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Admire the beautiful skyline as you stroll across this 274 metre-long pedestrian bridge that spans Henderson Road to connect Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. At 36m above Henderson Road, Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. The bridge is also worth visiting for its artistic, distinctive wave-like structure consisting of a series of undulating curved "ribs". These “ribs” also double up as alcoves providing shelter to the public. Joggers, couples and families with children are a common sight on Henderson Waves during weekends. The bridge has also become a popular photography location in recent months for wedding couples posing against the scenic skyline. The bridge takes on a different look at night, with the wave-form illuminated with attractive LED light from 7pm to 2am daily.
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Huff and puff
By the time we managed to get onto Henderson Waves itself, we were perspiring and the heat was crazily insane. Although the view is considerably nice, I'm not so sure if it was worth the long and exhausting hike. We lingered around till evening time and it started to get creepy with the area being encompassed with forests and dark places.
This place might be more suitable for health junkies who enjoy hiking and definitely not for people like me who go there with the aim of relaxing. Remember to bring water bottle and umbrella, there are not many sheltered areas around.
Nice chill-out spot
Henderson Waves is a relatively new addition to Singapore's attractions. Located near Mount Faber, you can easily take a public bus which stops right beneath the bridge, and simply take the stairs up to the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It is often breezy up on the bridge, and it is common to see many people taking photos and simply just chilling out a top the wooden bridge. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the company of a few close friends. Take in the beautiful sight as the bridge lights up in the night as well. Looking down from a height of 36m above Henderson Road, you can see the cars zoom by beneath you.
Across the span of the bridge, you can take in breathtaking views a top Mount Faber Park or on the other extreme end, from the Telok Blangah Hill Park. The city skyline at night in Singapore is definitely a sight to behold.
Just a word of advice, do not try walking from Harbourfront station to Henderson Waves. It is honestly no joke and it will be a long hike up the hill to get to the bridge. I have ever hiked up there with my friends thinking it would just be a short distance, but as it ended up, we were all sweaty and bothered by the time we finally made it to the Waves. It was definitely a killjoy, so unless you enjoy hiking, I'd advise you to take a car or a bus straight to the Waves.
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Great place for health junkies
Henderson waves is a great place to go to just for it's nice architecture. The wood accents everywhere on the bridge plays an important part in giving its patrons a relaxing feel – apart from the concrete jungle which Singapore is in its near entirety. For health junkies, motivation is what you would get when you trudge on the wooden bridge, and of course, the scenery from more than 10 meteres from the ground.
Henderson Waves is not the best place when the skies turn grey, though. When the rain pelts downwards, there are very few or no spots to wait out the rain. If getting drenched is not your idea of adventure, then Henderson Waves is not for you in times like these!
Nevertheless, Henderson Waves is a pleasant place to visit and revisit.
A place worth the climb
Places like the Henderson Waves will probably not be the best go-to option for a day out with friends in the afternoon due to the crazy sweltering heat. Unless you are prepared to go through the hassle of slathering on huge amounts of sunblock or are a fan of the hot weather, it is best to avoid this place in the afternoon.
However, if you are looking for a private space to chill out at night, this will be just the place for you. Complete with pretty night lights which accentuates its fetching infrastructure, Henderson Waves boasts many uniquely structured rest areas.
These areas act as great spots for chilling sessions with friends or else as a romantic getaway for couples as it is really quiet and peaceful at night. Coupled with the night breezes that will ripple through these rest areas through its partially sheltered roofs, it makes for an awesome private hangout area away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Bringing along insect repellent is highly recommended as the entire area is heavily forested and will be more prone to mozzie infestations. Keeping an umbrella close by will definitely be helpful too due to the unpredictable weather and you don't want to be caught in the rain at such an inaccessible area!
All in all, a really nice place worth the long hike up but only when the sun has set and you have brought along with you the necessities and also food to fill your tummy!
Sine Cosine Bridge
My siblings have fondly nicknamed the Henderson Waves Bridge "the Sine Cosine Bridge". It literally looks like a sin-cos graph, a reminder for all of us who have finished our A levels that H2 math is indeed prevalent in our daily lives. Alternatively, you may recognize it as the setting for many of the university pageant photo shoots.
The architecture of the bridge is marvelous and looks almost impossible, while the view from the bridge is simply breathtaking. Every single step of the climb up the incredibly long staircase to the bridge will be well worth it. It is definitely something every individual has to experience it for him/herself.
Try not to go there around 12-1pm when the day is at its hottest and the sun rays literally burn into your skin, which is only exacerbated by the overwhelming humidity in Singapore. There are only a few spots for people to take respite from the heat, hence it is wiser to go there in the early morning or late afternoon. Don't forget your water bottles, sunblock and insect repellent!
High Up Above
If you love nature and scenic places like myself this is the place for you. I visited the much talked about bridge on an impromptu date and was I glad!
The area is pretty difficult to get to unless you have your own mode of transport. Take note for bikers, there's sufficient parking for bikes but be careful on the route there as there are many twists and turns on the road, especially at night where the lighting is weak due to all the trees!
