February 26, 2015

The Henderson Waves in Singapore


Have you seen a more beautiful pedestrian bridge?

I first saw the Henderson Waves featured on the instagram blog (here) and thought, Wow!!! It was so unique and you know I love all things made of wood. In this case, Yellow Balau wood.

Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore and is located in the Telok Blangah district. It connects Mount Faber Park with Telok Blangah Hill Park, stretching 36 meters above Henderson Road. (more here)


I was beyond excited about getting to go there and seeing it in person while we were in SIngapore. We took a taxi from our hotel and asked to be driven to Henderson Wave Bridge. Our fabulous Malay taxi driver informed us that we would have to walk part of the way, which was fine. He had a load of interesting information regarding Singapore and we chatted all the way there. I love taxi drivers in Singapore!

We were there in the late morning so it was pretty hot. But the tall trees gave us shade as we walked along the trail to Henderson Wave Bridge. I noticed you can hear the birds chirping away. There were a lot of runners on this trail, although it seemed like we were the only tourists there. After awhile we turned a corner and suddenly we were there!

I really wish I had a wide-lens camera to show you how gorgeous this place was (still saving my pennies...or yen, if you will). But you get the idea. The entire bridge is structured like a wave. We had a great view from above but my eyes were constantly drawn to the beauty of the wooden slats. So beautiful. We pretty much had the whole bridge to ourselves and it was fabulous.

At night, the bridge is lit up with LED lights. It sounds gorgeous, doesn't it? Next time I'm in Singapore, I'm definitely coming here to sit around and watch the sunset. X


Here are some photos:

(photos by R)
(photo by R)

9 comments:

  1. Oooh, wow... That is definitely one of the most beautifully crafted bridges that I've ever seen!! I've never heard of it before but if I ever get the chance to visit Singapore again, I'd love to go see it myself. Gorgeous photos :D

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    1. E would have fun exploring the trails for sure, Miwa! It was really lovely.

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  2. Impressive and beautiful bridge ! :)

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    1. It really was stunning, Babzy! I hope to go there again :D

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  3. “That is one impressively beautiful bridge,” he says, reiterating Babzy.

    I was confused by the bandstand looking thing. And then I realized (duh!) it was an integral part of the wave motif. And from the perspective of you guys it looked much like this.

    Can you get those two side by side photos of you to pop into stereoscopic 3D?

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    1. Yes, I really need a wider lens to capture this bridge properly! Isn't it unique? And you're right, it does look like a bandstand ;D

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  4. Why is that I feel like I would just be hanging off the railings by my legs like a monkey if I was there. Those lower angle shots make the railing look a lot higher than it really is. ^^

    Looks like I have a place to go next time I'm in Singapore, but probably by myself though.

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    1. I'm not sure if it's safe for you to go alone if you're going to be monkey-ing around! Hey, I bet Sox would like it there! :D

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    2. Sox would like it there, but he would be busy marking his territory... ...

      As for my monkeying around, I will get into a lot of trouble but probably not as much as if I went with the right friend where we'd feed off of each other's monkey business. :D

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