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Around My Backyard
There’s no need to travel far and wide to find new things to do. With a 26km-long North Eastern Riverine Loop right at your doorstep, you can be sure to find hidden spots and nature adventures on what is probably one of the most scenic park connectors in Singapore.
All these and more can be found on our Ultimate Nature & Adventure Trail, chockful of possible routes that will delight even the biggest homebody. Best of all, an abundance of amenities and F&B options around ensure that no rumbling tummies will go unsatisfied during a long ride. It's time to enjoy the great outdoors!
Overall distance: About 2.5km
Highlights: Fruit Trail, Wild Birds, Otters, Dragonflies, Giant Mangosteen Shelter. Food options, water points, bike rental, toilets and parking lots are available.
Sengkang Riverside Park
Did you know that the wood of the mangosteen tree is used in carpentry and construction work? Or that the fruit of the Elephant Apple tree can be eaten fresh or pickled? Discover these and more in the Fruit Tree trail with a total of 16 exotic fruit trees such as custard apple, pomelo, lychee, and asam fruit. After that, explore the rest of Sengkang Riverside Park’s greenery and steep yourself in nature — spot pretty butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies, birds like the Purple Heron, Collared Kingfisher and Little Tern, and even the resident turtles making their way slowly around the wetland’s ponds. Don’t forget your selfie by the giant mangosteen shelter at Singapore’s largest man-made floating wetland.
Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk
Like Sengkang Riverside Park, the Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk is well-paved and especially great for families. The 1km boardwalk stretch offers a safe area for little kids to learn cycling by the backdrop of the scenic Serangoon Reservoir, while a multitude of food options and easy bike parking makes it a popular resting spot. The Container Park is also in close proximity for those who fancy some beers to round off hot afternoons.
Lorong Halus Wetland
Lorong Halus Wetland is a hidden gem of tranquility with its serene ponds and field of tall reeds. This spot is perfect for a picnic while birdwatching and spotting the occasional fighter jet overhead, and is also a valuable educational experience — once a garbage landfill larger than 100 football fields, the wetland marsh is today a natural ecosystem built upon the original landscape. This means that natural elements, such as reeds, are also part of the filtering process!
Coney Island park
Coney Island needs no introduction. This island is an instant weekend getaway best reached via bicycles, and explored on foot for those unused to riding on gravel tracks. With five differently themed beaches, mangroves, an eco-pond, a bird hide, and an adventure area constructed from natural and recycled materials, it’s a place to return to for full afternoons of exploration and discovery. Don’t forget the sunblock and insect repellent!
Punggol Point Walk
This boardwalk area is part of the 5km long Punggol Promenade North Eastern Park Connector network that ends up in Punggol Park, and has multiple segues to the jetty, a riverside walk, and a nature walk. You can choose to stay on the 1km bike path and spend the day at Punggol Jetty to watch anglers mingle with skaters, or meander through greenery and biodiversity along the coastlines. A skyline with Pulau Ubin and Johor Straits makes for plenty of good photo-ops.
Punggol Waterway Park
This tranquil riverside park also has a water playground, sandplay area, a bridge and grassland areas perfect for picnics and photo-ops. Nature enthusiasts will love the rich wildlife and biodiversity here — think birds, dragonflies, and butterflies flitting between bushes. With SAFRA Punggol and Waterway Point within walking distance, the waterway is also a convenient endpoint for those tired from a full day exploring the outdoors.
Sengkang Sports Centre
Sengkang Hockey Field, Sengkang
ClubFITT Gym, Sengkang Sports Hall,
Sengkang Swimming Complex
This is a great place to end a long traipse outdoors on weekends.
Choose to end the day with a refreshing dip from the choice of five swimming pools and eight water slides, a gym and indoor sports hall for a light cool-down, or a beer and bites at Citrus Bistro or Legend Cafe before watching Singapore’s national hockey teams train at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium.
What’s even better? It’s just a 12-minute walk from your doorstep.
Sengkang’s Best-kept Food Secrets
Think the best food spots are only in Jalan Kayu or Punggol? Think again. Sengkang is full of underrated gems tucked away in corners and under HDB blocks.
There’s Korean hotpot and chicken rice balls, all-day waffles with smoked salmon and Iberico pork dons, and feel free to add caviar, foie gras and truffle on the side.
These options and more are all within walking distance, plus you skip the queues and exorbitant prices that often come with the hype.
Want more? We even pick out bites open 24/7 and where you can get your caffeine fix whether it’s a smooth latte or kopi-gao-gao you’re craving for.
Keep these on your radar and it’ll be a long time before you find yourself venturing far away from home to satisfy that rumbling tummy.
Sengkang’s Best-kept Food Secrets
Here’s where you can find the closest to the authentic kampung-style dining experience, with open-air dining, a Kek Ai Provision Shop selling tidbits, games and toys of nostalgic, and traditional Singaporean fare such as a humongous Kampung Chicken Rice Ball Platter, Nasi Lemak, Curry Chicken, Ngo Hiang, and Satay. A menu catered to kids is also available, along with desserts and drinks like Burbur Cha Cha, Ginger Gao Lat, and Gula Melaka Kopi.
This halal-certified bistro by the pool has a large alfresco area where you can enjoy a full menu containing classic favourites such as Curry Chicken and Seafood Aglio Olio, BIG boss burger sandwiching thick juicy beef and mutton patties between toasted charcoal buns and oozing chunky satay sauce, and seasonal offerings like Beef Rendang Baked Rice and Laksa Pasta. Round your meal off with Instagrammable Mighty Milkshakes bursting and toppings, and snacking options for those pecky after a long swim. Diners get free entry into the sports complex and enjoy 1-for-1 lunch deals on weekdays, and can host birthday parties at the lovely breezy space for gatherings up to 55 people.
