Sunday, March 18, 2018

Getting to Punggol Waterway Terraces

Welcome to Punggol Waterway Terraces (WWT)! A country side living away from the city nestled in nature facing a nice flowing waterway. (read: A HDB project in ulu punggol in front of an atas man made longkang.)

There are 2 projects WWT1 & WWT2, each on 1 side of the river. 

Here are some directions to help you to get here:

1. Driving

If you're getting to WWT1, you can use the address 308A-308C Punggol Walk. 308A is the part closest Punggol Walk & Punggol MRT. 308C is the part closet to Punggol Way and Sumang LRT. There's an NTUC and coffee shop below 308C.

If you're getting to WWT2, you can use the address 310A-310C Punggol Walk. 310A is the part closest Punggol Walk & Punggol MRT. 310C is the part closet to Punggol Way and Sumang LRT.

There are drop off points at the various blocks and the carpark is underground. The entire carpark within each block is connected, so you can enter via A-C. Meaning 310A-C share the same carpark. While 308A-C share another carpark.

Google map link address:

Waterway Terraces 1 (308 Punggol Walk S823308)

2. MRT

The nearest MRT would be Punggol and you can walk from the MRT over. It would take about 5-15mins depending which block you're heading to and how long your legs are. Upon arriving at Punggol, look for the Waterway Point (WWP) exit. It's located at the front side of the train. When you exit the ticket gantry, WWP will be on your left. If you happen to take the wrong exit, you will end up at the bus interchange that is across the road. You can then cross the road to get to WWP. Then there are 2 options you could take: Easy route or the Adventurous route.

a. Easy route

This is the straightforward option. Just follow the directions from Google Maps and walk via the main road. You can't really go wrong from here. Upon exiting from the train station, you can walk along the pedestrian path around Waterway Point (the shopping centre at Punggol MRT). You will pass by WWT1 first, or you can continue on to WWT2.

b. Adventurous route

This one will be a test of your navigational skill (as well as self-discipline) within a shopping centre. Proceed at your own risk (and wallet).

Upon exiting from the train station, you can cut through Waterway Point (my preferred route as it's sheltered and you can get stuffs along the way) but beware of the dangers like Daiso & Koi!

Warning: Walking through Waterway Point may increase your walking time by 100-500%. Please plan your travel time accordingly. 

Here's the text description for the treacherous walk through:

a. Walk through Waterway Point point via the centre, between the East & West wing. Follow the escalators down.
b. At the end you will see Dunkin Donuts, take the outdoor escalator on the left (just beside Toys R Us) to head up to the main road level.
c. Cross the river via the funky bridge
d. After the bridge, cross the road to WWT2. 

3. LRT

If you're not in the mood of walking that much and you're heading to 308C or 310C, you can transfer to the LRT upon reaching Punggol MRT. You would save a bit of walking but it would take about the same time as compared to walking when you take into consideration the waiting and traveling time for the LRT. Head up to the LRT platform and go to Platform 1. There are 2 types of train on each platform, the East and West loop. So only take the West Loop option (it will go via Soo Teck on Platform 1). If you take the East loop, you will NEVER end up at WWT. Just remember "Go West! Life is peaceful there". If you're unsure, just check with the staff on the LRT platform when you're there, there will be someone there assisting the commuters. The station you would want to get to is Sumang (PW6). (Directions last updated on 11 Feb 2019)

Upon arriving at Sumang, turn left after you exit the ticket gantry. Sumang is located at 308C (WWT1). If you're heading to 310C (WWT2), just walk against the flow of traffic to cross the river via the bridge to get to WWT2.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Priorities with a toddler

Renée and her daddy are enjoying themselves in music appreciation class for toddlers at Medley Music school right now while I get 1 hour to sit in Toast Box with a cup of Teh and have some time to attempt to write a blog, which I'd thought about doing for the past 6 months but never actually sat down to do it.

Renée and I before class started, it feels good to be early!

Daddy & Renée getting ready for class. But first, let's see how it feels to sit with the big shiny piano.

You see, when you have a toddler, you THINK about doing a lot of things but you don't actually get to DO IT if it's not high on your list of priorities. I have a "priorities list" in my head and it seems like the day we had Renée, everything else that doesn't have to do with our baby girl got bumped down the list a lot.

