singapore walks - the Southern Ridges

Southern Ridges

We are keen to go walking and debate between the Southern Ridges and a walk around one of the Reservoirs. The Ridges win out although when we get there we are surprised to find that they are not as wild as they sound. Imagine a walk through a suburban UK park with 32 degree heat. And lots of raised metal walkways.

Canopy WalkOur cab drops us by Kent Ridge park, not far from my office - bottom left of the map above. There is a history museum here which sounds interesting - add it to our list of things to do when we are feeling cultural. From here a walkway takes us high above the Hort Park gardens with some good views. Confusingly we then find ourselves walking back along our route below the walkway before winding down through Hort Park.

Everything is very tame and cultivated but it is still impressive how the city has created these walks amonst the office blocks and high rise apartments. There are lots of information boards telling us the names of trees and birds that we can see. The walk also links a number of parks and on Sunday morning they are full of people walking their cats (yes), playing with their kids or wandering around taking photos.

The bridges are also very beautiful - both the Alexandra bridge and the more spectacular Henderson Waves which creates the final link to Mount Faber. A good 2 hour outing although next time we will try the wilder reservoirs to the north.