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.
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).
We started at the high end of the bridge.
From this high up you could see beautiful views!
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!
As we were almost to the end of the bridge, we realized that we weren’t the only creatures out for a walk.
I was thrilled that we got to see monkeys on our walk. The cutest of the monkeys was a mommy monkey and her baby.
The monkeys were definitely photo-worthy!
Once we were able to pull ourselves away from the cute monkeys we headed through Mount Faber Park.
Ready for a break and a snack of granola bars, we stopped at the Cable Cars.
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.
Gideon seemed to notice we got a snack and he wanted one too. So we extended our break for him.
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.