Sengkang Riverside Park

Sengkang Riverside Park is located alongside Sungei Punggol. Main features of the park consist of a constructed wetland and its focus on fruit trees.

The park is home to a unique water feature, a constructed wetland that collects and filters rainwater naturally through its aquatic plants. The wetland also doubles as a wildlife habitat. The constructed wetland attracts many birds into the park such as Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea), Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) and Little Tern (Sternula albifrons).

Within the park, one can find various types of fruit trees, including edible ones like Custard Apple (Annona squamosa), Island Lychee (Pometia pinnata) and Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola), as well as poisonous ones such as the Ordeal Tree (Erythrophleum guineense) and Fish Killer Tree (Barringtonia racemosa). The National Parks Board has also created a trail and guide that one can refer to to find out more about 16 of the fruit trees found in the park. These fruit trees have also attracted many bees, butterflies and birds.

Sources: The Digital Nature Archive of Singapore, National Parks Board

Images: 1 by Public Utilities Board, Singapore; 2 by ; 3, 5, 6, 9 by Cheong Tak Wai; 4 by Ivan Kwan; 7, 8 by Lee Leng Kiong;