Posted on March 25, 2014 by Angela Chng
Report by Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
Fine weather greeted us on Saturday evening at Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre, the starting point of our February Night Skate.
20 skating enthusiasts showed up to support the activity as we embarked on a relaxing journey from Pasir Ris to Seng Kang via the heartlands of Pasir Ris estate, Pasir Ris Farmway , Lorong Halus Wetland Park and most notably, the famous manmade waterfront at along Punggol park connectors.
It was always a pleasure to welcome new faces to this activity, and we had 3 new participants this time round to have a taste of long distance urban skating.
We started off crusing along the bicycle path at Pasir Ris Drive 3 and took our time at the traffic crossings. Shortly after we were on Drive 12 and transited into Pasir Ris Industrial Drive towards Pasir Ris Farmway 2.
This road is famous for its array of pet shelters and farms, and we could hear the occasional barking from the dogs inside the facilities as we continued towards Farmway 3. We had to skate by the side of the road as the pavements end at a certain point. It was challenging as the road surfaces were pretty rough and we had to watch out for the occasional passing traffic. Fortunately, traffic is not heavy here.
We reached Lorong Halus Wetland Park soon after and the road surface condition here improved greatly. We arrived at Halus Wetland Kiosk and boarded Halus Bridge, which links the park to Punggol Promenade, spanning across Sungei Serangoon River.
We turned towards our pit-stop located at @Punggol, one of the most prominent facility in Punggol with eateries and bars.
After the break, we backtracked onto Punggol Promenade and continued along My Waterway@Punggol, the award winning manmade water feature and crown jewel of Punggol estates. Beautiful night scenery and cool breeze from the waters greeted us.
The straightforward path brought us onto Punggol Park Connector along Sungei Punggol River. The destination was within our sights upon reaching Seng Kang Riverside Park.
Everyone helped themselves to their well deserved rest at MacDonald's restaurant. And as for the new particapants, they savoured the satisfaction of their maiden Night Skate and the chance to make new friends with a common interest.