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Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Henderson Waves

address: Henderson Road, Singapore
Henderson-Waves-bridge-Singapore.jpg, Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park
Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park

The 274m long pedestrian bridge is part of the Southern Ridges, 10km long trail that connects Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. The curved ribs of the bridge create shelters with seating areas where you can enjoy great views towards Keppel Bay. The wave-shaped bridge is lit at night from 7pm to 2am.


How to get to Henderson Waves
Bus / MRT
There is a bus stop on Henderson Road right below Henderson Waves. The easiest way to get to the bus stop is taking the MRT to Redhill station (EW18, East-West Line) and from there take Bus #145 for 7stops (about 10min) to "Bef Telok Blangah Hts". When you get off the bus you can see Henderson Waves already, next to the bridge is a staircase going up to the Waves.

From Mount Faber
Henderson Waves can be reached with a 15-20min walk from the Cable Car station at Jewel Box on Mount Faber. To the Jewel Box you can get also get on foot in 20min from Harbour Front MRT station (CC29, Circle Line) using the trail / stairs going up the hill.
 

Links:

National Parks Board, Singapore


Henderson Waves location map
location map of the Henderson Waves (open as PDF), courtesy of: National Parks Board, Singapore


street view image
Google Street View image (2012), looking north, with the bus stops and the staircase going up to the Waves (right)

 


Henderson Wave
Herderson Waves is located 36m above Henderson making it Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge


great place to hang out
there are worse places to hang out


views towards Keppler Bay
views along Henderson Road towards Keppler Bay
on the lower right you can see the stairs going up to Henderson Waves



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