Henderson Waves, Singapore
Standing a mighty 35 metres above the ground is the Henderson Waves Bridge in Singapore. The highest bridge made for pedestrian use in the country, this bridge is a relative newcomer, having only been opened to the public in 2008.
The Henderson Waves Bridge offers a glimpse into the architect’s mind as its stands proud, tall and stunningly wooden in this otherwise green, lush area. As its name suggests, it’s built in the shape of a wave, with stunning twists and turns along its whole length – a length of a whopping 274 metres.
Arches made of steel give this bridge it’s shape, and it’s covered with Balau wood slats, which is a wood commonly used in construction in Southeast Asia. The ‘waves’ allow for interesting and cosy nooks where visitors can sit in privacy, watching the wonders of nature nearby, eating and talking to loved ones.
Connecting the Telok Blangah Hill Park and the Mount Faber Park together, this bridge forms part of a 5km hiking trail through an area of the world known as the Southern Ridges Walk. Being that high above ground certainly allows for stunning views and romantic walks, but beware – if you suffer with vertigo, you may want to avoid it!