Those new to North East area will be confused why there is a Punggol Park in the middle of Hougang. Long before Sengkang and Punggol township were ready, Punggol road was plying from old Punggol to Hougang towards Upper Serangoon road.
That was the period when Punggol End was still filled with Seafood restaurants
Since our last visit, Punggol Park has some new ammenities, the lake and playground are always popular with families, especially during weekends.
Joggers and cyclists like to run rounds around the lake’s circumference.
But it is still called Punggol Park
Punggol Park is located between Buangkok, Sengkang and Hougang.
Video : Cycling in Sengkang and Punggol Park
Boon Yee and Boon Xin enjoys the trip most, they were riding pillions !
As our weekends are packed with kids’ curriculum, we really treasure the opportunity to explore the parks. Building our family bonds through a leisurely ride.
Before we head home, kids need to explore the playground first
Along the way back, we pass by Sengkang Firestation, and some big longkangs (drains). Daddy used to climb down and catch guppies in his younger days, although this might not be recommended now. Flash flood can sweep the strongest swimmers away.
Teach the kids how to cycle, and your weekends will be packed with exploration trails
Reposting our Playground Memories from our old blog. In 2011, we covered 7 old-school playgrounds over a period of two months. Sadly some playgrounds has since been torn down….
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Daddy found this interesting article on Friday’s (07-Jan-2011) Straits Times Life section. He saw seven 30+ years old Playgrounds!
We got inspired, and ## Project Playground (PP) was born.
Sengkangbabies will be roaming these prehistoric playgrounds, before they are gone for good! Sadly, in Singapore, everything is build, tore down, and rebuild again in accelerated speed
Our Old-playground project is not only dedicated to the kids, but also to everyone who is young-at-hearts Yes, you!! The boys and girls born in the 70s and 80s. Feeling Nostalgic already?
#Playground 1 – Dragon – Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Blk 570
Kids start climbing the stairs and the Dragon’s guts.
Video : Exploration, slow and fast boys
Boys, do you realise this playground is nearly as old as your Daddy?
On hindsight, Daddy should arrange smallest one behind..
Sliding with Sengkangbabies are never boring ! Yi got angry keke.
Video : Even Daddy could not resist the slides !
How many kid have fond childhood memories of Dragon?
When will people start taking care of their own playgrounds and backyards?
The other newer playground.
2) As part of 2011 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival (arts), School of Hard Knocks had showcased their “playgrounds-collection” captured over the last few years.
Quoted from their Facebook Wall
~~ The playground was our school, imagination was our friend, lifes lessons were learnt through the bumps and bruises we gathered from knocking against those colourful, rock hard mosaic tiles ~~