Friday, May 08, 2015

Punggol Here We Come on a North Eastern Trail

Seeing places with our two wheels is such an awesome thing to do, I wanted to come to this place for a white beehoon and I found it.
It was a morning with an unfavourable weather forecast that was not ideal for cycling. We nearly put off the plan to cycle after accompanying my in-laws for a Bak Kut Teh session at Rangoon Road. But we decided to cycle after all the meat eating and armed with disposal ponchos we pushed our bikes out to the nearest PCN at Gerald Drive.
It was just opposite Jalan Kelulut and behind Shell station there is this staircase with a tyre guide channel for easy maneuvering of the bicycle.
This is  Punggol park connector which is part of the 26km North Eastern Trail that links Buangkok, Sengkang, Punggol and continues to link to Punggol Beach, Punggol Promenade and Lorong Halus Wetland.
The natural path is pleasant with sufficient greenery and at times if you are lucky you will see wild birds flapping across your path.
Two Brompton bicycles posing at a beautiful arch bridge in Punggol.
Two years ago I came to this place there were lots of construction work going on and today I still see many tower cranes I bet more HDB apartments will be sprouting in this vicinity. Some of the paint work has already faded specially those on the old bridges. My previous visit can be seen here.
The bridge linking Halus Wetland and Punggol over Serangoon River.
After finishing the entire Punggol Drive we saw this temple with cute statutes in front of it and found out that is Fo Guang Shan Temple.
A friend told me of this newly opened restaurant and it is famous for its white beehoon. It is located at the end of Jalan Punggol at Punggol Settlement. Somehow we missed the route from the park connector to this place but used a slightly unfriendly public road (Jalan Punggol) with is a mini dragon back.
So this is the much talk about white beehoon, wet and white. It was tasty and not a bad venture to find this famous place.
Meat and seafood roll as our side dish. Another passable food at this settlement.
The damage of this discovery. I do not mind coming back to Wet restaurant for its other dishes.
An elevated pond with tortoises taking sun bath.
Punggol Beach overlooking Johore Straits and Malaysia is just across this water.
Fishing is a popular activity at this end of Punggol. Fishing rods were seen lining up along the beach as we rode by.
Renting bicycles is easily available, there are bicycle rental kiosks located at various corners for you to hire and cycle around at this lovely trail.
Bye bye Sengkang we will come back again.
That's all for an experience of North Eastern Riverine Loop.
Taking a cool break at a kopitiam at Seletar Hill. That was surely a good experience for Jo.

2 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Too bad didn't have a chance to lim kopi with you...

Unknown said...

Nice to see you are a proud owner of Brompton, perhaps the best foldie around. I myself have two! haha. Anyway its nice to read your food and cycling adventures.