Best Cycling Route For The Weekend? North Eastern Riverine Loop!
Updated: Jul 15
Punggol, Sengkang, Buangkok? The northeastern region of Singapore exudes a mysterious yet enchanting attraction that invites nature lovers 🌱 to explore the less-travelled areas of the island. The North Eastern Riverine Loop, a 26km cycling route, 🚴🏻 runs through the park connectors, rustic landscapes, and coastlines such as the Lorong Halus Wetlands and Punggol Beach 🏝. Since more than 80% of this cycling route runs along waterways and reservoirs, cyclists can expect to spot diverse plants and animals such as sea otters, exotic fruits, trees, and more!
North Eastern Riverine Loop
Difficulty level: Easy
Duration (cycling): 2h
Punggol Park via Serangoon Park Connector -> Sungei Serangoon Park Connector -> Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk -> Lorong Halus Wetland -> Punggol Promenade Nature Walk -> Punggol Promenade Punggol Point Walk -> Punggol Park Connector -> Sengkang Riverside Park -> Buangkok Park Connector
Let's begin on the round trip around the North Eastern Riverine Loop!
(Custom pinned map for North Eastern Riverine Loop at the end of the blog post)
1. Punggol Park via Serangoon Park Connector (Start Point)
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Punggol Park is a tranquil and serene park with wide pathways and wooden shelter huts. Consider stopping by the 5-hectare lake located in the heart of the park, and watch waterside birds glide through the water body.
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2. Sungei Serangoon Park Connector
As you cycle along the Sungei Serangoon Park Connector, keep a lookout for the vast and vibrant nature ecosystem on both sides of the path! Discover exotic plants 🌴 such as the Coral Plant (aka Firecracker Plant) as well as the Purple Fountain Grass lined up along the bioswale (a natural filtration system that cleanses rainwater).
3. Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk
Wooden planks lined-path that is perfect for a smooth cycling experience. Further ahead, a cluster of restaurants, bars, cafes is located at Tebing Lane, a perfect spot to stop by for some drinks and food, alfresco style! 🥪 ☕️
Not sure what to eat? Check out our guide for the Best Takeaway Food Options in Punggol!
4. Lorong Halus Wetland
Push your bicycle across the Lorong Halus Bridge (Yes! the Insta-worthy red bridge!) and you will be greeted with the scenic lalang field 🌾. Cycle through the pathways along the wetland and watch the cattails sway along with the afternoon breeze!
5. Punggol Promenade Nature Walk
Feeling re-energized by the beauty of the greenery so far? Further immerse yourself in the therapeutic nature walk with an abundance of flora and fauna! 🌸
This is also a popular spot for avid anglers 🎣 as there are fishing platforms along the Punggol Promenade Nature Walk. What a catch!
6. Punggol Promenade Punggol Point Walk
You can spot the Punggol Jetty from the lookout decks with the sea view 🌊 of Pulau Ubin and Johor Straits as the backdrop. A laidback spot with a breathtaking view to chill and hang around with family and friends.
There are food establishments and convenience stores at the Punggol Settlement, such as the popular Siam Square Mookata or House of Seafood, which is just around the corner - A place for an energy top-up! 🍲
7. Punggol Park Connector
Zoom along the cycling paths that is parallel to the Punggol Reservoir. Butterflies 🦋, mangrove trees, and colorful flowers lined up on both sides. Perfect place for the avid nature lover!
You can also make a short detour to Punggol Waterway Point for a shopping stop! 🛍
8. Sengkang Riverside Park
At the Sengkang Riverside Park, you can find PUB's Sengkang Floating Wetland which is a sustainability effort to collect and filter rainwater that flows through its aquatic plant. This is Singapore's first constructed wetland that is the size of half a soccer field.
There is also a Fruit Tree Trail that features 16 types of fruit trees 🌳 from familiar fruits such as pomelo and lime to exotic fruits like the Custard Apple and Java Olive!
9. Buangkok Park Connector (End Point)
Close off the loop through the Buangkok Park Connector which is lined up with brightly coloured flowers. It is a cool place to enjoy the beauty of the flowers, isn't that one of the best things to do?
Simply park your SG Bike and end your trip at the bicycle parking bays along the nearest bus stops or Buangkok MRT.
10. Punggol Waterway Park (BONUS)
Punggol Waterway Park (a.k.a Venice of Punggol) is an elegant and beautiful park integrated within the 4.2km waterway. It is one of the milestones for the transformation of Punggol Town into a Watertown of the 21st century.
North Eastern Riverine Loop is definitely a go if you are looking for your next cycling trip with your family and friends!
Looking for other cycling routes? Check out our guide to the BEST Scenic cycling route around the East of Singapore! (Eastern Coastal Loop)!
Click here for NParks North Eastern Riverine Loop's Guide