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Guide To Visiting Punggol Singapore [2024]

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Punggol Singapore

Best Punggol Singapore
Best Punggol Singapore

Punggol, an estate town in Singapore’s northeast corner, has witnessed many iterations from kampong (village) to today’s TreeTop Walk, part of the MacRitchie-Punggol walking trail that weaves through vibrant foliage.

So many things to do in Singapore that are located in Punggol, from lazing away an afternoon on the waterways to dining with a water-view.

With the outdoors within touching distance, here’s our guide to Punggol’s coolest spots, from dining must-tries, to attractions you may not have known exist!

Getting to Punggol

Make your way to Punggol. There is a few way to go to Punggol. The shortest and fastest way to go to Punggol is by MRT. Punggol station is in North East Line. Moreover, the town is connected with many bus routes to other parts of Singapore by feeder buses and cross-town services. especially for those who love cycling. It is easy to ride the bike into Punggol as cycling paths around the island are well formed.

Top Attractions in Punggol

1. Punggol Waterway Park

(Credit: Nparks)
(Credit: Nparks)

This park is a colourful place for the people who love outdoors activities. This park is set into several different zones, for example exercising zone, picnic zone, flower gardens. Beside there are romantic bridges for the couples to have photographs for instagran and for the joggers also cyclists can feel relax.

2. Coney Island

(Credit: Shariot)
(Credit: Shariot)

Easily reached from the city, Coney Island features a network of footpaths and an abundance of wildlife, so residents and visitors alike can enjoy these benefits of nature. It is also a place where people can indulge in outdoor activities, with much to see and explore. I like going on a bicycle trip at Coney Island.

3. The Punggol Settlement

(Credit: TimeOut)
(Credit: TimeOut)

A historic site that now has a building full of modern restaurants, including the international chain House of Seafood and Siam Square Mookata, a barbecue place that’s frequented by locals and tourists alike with sea views. This is for those who want to enjoy a meal for hours.

Best Places to Eat

1. Whisk & Paddle

(Credit: Whisk & Paddle)
(Credit: Whisk & Paddle)

On the other side of the river, this café boasts a calming ambience and comforting food. Drop in for breakfast on a weekday, or a drink on a Friday evening.

2. Fat Po

(Credit: Rating.sg)
(Credit: Rating.sg)

The delightful menu fuses East and West in a satisfying mix of dishes. Asian-inspired cuisine or more inventive pastas and sliders – bite into it.

3. Uncle Leong Seafood

(Credit: Uncle Leong Seafood)
(Credit: Uncle Leong Seafood)

A great place for crab lovers – head to Uncle Leong Seafood, famous for its fantastically delicious salted egg, black pepper and chilli crab.

Activities and Entertainment

1. Punggol Regional Library

(Credit: National Library Board)
(Credit: National Library Board)

Tucked along the waterfront, this cafe is known for its hearty fare: pop in for breakfast or an evening drink and you’re guaranteed an easy atmosphere, and good chow.

2. Hai Bin Prawning

(Credit: Hai Bin Punggol)
(Credit: Hai Bin Punggol)

A feast of east meets west delights, as they offer everything from Asian delights to inventive and tasty pastas and sliders.

3. Safra Punggol

(Credit: Klook)
(Credit: Klook)

If you like seafood and have a strong constitution, make Uncle Leong Seafood a stop on your visit. Their delectable salted egg, black pepper and chilli crab is the stuff of legend.

Shopping Destinations

1. Northshore Plaza I & II

(Credit: Northshore Plaza)
(Credit: Northshore Plaza)

These malls consists of many stores and various restaurant. From fashion clothing store to electronics store, from clothing store to fast food, you can get almost any convenience or buy almost anything fellows out Northshore plaza.

2. Waterway Point

(Credit: Playpoint Singapore)
(Credit: Playpoint Singapore)

A big luxury mall with many many shops and many entertainment activities like Shaw Theatres. It’s where to go to spend a whole day to buying shopping and cinema enterematainment.

Outdoor and Nature Activities

1. Punggol Promenade

(Credit: ArchDaily)
(Credit: ArchDaily)

This scenic walkway, overlooking ponds and with many places to rest by the water, allows to walk, jog or ride a bicycle.

2. Lorong Halus Wetland

(Credit: TheSmartLocal)
(Credit: TheSmartLocal)

A haven for eco-friendly activities and learning, this wetland makes for a great day out for the nature- and conservation-minded.

