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.
What's at Punggol shores now?
- Smooth-coated otters at Punggol River from Habitatnews
- from Beauty of Fauna and Flora in Nature by Federick Ho
- A Short Outing to Punggol Wasteland
- Rich Biodiversity @ Punggol Wasteland (Part 2)
- Rich Biodiversity@Punggol Wasteland (Part 1)
- Encounter with juvenile bee-eater in an earth cavity from Bird Ecology Study Group
- Kampung Lorong Buangkok from The annotated budak by the budak
- Impacts on mangrove at Sungei Punggol from wonderful creation by koksheng