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Southern Ridges Walk

From HortPark, the Alexandra Arch bridge crosses the busy Alexandra Road and immediately segues into the 1.3 km Forest Walk, one of the most impressive sections of the trail. Don't let the name fool you, the elevated metal walkway soars as high as 18 meters above the ground, at the level of the treetops. For those with fear of heights, you may want to opt for the ground-hugging (and much more punishing) trail below.

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Alexandra Arch by edwin.11

About halfway through, the walk returns to earth for a moment, paralleling Preston Road and its impressive collection of "black and white" bungalows originally built for the officers of the British army and now much favored by wealthy expats in Singapore (they're private property, so no peeking inside). The walk continues after Preston Road, eventually zigzagging its way up a steep hill.

The 1.0 km Hilltop Walk that follows is much more anti-climactic. There is a bizarre and oddly Romanesque "Terrace Garden" up a small hill that offers an almost-360-degree view of Singapore. Some exercise stations, an information kiosk, vending machines and public toilets can be found about halfway through the walk.

Walkways through Telok Blangah by xmatt

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