3. Punggol Beach

(Credit: World Beach Guide)
(Credit: World Beach Guide)

Punggol Park Connector, a small section of the highest dunes along the reclaimed land of the northeastern region of Singapore. A popular area for cycling, running, bird watching, and other outdoors activities, the wonderful lush greenery and peaceful ambience make it a great place to soak up some ‘Mother Nature’.

Community and Leisure

1. Punggol Golf Range

(Credit: TheSmartLocal)
(Credit: TheSmartLocal)

This place is ideal for all golfers, despite their level of experience. Trainings and coaching classes are available, along with a wonderful driving range, at very reasonable prices.

2. Punggol Regional Sports Centre

(Credit: The Straits Times)
(Credit: The Straits Times)

This centre has a variety of sports in it, such as a staduim, swimming pools and badminton courts. So, it is a center for exercising and doing sports activities.

Family-Friendly Fun

1. Uncle Ringo Funfair

(Credit: Little Steps Asia)
(Credit: Little Steps Asia)

This amusement park can be visited in any time of the year. There are many rides and carnival games for kids to enjoy and have fun all seasons.

2. 24-Hour Prawning Sites

(Credit: Punggol New Town)
(Credit: Punggol New Town)

The prawning sites in Punggol are well-lit and open throughout the day and night – an activity well-suited to the night owls and families looking for a different experience.

Hidden Gems and Unique Spots

1. Punggol East Container Park

(Credit: 8days)
(Credit: 8days)

It is an area with a style of restaurants in shipping containers. It is a kind of new style of restaurant with different flavours.

2. Georges by the Bay

(Credit: Eatigo)
(Credit: Eatigo)

Its Balinese-themed interior and seaside views provide a peaceful sight and make it ideal for a drink and a meal as one relaxes.

Tips for Visiting Punggol Singapore

  1. Go Early in the Morning or Later in the Afternoon: There is no need to be at the location at first light or during golden hour (an hour or two before sunset). That is when everyone else is there. Avoid the worst of the crowds and the heat by visiting at mid-morning or mid-afternoon, the cooler parts of the day. This is also when the lighting for photography will be best: softer and more flattering.
  2. Rent a Bike: Head down to Punggol to enjoy the well-maintained, carbon-free cycling paths that invite individuals from all walks of life to navigate the area by bike. Better yet, pedal all the way down to the Punggol Promenade and Coney Island.
  3. Pack Sunscreen: It’s hot and humid; and if you’re heading outside for any length of time, remember to pack sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to keep the Sun out.
  4. Eat Local Food: You are in town for only a day or two, so gobble up as much local food as possible before you leave. The seafood is excellent at Uncle Leong Seafood, and eat your way through as many restaurants and shops as you can at the Punggol East Container Park.
  5. Check for Event Schedules: The Punggol district is a regular host for community events and pop-up activities. Check local listings or community bulletin boards for any current or upcoming events or festivals to celebrate during your visit.

Punggol Singapore

Punggol is a place that combines modern essentials and nature to create an unmissable hotspot for visitors and residents.

From fine and local dining, sports and hangout facilities to large natural landscapes, one will be spoilt for choice on things to do and arduously disputed for time to do so.

Take in the view along Punggol promenade or visit any of the numerous neighbourhood parks, visit the Punggol East Container Park to experience the hipster vibe or even indulge in local treats after a quick shopping session at Punggol’s Vista Point Shopping Mall.

Whatever it is you wish to do, there is a Punggol that brings joy and provides an escape from the daily grind.

With these treasures in mind, we hope the district of Punggol will continue to thrive and attract new admirers in the long run.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have any questions about Punggol Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Visiting Punggol Singapore below:

What is the best time to visit Punggol?

Best time to visit is winter from December to February. But you can go the rest of the year also.

How do I get to Punggol from the city center?

By MRT You can take the MRT to Punggol Station on the North East Line. The bus is also a good alternative. Many services will take you to this area from all over Singapore!

Are there any family-friendly activities in Punggol?

Yes, of course! So many family activities to choose from: Safra Punggol’s indoor water playground; Punggol Regional Library; Prawning at Punggol Hai Bin etc.

What are some must-try foods in Punggol?

Foodies cannot miss out on the fusion options at Fat Po, seafood at Uncle Leong Seafood, and the comfort food from the kitchen at Whisk Paddle.

Where can I shop in Punggol?

Northshore Plaza I & II are main attractions for shopping enthusiasts. They have many stores and other activities. There’s also Waterway Point, a new shopping centre that has a wide variety of shops and other entertainment.

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