Punggol was once a fishing village littered with pig and poultry farms set alongside vegetable plantations. Today, its new residential town is set to capitalise on what remains of this lovely setting. The waterway traversing the town centre and the coastal promenade are pleasant additions to the breezy open spacesand seafood restaurants. The Town Park is a multi-purpose park located just a few minutes' walk north of the Punggol Town Centre. Its traffic-free environment makes it an ideal venue for plenty of leisure and recreational activities along the Punggol Waterway. One can also embark on a nostalgic walk to the old Punggol Road.
Punggol Waterway Park
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This is shaping up to be one of the most delightful lateral parks in Singapore. Forget Siglap , Duxtonand Katong and the like: the planners (and planters) seem to be getting this one right.
It is far from fully grown or developed, but unlike so many other new parks (Senkang for example) it already feels beautiful and worthwhile.
It links into the walkway along the Punggol Reservoir (still in need of more shade!) and the on to Punggol coastal promenade, glancing over enviously at Coney Island and wondering what it will be like when it to is opened up.
If that the planners are doing already is any indication, this is one park that will shine.
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It was a first trip down and it felt like we've discovered a hidden gem (despite being out of the way). This park was really calm and serene. The clear blue sky was a bonus to the atmosphere and environment, enhancing the beauty of the photographs. But still, it doesn't feel like Singapore.
Photos really do no justice to the breathtaking scenes before us. This is an ideal place for photo shoots so if anyone wanna take a cover shot or something, you can consider this place. We didn't cover the whole area because it was getting a bit too late and also because some parts were undergoing constructions. We were a bit lost so we didn't dare to wander too far. After all, this is not our area, hahas!
Despite its location, I've always wanted to visit Punggol Waterway for the renowned lalang fields. I did so last weekend, and it turned out to be a place I wish to frequent more often before the new buildings take over.
The journey there is a tedious and long one, especially for those who reside in the west side of Singapore. By train, it is only accessible by taking a LRT from Punggol station to Riveria, followed by a short walk.
I visited on a Friday evening and surprisingly it was bustling with people taking walks, jogging or cycling. Most of them seemed to be with their family/friends, making the crowd a homely one to be with. We stopped by the lalang field before the trademark Sunrise bridge to take some pictures. The lalangs were fluffy and the spectacular field true to my imagination. It is indeed a good setting for photo-enthusiasts like me to capture dreamy shots!
All in all my experience there was a pleasant one, making my travel worthwhile. As compared to more commercialised parks such as ECP and Botanics, this is without doubt one that feels closer to home.
This park has a sense of tranquillity and peace which I don't think I've ever felt in any other parks.
To start off with, the park provides unlimited fresh air as trees are ubiquitous and this brings people there closer to nature - a rare experience in our daily lives as we are constantly surrounded by boring buildings and architectures that can never be as beauteous and scenic as what this park can provide.
In addition, especially in the afternoons, the park is very quiet and on weekdays, it has very few visitors. This provides one with a quiet walk in the park as you feel the light breeze caressing your face, allowing you some private moments with your loved ones or even yourself.
It is also a great place to jog, counting the fact that they is plenty of trees around to provide a refreshing scenery. Not to mention, it is one of the best place to catch the sunset!
That place even provides recreational activities like pooling and also have restaurants and classy bars to satisfy one's appetites! So fear not, it isn't an extremely secluded place in Singapore that is cut off from the rest of the world.
It is easily accessible - you can always take the train to Punggol and then take LRT to Rumbia which will bring you there in no time.
Punggol Waterway Park has provided me with many precious memories, and I hope it will do so for you too.
Been living in Paris Ris for over 10 years, Punggol Waterway is my new favourite leisure venue. Whether I'm thinking of cycling, Punggol Waterway is the first place I would think of to cycle to. Some may be thinking, "cycle from Paris Ris to Punggol? That's seems very far". Fear Not! It doesn't sound as far as some may thinks. It actually about 15 to 20 minutes cycle from my home.
Not only is Punggol Waterway huge, it links different part of Punggol together. Such as Punggol Promenade, it was even connected to Sengkang Park.
Along the way, there are many rest-stops for you to catch a breather and admire the sceneries. There are also F&B restaurants and fast food for those who are hungry for food after a long walk.
If you are intending to cycle, I recommend to cycle during the evening (around 6pm). If you're lucky, you might even catch the sunset. It absolutely stunning!
It doesn't matter whether you are young or old, you will just come to love this place! It no longer matter whether Punggol Waterway is a man-made park or a natural park, this place is absolutely beautiful and relaxing. It an ideal place for leisure or even a family outing!
