21 August 2009

Work begins on Punggol Promenade

Construction begins to develop the waterfront area in Punggol East.
Plans include turning the jetty and beach at Punggol Point into a park with cycling tracks and eateries, and developing the stretch along Coney Channel into nature trails and fishing spots.

Even though many of the plantations and farms in Punggol are now gone, the rustic laidback charm of the area remains and this is a major draw for residents here.

The 5-kilometre Punggol Promenade is expected to be completed in 2011, at a cost of S$16.7 million. Along the promenade, people can walk to playgrounds, fitness corners, fishing spots and even a horse-riding school.

This walkway is part of a 150km 'round-island route' that will eventually allow users to walk, cycle or jog around the whole island - connecting Singaporeans 'not only psychologically, but physically' as well, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

It is part of plans by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to promote local tourism at lesser-known coastal areas in Singapore.

Full articles on the wildsingapore news blog.

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