Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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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