Most people would know Punggol as the ‘ulu’ station at the end of the North-East line, but only true adventurers who’ve traversed the region will know about the gem in the area – Punggol Waterway Park.
With birds, bridges, and photogenic sceneries galore, this 12.25-hectare park is the perfect hideaway to recharge and escape from the busy city.
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Perhaps the most unique aspects of the park are the many bridges scattered throughout, each with their own unique features. If you don’t feel like walking the distance to visit all the bridges, here are the two with the nicest waterfront views to get the most out of your day here.
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Move aside Changi Airport, there’s more than one precious Jewel in town. The Jewel Bridge has an impressive dome-shaped structure and is the perfect place to catch the sun dipping below the horizon come evening time. This is also a good spot to catch all sorts of wildlife from otters to even migratory birds like the Collared Kingfisher and the Black-naped Oriole.
If you’re someone who enjoys waking up before the break of dawn, head down to the Sunrise Bridge. Like its name suggests, this bridge is on the Eastern side of the park and has a stunning view of the sunrise every morning.
This wavy bridge lines the edge of the waterway and makes for a super unique Instagram photo, so head further down to the raised platform to take a cool shot from above.
The first of its kind in the North-East, Punggol Waterway Park’s therapeutic garden can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from ah mas to teenagers.
With a fitness area to get all your #fitspo goals sorted, a wellness zone with aromatic plants like pandan, and a serene view of the waterway, this part of the park is the perfect place to de-stress after a long week at work or school.
Whether you’re a parent with young children or simply a child at heart, the sensory sand and water play areas at the park make for a fun time.
Here, children and adults alike can unleash their creativity and build elaborate sandcastles or simply just enjoy the space; after all, sand playgrounds are fairly hard to come by nowadays.
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Singaporeans love their water parks to cool down in the heat, so be sure to check out the free water play area at the park too. With water jets shooting at nearly every angle possible, you’re sure to get soaked – so bring an extra set of clothes if you’re looking to pop by.
With the North Eastern Riverine Loop connecting Punggol Waterway Park to all surrounding parks, this 26 km route is a fun way to explore the North-East side of Singapore.
If you’re planning to start your cycle at Punggol Waterway Park, you can head down to Bikes @ Waterway to rent a bike from $9/hour.
Keep an eye out for the iconic robot mural at the Sunset Strip
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The things you can do at Punggol Waterway Park are endless – from walking over the park’s many bridges to watching the parakeets and kingfishers soar above. If you’re looking for a new place to explore over the weekends, this park is definitely worth all that travelling for.
Location: Sentul Crescent, Singapore 821313
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
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Address: 9 Sentul Crescent #01-03, SAFRA Punggol, Singapore 828654
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm | Sat-Sun & PH 9am-8pm
Contact: 9830 3117
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Cover image adapted from: Spintheday via Flickr, @chstrjulian via Instagram, @the.best.of.singapore via Instagram
Originally published on 13th February 2021. Last updated by Iffah Nabilah Norhisham on 2nd May 2023.
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