Get to Punggol Waterway Park super fast and easily by following these specific steps!
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to get to Punggol Waterway Park by MRT. By the end of this article, you should be able to get to this popular outdoor park in Punggol fast, affordably and without any headaches!
We have decided to focus on getting there via MRT because it is well serviced, and the MRT is a very cost-effective way to get around the city. It is also much ‘greener’ than taking a private vehicle everywhere in Singapore.
Aside from outlining how to get there, we will also answer the following essential questions for you:
What is the best MRT station for walking directly to Punggol Waterway Park?
Which MRT line(s) should you use?
What kind of MRT tickets should you purchase?
Are there other places to visit around Punggol Waterway Park worth checking out?
Where should you stay in Punggol – accommodation options?
Below, you will find some information about Punggol Waterway Park, followed by our step-by-step overview of how to get there.
Visiting Punggol Waterway Park in Singapore
Punggol Waterway Park is a popular outdoor facility that is located along Punggol Waterway. It is a popular place for fitness enthusiasts, families and bird watchers.
When you visit Punggol Waterway Park, you will notice that it is segmented into four main themes:
Try to select the best area to suit your interests.
Whether you want to sit down at a park bench and relax or complete an intense workout, there is something for everyone.
Jogging and cycling are particularly popular at Punggol Waterway Park because there are well-maintained tracks with beautiful views of the surrounding promenade and waterway. But, you can also cycle and go inline skating here because of the paved pathways.
Nature enthusiasts enjoy bird watching here. You might be able to see the following types of birds here if you are interested.
Pink-necked Green Pigeon
If you are looking for relaxation, head to the Therapeutic Garden at Punggol Waterway Park. The smell of the flowers and the beautiful scenery are sure to keep you stress-free for the day!
Getting to Punggol Waterway Park by MRT
Step 1: Access the closest MRT station.
If you stay in the city, then walk from your condo or house to the nearest MRT station to get your trip to Punggol Waterway Park started.
However, booking a convenient room is really important if you in Singapore.
Getting to Punggol Waterway Park is much faster if you can just walk directly to an MRT station. You will avoid taxi fees, time in traffic and worries about where to park when you arrive.
We have researched numerous hotels on different accommodation websites to help find convenient places to stay. As a starting point, refer to the list below with relevant MRT stations listed for your convenience.
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, close to Bayfront Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Chic Capsule Otel (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
Never book a room in Singapore without referring to customer reviews beforehand. Once you book your room, it’s time to make your way to Punggol Waterway Park.
Step 2: Plan your trip to Punggol Waterway Park – Lines, Stations and Transfers
Getting to Punggol Waterway Park is super easy via MRT, as you will learn.
But, depending on where you are beginning your journey, you might have to plan for a transfer or two along the way!
In the section below, we have outlined all the station, line and transfer information you will need to get there fast!
Stations, Lines and Transfer Info – Punggol Waterway Park
Closest Stations to Punggol Waterway Park in Singapore
When selecting your terminal station for Punggol Waterway Park, keep in mind that you can access it via MRT, or LRT.
The most convenient MRT station for walking to Punggol Waterway Park is Punggol MRT Station.
Two LRT stations can be used to access Punggol Waterway Park:
Damai LRT Station
Sam Kee LRT Station
Line Information to Punggol Waterway Park
Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC) is located on the North-East MRT Lin, shown in purple on Singapore’s metro map.
It is also part of Singapore’s LRT network. The Punggol LRT Line is shown in grey on the metro map and services residents.
Damai Station (PE7) and Sam Kee Station (PW1) are both located along the Punggol LRT Line.
If you want to reach Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC), you will have to travel by train to the North-East Line. For many commuters, this means you will have to complete one or more transfers along the way (depending on where your point of origin is).
Some popular transfer stations include:
Serangoon (transfers between the North-East and Circle Line)
Little India (transfers between the North-East and Downtown Line)
Dhoby Ghaut (transfers between the North-South, North-East and Downtown Lines)
Once you arrive at Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC), you can transfer to the LRT section of the station.
Punggol Station is a multi-level building with an elevated LRT station built on the underground MRT station. Both stations share common concourses at the Ground Level.
The pros and cons of transferring to the LRT Line to access Punggol Waterway Park. The benefit is a shorter walking distance to the park, but the downside is that you will have to connect at Punggol Station, which takes time and may add some stress to your trip.
Remember to plan your trip to Punggol Waterway Park, including necessary transfers to avoid stress along the way!
Step 3: Buy a suitable ticket or a card for your ride.
There are several tickets/cards available to get to Punggol Waterway Park. But you should select your ticket based on how much you plan on getting around, and how long you are in Singapore.
The types of tickets can be summarized according to three main categories:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
We have used all three types of tickets before, but for this specific trip, we used a stored value card while learning to get to Punggol Waterway Park by MRT.
These cards are popular with Singaporeans, permanent residents, and long-term visitors in the city because you can use them on both buses and trains. Simply top up your card with a cash balance, and tap and go.
Tourist Passes are popular with short-term foreign tourists in the city.
