This tour starts at the foot of Mount Faber, Singapore’s second highest hill (94 meters tall), located in the south of Singapore. With around 40 hectares of forested area, Mount Faber Park has a variety of flora and fauna to interest everyone. Mount Faber Park boasts panoramic viewpoints of the Southern Waterfront including Sentosa and other Southern Islands, as well as Singapore’s central business district and iconic housing estates.
We will take the stairs up the hill, and then run towards Faber Peak, where the popular “bell of happiness” are located and which are believed to bring good fortune. After, we will continue running towards Faber Point – one of the most impressive lookout on the hill! Faber Point also host a mini Merlion, which is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish that is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. After, we will continue our run towards Henderson Waves. At 36 meters above ground, the Henderson Waves bridge is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. True to its name, the bridge mimics the undulating shape of a wave, curving and twisting along its entire 274-metre length. Its form is anchored by steel arches and filled in with curved ‘ribs’—slats of Balau wood, a dense hardwood used in heavy construction which is found only in Southeast Asia.
After visiting the Henderson Waves, we will run downhill towards Sentosa. On our run down, we will pass-by the Danish Seamans’ Church, which still operates as of today. To reach Sentosa, we will run through the Sentosa Boardwalk; with its 620 meters in length, the boardwalk will lead us to the arrival plaza of Resorts World at Sentosa.
Sentosa is known as the island resort of Singapore! Locals and tourists are attracted to the island due to the variety of activities on offer as well as the number of attractions – including some of the best beaches in the region. Sentosa is also the location of the 2018 North Korea–United States Summit, where North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump met at the Capella Hotel located on the island. This was the first-ever meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the United States.
But before going to the beach area, we will take on some history at Fort Siloso (“siloso” is a word in the local dialect which means “rock”). Fort Siloso is Singapore’s only well-preserved coastal fort that served as part of the country’s defences during World War II.
After Fort Siloso, we will continue our run towards the beach area and soon reach Siloso Beach; we will run for 2km along the promenade on the beach before reaching Palawan Beach. On Palawan Beach, we will take a short suspension bridge to a tiny islet – the Southernmost Point of Asia. Flanked by two viewing towers, the viewing deck offers an uninterrupted view of the South China Sea.
Afterwards, we will take the monorail at the nearby station (about 500 meters away) to get back to where our run started at the foothill of Mount Faber. Or alternatively, you can decide to stay longer on Sentosa to enjoy the beach, the many restaurants and cafes as well as the variety of activities on offer!