In 2006, PUB launched the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme as an initiative to bring Singaporeans closer to water. Eleven years down the road, the journey to transform the nation’s drains, canals, and reservoirs into beautiful streams, rivers and lakes, has created many vibrant community and recreational nodes for all to enjoy (and there’s still more to come). From kayaking to learning trails, lively play areas for children and boardwalks for family bonding, there are lots of exciting activities waiting to be explored at the various ABC Waters sites.
Here are some wonderful sights to behold at the following venues:
Bedok Reservoir: A popular venue for water sports like dragon boating, kayaking, waterskiing and wakeboarding – with a treetop obstacle course at the reservoir park.
Lower Seletar Reservoir (Family Bay): With two designated fishing zones, the reservoir also consists of a water play area and wading stream.
Kallang River @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park: Surrounded by lots of lush greenery, the park also features a water playground and a dog run area.
MacRitchie Reservoir: Features an improved floating pontoon for kayakers, and a submerged boardwalk for ‘walking on water’.
Sungei Ulu Pandan: A ‘river classroom’ that encourages experiential learning through its design features.
Marina Barrage / Reservoir: A popular venue for boating and kayaking.
If you can’t make up your mind, why not try out these 3 simple quizzes to reveal the reservoir experience best suited for you? You might discover something new about yourself today!
Regardless of your preference for group activities or solitude, there’s a stretch of beautiful, pristine waters out there waiting for each and every one of you. Block out your weekends, dear readers, let’s do some exploring!
By Vivian Tan
- PURE Jul – Sep 2016