Singaporetourismmap: Blood-Red Point Roaming - Farmway Lrt - Sengkang Riverside Green Floating Wetland

I got dorsum on to the Red Dot Roaming develop (literally) amongst my outset i of 2015 merely recently.  This fourth dimension heading to Farmway LRT (so OK non the MRT but close enough) to see the Sengkang Riverside common together with specifically the floating wetland inside it.

The abundance of greenish spaces together with parks etc. inwards Singapore is i of the many things I appreciate virtually living here.  You are never that far away from beingness able to instruct together with sit down or walk roughly i of them together with during the calendar week many of them are pretty much empty.  Many also accept odd features together with Sengkang Riverside common is no exception.  When I read virtually the floating wetland I was intrigued together with decided I needed to investigate further.

The morn I had decided to see started off really moisture together with was the persistent variety of pelting rather than merely a passing storm.  I debated whether it was a proficient catch equally I guessed at that spot may non hold out much shelter but inwards the halt took the plunge.  By the fourth dimension I arrived at that spot was merely a really calorie-free drizzle then I'm glad I decided to instruct inwards the end.  Getting to the common is incredibly slow from Farmway LRT station, it's merely a curt walk together with pretty much inwards a right away line.  Locating the wetland was also really simple, merely walk past times the Sengkang sports centre on Anchorvale Street together with downwards a side path before the twain towards the Punggol reservoir (Singapore's sixteenth reservoir) which runs through the park.

The floating wetland (a variety of large floating mat) is the outset of its variety inwards Singapore together with provides a natural habitat for a diversity of fish together with birds.  I didn't encounter whatever fish but I did encounter plenty of birds on the floating marshes.  Of course of report at that spot are also a large diversity of wetland plants together with throughout at that spot are helpful boards giving y'all data virtually the unlike plants y'all tin flame see.  These include underground sedge, newspaper reed, dwarf papyrus, narrow-leafed cattail, H2O pennywort together with many more.

As good equally beingness the outset wetland of its variety inwards Singapore it also serves some other of import business office equally the wetland helps to build clean the H2O too.  It has been specifically designed to permit micro-organisms on the found roots to purify the water.  The micro-organisms absorb the nitrates, phosphates, ammonia together with other pollutants inwards the H2O which helps to meliorate the H2O quality.

You tin flame merely seen inwards the photograph higher upwards some decking together with what looks similar a giant mangosteen.  This is a fleck of sheltered seating together with at that spot are also, what I mean value are giant oranges which also render seating equally good equally to a greater extent than conventional seating.  At the fourth dimension I was a trivial perplexed past times why giant fruit would hold out chosen but I've since read virtually a fruit tree trail also inwards the common (I didn't investigate that part) consisting of 16 unlike fruit trees then I wonder if the pattern of the seating was done to hold out inwards keeping amongst that.

Whilst the wetland may non hold out huge if y'all are inwards the expanse it's worth taking a await at.  If nada else, for an chance to discovery a trivial to a greater extent than of the natural side to Singapore correct inwards the pump of the housing inwards the area. 

Farmway LRT (SW2) is on the Sengkang LRT line.  It tin flame hold out accessed via Sengkang MRT on the North East describe of piece of occupation (NE16).  

If y'all missed whatever of my previous Red Dot Roaming posts cheque them out here.

UPDATE - Apr 2015 - this was my instant Red Dot Roaming gamble to a department of the larger North Eastern Riverine Loop.  Check out my before shipping service on the Punggol Waterway together with expire along your eyes peeled for to a greater extent than which I already accept planned for the future.

This useful link via the National Parks also gives y'all data on the whole road if y'all are bully to create some exploring yourself.


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