Looking for a way for the children to get a feel of the old Singapore? Reckon that the elderly members of the family could do with a bit of nostalgia?
Everyone at home can do with plenty of fresh air? Well Punggol Waterway Park is not exactly a Kampung but it features a Kelong Bridge, that might just do the trick.
Just 12.25ha, the Park boasts many bridges. But it’s taking a stroll on Kelong Bridge that will bring you back to old Punggol.
Grandparents who remember the the area as a fishing village littered with pig and poultry farms set alongside vegetable plantations, can share with their grandchildren about sights, sounds and even smells from yesteryear.
Take the theme of nostalgia further with a casual but fun photography session for everyone. Dig up vintage clothes or re-create the look and feel by dressing everyone up to look like someone from the 1960s.
If there’s no time to gather up the clothes, simply make-do with combing the hair the right way to suggest the era, and make sure there is no evidence of contemporary life in view. For example, replace knapsacks with rattan baskets to carry your ‘barang barang’ to the park. Turn on the sepia tone and take a snapshot.
Besides Kelong Bridge, there are others to explore. Gone are the days of the pinhole camera, but this part of Punggol remains picturesque and a good place to capture memories. Have fun doing that at each bridge!
After you’ve finished taking photographs, secure a scenic picnic spot by the Waterway at the Nature Cove. Enjoy some traditional foods like Banana Leaf Nasi Lemak or Hokkien Mee wrapped in epeh leaves. And, have loads of fun at the Recreation Zone where there’s a water play and sand play area.
• The bicycle kiosk is temporarily closed.
• Water play is not available every first and third Monday of the month as it is closed for cleaning and maintenance.
Getting to Punggol Waterway Park
Location: Along Sentul Crescent
By public transport (Bus/MRT/LRT and on foot):From Punggol bus interchange or Punggol MRT Station (NE7), take a 10 to15 minute walk from Punggol Central Road to Sentul Crescent Road.
From Damai LRT Station, walk towards Punggol Road and you will find a path heading to the waterway.
Buses from Punggol Bus Interchange: 3, 34, 43, 62, 82, 83, 84, 85, 136
Accessible via Tampines Expressway (TPE), Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Central Expressway (CTE).
There are two car parks along Sentul Crescent with a total of 33 lots and two handicap lots. They are located at Nature Cove (18 + 1 no. of lots) and Recreation Zone (15 + 1 no. of lots).
Visit other webpages on Punggol Waterway Park:
Open Green Map
Download a Guide:
Your Guide to North Eastern Riverine Loop