I used to live at the seaside village just about a kilometer away. This used to be a real dirty river. What else can you describe it as when there are chicken and pig farms dumping their waste into it? I don't have to describe the smell.
I moved out of Punggol End in 1992 and never came back to explore until last month. Taking a walk through this park, I couldn't believe that this was the same river I remembered. It was clean and with the lighting, beautiful even at night.
I have to say that this is the most pleasant night park-walks I ever had!
If there's one thing that Singapore urban planners are getting it right...yes, it's the public parks and park connectors that are sprouting all over island. And a visit to the Punggol Waterway Park should adds it to most visitors' lists of favourite parks.
The natural attributes of the rustic Punggol waterfront area are a certainly well utilized in the topography of this park. It's called Punggol Waterfront Promenade and an extension of the waterway park. The floral and fauna, the relaxed walking path (cycling path) alongside Coney Channel, rest shelters, playgrounds and a host many amenities add up to a fabulous park. It also have a "hub" consisting of a Popeye eatery, two seafood restaurants, cafe and fish-tanks fishing outlet all within walking distance of each other.
Parking at the venue is not free and charged via automated machines. So getting a lot (or even entry to the car park) can be a challenge come dinner time when plenty nearby residents converge for meals. I saw many parked along the "quiet" lanes just outside the car park getting a booked for illegal parking.
The park name with it's different zones may give rise to some confusion for driver using GPS or smartphone map apps for orientation, as it's a big place and have several entry points. For easy reference, just use the Popeye fast food restaurant as you have arrived at the venue. Set aside at least half a day, ending preferably in the evening to better savour the venue. And one visit is never enough.....
Sigh,....if only my own precinct have a park of such beauty...
For lantern festival, i wanted to find a quiet place which was windy and near a river. Punggol waterway park was my ideal place for a romantic lantern walk. My boyfriend and I celebrated lantern festival walk a nice long walk at night walking along the river holding our lanterns. There is also a toilet situated thoughtfully along the park . Along that pathway there were benches. We chose the bench with the best 'feng shui' and scenary and sat there starting to light our lanterns and sparklers.
There wasn't much scenery at night as it was too dark and the river was just a mask of blackness with dwindling specks of lights from the reflection of stars and lights.
In this bustling city, this place is a great get away from the busy city.
Emulating natural landscape had been THE idea in landscaping for decades, but NParks finally got it right with the Punggol Waterways. Not the first park to be built around a river in Singapore, it is undoubtedly the best.
You'll see what I mean when you witness first-hand the beautiful scenes of the undulating river. Even for a misanthropic loner like me, I can't help but feel that the people at the park enhances the whole picture rather than ruin it. At least, the feeling lasts until I get closer to the said people, then all the hate comes back all at once and I have to restrain myself from committing mass felony again.
An artistic touch to the picture of perfection is the landscaping of the park. Following in the bold style of recent projects, Punggol Waterways sport quirky design elements like angled lamposts and randomly-latticed bridges. Design is usually subjective, but I believe I'm not the only one who's already tired of the uniformity we see in our parks everyday.
To conclude, unlike many catchy names used in marketing today, this 'River of Life' is the real deal. So I say again, just come, you'll see what I mean.
I went here with a friend to just chill and it was indeed chilling. We sat near the shore on some pavement. I did not get to see much of its view because it was at night. However, I feel that it is a great place to jog or cycle or even just walk alone or with a companion.
My friend is into fishing and she assured me it was a great fishing area. I could only imagine fishing on such breathtaking view of well situated trees and lights from town (I am only guessing it was from town). However, I saw a few big stray dogs. I think they should be rescued and placed in the correct facilities.
For someone who stays in the central/North, one might label me as a crazy person who travels to Punggol just to visit the newly constructed Punggol Waterway park. But trust me, it's definitely worth it. I arrived at the Park in the evening,where the wind was a mere breeze and the sun was not strong yet still in the sky. People were running, jogging, cycling or even taking photographs. Children were playing at the water playground.
The park was really spacious and tranquil, with a river running through the park. Apparently, the river could be used for kayaking as I spotted some ramps which were probably used to pull or push kayaks out or into the river. Moreover, as the night came, the colourful lights that were in the mini water fountains were switched off,creating something that resembled like a mini "Songs of the Sea" in Sentosa.
There were many benches and resting spots for users to rest their tired feet or chat with friends. Definitely a user-friendly park catering to all walks of life.