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Park Connector Network (PCN) from Sengkang Riverside Park to Punggol Beach

25 Jun

Update : The original article was written way back in 2011. Since then, the PCN tracks have been opened to the public, though some sections still need some improvements.

To get this view, you need to pass by some routes.

Park Connector Network along Punggol Beach

How to Go to Punggol Beach

From Sengkang Riverside Park Connector to Punggol Park Connector

From Sengkang, go to Sungei Punggol or Punggol River or Punggol Reservoir as it is now known. Pass by underneath the TPE/SLE expressway and you are on the Punggol Park Connector.

At the end of the route, cross over either the right or left side. Right side – clay path. Left side – walk along the the river’s bank edges stone path. Both paths are uneven tracks, wear track shoes not slippers.

Clay Path at Punggol Park Connector Network

Note : This is an old picture. The dam has been removed so this path is longer there. Walk along the river’s edge and the track will lead to the Jewel Bridge at Punggol Waterway.

An old picture of the path on the temporary dam

After that, you will see this.

Old picture of uncompleted track at Punggol PCN. It is now completed.

This is what I called the third shelter along the Punggol PCN here. When this picture was taken, the track was not completed yet. Use the Jewel Bridge to cross over the other river side.

Shelter at the Punggol PCN

Cross this bridge.

Dismount before the bridge

Punggol Dam

That greenish building in the far distance is the Punggol Marina Country Club. It is across the road.

Punggol Marina Country Club

Punggol Marina

After reaching the Punggol Dam, turn right, cross the road where the Punggol Marina Country Club is. You can see this track from across the road. Watch out for vehicles. Some bumps before and after reaching the road across.

PCN behind Punggol Marina Country Club

Watch out for vehicles before crossing this route.

Beware of vehicles at the Punggol Marina Country Club

A right turn and you are finally at the Punggol Beach.

Photographs along Punggol Beach

Punggol Beach with Johor in the distance

 

Sea View along the Punggol Beach PCN

Fishing at Punggol Beach

Across the bridge, more views.

Crossing the Bridge

Punggol Beach viewed from the bridge

Heading to Punggol Point and the Jetty

Cycling along Punggol Beach towards Punggol Point

Resting area – park seats.

Seats across Punggol Beach

At Punggol Beach.

Rocks at Punggol Beach

Punggol Beach - Left side view

Boat reaching the Punggol Jetty

Punggol Jetty

Viewing Platform at Punggol Jetty

The right side of Punggol Beach is still boarded up. There is a signboard that shows “Punggol Promenade”. This will connect with the PCN along the Lorong Halus Wetland, Sungei Serangoon. A lady chased us out before we could explore further. Just pictures for now.

Punggol Promenade at Punggol Point

PCN at Punggol Promenade, Punggol Point

Note : This was written before the official opening of Punggol Promenade at Punggol Beach. It is now opened to the public. No food stalls just yet. There is a drink venture machine next to the Police Post at the Jetty entrance. During weekends, the ice cream vendor is here at Punggol Beach.

If you don’t want to walk, jog or cycle, take Bus 84 from Punggol Bus Terminal and stop here. When the food and beverage outlets are fully opened, there will be such a big crowd.

Enjoy peace and quiet here during your leisure time.

Update : Bus 82 no longer stops at Punggol Beach (Punggol Road end). Now Bus 82 stops at Punggol Interchange. From there, take Bus 84 to reach Punggol Beach.

2nd Update : Many things have changed since this was posted. The PCN tracks at both ends of the Jewel Bridge at Punggol Waterway have been completed.

3rd Update : For a continuous circuit, walk, jog or cycle further on the right side of Punggol Beach to reach the rustic path at the Nature Walk section of Punggol Promenade. See glimpses of Coney Island on the opposite shore line. At the other end, the track connects to Punggol Waterway at Serangoon Reservoir and Lorong Halus Wetland.

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22 Comments

Posted by on June 25, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, singapore

 

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22 responses to “Park Connector Network (PCN) from Sengkang Riverside Park to Punggol Beach

  1. Kenny Leow

    July 3, 2011 at 10:44 am

    wow, looks awesome! but if i am to go from punggol promenade… should i cross the bridge to the lor halus wetlands? i don’t see any paths without crossing the bridge.

    however i saw the gravel path on the right side of the bridge after crossing, is that the one?

     
  2. Heida

    October 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Hello i would like to know.. The Punggol Jetty has shelter or not

     
    • hasayang

      October 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      Hello Heida. Unfortunately there is no official shelter at Punggol Jetty. If it rains, people can take shelter next to the Police Post under the Viewing Platform. Space is rather small though. The Punggol Promenade next to the Jetty on the right side of the beach is not opened yet. If it rains, you also seek shelter at the bus-stop. Hope this helps.

       
  3. Anonymous

    November 15, 2011 at 6:48 am

    hi Hasayang, i wish to know the shortest path to the location for the picture named “Fishing at Punggol Beach” & whether this location is far away from the jetty & the beach. Kindly assist.

    thks & regards

     
    • hasayang

      November 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Hey there. That photo “Fishing at Punggol Beach” is nearby the Marina Country Club. Street directory map for reference.

      http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_7065/travel_site_135615/

      The Jetty and the beach is about 10 minutes walk from here. Take Bus No. 84 from Punggol Bus Interchange to reach the Jetty. From the Jetty, turn left to reach the direction of Marina Country Club. If you live in Punggol or Sengkang, refer to the map for the best short cut to this place. Come early, lots of people fishing here. Happy fishing! 🙂

       
  4. Chua Koon Yam

    December 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I went for a ride yesterday. Awesome! I stay at Buangkok Cres and now I can go fishing at Marina Country Club and Punggol Jetty without having to take a bus!

    I also find my way to Lorong Halus Wetland which is linked all the way to Paris Ris Farmway 3! This PCN is already Amazing!

     
    • hasayang

      December 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Hello Chua Koon Yam. Yup, my favourite PCN and not because I live nearby. Hey, if you stay at Buangkok, can cycle all the way to Ang Mo Kio. Then to Bishan. On and on and on 😉

       
  5. Chua Koon Yam

    December 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

    yap.i will try one of these day when i am off from work… but Punggol PCN will still be my favorite because of all the scenery!

     
    • hasayang

      December 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      Another place to go fishing is at Pasir Ris Beach. Good place to cycle too – plenty of tracks and shades provided by tall mature trees. Drinks vending machines available opposite the toilets. All the best with the cycling and fishing. 🙂

       
  6. Anonymous

    December 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I know Pasir Ris Beach very well… I grew up as a kid at the Kampong deep inside Elias Road and we used to cycle to Pasir Ris beach (the older part near to People Association if I remember the name correctly). I still missed those days, although I was just a 10yr old boy then….

     
    • Chua Koon Yam

      December 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      The above comments was by me…

       
      • hasayang

        December 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Hey Koon Yam. I grew up in a kampong too..well..those were the good old days. I think the last remaining kampong left in Singapore is Kampong Buangkok, near your neighbourhood. Good luck with your fishing and wordpress blogging. 🙂

         
  7. faith

    January 20, 2012 at 9:27 am

    What’s the total distance for the entire journey if I were to run there? Approx?

     
  8. hasayang

    January 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Faith. Actual distance I am not too sure. Walking distance from Sengkang Riverside Park (after CC/Swimming Pool) is about 20 minutes to reach Punggol Waterway. From there it is another 20 minutes walk to reach Punggol Beach. Lesser time for sure if you are jogging. Lots of people jog here in the early hours and at night. Have a run!

     
  9. Toommy

    November 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    How long is the trip? Please reply to me as soon as possible so that I can go jogging as soon as possible!

     

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