Posted on February 25, 2012 by Edmund Vong
Night Skate Captain
The Park Connector Nightskate in February attracted more than 60 skaters to participate. This route brought us along one of the North-eastern Park Connector Network - The Serangoon Park Connector. This connector runs along Sungei Serangoon River and links with the Punggol Waterway along Sungei Dekar River.
We welcomed some new faces, and even had a couple of ladies who followed us on their bicycles.
A couple of children from our Junior Skate Camp showed up to support this event too. Amongst them is 8 year old Gideon Low, who came with the support from his father, Mr Low Tock Heng, also a supporter of our night skate.
We started off from our outlet located at Tai Keng Shopping Centre, heading towards Bartley Road. Soon after, we turned into Hougang Ave 3 and had our a short break at S11 Food Centre at Block 107.
Not long after, we turned into Tampines Road and at Hougang Ave 7, we entered the Connector. It was absolute peace and serenity as we cruised along the quiet and dark riverside, and the smooth finishing of the connector made it a joy to skate on.
The connector runs under 2 underpasses at Buangkok East Drive and the Tampines Expressway before bringing us to Punggol Promenade. We had another break, this time a longer one, at the popular @Punggol attraction, which features eating places like Popeye's Chicken, Xin Seafood Restaurant, Shin Nichi Japanese Restaurant, etc.
There were some misses too, as some skaters fell and had some scratches and abrasions, but thankfully they were treated by the Marshals quickly.
After a short trip past the Lorong Halus Wetland Park & Visitor Centre, we transited into Punggol Waterway. The Waterway boasts beautiful night scenery, with the gentle flow of the river greeting us. There are paths on both sides of the river, which occasional bridges for crossing over.
Covering almost the entire stretch of the Waterway, we arrived at the future Watertown Residential development area, situated next to Punggol MRT Station. We continued along Punggol Walk and transited into Punggol Way, heading towards Punggol West Flyover.
This brings us into Seng Kang area and we turned at Cheng Lim LRT Station into Anchorvale Street. From here, it is a direct route to our destination - Seng Kang Sports and Recreation Centre, and specifically, the MacDonald's Restaurant which the children were yearning for.
We clocked a total distance of 16.52km, according to the GPS from one of the skaters. Another great skate completed, thanks to the fine weather.
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