Scenic Woodlands Waterfront unveiled

Woodlands Waterfront

SINGAPORE: Residents in northern Singapore can now enjoy a spanking new recreational destination with the completion of the Woodlands Waterfront.

The Woodlands Waterfront boasts a scenic nine—hectare coastal park and a 1.5km—long waterfront promenade.

Visitors can also enjoy a scenic view of the entire coastal park and the Straits of Johor from high vantage points along the newly opened trail.

The park is furnished with rest shelters and dedicated jogging and cycling tracks.

A 700m—long cantilevered waterfront promenade, which was open to the public last November, also brings visitors closer to the coastline.

Once a warehouse site, the Woodlands Waterfront was officially opened on Sunday by MP for Sembawang GRC and Minister for Health, Khaw Boon Wan.

The S$19m project took about two years to build. About three hectares were opened to the public when the first phase of the waterfront was completed last May.

Sembawang GRC resident, Hamidah Salleh, said: "We came here a few times during the night. It’s very alive and vibrant at night itself. You don’t expect that at 11 and 12 o’clock (at night), there’s still a lot of people here....barbecuing, fishing and playing around. It’s quite fun, I like the atmosphere."

Madam Hamidah said another feature of the park she likes is the multi—generational playground.

"The playground is suitable for all ages, even for the elderly. There’s a lot of exercise equipment they can use to do a bit of movement. So I think you can bring grandma, grandpa, little children (here). Everybody can enjoy here. I think that’s what I like about this place."

Woodlands Waterfront also features a spacious carpark, with more than 100 parking lots.

—CNA/wk/ir