Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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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