By : Benjamin Chew
18 February 2016
It was a beautiful weekend morning in Punggol and there was no better way to spend it than having a hearty breakfast with the family at the latest mall in Punggol (that is ‘Waterway Point’ for non-Punggol residents)!
Feeling guilty over our indulgence in festive goodies this Chinese New Year, we decided to burn away the excess calories by taking the longer and more scenic route to our destination – through Punggol Waterway Park.
Spanning 12.25 hectares, the Punggol Waterway Park is built around the section of Punggol Waterway, otherwise known as ‘My Waterway@Punggol. The park is divided into four sections, each with a unique theme catered to different residents and park users: Nature Cove, Recreation Zone, Heritage Zone, and Green Gallery. It is also equipped with various ‘water-themed’ facilities that will keep the family entertained.
Now that we have gotten the introductions out of the way, let us take you on a tour 🙂
Our adventure begins…
…with the ‘Adventure Bridge’
This bridge, which looks seemingly like a wooden-suspension bridge, is actually made of steel. Its design is intended to blend with the park, and its relatively high vantage point allows for a good view of the surroundings.
Next up, we came across various park facilities such as…
…Water Play Area…
…and a huge Sand Play Area!
A view of Punggol Waterway
It seemed like we had covered quite a bit of nature, exercise, and sight-seeing. Taking on a more leisurely pace, we strolled near the ‘Heartwave Wall’ and also got to learn more about the history of Punggol.
The ‘Heartwave Wall’ is a 280 m wall along ‘My Waterway@Punggol’. It features several panels which depicts Punggol’s transformation from a fishing village to the vibrant waterfront town it is today. Did you know that Punggol was mentioned in the Plan of Singapore as early as 1828?
Panels along the ‘Heartwave Wall’
After half an hour of walking, we finally arrived at our destination. We thought we would still be early for breakfast but…
Look at the morning crowd!
Blue skies and waters greet Punggol residents near the Waterway Point
Despite all that travelling, we had covered only a fraction of Punggol Waterway Park. But with what I have seen so far, my family will definitely be back to explore it further!
For more information about the Waterway, be sure to visit HDB InfoWEB. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can take the various routes provided, including the 8.4 km ‘Explorer Route’ which covers the entire waterway!
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