Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rent a bicycle and ride along Sungei Punggol and Sungei Serangoon (North-Eastern Riverine Loop)

The North-Eastern Riverine Loop was just opened and features views of the Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs, linking Hougang, Punggol and Sengkang towns and the following sites:
  • Punggol Point Park (road end)
  • Punggol Promenade
  • Punggol Beach
  • Punggol Waterway Park
  • Sengkang Riverside Park
  • Punggol Park (off Hougang Ave 10)
  • Lor Halus Wetland


Six existing park connectors are linked:
  • Punggol Park Connector,
  • Punggol Promenade,
  • Serangoon Park Connector,
  • Sungei Serangoon Park Connector,
  • Buangkok Park Connector and
  • Punggol Waterway.

Download the e-guide from NParks here.

The best way to enjoy the 26km trail is in the evening when the sun is setting over the west. And the good news - you can rent a bicycle if you do not have one either at

  • Punggol Point Park in the north - map link; bus no 84).
  • Punggol Park in the south - map link; bus nos. 62, 74, 113, 119, 147, 74E; 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119, 89E, NR6)

The map below (click to enlarge) shows you the locations of these bicycle rental kiosks, thanks to Trina Chua from NParks for the information.

Both bicycle rental kiosks are open; timings:

  • Tue to Fri from 2pm to 8pm and
  • Sat and Sun from 9am to 8pm.

Note that you have to return the bicycles from the kiosk you borrowed it from, i.e. they are independent of each other. A leisurely 26km ride with stops might take 3-hours (there is a 15 km/h speed limit), so do plan your ride well - come by the park and rent your bicycle by 5pm if you intend to take in the sights and grab some photos.

Now, get on that bike and ride!

Links

  • Photos from NERL - Alvin WOn, 22 Jul 2012
  • "Biking to Punggol Promenade on 26 October 2011," by Ng Cher Choon. Biking Experiences, 14 Nov 2011 - link.
  • Walter Lim blogs about the launch of NERL with lots of photos at Coolest Insights.
  • NParks press release, 25 Feb 2011 - link.
  • NParks e-guide link

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi, do u happen to know if the bicycle shop in the punggol park has double bike rental? thanks

Druthers Bike Rental said...

Druthers Bike Rental

Singapore is a small sunny island, and with cycling you can cover so much more places! All the attractions, hotels and shopping malls are located within easy cycling distance.

Having a bicycle gives you the luxury to explore anywhere easily, where no public transport can access as well as places where it is too far to walk. Druthers has chosen folding bicycle because it allows user to easily navigate in traffic, access shopping malls, eateries, public transport and even bringing back to their own hotel rooms!

Night cycling is strongly encouraged because you get to enjoy cooler breeze with less traffic around, and also getting mesmerized by the amazing night view of Singapore city being lighted up by the skyscrapers.

Druthers hope to promote a greener and healthier way of exploring. Let's help to make the world a cleaner place!

Adan Sanchiro said...

Is the nw officialy open at punggol..the last i went down its nt ready yet

Adan Sanchiro said...

Is the kiosk currently reopen..cos the last i went down its close.for renovation..

Anonymous said...

We were at punggol point two days ago, we saw a few tandem bikes there at the bike rental next to Giant mart. . Hope it helps.

Ong Jia Rui said...

Great article! Other than these traditional rental shops, there's a new alternative on the scene.

Otter is a peer-to-peer bicycle sharing mobile app that makes bike rental easy.

Otter helps bicycle owners make better use of their bicycle by renting it out to other cyclists in their spare time. Not only do you get to make extra cash, you can also make new friends and save the environment. With Otter, cyclists can choose from a huge range of convenient locations to rent from!

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Anonymous said...

Cycling is so popular in Singapore, young or old, male or female, a simple hobby, exercise or sport, and most commonly as a means of transportation and many other useful ways. Me personally, a 61 year old man residing at Yishun, and a diabetic for that matter, loves cycling. I go cycling primarily because I truly love it and with my condition I absolutely need the exercise to at least help maintain my sugar at a manageable level. Well, the main reason why I am writing this is to ask if 'there is any great plan of creating a Coastal Cycling Trail around the entire island in conjunction to all the PCNs?' I was just thinking, it would be a great experience, a great trip, a great thing in every sense, although on the reality part, I know it is a very ambitious project. I was just expressing my views, and I hope this idea is not offensive to anyone. Thank you.

[by: Deo from Yishun]