Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Punggol Park

Description

Punggol Park is a neighbourhood park located in Hougang, at the junction of Hougang Avenue 8 and 10. Developed with the theme 'Family Leisure', this park has many facilities to cater to the young and old. The park has two distinctive zones, the 'Active Zone' located in the south and 'Passive Zone' to the north. A large pond is situated in the middle of the park. The Active Zone has features for major activities, such as play and fitness equipment, open lawn areas for picnics or kite flying, a plaza area for exercises, and a community corner. A densely forested area is situated in the Passive Zone, where visitors can take a relaxing stroll.

Trees such as the Gelam Tree (Melaleuca cajuputi), Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra), and the Handkerchief Tree (Maniltoa browneoides) are planted in the park, while water plants such as Lesser Bulrush (Typha angustifolia) have been planted along the banks of the pond. Visitors may encounter birds such as Pied Thriller (Lalage nigra), Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis), and White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), and butterflies such as the Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete), and Leopard Butterfly (Phalanta phalantha phalantha).


How to get there
The nearest MRT stations are Buangkok and Hougang. Visitors can also reached the park by bus services 62, 74, 113, 119 and 147 to Hougang Ave 8, and bus services 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119 to Hougang Ave 10.

Other Resources

National Parks Board, Singapore. 2012. Punggol Park. http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=parks&id=30&Itemid=73. (Accessed December 2012).

Teo, S. 2012. Urban Forest. http://uforest.blogspot.sg/. (Accessed December 2012).

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