Posted on June 29, 2013 by Edmund Vong
Report by Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
Despite the PSI level being at around 70 points, about 30 skating enthusiasts turned up for our latest night skate from Bartley to Seng Kang. This journey took us along some of the North-eastern park connectors in Serangoon and Punggol.
We started off from Bartley MRT Station, heading towards Hougang Ave 3. We had our first break at one of the food joints soon, located near Lorong Asu area.
After a short skate, we turned into Tampines Road and soon found ourselves on Serangoon Park Connector. This stretch of the connector is located right beside Sungei Serangoon canal and a pleasure to cruise on. The dim lightings, numerous twigs and branches and occasional cyclists passing by proved to be a challenge though.
After going under Buangkok East Drive, we continued on the next stretch of the connector, this time on Punggol Promenade. This stretch is better, clear of debris and we were able to speed up. We arrived at our second pit stop - @Punggol near Tebing Lane. This venue is a collation of food joints with prawn fishing facilities and a billiard parlour, and has proved to be a hit with the local residences.
Well rested and hydrated, we continued on our journey and arrived at one of the most iconic feature in Punggol - My Waterway@Punggol. This is a stretch of man-made water feature with splendid jogging and bicycle path on either banks. Cool breeze greeted us as we skate along.
We decided to take a little urban ride into the heartland of Punggol estate and exited at Sentul Crescent along Punggol Walk. After bypassing the future Watertown project, we travelled pass Punggol Bus Interchange and headed along Punggol Field and Punggol Way towards the expressway.
Upon crossing Punggol West Flyover, we found ourselves in Seng Kang estate. After a short skate on Seng Kang East Road, we turned at Cheng Lim LRT Station and headed along Anchorvale Street. Passing by Farmway LRT Station means our destination was soon within sights.
We arrived at Seng Kang Sports and Recreational Centre along Anchorvale Road promptly at about 11pm, clocking a distance of about 17km. And there was no doubt where everyone is heading to - MacDonald's Restaurant, for a well deserved rest and food and drinks.
As always, we welcome new faces to our Night Skate. And this time, we had the pleasure of having Mr Stephane Royannais from France to join us. Stephane was here for a short business trip and being an avid skater, he brought along his skates and found out about our event from the internet. He enjoyed the skate very much and was glad that Singapore has such a nice stretch of route for skating.
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