Lifestyle7 Little-Known Places to Go and Things to Do After Preschool in Punggol

October 24, 2019
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Most of us have the perception that Punggol is a relatively uninteresting place – the most interesting feature being the waterway, but other than that, nothing much. But did you know Punggol is home to many fun, interesting and even historical places? Read on to discover some exciting places which you can take your child...

Most of us have the perception that Punggol is a relatively uninteresting place – the most interesting feature being the waterway, but other than that, nothing much.

But did you know Punggol is home to many fun, interesting and even historical places?

Read on to discover some exciting places which you can take your child to after preschool in Punggol.

Punggol Waterway Park

Play and learn about Singapore after a long day at the childcare centre 

(Photo: National Parks Board)

You might have heard about this park but did you know there are four different areas to explore here, each with a different theme?

With areas such as the Nature Cove, Recreation Zone, Heritage Zone, and Green Gallery, the Punggol Waterway Park is an educational place to bring your child to after a day at the childcare centre to learn about Singapore’s environment and history.

Kids can walk along what used to be the Old Punggol Road, which was once used as the main road for farmers and fishermen. You could also have a fun time spotting the various plants and flowers in the park – and walk through the sand and water play areas, which is near the Adventure bridge.

Address: Sentul Crescent, Singapore 821313

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Find out more here.

Read also: How this childcare centre in Punggol makes the best of its outdoor space for daily lessons

Hai Bin Prawning 

Be a fisherman for a day 

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(Photo: Yelp)

Not only can you walk in the shoes of the fishermen of yesteryear, but you can also become one too!

Hai Bin Prawning is open all day, seven days a week, so you can head there any time after your child’s lessons at the childcare centre are done for the day.

This establishment lets you catch your prawns and even eat it on the spot. Barbecue pits are located onsite for everyone to try their hand at grilling. The ponds are replenished frequently so everyone should get a bite pretty quickly!

Address: 6 Tebing Lane, #01-04, Singapore 8288

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Find out more here.

Punggol East Container Park

Have some quiet time with your preschooler at this quiet spot in Punggol 

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(Photo: 8 Days)

Though slightly out of the way with public transport, this place is worth a car ride. This foodie haven contains a few container restaurants to dine at, ranging from fish and chips to Korean food. Food is affordably priced and there would definitely be something for everyone!

Address: 50 Punggol East #01-K36, Singapore 828826

Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 10pm, Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am

Find out more here.

Splash @ Kidz Amaze

A respite from the sweltering weather 

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(Photo: Youtube)

This indoor water park spans 24,000 square feet and is filled with the coolest structures. It is one of the largest indoor water playgrounds in Singapore and your kids would have fun working off all that energy after a day spent at the childcare.

The water park features water slides for the big kids and wading pools for the little ones. Other fun things include a giant water bucket and slides for kids of all ages.

Address: 9 Sentul Crescent, Punggol SAFRA, Level 3, Singapore 828654

Opening Hours: Mon – Thur: 1 – 7pm, Fri 1 – 9pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 9pm

Find out more here.

Coney Island Park

Explore this little island away from our island 

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(Photo: National Parks Board)

Though not New York, this park is still interesting in its own right. The island is accessible by bridge and provides a brief respite from the hustle of city life.

You could bring the family here for a picnic, some leisurely cycling or just to breathe in the lush greenery.

Coney Island Park features a wide variety of habitats like coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and woodlands. There are five beach areas with different themes for the kids to explore. There are also plenty of animals and bird to spot, and could be a good supplement to your kids’ learning.

Address: Punggol Promenade Nature Walk, Singapore 829325

Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm

Find out more here.

Punggol Beach

A piece of Singapore’s history 

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(Photo: Tripadvisor)

Memorial plaques erected here tell the story of the Sook Ching Massacre that occurred during the Japanese Occupation. However, there is nothing overtly scary about it and Punggol Beach could actually serve as a good history lesson for the older kids.

The beach itself is also very picturesque and good for a stroll or a picnic on its soft sand.

Address: Junction of Punggol Point Rd and Punggol Rd, Singapore 828694

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Find out more here.

Lorong Halus Wetlands

Explore a hidden gem 

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(Photo: roots.sg)

This former landfill has now been turned into an 18-acre park called the Lorong Halus Wetlands. It extends along the eastern bank of Serangoon Reservoir and you can enter from Punggol Promenade.

PUB’s website also has a worksheet which gives some interesting information about water conservation and related systems in the park.

The Lorong Hulas Bridge is also inspired by a railway bridge and can be a nice place to take photographs.

Address: Along Pasir Ris Farmway 3

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Find out more here.

Read also: Top Tips to Secure a Place in a Childcare Centre for Your Child in Punggol

Punggol is also home to many more entertaining spots, from malls with old-timey arcades and delicious food. Do not be put off by assumptions that “there’s nothing to do in the North East”, for there are plenty of places to explore with your kid after picking your child up from the childcare centre.

Written by Steffi Wee

 

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