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Timings : 24 hours

Time Required : 2-3 hours

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Punggol Waterway Park, Singapore Overview

Punggol Waterway Park (PWP) is a riverside park in Punggol, northeastern Singapore. Named the longest man-made waterway in Singapore, this Park spreads over 12.5 hectares. The four zones of the park – Nature Cove with its manicured gardens, Recreation Zone with children’s play areas and exercise arenas, and Heritage Zone and Green Gallery with rich biodiversity – have something to offer every member of the family, making it a great weekend retreat.

The multi-purpose Punggol Waterway Park is set in the surroundings of serene lush greenery and the sight it genuinely breathtaking.  The sand and water play areas for popular with kids, while the 26-kilometre long Riverine Loop cycling area is perfect for an evening ride. Named after the Malay word for fruit picking, Punggol’s Riverside Walk area has a beautiful nature trail for animal enthusiasts too. With breathtaking views from Sunrise Bridge, the Park offers an idyllic, cosy get away from the bustle of the city. The beautiful Punggol Waterway Park is a joint project of the National Parks Board and the Housing and Development Board of Singapore (HDB) and was initiated to convert Punggol town into a Waterfront town.

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4 Zones of Punggol Waterway Park

Green Gallery: The green gallery holds an amazing collection of flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy a relaxing and soothing stroll here, admiring the natural beauty that it has to offer.

Recreation Zone: The recreation zone offers fun activities like sand play and water play and is great for families to enjoy these together. They also have a fitness corner that is perfect for the gym geeks.

Heritage Zone: The heritage zone of Punggol Waterway Park offers a wave of nostalgia for the older generations who have seen the Old Punggol Kampong. The mature trees and vegetation along the Old Punggol Road are a treat to the eyes and make for a wonderful stroll.

Nature Cove: This area is most suited to sit by and watch the beautiful waterfront scenery. It is perfect to gather with family and friends and enjoy the spectacular views and carry out leisure activities to pass the time by.

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Punggol Waterway Park at dusk (Source)

Things to Do

Cycling: The North-Eastern Riverine Loop is a 26-kilometre track that snakes through four parks and six terrains, from rocky to paved stone. Taking approximately two hours to cycle through, this track is frequented by cyclists at dawn and dusk. Visitors can rent bicycles at various kiosks spread along the loop and enjoy the spectacular views from the promenade while burning a few calories too.

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Cycling along Punggol Waterway Park (Source)
Exercise: The Exercise Zone near the Children’s playground offers a quick workout, with fitness centres for callanetics, open spaces for Tai Chi or Yoga, and jogging tracks.

Kite Flying: The two lawns of Punggol Waterway Park – Nature Cove and Activity Lawn – are perfect for flying kites in the mornings and evenings; wind conditions are ideal especially before dusk. Visitors are advised to bring their own kite-flying equipment.

Bird Watching: The area near the waterway, ponds, and the wetland zone are hotspots for bird watchers – one can hope to spot the long-tailed shrike, pink-necked green pigeon, white-throated kingfisher, yellow-vented bulbul, black-naped oriole, rose-ringed parakeet, and the collared kingfisher here.

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Viewing platforms scattered along the park are ideal for bird watching (Source)
Activities for Children: The water play area has strategically placed fountains and railings that are ideal for toddlers and young children to beat the heat and frolic in the water. The sand play has been known to develop motor skills in kids – let their imagination run wild as they build sandcastles and other fun sculptures in this area.

Inline Skating: The Riverine Loop is ideal for skating, and takes about an hour and a half to complete. Whiz through four parks and take a quick rest stop at viewing decks to marvel at the gorgeous views!

Photography: There are numerous photo-ops here for aspiring shutterbugs – from viewing decks along the promenade and Kelong Bridge to Sunrise Bridge and lily ponds.

Nature Walk: The Punggol Promenade Nature Walk is a 2.4 kilometre stretch between Punggol Point and Riverside. Passing through wetland systems and fishing platforms, this walk also features exotic plants and animals. Admire the purple leaves of African fountain grass and the starkly red coral plants – two frequent haunts for butterflies and bees.

Dining: There are many food stalls and kiosks at Punggol Waterway Park serving Singaporean and Malay cuisine. Families can also opt to picnic on the lawns or benches along the promenade. Weekend barbeques are also popular on the lawns.

How to Reach Punggol Waterway Park

Foot: Follow the signs from Punggol MRT Station or Punggol Bus Interchange, and walk to Sentul Crescent Road from Punggol Central Road. The Park is 10 minutes away.

MRT: Take the LRT from Punggol MRT Station. Alight at Damai LRT Station or Sam Kee LRT Station, and follow the signs to Punggol Waterway.

Bus: The following buses ply to Punggol Bus Interchange. The Waterway Park is a short walk away.
3, 34, 43, 62, 82, 83, 84, 85, 136

Car: Drive along Central Expressway CTE, Tampines Expressway TPE, or Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway KPE to reach Punggol Waterway Park.

Car Parking: Two parking lots are available – Punggol Waterway Park Carpark A (with 18+1 handicap lots) near Punggol Parcvista and Nature Cove, and Punggol Waterway Park Carpark B (with 15+1 handicap lots) near the Recreation Zone. Parking is free.

Attractions at Punggol Waterway Park

  • Punggol Waterway Park boasts of a huge water play and sand play area that children are bound to enjoy.
  • Heartwave Wall details the history of Punggol from a farming district to the entertainment hub it is today.
  • Waterway Point at one end of the Park is a great picnic spot.
  • 26-kilometre exercise track on the promenade near the longest man-made waterway the country is well-maintained and ideal for jogging.
  • Nature Cove Lawn and Activity Lawn are spread across a combined 8,000 square metres, with a capacity of 4,700 people.
  • Rope Bridge and Kelong Bridge are two steel bridges built to look like wood; they are spectacularly lit up at night too.
  • Lorong Halus Wetland – extending to the size of 18 football fields – is a conservation and research zone that is home to tropical birds and mammals.
  • Two gorgeous lily ponds and a viewing deck offer panoramic views of the waterway and are perfect for bird-watching.
Kelong Bridge at Punggol Waterway Park
The Kelong Bridge (Source)

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