In line with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) latest advisory to minimise further spread of COVID-19, playgrounds/nature playgardens, fishing areas, fitness corners/stations, football fields, basketball/volleyball court facilities, dog runs and water play/water recreational facilities are closed until 4 May. While parks and gardens remain open during this period for the public to exercise, gathering in groups in parks is not permitted
Kent Ridge Park is one of Singapore’s most well-loved natural parks. This oasis of lush green in the city is a favourite of hikers and nature enthusiasts, but history buffs will appreciate a visit too.
This park is the site where one of the last few battles over Singapore was fought during the second world war.
Kent Ridge Park, Pond, Car Park, History, Entrance & Walk Map, Singapore
Instead of going to a gym, why not get your workouts here instead? The thriving greenery makes for a scenic jog, run, or hike. There are 20 fitness stations throughout the park to choose from, all of which put you smack in the middle of Singapore’s vibrant ecosystems and away from the busy streetscapes. This park is also home to excellent mountain biking trails for intermediate and advanced cyclists.
Anyone who appreciates the outdoors and nature should check out Kent Ridge Park. The wildlife, lush vegetation, natural ponds teeming with fish and turtles will rejuvenate you mentally and physically. Take a stroll along the stunning Canopy Walk; an elevated 280-meter long pathway that connects the park to Hort Park. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see squirrels, sunbirds, doves, lizards, or the white-crested laughing thrush.
A visit early in the morning will greet you with the chirping of birds as you stroll through the walkways, particularly near the end of the ridge. The breathtaking lookout points give you stunning views of nearby islands including Pulau Duran Darat.
Kent Ridge Park makes up part of Singapore’s magnificent Southern Ridges, together with Telok Blangah Hill Park, Mount Faber Park, Labrador Nature Reserve, and Hort Park.