The Punggol Waterway is the longest waterway in Singapore which is man made. The Punggol Waterway Park is built in the area surrounding the waterway in the Punggol area of Singapore around the Sentul Crescent. It is a riverine park with an area of approximately 12.25 hectares. The Housing development board (HDB) and the National parks board of Singapore have formed a joint venture agency for developing My Waterway @ Punggol and also the park. HDB has launched an initiative called “Remaking the Heartland” focusing on redevelopment, and they plan to convert Punggol Town into a “waterfront town”. Piermont Grand is located next to Punggol Waterway and there are many developments that is located near to Punggol Waterway.
Punggol Waterway Located at Punggol Town
Developing the park and the waterway are likely to increase the real estate prices in the area, since properties facing the river and with greenery in the vicinity are likely to have higher property rates. The park was opened in October 2011, and is suitable for users of all ages, from children to senior citizens. Users can enjoy a wide range of activities like walking, jogging, cycling and skating at the promenade in the park. One round around the Punggol waterway park along the track is a distance of approximately 8.4 km . This distance is covering the bridges in the park, and the track.
Punggol Waterway Promenade Themes
The park is divided into four different areas, each of which has a distinct theme. The nature cove is suitable for leisure activities and offers a scenic view of the natural beauty of the area. The recreation zone is specially designed for families with children and others. This zone has a sand play, water play area as well as a fitness zone. There is also a children’s playground in the park. The heritage zone is built along the old walkway and has some ancient trees preserved. The green gallery area of the park showcases the natural terrain of the park, view the trees which are conserved. Piermont Grand is the latest EC that is directly facing Punggol Waterway.
Punggol Waterway Events Venue
The lawns in the park, can be hired for holding events. The Nature Cove lawn has an area of 5500 square meter and can hold 3000 people, while the smaller activity lawn has an area of 2700 square meters, with a capacity of 1700 people. The park is connected to the other parks in Punggol and Sengkang like riverside park at Sengkang, Punggol Park and Punggol Point park to form a nature loop. The loop has a length of 26 km and was inaugurated on February 25, 2012.Users can directly jog, skate or cycle to the next park using this loop. Various birds like the white throated kingfisher and grey Heron can be sighted at these parks.