Friday, May 22, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Telok Blangah - Part 5 - Henderson Waves

My skywatch today is still in the vicinity of Telok Blangah. Now you should know why I will like this place.

The latest trend of Singaporean today is to visit this very new bridge and explore the area around it. It is a long walk and climb.

The new bridge is known as Henderson Waves. It is designed with the shape of waves.

Looked at the long climb up. I did not climb on the day when I photograph this but had already make plan with my two buddies (same age as me) to climb and explore this bridge and another bridge (known as Alexandra Arch), it will be a long walk from Henderson waves to Alexandra Arch. More details of the two bridges in here. Right now, my buddies and I are too busy to go for the climb.

The whole of Singapore has a very good drainage system, so heavy flooding in Singapore is very rare but we do get flash flood every now and then whenever there is a heavy rain. Even rain water that falls in the rain are collected as drinking water. Water is so precious in Singapore.

The Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore and it is 36 metres high and 274 metres long and 8 metres wide and the architectural design of it looked like waves.

I really have to climb up it to take photos to show you the beautiful brdige one day.
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A short video of the bridge from below.
I will tell you more about this bridge and the long walk when I visited it with my two buddies.
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17 comments:

Gennasus said...

What a fantastic bridge!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is quite the impressive bridge.

PJ said...

That's a fascinating walkway. It's wonderful when public works projects like these are created to make a simple walk so much more interesting.

Photo Cache said...

and yet another new place to explore in singapore. wonderful post with fantastic photos.

B Squared said...

A very impressive walkway. Very pleasing to the eye.

Ebie said...

Singapore is one of the cleanest cities. The bridge is well designed, very unique.

Dagrun said...

Pedestrian bridge, what a great idea! Happy Sky watch!

Tara R. said...

I've never seen anything like these bridges before, amazing.

Ann said...

Hi Alice,

3 years away from Singapore, and thee are so many changes.

I shall love to climb those bridges.

You and I have the same idea about Kevin the dog. It is compassion verses law.

Have a good weekend.

Ann

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice series. Interesting bridge.

alicesg said...

Thanks all for the visit and comments. Yes, I really must climb the bridge and take photos of it to show you all. It is really very amazing and lots of money gone to built it. But is for the recreation of Singaporeans so no one is complaining. It is better to be out in the sun and do all the walking then stuck in the mall...lol.

floreta said...

this looks really cool. i like how it 'waves'!

erin said...

such a great post and the bridge is a huge WOW. love the architecture of it...
have a wonderful weekend.

chrome3d said...

What an odd bridge. Like it melted in the sun or something. Funny!

SandyCarlson said...

That's an amazing bridge.

the donG said...

the bridge is modern and yes it's height is impressive.

Arija said...

Great post for SWF! I love the Henderson Wave, I have known Singapore since the 1950's and seen its development. It has scrubbed up pretty well since then although I miss the feel and smell of the historic place with deep drains for stormwater between road and footpath and although people were much poorer, they were friendlier too.