‘Cos I’m top of the world eh, I’m on top eh~
Now that we’ve got the song stuck in your head (great song by Imagine Dragons BTW), let’s talk a little about bridges.
We may not seem like a bridge-y country, but you’ll be surprised by the wide range of bridges we have in Singapore. From overlooking lush greenery to taking in a gorgeous sunset view, we present you a list of 12 bridges with amazeballs view.
1. MacRitchie Tree Top
If you’re a nature lover, you’re gonna love this one. Overlooking the MacRitchie Reservoir Park, this 250m long suspension bridge is naturally one of the most insta-documented bridge. Located between the two highest points in MacRitchie, you’re guaranteed to have a bird’s eye view of the canopy.
MacRitchie Tree Top
Location: 601 Island Club Rd, S578775
2. Southern Ridges
It may be a little less well-known, but this Forest Walk gives you a panoramic view of the greenery. This 1.3km long elevated bridges makes a good option for those looking for a stroll or some fresh air.
Location: Alexandra Road, Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park or Kent Ridge Park
3. Henderson Waves Bridge
A stranger to almost none, this Henderson Waves Bridge is best known for its uh, waves? Currently Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, 36 metres above ground,you can often, in its waves, find exhausted trekkers seeking some protection from the sun. This bridge can also serve as quite the romantic date spot.
Enter from Telok Blangah Hill Park or Mount Faber Park.
4. OCBC Skyway
At 22 metres off the ground, you get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Marina Bay skyline (which gets really awesome after the sun sets). A mishmash of an urban and nature setting, a stroll along this bridge is nonetheless an interesting one.
Location: 10 Bayfront Ave, S018956
5. Fort Siloso Skywalk
If you love skywalks, you’re gonna love this new kid on the block. Situated at Fort Siloso, this 11-storey high bridge is currently Singapore’s tallest skywalk. Embark on this scenic trek along this glass-bottomed bridge (at one part) and we guarantee you a unique experience. But if you’re deathly afraid of heights, we’d suggest for you to sit this one out.
Fort Siloso Skywalk
Location: Sentosa, Fort Siloso
6. Jewel Bridge
Hidden within Punggol Park is the lesser known Jewel Bridge, a pit stop for many of its resident joggers and cyclists. If you’re looking for a place to catch the perfect sunset, this bridge is definitely one of them.
Location: Along Punggol Park Connector
7. Helix Bridge
A sight familiar to the city-dwellers, the Helix Bridge itself is an architectural vision. A curve-y bridge never fails to fascinate, we reckon the best time to take in the view of Marina Bay will be against the backdrop of the setting sun. If not, the night-lights at Marina Bay will also do the view justice.
Location: 10 Bayfront Ave, S018956
8. Lions Bridge – Gardens by the Bay Link Bridge to Marina Bay Sands
This bridge is one of Singapore’s best kept secrets – the Lions Bridge that links Gardens By The Bay to Marina Bay Sands. From here, you have a bird’s eye view of the Singapore Flyer, almost the whole of Gardens by the Bay (including those domes), Marina Barrage, Marina Bay Sands (both interior and exterior), the CBD, and Bayfront Ave Road (if watching cars zoom past is your thing).
It’s particularly beautiful at night – trees line the pavement, there’s warm cosy lighting for ambience, and little wooden benches where you can sit and enjoy the view and breeze.
Location: Gardens by the Bay/ Marina Bay Sands
9. St John – Lazarus Walkway
Though technically not a bridge, this walkway connecting St John Island and Lazarus Island offers nothing less than an amazing view. We’d even go so far to say that the islands’ endless crystal clear waters are capable of giving Maldives’s beach a run for its money.
St John – Lazarus Walkway
Location: St John Island/Lazarus Island
10. Cavenagh Bridge
Built in 1870, the Cavenagh Bridge is no doubt one of the oldest bridges in Singapore. Located across the Singapore River, this bridge is named after William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last governor of the Straits Settlements. Situated in front of The Fullerton Hotel, this bridge gives you a splendid view of the majestic colonial building and the Singapore river itself.
Location: 1 Fullerton Square, S049178
11. Railway Bridge
Another bridge well documented across various social media platforms, the Railway Bridge may be a little tricky in terms of access. But trust us, the view is worth the climb. With its indescribable charm, this rustic location will evoke a sense of appreciative nostalgic in you in no time.
Location: 380 Upper Bukit Timah Road
12. Sentosa Suspension Bridge
Nestled in the midst of Palawan Beach is a rope suspension beach with a view that will put any #OOTD background to shame. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and sandy beaches, the bridge also leads you to the southern-most point of the Asia continent. Now this is a spot even locals may not have known about.
Sentosa Suspension Bridge
Location: Sentosa, Palawan Beach
So who says you need to be on top of the world to feel like it, eh? The amazing views you can enjoy at these 12 unique bridges will prove that height isn’t everything.
Header image: Flickr, words by writer
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