Bowl & Grill
The rare find offers “happiness bowls”, which are essentially healthy build-your-own-bowls at unbelievable prices. Think Grilled Salmon, Steak or Chicken Cutlet with Nacho Cheese atop bases like teriyaki soba, aglio olio, rice or salad. And with a wobbly onsen egg and for the price of $5 to $7! Grills and burgers will also please those looking for variety, along with sides to share like Cheese Takoyaki and Truffle Popcorn Chicken.
Michin Korean BBQ & Hotpot
Save this if you’re a big meat lover, bulking up, or just plain hungry. The selection of free flow marinated meats here including Black Pepper Chicken, Shoyu Pork, Spanish Iberico Pork Shabu Shabu Belly, Garlic Beef Slice, and Garlic Pork Collar, and premium meats like and Australian Wagyu Shabu Shabu Slice at a price top up will satisfy the biggest meat cravings. Not a meat eater? Go for the fresh seafood selection of clams, mussels and lobster balls. They also have over 30 vegetables and sides and a total of six soup bases to pick from, including Kimchi, Mala, Tom Yum, Ginseng, Seaweed and Collagen.
Armenian Street Char Kway Teow
Fans of the favourite fried flat-noodle Singaporean dish should already be acquainted with Armenian Street Char Kway Teow, which is one of the last standing stalls helmed by first-generation hawkers and has been running since 1949. In addition to the prerequisite wok hei, crunchy pork lard pieces and lashing Chinese sausages, bean sprouts, chives, cockles and egg, you’ll find here the difference that comes from having the pork lard rendered fresh daily and the chye poh mixed with garlic for extra flavour.
Sengkang Square Oyster Omelette
Affordable without skimping on fresh ingredients like prawn and oysters, it’s no wonder that this halal-certified stall is always with a big crowd from morning till night. Don’t just come for their oyster omelette. The rest of their menu including hokkien mee, fried carrot cake, char kway teow and barbequed wings is also consistently good.
Food That Doesn’t Sleep In Sengkang
Sick of instant noodles? Find hot food at Chef-in-Box made by real chefs to be fresh and tasty. Its gourmet fare like Paella with Salmon Patty and Black Pepper Sauce and Thai Choo Chee at unbelievably affordable prices ($3 to $6). There’s also freshly squeezed orange juice at $2 a pop and various snacks savoury and sweet for 4am cravings.
This is a 24/7 kopitiam with over 50 stalls for your pick. Enough said.
Want variety? Here’s where you’ll get choice from Ban Mian to Thai food, Nasi Lemak to Roasted Duck, even thick fluffy Kaya Toast and Lor Mee, at anytime of the day
All The Coffee You Ever Need
In need of a caffeine fix? We know how it feels. Whether it’s a creamy smooth brew or kopi-gao-gao you’re craving for, here are 3 levels of coffee shiokness within walking distance.
With multiple branches across the city, Jewel Coffee is a favourite choice for its reliable smooth brew and tantalising collection of western favourites and sandwiches. Peckish? Must-tries include Chicken Puff, Brioche French Toast, Seared Salmon Fillet and Meatball Pasta.
Food Paradise Coffee Shop
Coffee at $0.50? At more than half the average price at local kopitiams, the shiokness of the deal will make even the blackest kopi-o-kosong taste sweet.
Couple’s Honeymoon Saturday
Wake up, put on music
Brunch and cafe-hopping
Meal-prep for the week, wash up
Cycle, run, swim. Shower at Sengkang Sports Centre
Beer and dinner at Legend Cafe with friends
Sheng Siong Supermarket before late-night movie at Seletar Mall
Supper at Jalan Kayu with buddies
Young Family’s Public Holiday
Wake up, prepare breakfast and pack for hike
Coney Island hike
Wash up, lunch and grocery shopping at Waterway Point
Gathering with friends and their families
Put baby to bed
Hubby goes for late-night cycling
Bubble bath for wife while planning for the week
Hubby brings back McDonald’s for supper
Kicking off to a bright future
Dreams start early at OLÁ. With a special partnership with Real Madrid Foundation Football School in Singapore, soccer fans can start realising their football dreams even before moving in.
About OLÁ x Real Madrid Foundation Football School
Football to Spain is like Tennis to France. With the sport enjoying top popularity in the country, it’s no wonder that many players make it to the Top 100 worldwide, and four from Real Madrid C.F. in the Top 20. Real Madrid Foundation Football School is Singapore’s premier football academy owned and run by members of Real Madrid C.F.. Experienced and highly-qualified trainers from Spain bring the same football training methodology used in Real Madrid training base to hone kids and youths in both technical and soft skills.
OLA EC Nearby Amenities
- 6 mins to Punggol Waterway Park
- 9 mins to IKEA Tampines
- 9 mins to Seletar Airport
- 13 mins to Changi Airport
- 17 mins to Suntec
- 20 mins to Orchard Road
- 22 mins to CBD
- 24 mins to Singapore Botanic Gardens
Days of excitement
- 12-min walk (900m) to Nan Chiau Primary School
- 11-min walk (900m) to Sengkang Sports (Swim, Hockey)
- 10-min walk (800m) to Sengkang Community Club
- 10-min walk (800m) to Skool4kidz Campus @ Sengkang Riverside Park
- 2 to 5-min walk (170m) to Sengkang General Hospital
- 12-min walk (900m) to Sengkang Library, Cold Storage @ Compass One
- Springdale Primary School
- Nan Chiau High School
- Compassvale Primary School
- Anchor Green Primary School
- Seng Kang Primary School
- Fern Green Primary School
- Theory G Education Centre