Exploring Punggol Waterway Park

Having heard so much of Punggol Waterway Park from friends, we decided to explore this little hidden gem in the northern part of Singapore. We didn’t know what we can expect there so we only brought only Sophie’s strider and her helmet for a little adventure.

As carpark spaces was quite limited in the Punggol Waterway Park’s carpark, we drove a little further where there were parallel parking lots along the main road. As we made our way to the park, we came across this gravel path and stopped for an Instagram worthy picture.

Punggol Waterway Park 01After we passed then carpark in the park, we saw a small water play area near the Adventure Bridge but didn’t stop to play as it was pretty crowded and we didn’t prepare any swim attire or change of clothes for Sophie.

But Sophie didn’t seemed to mind at all, as she zoomed off on her strider to explore what else the park had.


Up on the Adventure Bridge in Punggol Waterway

Up on the Adventure Bridge in Punggol Waterway

It was such a refreshing change to be enveloped by nature where the sky looked extra blue and your spirits felt instantly uplifted by the beauty of nature.

As we got there before the sun set, the park had a stunning glow to it. And even though we were not in our sports attire, walking along the concrete pavement didn’t seem so tiring as we took into the beautiful sights of nature.
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Wouldn’t you agree that this is such a breath taking picture of the sky behind us.If only, we’ll slow up and turn our gaze upwards more often to see the wonder of God’s creation.
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While waiting Alexis took Strider for a ride… WHEEEEE!!!

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We went up this slope as we saw many people taking photo of the famous picturesque tree that was dubbed the Instagram tree by Mothership. In fact, it even has an instagram hashtag, #instagramtree with over 900 photos.


I can see why it’s such a popular spot for photos and we managed to take this family photo during the magic moment just as the sun was setting.

It’s no wonder we saw a couple taking maternity shot, a family of 3 generation taking a family photos and a pair of lovers taking couple shots, with many others just snapping away.

We didn’t managed to explore the whole stretch of the Punggol Waterway Park and I’m sure it has much more to offer. So perhaps a more appropriate footwear would be on our skates the next time.

Don’t you just love exploring new places with the family on weekends. Which is one place that you’ve recently discovered, so share them in the comments below.


UPDATED Aug 2015

We heard that the famous Instagram tree was struck by lighting back in July 2015 and now only has half it’s leaves… or less 🙁  Think it will be a matter of time before it gets removed.



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Comments: 11

  1. Bumble Bee Mum August 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm Reply

    Instagram tree?? LOL… Okay, I only just started using Instagram, never knew there was such a happening tree. It reminds me a lot of those celebrity trees in Biei (Hokkaido). So sad to learn that it was struck by lightning.

    • Susan August 29, 2015 at 8:27 am Reply

      Yes so sad to hear that it was struck by lighting 🙁 probably a matter of time before it gets removed.

  2. Waiwai August 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm Reply

    What a pity that the “Instagram tree” was struck by lightning before we can take a photo with it!

    • Susan August 29, 2015 at 8:28 am Reply

      You may still have a chance. Go try and see if it still stands.

  3. Angie.S August 28, 2015 at 10:24 pm Reply

    I love your family photo at the Punggol Waterway! The entire park looks so scenic and serene. A nice oasis among the high rise flats and a great recreational space for residents around. That instagram tree is really quite special, many wedding couples take pics with it too! 😀

  4. Meiling August 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Love the photos you took at this part especially the one with the Instagram Tree! How fortunate for you. I don’t think we ever venture that far but now that I have seen your photos, I am inspired to take the family there for a leisurely Sunday afternoon too. 🙂

    • Susan August 29, 2015 at 8:30 am Reply

      It’s one rare corner of Singapore where there’s so much greenery and nature that it alarmist didn’t feel like we’re in Singapore.

  5. Cynthia August 29, 2015 at 12:03 am Reply

    That Instagram tree looks like one of those famous (aka must take photo with) tree in other countries. So sad it was struck by lightning. 🙁

    • Susan August 29, 2015 at 8:30 am Reply

      Frankly I didn’t know what the fuss was until I shared the photo we took on IG and a friend pointed out that it’s although famous Instagram tree.

  6. Cherie August 29, 2015 at 1:39 am Reply

    Oh man, I have yet to see that famous Instagram tree! Gotta go check it out soon. I love your pictures, so insta-worthy! 🙂

  7. Ai Sakura August 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm Reply

    There’s apparently a new “instagram tree” near this one.. I haven’t seen either yet though!! 😛

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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