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Friday, October 28, 2011

We Melted In Punggol Waterway Park

Everyone seems so excited about the opening of Punggol Waterway that we decided to bring the kids to check out the place during the Deepavali public holiday.

We wanted to explore the place before the kids’ nap time, so we reached around 12pm. Such a bad decision! ALL of us almost melted there in the park under the relentless hot sun!!! We started off the park from the heritage area and it was such a long walk to the water playground that we were all looking forward to. SADLY, THE WATER PLAYGROUND WAS CLOSED. No water splashing on such a hot day??!!!! Sorely disappointed. =(

Still, the park looks like a really good place for cycling, jogging and generally taking long walks with your family. Perhaps we will go back again another evening after the sun sets. The large water catchment area and lots of greeneries make the place a rather lovely place for some relaxation, I believe. Without Mr Sun, that is. =P


From the main road, there is a staircase for you to walk down to the park. Quite a pleasant sight of the park from up here. I thought it looked like an amusement park of some sort. =)


I like the bridge and how it looks.


Nice! It’s a signature landmark in that place!


Nice architecture always attracts my attention. And definitely, one plus about photo-roaming a park on a swelteringly hot day is that your photos are filled with beautiful blue skies and fluffy white clouds.


Even though the park officially opened last weekend, construction work is still being done on site. Many construction workers are working hard to get the park all ready for families to enjoy.


Awesome skies there, I say! I couldn’t stop snapping at them even though I was blinded by the bright sun rays most of the time. =P



I was worried the kids will get heat stroke, seriously. But they couldn’t care less - They were running everywhere.




This part of the park is the heritage section, and you can find useful and interesting heritage & historical facts about Punggol on the stoney walls and on panels that line the water catchment.



We kept walking and walking.. The only thing that kept us going was the water playground! Think about the cooling water splashing down!








But we just didn’t see it after a long walk… =( We took shelter in one of the tents for the workers, while Papa Isaiah went walking around in search of our ‘water paradise’..


Finally, we reached the area for the water playground…


But like I mentioned, it was not opened!! The park should look into the opening hours of the water playground! Surely, it’s good to switch on the taps when the sun is blazing hot??! Then again, the water playground is really small. Hopefully we’ll be able to catch it splashing when we next visit.


This is my personal favourite part of the park – The bridge. Built very nicely.



As we were almost all melted, we decided to leave the park and come back another day. Thank goodness we left in time. A heavy downpour came just when we exited the park! The weather of Singapore is just ever changing! Hopefully, our next visit to Punggol Waterway Park would be a more fulfilling one!

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