Punggol Point is identified as one of the coastal areas with rustic charm in the URA’s Parks & Waterbodies and Identity Plans drawn up and exhibited in 2002. The Punggol Promenade serves to open up the coastline for public enjoyment and to establish it as a sea sports and recreational destination for nearby residents and the public.
Punggol Point and its beachfronts are very popular with the locals due to its laidback atmosphere, and as a retreat from the busy heartlands. A 0.6 ha park complete with viewing deck, children’s playground, car park and toilet facilities will be developed to enhance the recreational amenities at the waterfront.
Other parts of the coastline are largely made up of reclaimed land for future development. They are popular fishing venues that have flourished with fauna and flora over the years. Currently, the coastline is interrupted by several drainage outlets with no continuous connectivity for the public to access the waterfront for recreation purposes.
Punggol Promenade will link up the two recreational clusters at Punggol Point and Punggol East. The Promenade is
also linked to the park connectors along Punggol Reservoir and Serangoon Reservoir, forming a continuous 17 km loop around the north-eastern part of Singapore.
When fully completed, members of the public can walk, jog and cycle all the way from Riverside Walk over at Punggol East to the park at Punggol Point. In 2012, the public can also look forward to the completion of the third thematic zone of the Promenade – the 2.5 km Nature Walk.
Punggol Point Walk
Punggol Point Walk is one of three thematic zones of the scenic 4.9 km-long Punggol Promenade. This 1.2 km waterfront promenade and park, will anchor the planned recreational cluster at Punggol Point. The 1.3 km Riverside Walk, which anchored the growing recreational cluster at Punggol East, was the first thematic zone unveiled to the residents in March this year and is a lively and family-friendly promenade.
Now visitors can enjoy panoramic sea views on the ship-inspired elevated viewing deck that overlooks the Straits of Johor at Punggol Point Park. City-weary residents can soak in the laidback atmosphere of the coastline or admire the tranquil calm of the giant lily ponds. Children will enjoy kicking back sand at the playground, one of a few on the island with a sand bed.
Cyclists and joggers will also enjoy the use of dedicated cycling tracks and footpaths along the waterfront promenade at Punggol Point Walk.
Punggol Point Park
Punggol Point Park, a newly minted park located next to Punggol jetty, was launched on Nov 20, 2011. The park comprises lily ponds, a children’s playground, a viewing deck and an events plaza. It is part of the
1.2km Punggol Point Walk.
This stretch consists of a nature trail meandering through a rustic and wellvegetated area and is a place for the adventurous and those seeking respite from the busy heartlands. Existing trees and vegetation will be kept, and other more coastal-loving and commonly-found plant species of the area will be added to create a nature haven.
Visitors can enjoy the flora and fauna of the area. This stretch will also be dotted with fishing points and rest shelters.
a) Nature Trail
A rustic meandering trail amidst the diverse variety of existing natural vegetation, as well as proposed additional plantings, will be built for nature lovers. Visitors will get to experience the flora and fauna of the area.
b) Fishing Platforms
These facilities serve to meet the needs of fishing enthusiasts, and promote fishing as a recreational activity which is popular in the area.
c) Rest shelters will be provided as rest-stops along the promenade;
d) Other Amenities
Proper lightings will be provided
This stretch is designed to complement the future sports and recreation cluster to be developed along Punggol East. It is envisioned as a lively promenade with lots of activities and a suitable spot for families to enjoy strolling along the river.
The promenade is designed with look out points which allows visitors to get closer to the water edge.
A riverfront promenade along the river embankment is designed to allow unhindered views of Sungei Serangoon. Visitors can take a stroll or jog along the footpath and cycle or skate along the dedicated cycling track.
b) Look out points:
These project over the river embankment at three different locations to allow visitors to get closer to the river. Seats and fibre optics lighting will be provided as a distinctive design feature that will light up the river edge at night.
c) Fitness Corner:
A range of fitness stations will also be provided along the promenade for the enjoyment of visitors of all age groups.