Telok Blangah Hill Park has long been a place of gathering for trading communities who flourished at the site since the early nineteenth century. The surrounding embrace of tropical green gardens and is a nice spot for a picnic or romantic evening stroll. It is link via the Hilltop Walk and Forest Walk (which also includes the Elevated Walkway or the Earth Trail) or the Southern Ridges.
A popular spot for wedding couples, the Terrace Garden is the main feature of this park. It consists of a series of semi-circular terraces situated at the top of the park. From here, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of Singapore. Bougainvilleas were planted on each terrace to enhance its charm and beauty. There are also fitness corners and playgrounds around.
The park is well-equipped with picnic tables and shaded by magnificent tall trees such as Eugenia, Alstonia and Rain trees. You can sit back and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and watch the birds, squirrels and butterflies in their natural surroundings.
Telok Blangah Hill Park is approximately 34 ha and has long been a place of gathering for trading communities who flourished at the site since the early nineteenth century. Did you know that in Malay, telok means bay, while blangah means a stopping place?
Telok Blangah Hill was a major draw for the wealthy Alkaff, an Arab trader, family when they built their elegant colonial bungalow, Alkaff Mansion, in the ‘20s. Originally called Mount Washington, it was a venue for lavish parties for both local and international businesspeople, celebrities and dignitaries. Wowing guests as they wandered through the nearby lake and Singapore's first Japanese garden.
From the Terrace Garden, the main feature of this park, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking 360° view of Singapore. The steps are, in fact, an ornate slate and granite staircase sweeping downwards in semi-circled terraces bordered by bougainvilleas to enhance its charm and beauty.
There are no guided tours at this park. You can learn more about our tropical fruits from the information boards and sculptures installed all over the park.