Blogging came way, way down on that list but I've always wanted to do it so that one day, when the memories get a little fuzzy, we have this to look back on, read it with our baby girl and laugh at some memories, cry a little if things were really tough and just embrace life in that snapshot in time. So I've decided to make a bit more effort to write SHORT (keyword being short) blogs, control the urge to add a million photos to each post (since it takes ALOT of time to choose the "perfect" photo (READ: PHOTOSSSS) out of the zillion photos I take of Renee), have the perfect alignment and super lengthy posts that I end up having to re-read 20 times before trimming it down.

So let's hope this time around, we will get to blog more often and since Renée has a lot to say and do right now, I would have more material to work with, the blog would pretty much write itself! Time to sign off today but we'd be back soon :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Enjoying Renée: Week 1

Time has passed us by so quickly since the moment my water bag broke & we went into the hospital to deliver Renée on 27 September 2015, Sunday at 7:30am.

There has been so many new experiences & memories that have taken place and we wanted to remember as much of them as possible so we could share them with Renée when she grows up. So I have decided to blog about it and share snippets of each day here week by week. Kenneth had also blogged about his experience and you can read it here.

Day 3 - 29 Sep 2015, Tuesday

Today is our book out day, book out, book out!

Ken worked super hard (and all on his own) to pack everything as we await the discharge notice from our gynaecologist & baby's paedetrician. All I had to do was bathe, change up, eat my food, sit and relax, I've got a great husband!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Renée Diary: Week 1 - Hell Week

"So what is it like being a father?"

That's my number one most popular interview question. The most accurate scenario that I could relate to was during my officer training days (OCS) in army. The first few days of having a child is like living your life in constant outfield. While out in the field in army, you constantly have something to do, you have to dig and set up the command post, dig your trench, do guard duty, set up the signals, prepare the rations, plan for the mission, brief the men ... etc. When having a kid, it's almost the same, we are busy feeding, changing diapers and then if she poops immediately after, change it again, prepare salt and medical bath for the mum, prepare and bathe the kid, eat our own food (and many other infinite things to do) and by that time, the whole cycle starts again. With all these going on 24hrs a day, you lose track of days and time. The only milestone that guides our life is, "When's the next feeding time?" and we just work our life around that and try to get some snooze time where possible. Although our lives (and house) have been turned upside down, it brings us so much joy to see her innocent and beautiful face as she sleeps soundly knowing that her daddy and mummy will love and protect her every single moment she's alive.

It's just so soothing and therapeutic watching her sleep soundly, sometimes smiling in her sleep. I really wonder what do they think or dream about, land of milk and honey? Or her chasing squirrels around the garden? I also find it entertaining to see her burp after her food. She just looks so cute, like a bubble bouncing intermittently with her bobble head wobbling away. But when she starts fussing or crying, all hell breaks loose! That's also the queue to the dogs in my neighbourhood to start barking, which is quite hilarious too. She just needs to make her presence known in the neighbourhood that there's a new kid on the block.

Renée (

Monday, September 7, 2015

Grow Baby Grow!

Having a child grow inside me is something I've dreamt about for a very long time and now that I'm finally pregnant, I'm VERY happy and trying my best to live with the accompanying symptoms of being with child.
Here's how I felt about my symptoms

Here were some of the symptoms I had at some point during the first trimester of pregnancy:

Morning (ALL DAY!) sickness
Constipation (HELPPPPP!!)
Bloatedness & Heartburn
Tender swollen breasts
Frequent Urination
Worsened skin condition
Random emotional roller coaster rides

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Make a guess!

#babylim processing in progress...

Baby Lim at Week 32! Can you see baby's face?

To see more of Baby Lim's Ultrasound scans, click here.

Tell us whether you think #babylim is a boy or a girl? Let us know in the poll below. The results will be released in October. ;)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Boy or Girl?

Baby Lim @ Week 19

Some of the most common questions we have had the last few months have been:

"When are you due?"
"Is it a boy or a girl?"
"Would you like to have a boy or a girl?"
"Did you have morning sickness?"
"How did you find out you were pregnant?"
"Was it a swiss-made baby?" (This came when we told them we got pregnant in early Jan, when we were on our Switzerland trip)