If you are in Singapore for a short time period (1-3 days) with an action-packed itinerary, consider buying one of these. You won’t save money getting one of these cards unless you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing throughout your trip. Getting to Punggol Waterway Park could be just one of many trips.
You can also buy a single journey or multiple journey tickets to get to Punggol Waterway Park. Always to remember to consider the travelling time when you are buying these. Watch out for long queues during peak times of the day, such as rush hour!
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC), or the LRT to Damai Station or Sam Kee Station
Complete any necessary transfers to the North-East Line to access Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC) and Punggol Waterway Park.
The MRT station directly south of Punggol Station is Buangkok. Once you stop there, be prepared to get off at the next stop!
Alternatively, you can take the MRT to Punggol Station and transfer to the LRT component of that station. Take the LRT to either Damai Station or Sam Kee Station.
Step 5: Alight at Punggol, Damai or Sam Kee Station.
Get off the train at Punggol, Damai or Sam Kee Station. Remember to bring along your personal items.
Step 6: Exit your preferred station.
Exiting Punggol MRT Station
Punggol MRT station has four exits at ground level: A, B, C, and D.
Take Exit D from Punggol Station to reach Punggol Waterway Park.
Exiting Damai LRT Station
Damai LRT Station is a light rail station along the Punggol East Loop. The station is overground and built along Punggol Drive, near the junction of Punggol Road.
There are two exits here (A and B) and each exit will bring you out onto Punggol Drive.
Take Exit B at Damai Station to walk to Punggol Waterway Park.
Exiting Sam Kee Station LRT Station
Sam Kee LRT Station is a light rail station along the Punggol LRT West Loop. It has two exits (A and B) side-by-side at the ground level. Take Exit A or B, it doesn’t really matter because they practically go to the same place outside.
Step 7: Walk from Punggol, Damai or Sam Kee Station to Punggol Waterway Park.
Walking Directions – Punggol Station to Punggol Waterway Park
Use Exit D and walk around the southern end of Waterway Point mall along Punggol Central. Turn right (north) and walk along Punggol Walk until it converts to Punggol Crescent. Enter Punggol Waterway Park by turning left off of Punggol Crescent.
It should take you about 5 minutes to walk the 400 metres from Punggol Station to Punggol Waterway Park.
Walking Directions – Damai LRT Station to Punggol Waterway Park
Use Exit D which will bring you out onto Punggol Drive.
Walk northwest along Punggol Drive until you reach the intersection with Punggol Road. Enter the park at the northwestern corner of the intersection where you can access the trails.
It should take also take you about 5 minutes to walk the 400 metres from Damai LRT Station to the southeastern corner of the park.
Walking Directions – Sam Kee Station LRT to Punggol Waterway Park
Use Exit A or B.
Walk straight out to Punggol Crescent. Turn left (west) and walk along Punggol Crescent. Turn right (north) off of Punggol Crescent and you should have no problem entering Punggol Waterway Park.
It should take you only about 3 minutes to walk the 250 metres from Sam Kee LRT Station to the park.
Should you stay at a hotel near Punggol Waterway Park in Singapore?
After an extensive online search, we discovered that Punggol and the area around Punggol Waterway Park, have very few properties to choose from.
Few tourists stay this far north in Singapore during their visit. Instead, they usually choose Marina Bay, Chinatown, and Little India. From these areas, you can walk to several sights and cultural attractions.
But arguably the best place to stay if you want to reach the attractions in Punggol (including Punggol Waterway Park) is Little India.
Staying here provides convenient access to both Punggol via the North-East MRT Line and Marina Bay to the south. Then you can just take the North-East Line north to Punggol Station and Punggol Waterway Park.
A few of the most popular hotels near Little India Station include:
Citadines Rochor (4-star, 8.6/10 review score, 160+ reviews)
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (4-star, 8.2/10, review score, 2400+ reviews)
Also, consider checking out our comprehensive accommodation guide. We outline where to stay and what are the best properties to suit any budget in the city.
We truly hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Punggol Waterway Park by MRT will save you valuable time and money.
If you want to get technical, you can get there either by taking the MRT.
But most people staying in Singapore will take the North-East MRT line from downtown to Punggol MRT station. Once you arrive there, you can either walk directly to the park or transfer to the MRT and get slightly closer to the entrance of the Park.
Realistically, it makes more sense to just get off at Punggol Station because by the time that you transfer to the LRT it might take you more time to get there!
Also, remember to explore other points of interest near Punggol Waterway Park.
Splash @ Kidz Amaze is a popular water park for families, and Waterway Point is a popular shopping mall. It features some great outdoor recreational spaces along the waterfront that are awesome to check you. You can walk to both of these directly from Punggol Station as well.
Punggol Plaza and Oasis Terraces are other shopping malls in the area.
If you head south along the North-East Line you can visit Compass One Mall. It is 1 minute away from Sengkang MRT Station.
Enjoy your day at Punggol Waterway Park and don’t hesitate to share your experience with us! Please let us know if you have any questions about getting there!