Walking along the Henderson Wave Bridge was really relaxing and the air up there was crisp and fresh. There are alot of places for you to sit and enjoy the environment along the bridge as well! It felt really good to be away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore.
I noticed a number or joggers, dog walkers, people studying, reading and just hanging out and even birthday celebrations there. On my first trip there I had such a wonderful treat to witness a neon balloon decorated seat with the sign saying "Will you marry me" there! (I hoped it worked for the happy couple *crosses fingers*)
Whether you're looking for a place to hang out or celebrate events Henderson is the perfect place for those who prefer tranquillity.
Take note, bring your own food guys. There aren't any snack shops here! Treat it as a picnic style occasion if you head there. Also, this isn't a great place for people who don't enjoy walking cause there's a lot of walking to do especially if you take public transport!!
Why people make a fuss of this bridge I really don’t know. It is a bridge. It connects Mt Faber to Telok Blangah Heights. It is a mildly interesting bridge en route from Mt Faber to the Kent Ridge Gardens. If it was to be of any real use, why not complete the shelters?
They have carefully built some wavy forms and futuristic resting places, grottoes even, on the side of the bridge so that you can watch the sun set. Lovely. The sad thing is: when it rains you get wet. Why no roof? They waived the need for naves in the waves. It is a pity about that.
Another project in line with NParks vision of 'art parks'. I really liked the concept of undulating waves high above the ground so, after being impressed by romantic night pics of the Henderson Waves, I managed to psycho a friend to complete the whole Southern Ridges trail with me from Hort Park. Needless to say, he was complaining and grumbling to me all the way.
When we finally reached the top, the ambience there was really great - quiet and peaceful. Maybe because one have to hike so far up, there are less people around, or maybe it's just because it was getting late at night. One way or another, it was a really good place to relax and rant about your life, or rant your life away, whichever makes your day.
A temporal escape from the city
Henderson waves, a beautiful place for friends who want to hangout and chill or couples seeking a romantic refuge. A word of advice though, make sure your handphones have enough light to illuminate the darkness as the path upwards can get pretty dark when it comes to evening time.
You can either hike up from Telok Blangah Hill Park or Mount Faber Park, but personally I would recommend Mount Faber Park because the view as you hike up the hill is simply breathtaking. Cable cars dot the skyline as the sun sets, which can be really romantic for couples or even friends.
If you ever bring food up to eat, please remember to clean up after eating. Imagine hiking up a long way to find a pile of rubbish leftover by other people, doesn't feel good eh? Trash bins are abundant within the park, and Henderson Waves is quite a good place to stay over to see the picturesque sunrise, though it can be a little chilly after midnight.
great place to chill, escaping from the bustling nightlife.
Hang out with my clique a few times in Henderson Waves.
Of course..to get to that area you will have to hike abit. Yes, grumbling abit about the long distance and how tired it is, it’s worth it in the end people. The view is fantastic; the place is quiet too. As I must say, a pretty good place to chill out having some gossip session with a few beer to go along.
However, be expected to get some mozzie attacks for sure. Went there a few times, came back with legs full of red mozzie bites, sigh. So, maybe you can prepare some mozzie repellent first? On the other hand, remember to grab some snacks and drinks before you head up as around that area don’t expect to find any grocery stores or your 7 Eleven! Frankly speaking, without a car or taxi, that place is pretty inaccessible....
However, it’s still worth a visit... getting out of the bustling nightlife; a good peaceful place to hang out.
romance is in the air - literally
“Oh my gosh! Why am I hiking in the middle of a night just to visit a bridge?” was my first outburst on my way up the hill to Henderson Waves. It was only later that me and my companion found out another less tedious way to the bridge. Bummer. But I was not disappointed after slogging my guts out.
Upon reaching the bridge, I was smacked straight in the face by the night time city skyscraper. Wow. That was the only word that came to my mind followed by ‘This is awesome.’ Yes, like Barney Stinson Awesome. I could see the city, the sea and the fast moving traffic before us was painting picturesque wallpaper in my mind.
I fell in love with the structure of the bridge and the wind that was chilling me rapidly. ‘My date night could not get any better than this’ was what I thought while we sat on the bridge quietly. I think I almost fell asleep on the bridge that night.
The best simple well-spent nights are those nights we hang out with our friends at a good chilling place, which is spacious and isn't too crowded. Henderson Waves is certainly the ideal choice. The view from Henderson waves is extremely thrilling, especially those that are fearful of heights. However, the location of it is the one of the ultimate factor that made it exciting to visit. Late at night at about 8pm onwards, it slowly transforms into a romantic setting as you will find couples walking along the path holding hands, sitting or lying at a chosen spot. I supposed the peaceful atmosphere and the presence of the stars made it suitable for dates.
However, there will be certain occasions when you will be surprised by uninvited guests! A bunch of monkeys. Though monkeys are harmless, and based on a couple of my experience that these monkeys didn't attack any of us, it may frighten some of you. They are most likely to attack the food you brought there. Instead of filling your stomachs, these monkeys will playfully fill theirs!