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Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Singapore, Malaysia

Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park

address: Telok Blangah Hill Park, Southern Ridges, near Alexandra Road
elevated-walkway-Forest-Walk-Telok-Blangah-Hill-Park-Singapore3.jpg, An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges
An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges

How to get to the Forest Walk
The elevated Forest Walk starts at the bridge over Alexandra Raod that connects Hort Park and Telok Blangah.
There is a bus stop right next to the bridge - "SP Jain" with these buses: 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 963


The elevated walkway has a length of about 1km and there is no admission charge. Alternatively, there is a second trail on ground level - the Earth Trail. From the Forest Walk it is another 20min walk to the Henderson Waves which connects Telok Blangah Hill Park with Mount Faber.
There are toilet facilities at the parking area close to Henderson Wave.


map, Forest Walk
map of Forest Walk and Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber (click on the map to open the PDF with more info, provided by Singapore National Parks Board)

 
 

bridge over Alexandra Road
bridge over Alexandra Road (connecting Telok Blangah Hill Park with Hort Park) - starting point for the Forest Walk


elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
elevated walkway, Forest Walk


elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park

 

information board about monkeys, elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
information board about what not to do when encountering monkeys - on our visit here we didn't see any monkeys however


bird information board, elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
information board about birds, the Forest Walk is a good spot for bird watching


view, elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
view towards apartment blocks next to the park


view towards sea, elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
view towards the sea and container ships in the distance



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Henderson Waves

Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park

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Attractions

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district.

Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Singapore

An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges

Attractions

Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur

The KL Bird Park is the one of the main attractions in the Lake Gardens park area and has the self-proclaimed largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the work.

Boat Ride to Taman Negara, Taman Negara

The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight.