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Punggol Waterway at Punggol Reservoir : Then and Now

21 Oct

This is my favourite section of Punggol Waterway. Been here more times than all the different sections. A look back at the progress of Punggol Waterway at Punggol Reservoir before its completion.

Blog Posting Timeline

26 June 2011 – Punggol Waterway – near Punggol Reservoir
25 Sep 2011 – Update on Punggol Waterway at Punggol Reservoir
30 Sep 2011 – Updated Photos of Punggol Waterway : From Serangoon Reservoir to Punggol Reservoir
1 Oct 2011 – Punggol Waterway at Punggol Reservoir Garden Landscaping
3 Oct 2011 – Views along Punggol Waterway

Back Then
In early pictures, a temporary dam made of metal sheets blocked the water flow into Punggol Reservoir.

Temporary Dam

Back then, if you want to walk along the Park Connector Network (PCN) to Punggol Beach, either use the temporary dam crossing or slightly further, use the circular bridge now known as the Jewel Bridge. Using the temporary dam route was a rougher way to go but you got a closer view of the water.

Heading towards Punggol Waterway

At that time, there was no railings and aquatic plants had not been planted yet. The hilltops were barren of grass. The water level was much lower too.

View in over the bridge at Punggol Waterway

Now

sunset at punggol waterway, punggol reservoir

No more temporary dam in this picture. Water level is higher and there are plants in the water now. That square building in the right frame is the toilet.

punggol waterway

The PCN tracks at both ends of the Jewel Bridge has been completed so now it is a seamless track from Sengkang Park Connector to Punggol Park Connector. Once you reach this juncture, two options from here. Either walk, jog or cycle along Punggol Waterway all the way to Punggol Promenade at Lorong Halus Wetland red bridge. If the Nature Track has been completed, turn left and carry on walking to Punggol Beach Jetty Point.

A faster way to Punggol Beach once at this juncture is to cross the Jewel Bridge, walk along Punggol Reservoir until you reach the main road facing Punggol Marina Country Club, turn right and cross the road. The PCN track continues behind the Punggol Marina Club. More explanation here.

Well the weekend is here! Come on down to Punggol Waterway Fiesta this Sunday. 🙂

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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in photography, postaday2011

 

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