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Sengkang Riverside Park

Description

Sengkang Riverside Park is located alongside Sungei Punggol, at Anchorvale Street. Main features of the park consist of a constructed wetland and its focus on fruit trees.

The man-made wetland within the park collects water from rain and run-offs which are filtered naturally through its aquatic plants, such as cattails and rushes. It also provides a habitat for various species of birds, dragonflies and damselflies, fish, snails, and crustaceans.

Within the park, one can find various types of fruit trees, including edible ones like Custard apple (Annona squamosa), Island Lychee (Pometia pinnata) and Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola), as well as poisonous ones such as the Ordeal tree (Erythrophleum guineense) and Fish Killer Tree (Barringtonia racemosa). National Parks Board has also created a trail and guide that one can refer to to find out more about 16 of the fruit trees found in the park. These fruit trees have also attracted many bees, butterflies and birds.

Getting there

Take the Sengkang West Loop LRT and alight at Farmway Station. The park is about 5–10 minutes walk towards Sungei Punggol.

Other Resources

National Parks Board, Singapore. 2012. Sengkang Riverside Park. http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=parks&id=84&Itemid=73. (Accessed October 2012).

Related Documents

  • A checklist of Orthoptera in Singapore parks.
    Tan, M. K., R. W. J. Ngiam & M. R. B. Ismail (06 Mar 2012)

    The diversity of Orthoptera of urban parks in Singapore is inventorised. At least 61 species of Orthoptera were recorded from eight parks: Admiralty Park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, Bukit Batok Nature Park, East Coast Park, Kent Ridge Park, Labrador Nature Reserve, Pasir Ris Park, and Sengkang Riverside Park.

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