Located in the north-eastern corner of Singapore, Punggol Waterway Park is most famous in the Garden City for the sunrise from Sunrise Bridge and is one of the very best views in all of Singapore. But there’s so much more to see and do!
The 12-hectare park is split into four themed zones – Nature Cove, Recreation Zone, Heritage Zone and the Green Gallery. You can relax at the Nature Zone and enjoy scenic views of the waterway; the Recreation Zone offers lots of water and sand play for the kids as well as a fitness corner; mature trees and vegetation take up the Heritage Zone and in the Green Gallery, you’ll find conservation projects as well as more of the flora and fauna Singapore is famous for.
The Northern Eastern Riverine Loop is a 26-km cycling trail that mixes exercise, stunning scenery, undulating terrain and great pit stops and if you’re in the park at night the Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk is lit up with fibre-optic lights and is a sight to see.
Interestingly, ‘Punggol’ is a Malay word meaning ‘hurling sticks at the branches of fruit trees to bring them down to the ground’, a reference to the area’s history as a fruit-growing district.