Ranked 137 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
The Kent Ridge Park is a sprawling 47-hectare park situated at Kent Ridge in Singapore. It lies between the Singapore Science Park and the National University of Singapore. Owing to its high level of biodiversity in terms of greenery and wildlife, this place receives many bird-watchers and nature lovers. The vast area also provides a suitable, serene environment to joggers and fitness enthusiasts. In fact, you will find a series of exercise stations near Carpark B, along a terrace at the park.
Inaugurated in 1954, the Kent Ridge Park was honoured as one of the eleven sites of the Second World War in Singapore by the National Heritage Board in 1995. It is one of the three hundred parks in Singapore that are managed and maintained by the National Parks Board of Singapore (NParks). The eastern side of the park leads to a valley, and on the path you will come across a natural pond which teems with fish as well as turtles.
If you walk towards the valley, you will come across a 280 meters long, elevated boardwalk, popularly referred to as the Canopy Walk, where you will have the opportunity to spot beautiful doves and sunbirds, mischievous squirrels, and white-crested thrush. You will also find several species of lizards here. The Canopy Walk connects the Kent Ridge Park to the Hort Park, a 9-hectare park which also doubles as a gardening hub. You can also follow the nature trail along Carpark A and take in the mesmerizing view of the natural secondary forest with an abundance of Tembusu, Tiup-tiup, Rubber Trees, Simpoh Air, and Wild Cinnamons.
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