Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Waterway @ Punggol

It was only two weeks since the launch of the Punggol Waterway but people are already flooding to experience this park with a newly created river which connects from Punggol to Serangoon Reservoir.


I was also there on a cycling trip with my friend. We were lucky to see many people attempting to fly giant kites in the shape of sotongs, jellyfishes, nemos, and octopi. Unfortunately, none of them got higher than a few metres.


The most amazing of the kites were these stunt kites. Each one was controlled by a single person, and they coordinated the graceful movements in synchrony with each other.


There were several murals on the walls depicting the history of Punggol.


A view of the walkway.


There is also another walkway on the 2nd storey with displays of vertical greening.


We found a caterpillar feeding on the leaf of the mangrove fern, Acrostichum aureum.


The park is also a great place for kids. There is a small area for water play. There were even two water canons!


And a big sand pit. You don’t find any playgrounds like this anymore in our neighbourhoods.


A suspension bridge~


And a nice shelter. Notice the old bus stop at the background. It was preserved to add some nostalgia for the visitors.


Lastly, a nice silhouette picture of a couple when the sun was setting.

In all, a very nice park for people to relax, cycle, jog, and play. Some parts of the waterway, were yet to develop, and I understand that mangrove-themed plantings will also be done at the eastern banks.

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