A three hour
walk to discover the biological and historical richess of
the Ridge from Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research in
NUS to Reflections at Bukit Chandu. For NUS Staff.
Ridgewalk 1: 13th
July - Guides: Joelle Lai, Darren Yeo, Airani Ramli, Kok Oi
Yee, Tai Jo Fen, Ng Soh Fang, N. Sivasothi
Ridgewalk 2: 20th July - Guides: Photos
by Joelle Lai:
Tai Jo Fen, Ng Soh Fang, Joelle Lai, Darren Yeo, Airani
Ramli, Ng Ngan Kee, N. Sivasothi
Ridgewalk 3: 27th July - Guides: Kok Oi Yee, Tai Jo Fen, Ng
Soh Fang, Airani Ramli, Ng Ngan Kee, N. Sivasothi
and plant figure handouts
from 20th July 2002.
Ridges and Hillside Villages Identity Plan
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Include the following to allow us to prepare transport for
the return journey to campus:
of the walk you are joining (20th or 27th
meet at the Public Gallery of the Raffles Museum at 7am.
This is at the 3rd Floor of the Science Library building,
Drive 2, Block S6, Level 3.
As we begin the 3-hour stroll, huffing up stairs, we get a
practical demonstration of the odd-layout and variable floor
numbers in NUS due to the Ridge!
suitable clothes and footwear - shorts, t-shirts and running
shoes are fine. Be prepared for rain as always. Pack a litre
of water, a snack, a towel, and a change of t-shirt to
change into. There is a drinking fountain at Kent Ridge Park
and a vending machine somewhere in Science Park and
Reflections at Bukit Chandu. Bring along coins if you intend
to use it.
Registration at Raffles Museum (Life Science Lab 7 on
13th July). Receive maps and plant sheet.
Walk up to the Ridge behind Department of Biological
Visit the prewar bunker next to ?point 270.
Head towards the Gap, and learn some of the Ridge plants
Cross the Gap into Science Park Drive.
Enter Kent Ridge Park (KRP) from the south.
Reach the summit in KRP. Find out about the southern
islands from this view point.
View Alexandra as you make your way to Reflections at
Bukit Chandu (RBC).
Reach RBC. Rest, view museum displays and AVA
Bus leaves for NUS via Pepys Road, Pasir Panjang Road,
Alexandra Park, AYE, Clementi Road and Lower Kent Ridge
Road. ETA NUS 12.00pm.
has advised us that the accessway from Kent Ridge Park to
Reflections at Bukit Chandu will be closed from August 2002
- February 2003 for some constructions works. During this
time, you will have to use Pepys Road to access RBC. Amongst
the changes to expect at Kent Ridge Park is a canopy walk!
time we have to visit the Ridge in NUS, Kent Ridge Park and
Reflections at Bukit Chandu merely provides a fleeting
glimpse of these areas. We hope the walk will encourage a
return trip to these places at our doorstep in NUS, and hope
you will enjoy them to their entirety.