Fun for Free – Punggol Promenade


I need to be frank, I am not an outdoor person. Really, mostly because I don’t like to get sticky and smelly under the sun and I don’t see why I should be sabotaging my efforts on whitening (ya know, all the beauty products and time invested to keep myself relatively fair). Not unless it’s for the kids, and for my ears to take a break from my brood of 3 screaming, laughing and talking to me (all at the same time) in an enclosed hdb flat. Yes, outdoor, we will go. Sun, sand, water… as long as it keeps the 3 kids happy and occupied (pass me the sunblock, please!) :)

We pretty much go anywhere along the NEL (North East Line), because it is the most convenient. We frequent Kovan Heartland Mall, Serangoon Nex, and Plaza Singapura, but for some fun closer to nature, we’d head all the way down to the end of the line – Punggol. There are Punggol Waterway and Punggol Promenade – two great outdoor areas to choose from. We frequent both but I personally prefer Punggol Promenade. We had a couple of bad experiences with the waterplay area and sand pit at the waterway. There was once the sand pit was infested with centipede (or something that looks like it), but they are gone now. The water playground area seems to be always flooded and kinda slippery. The water playground is located next to the sandpit, understandably, proper drainage is a challenge as children tend to run between the 2 play areas, bringing with them the sand from the sand pit to the water playground.

Both Punggol Waterway and Punggol Promenade hold many fond memories for me and my chubbies.

This was Shanice last year. We were at the sandpit at Punggol Waterway. It was newer then, and before the ‘centipede incident’. Just behind the sand pit is a pond.  
A heart in the sand at Punggol End. Renee drew this for me on mothers’ day last year. 
This was Chubby on a playdate with Renee’s friends. He was a little younger but a lot chubbier then.

Punggol Promenade is where we head to more often these days . Chubby is often the first to be ready. He would have his full gear on – shoes and helmet with his bike, all ready before everyone.

“I want to cycle, pleassseeeeee.”

Yes, Cycling! 

Punggol end is a great place to cycle with kids – Fresh air, even tracks and lovely sea view.
Do, Re, Mi on wheels
“What’s that?” 

“Look mummy, no hands!”
Cycling is lots of fun
Check out the view of Coney Island.
The Punggol Settlement is where you can grab rent a bike, grab some drinks from 711 or have dinner at the seafood restaurant there. 
Sand Playground
The girls on the swing! 
Chubby playing with sand. 

 If you are keen on some bubble fun, there’s a stall near there that sells kits and bubble toys and other toys.

Shanice and her bubble toy! 

 Lily Pond

Where fishes and terrapins swim in. 

 Sea view in the evening 

Gentle breeze and lovely view.
We often stay till the evening before we head for home. I particularly enjoy the sea view in the late evening. There is something calming about being near the sea. The vastness makes me feel small and my troubles seem smaller. Even the children seem to be mesmerized by the view. 
Next up on Fun for Free SG is Serene of Xavvy-licious
Serene is a stay-at-home mom-preneur to a 6 year old pre-schooler and a 1 year old baby while sharing and educating the benefits of Young Living Essential Oils. 
She blogs to document down their growing milestones, homelearning & crafting journey, lifestyles as well as recipes for her homecooked dishes.
Want more FUN FOR FREE SG venues? This post is a part of Gingerbread Mum’s Fun For Free SG Blog Train, where 29 mummy bloggers blog about our free play venues. Here’s the full list  for 31 days of free fun in Singapore! 
1 Aug: Tiong Bahru Park by Gingerbreadmum
2 Aug: Queenstown Heritage Trail by Princess Dana Diaries
3 Aug: Jurong Regional Library by Finally Mama
4 Aug: Singapore Maritime Gallery by Peipei Haohao
5 Aug: Singapore Philatelic Museum by Kids R Simple
6 Aug: Sculptures of Singapore by Gingerbreadmum
7 Aug: Fire Station by The Js Arena
8 Aug: Esplanade + Merlion by Prayerfull Mum
9 Aug: Bukit Batok Nature Park by Meeningfully
10 Aug: Lower Pierce Reservoir Park by The Kam Family
11 Aug: I12 Katong – water playground by Universal Scribbles
12 Aug: IMM by Mad Psych Mum
13 Aug: Tampines 1 Water Playground by Amazingly Still
14 Aug: Sengkang Riverside Park by Itchy Finger Snap
15 Aug: East Coast Park by Toddly Mummy
16 Aug: Sembawang Shopping Centre Playground by Joey Craftworkz
17 Aug: Animal resort by Raising Faith
18 Aug: Botanic Gardens by Mum’s The Word
19 Aug: Police Heritage Centre by Mummy Ed
20 Aug: Venus Loop, MacRitchie by Scrap Mum Loft
21 Aug: Road Safety Park by Miracule
22 Aug: Marina Barrage by J Babies
24 Aug: Changi Airport T3 by Mother Kao
25 Aug: Pockets of Nature by Mum in the Making
26 Aug: Changi Airport T1 by Growing with the Tans
27 Aug: Pasir Ris Park by Ingspirations
28 Aug: Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove by My Lil Bookworm
29 Aug: Vivocity Play Area by Amazingly Still
30 Aug: Punggol Promenade by Chubby Anecdotes
31 Aug: Westgate Wonderland by Xavvylicious

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