Two weeks in Singapore and I’ve been trying to avoid non-touristy places in the city. Don’t get me wrong, Gardens by the Bay at night is still amazing, I was there to witness the light show. But if it is not your first time in Singapore you’d want to get out of the busy streets of Orchard then head over for a walk at Henderson Waves, the longest wooden bridge in the country.
I was fascinated by the architectural structure while admiring the trees lines along the streets below silhouetting the roads and few buildings from the bridge. It’s best to go there early in the morning or around 3 in the afternoon as there were few shades to cover the sun. On any given day you can even jog here, seat and read a book. The bridge is said to be illuminated by LED from 7Pm to 2am everyday.
How to get there
I stayed in Sembawang, a North Region in Singapore. So my point of direction is coming from the North. From Sembawang station (red line) alight at Bishan station. Take the Circle Line at Bishan (yellow line) and alight at Telok Blangah. Walk towards the bus stop opposite Telok Blangah Station. You need to cross the street to get here. Take bus 175 and alight at Henderson Road after Telok Blangah Heights. Then cross the road and you’ll see the stairs to Henderson Waves.
Take note that because this place is not know to tourists, you may be boarding a bus with less people. When I boarded the bus I already asked the driver to drop me off at my destination and showed him the map. I also asked one of the passengers if I was headed to the right direction because it looked as though my the bus was headed to a more residential area.
How to exit from the park
You can get back to your entry point or hike 5 kms to the South Ridges Walk and Mount Faber Park which are connected to the bridge.
Things to remember before going there.
I was wearing my rubber slippers because I didn’t know I needed to climb the stairs first. What was I thinking? So make sure to wear your comfortable foot ware and bring water. I didn’t see any stores for you to buy water.