Ever since being back from travelling and living overseas, many noticeable changes in Singapore could be observed and clearly I was out of date. Out of the years away, some 300 cafes have popped up; Gardens by the bay has finished building; River safari is completed; Adventure cove has sprung up too. While new buildings are being built, there are older ones being demolished and used for other purposes. Other than these more obvious changes, I wanted to start a little mini project to discover Singapore again... or rather, rediscover Singapore, to appreciate the little details and corners that are often overlooked.
One thing about not being able to travel all the time is the desire to frequently explore new places. In keeping up that spirit of discovery and in search of maintaining a healthier lifestyle for my aging parents, we decided to dedicate more weekends to be active. The parks in Singapore these days are improving and it is so much more convenient for joggers and cyclists alike thanks to the park connectors.
We spotted a rainbow that formed through the water that sprayed out from the play area. It was a real pleasant surprise!
Punggol is an up and coming neighbourhood due to become a waterfront town. It is an initiative by both the Housing Development Board as well as NParks. The waterway park's aim is to serve as a green space for the people in this neighbourhood. I can see how this place could be the new East Coast park, where families and groups of friends will come together to take a walk or rent a bicycle to spend their weekend.
The park seems to be separated according to different areas throughout it's long stretch. The waterway runs through the whole park. Some interesting places of interest in the park includes the Punggol Beach, Punggol Promenade/ Lorong Halus Wetland, as well as the famed Punggol Lone Tree that recently got struck by lightning.
Walk along the waterway park towards waterway town, at the end of this route is the Jewel bridge and a boardwalk called the Sunset Strip. It faces Sungei Punggol and offers a nice panoramic view of calm waters and lush greenery. This place seems pretty unreal to be in Singapore. I am sure this is a great spot for watching that twilight in the evening!
Punggol Waterway Park | Sentul Crescent Road Singapore 822313 | Opens Daily