For those who are curious about Singapore’s waterfront-facing Eco-Town and wondering where they can go to get the full Punggol
experience so raved about by their Punggol-bound peers, this article is for you. With malls, parks, eateries and recreational joints abound in such close proximity, there’s no wonder that those who reside there don’t have to venture far to get their wanderlust fix.
1. Cycle around Coney Island Park
Those stepping foot in Punggol for the first time will typically add a visit to Coney Island Park in their itinerary. Steeped in rich history and critically endangered flora and fauna, this 87-hectare park is a feast for the senses, ideal for those looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Indulge in chill activities while you’re there like bird watching, nature photography and cycle through the 2.5km Coney Island Park Connector.
How to get there: From Punggol interchange, take bus 84 to Punggol Point Park/Punggol Settlement. Walk 500m east along the Punggol Promenade Nature Walk to get to Coney Island Park West Entrance.
2. Dine by the beach at Punggol Settlement
Not a fan of scenic cycling trails? Overlooking a beautiful waterfront, dig into sumptuous offerings at The Punggol Settlement‘s many dining outlets, where you can rest and relax without booking a flight to paradise. Do note that this place is typically packed during dinner time, which is a testament to how good the food is. Kampong Chai Chee and Whisk & Paddle are some of the top food joints you can find there.
How to get there: Take Bus 84 from Punggol Bus Interchange and alight at Punggol Road End where the bus makes a U-Turn.
3. Stage a mini photoshoot at the Punggol lalang field
Scrolled through your Instagram explore feed and found some beautiful photos of a couple posing amidst pristine greenery? Well, odds are, some of those photos are not taken at a far off field overseas but it is instead found in Punggol! A popular spot for aesthetically pleasing pre-wedding photoshoots, this picturesque site is the perfect place for you and your friends to beautify your feed with great-looking photos. If you’re there during the golden hour, you could also catch a magnificent sunset – score!
How to get there: Alight from Punggol West LRT station. It is a six-minute walk from there, right by Punggol Lake.
4. Go prawning while you catch up on the latest soccer match
That’s right! Here at Hai Bin, prawn fishing (or better known as prawning) is a popular weekend getaway that draws both the young and old to kick back, relax and catch a few prawns to bring home. The prawn fishing pond is also equipped with LCD screens where one can catch live football matches – multi-tasking at its more effortless. Who says fishing is boring?
How to get there: Alight from Riviera LRT station, it’s a 4-minute walk from there.
It’s safe to say that this north-eastern town is filled to the brim with recreational activities and food joints that has something to offer for both the young and the young at heart. If you’re wondering if Punggol is the place for you and your family, this list should be your answer! Find property listings in Punggol now!