Fri, 2018-07-27

5 Best Walking Trails In Southeast Asia

And Cutest Sneakers For Women To Walk Comfortably In

With Singapore’s National Day around the corner, most of us who yearn for a quick getaway would take advantage of the upcoming long weekend to take a breather amid the hustle and bustle of city life.

Here are 5 best leisurely walking trails in Southeast Asia to embark on for your much-needed recharge and tips for the cutest sneakers for women to walk in so you can sneak some OOTD shots in-between.

1. The Habitat, Penang Hill, Malaysia

Photo: Association of Tourism Attractions Penang

Being the first of its kind world-class eco-tourism facility in Malaysia, the Habitat is located along the fringes of a 130-million-year-old rainforest that coexists with urbanised Penang and its surroundings. Start off with the Nature Trail, guaranteed to be a relaxed stroll and suitable for all ages, trained Naturalists will guide you on a journey to discover the rich biodiversity the Habitat has to offer.

Along the way, discover themed gardens – ginger gardens, bromeliad and orchid pavilions at various resting stops. If you are feeling the walking vibes, take on the 230m Langur Way Canopy Walk and take a rest at one of the many giant swings while enjoying the breath-taking scenery.

Photo: The Habitat on Penang Hill

Reward yourself with a panoramic sunset view of Penang Island from the highest viewing point of Penang at the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk and enjoy an elevated view of the lush rainforest.

Tips on what to wear:
Channel laidback, athleisure vibes in printed motif jersey top and chic sports tights. Add a touch of femininity to your sporty getup with this adorable pair of baby blue laser cut women sneakers, sure to give you extra fashion creds.

Featured style: 8226-1 Blue Laser Cut Slip-On Sneakers 

2. Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Photo: Pixabay

Take a respite from the humid weather and enjoy cooler climate at Cameron Highlands. Known for its tea and excellent walking trails, explore miles of trails winding through sprawling tea plantations and picturesque rolling hills. A word of caution though - Cameron Highlands is not a national park with helpful maps and signs, so you may wish to rely on apps like Google Map to navigate around.

Tips on what to wear: Opt for a sports luxe look with a wrap front cropped top and printed tights, complete with a pair of comfortable knit lace up sneakers featuring dazzling crystal details. Don’t forget to bring an outerwear along to keep warm! 

Featured Style: 345-18 Grey Knit Lace Up Sneakers

3. Canopy Walkway Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photo: Pinnyada Tanitnon

Further up North, located in the Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens, Mae Rim District in Chiang Mai, the Canopy Walkway Chiang Mai or Flying Draco Trail is the longest suspended walkway in Thailand.

Built of fibreglass and steel suspending over the forest canopy, it offers amazing views of the mountains in the nearby distance. Overlooking the lush jungles, with sections of glass floor completely transparent, it can be quite scary yet still a cool photo-op!

Tips on what to wear: Gear up for cooler weather here with a cropped sports top with long raglan sleeves and a drawstring mesh sports trousers. Top it off with an eye-catching pair of sneakers designed with leather-cut laces, fur back and metallic leather upper, which comes padded with a rubber sole for extra comfort.

Featured Style: HY178-60 Black Metallic Slip-On Sneakers


4. Campuhan Ridge Walk, Indonesia

Photo: Bertrand P

Take a beautiful walk through greenery and hills at the Campuhan Ridge Walk, an underrated activity in Bali. With a well-paved path, soak in the countryside vibe and enjoy the slow pace of life. Take your time at Ubud's backyard jungle and you'll find lots of photo ops, sure to nail your Instagram-worthy shot.

Pro-tip: Make sure to come with an arsenal of mosquito repellent, sunglasses and sunblock, as the area is largely unsheltered.

Tips on what to wear: Keep cool in a cropped sports top paired with colour block tights. Inject a feminine dose of athletic appeal with a pastel pink pair of sneakers boasting laser cut geometric perforations, sure to take you from exploring Bali’s picturesque trails to cafe hopping. 

Featured Style: 737-1 Laser Cut Sneakers

5. The Southern Ridges, Singapore

Photo: Wan Wai Yip

Photo: Pixabay

Not planning on leaving home ground but want a taste of nature’s restorative appeal sans the flying? Look no further than this scenic spot comprising 10km of open spaces connecting Mount Faber Park, Kent Ridge Park, Hort Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Labrador Nature Reserve.

A leisurely stroll across the Henderson Wave Bridge, the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore at 36-metres above the road connecting two hilltops through a distinctive wave-like structure of a series of undulating curved ‘ribs’. Stay till sundown for a 360-degree view of the city in the backdrop.  

Tips on what to wear: Go easy breezy in a sporty vest top and shorts, ideal for Singapore’s humid weather. Flaunt your white kicks along with this ensemble, the epitome of style meets comfort. Remember to cover up with a cap to keep the sun rays out!

Featured Style: 319-3 White Lace Up Sneakers


8226-1 Blue Laser Cut Slip-On Sneakers 

345-18 Grey Knit Lace Up Sneakers

HY178-60 Black Metallic Sneakers

737-1 Laser Cut Sneakers

319-3 White Lace Up Sneakers

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