Monkey business on the Waves

We were hoping to visit the MacRitchie Resevoir with Tam to show her that even in Singapore you can get away from the noise and city life. But between not being sure how well Gideon would do on a long hike and not being optimistic about our own energy level we opted for some simpler parks instead.

Our outing started out at the Alexandra Arch.

Alexandra Arch

Alexandra Arch

It was lightly raining so we made our way on the Forest Walk to an overhead canopy for we could wait for the rain to subside. We then made our way through Telok Blangah Park which connects the Alexandra Arch to the Henderson Waves Bridge (the true destination of our walk).

Lead on to the Henderson Waves Bridge

Lead on to the Henderson Waves Bridge

We started at the high end of the bridge.

76 meters above sea level

76 meters above sea level

From this high up you could see beautiful views!

The colors were so bright (brought to you by the HD app on Andrew's phone)

The colors were so bright! (Brought to you by the HDR app on Andrew’s phone)

Despite the view of buildings displayed in the picture above, there really was quite a bit of greenery and the setting was in its own way picturesque. And the bridge was quite enjoyable in its own rite too!

Look, we're all the same height! :)

Look, we’re all the same height! 🙂

As we were almost to the end of the bridge, we realized that we weren’t the only creatures out for a walk.

A family of monkeys out for a walk enjoying the Henderson Wave Bridge too!

A family of monkeys out for a walk enjoying the Henderson Wave Bridge too!

I was thrilled that we got to see monkeys on our walk. The cutest of the monkeys was a mommy monkey and her baby.

If I were the mommy monkey, I wouldn't let my baby walk on the edge like that though!

If I were the mommy monkey, I wouldn’t let my baby walk on the edge like that though!

The monkeys were definitely photo-worthy!

Who is photobombing who?

Who is photo-bombing who?

Once we were able to pull ourselves away from the cute monkeys we headed through Mount Faber Park.

We were impressed with how well Gideon was doing on our hike/walk

We were impressed with how well Gideon was doing on our hike/walk

Tam was doing well too (but we expected she might) ;-)

Tam was doing well too (but we expected she might) 😉

Ready for a break and a snack of granola bars, we stopped at the Cable Cars.

The Cable Cars going from Mt. Faber (our location) to Harbourfront then onto Sentosa

The Cable Cars going from Mt. Faber (our location) to Harbourfront then onto Sentosa

We weren’t too interested in riding on the cable cars, but we did think it was worth getting our photo taken while we were near them.

Taking our picture in one of the "parked" cable cars

Taking our picture in one of the “parked” cable cars

Gideon seemed to notice we got a snack and he wanted one too. So we extended our break for him.

A snacked-up and happy Gideon and Daddy

A snacked-up and happy Gideon and Daddy

Even though it was a wonderful way to spend the day hiking through parks and on bridges, you can only stay in parks so long in Singapore. We did accomplish our goal of getting away from the noise, but in the end the trail led us to the largest mall in Singapore. Kind of an ironic way to end our hike.

VivoCity - where we caught the train back home

VivoCity – where we caught the train back home

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One response to “Monkey business on the Waves

  1. Lots of nice photo ops!

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