The Canopy Walk, a part of the Southern Ridges of Singapore, is located at the end of Pepys Road near the Reflections At Bukit Chandu heritage museum at Kent Ridge Park. The Canopy Walk consists of a raised walkway made of wooden materials that stretches 300 metres through a secondary forest and is elevated 16 metres at the center. It connects Singapore’s Kent Ridge Park on the west to the new Hort Park on the east.
I arrived at the 25-lot carpark C along Pepys Road and made my way through the property of the Reflections At Bukit Chandu to the start point. As expected, the weekend crowd of Singapore was already in action at around mid-morning.
The Canopy Walk of the Southern Ridges engaged visitors with its close-up views of a secondary forest’s canopy. Through rather narrow walkways that cut across tall trees like the Tembusu and rubber tree, one could reach out to touch the leaves and tree trunks at the top of the forest. Along the Canopy Walk were large plaques detailing the natural species of trees and plants in this forest. Tiup Tiup, Simpor Air, Tembusu and Rubber Wood were some of the native species described for visitors to the Canopy Walk to learn. My children were particularly thrilled at the sight of Staghorn Ferns that they recognized and learnt in school.
There were park benches provided along scenic sections of the Canopy Walk to allow visitors to soak in the wide spaces of greenery and sky. I would probably return to these benches on a quieter and cooler month and really feel at peace with nature at the Southern Ridges’ Canopy Walk.
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