SAFRA Punggol opens with new water activities

SINGAPORE: The newest SAFRA clubhouse in town, which is just next to the Punggol Waterway Park at Sentul Crescent, will introduce a water activities facility later this year to enable NSmen and their families to rent equipment.

The club, which opened this weekend to more than 9,000 NSmen and their families, already operates a bicycle rental service for users. This will benefit nearby executive condo residents such as those from The Terrace EC, Treasure Crest EC, Waterwoods EC, The Amore EC, The Vales EC and Bellewaters EC.

“SAFRA Punggol’s seamless integration with the Punggol Waterway Park provides opportunities for us to offer a unique range of recreational activities,” said MAJ (NS) Terence Quek, chairman of the SAFRA Punggol Executive Committee.

“Besides the bike kiosk that we have already brought in, we are also exploring with the relevant authorities to introduce a facility to provide equipment for water activities, such as kayaks, which NSmen and their families can rent on a daily basis.”

According to SAFRA, visitors to the clubhouse on Sunday (Apr 24) were treated to a host of performances by the club’s enrichment centres and activities such as Giant Jenga, doodling and kayaking along Punggol Waterway.

As part of the opening of the club, SAFRA said that it will roll out a ‘30 Days of Fun Carnival’ for the entire month of June. The activities will include a series of fitness certification workshops and group exercise sessions.

In addition, SAFRA said that it will stage a multi-disciplinary race named the ‘SAFRA Punggol Waterway Challenge’ on June 11. This will feature kayaking, biking, running and obstacle challenges – like archery tag, water slides, trampoline and tyre flips – along Punggol Waterway Park and Coney Island.

With the aim of promoting fitness and providing more bonding opportunities for NSmen and families, SAFRA added that the race will feature categories for parent-and-child pairs.

The five-storey SAFRA Punggol, which cost S$64.4 million to develop, is a one-minute walk from Sam Kee LRT station and a six-minute walk from Punggol MRT. It is expected to serve 80,000 NSmen and their families living in the North-East region of Singapore.

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