Away from the popular Punggol Waterway Park and Coney Island of Singapore's North East is a compound filled with colourful containers stuffed with good halal food, activities and even a secret carnival you probably don't know about ? At the edge of Singapore's North East sits Singapore's very own Punggol Container Park, and it's got so many things for you to do every weekend that you're not going to want to miss out on it! From popular eateries like Big Fish Small Fish to quaint little plant shops like Little Botany, Punggol Container Park is filled with things to do on your weekends and days off.
Punggol Container Park
1. Visit Social Innovation Park's Plant Shops
As the organisation that created Punggol Container Park, Social Innovation Park supports social entrepreneurs and innovators that want to build a more inclusive, sustainable and mindful world. Part of this involves providing spaces for plant shops who wish to make a difference in this world!
Credit: Littlebotany on Facebook
Thanks to them, Punggol Container Park is home to a number of little community gardens and nurseries. Drop by Littlebotany to buy a little baby plant of your own, or explore Raymond's Alcove for an immersive garden experience. House of Pots also has cute little succulents for you to choose from, or a whole bunch of the greenest, healthiest plants you'll ever see. So if you've got a green thumb or just love walking amongst nature, Punggol Container Park is definitely the place for you.
2. Eat At Their Halal Eateries
Punggol Container Park's got 3 halal eateries for you to choose from! If you're craving for seafood, Punggol Container Park's home to Big Fish, Small Fish, the only fish & chips eatery that sells your fish with actual chips! Choose from a range of fish for your fish and chips (the Sea Bass, Halibut, and Haddock come highly recommended) and top it off with sides like buttered corn, garlic toast, or mashed potato ? They also have grilled fish, surf and turf platters, and even fish and chip 'buckets' for the seafood lover in you!
Credit: Big Fish Small Fish on Facebook
You could also give the very new Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop a whirl! In collaboration with Cat & the Fiddle Cheesecake, Tenderbest opened their third modern day cafe very recently and you absolutely have to check it out if you're in the area. Check out their Brunch Menu which includes a local favourite of a Hearty Bowl of Brekkie Laksa with Fresh Cockles, Prawns & Lava Egg or go for some perfect looking Sunny-Side Up Eggs or Poached Eggs!
Credit: Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop on Facebook
And if you're into something a lot more Singaporean, you'll love D'Rubinah. It's got local favourites like Roti John, Murtabak, Biryani and Pratas. If you're there on a colder day, this would be the perfect restaurant to settle down and enjoy a warm cup of ginger tea. It's cozy and familiar, everything you need for a chill meal. It's also one of the restaurants that opens late into the night, so if you're there till late and starving after a good day of fun, you don't have to worry about food!
Big Fish Small Fish
Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM - 9PM (Last order 8.30PM)
Address: 50 Punggol East, #01-K35 Punggol Eat Container Park, Singapore 828826 (Click here for all outlets)
Contact: +65 94387623
Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop Punggol
Halal status: As this outlet is new, do expect that it will take some time before their halal certification gets approved. However, Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop is already a halal-certified establishment for its other outlets.
Address: 60 Punggol East, #01-09, Singapore 828825
Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-11PM, Sat-Sun; 8.30AM-11PM
Halal status: Halal-Certified
Address: 10 Tebing Lane Singapore 828836
Opening hours: Daily; 5pm-1am
3. Fill Your Day With Fun At Uncle Ringo's Carnival
Every Thursday to Sunday, Uncle Ringo's Carnival's rides light up just for you! From the calming carousel to the ever-exciting Viking ride, you'll definitely want to catch some thrills at Punggol Container Park's very own secret carnival.
Credit: Uncle Ringo on Facebook
And if you're looking for something different and family-friendly, check out Uncle Ringo's dinosaur and dragon park! A field of large, almost life-sized dinosaurs and dragons fill a small compound for your children to run around and explore. They won't get bored - because these dinosaurs and dragons are even made to produce the occasional roar ?
Credit: Uncle Ringo on Facebook
Don't worry about buying tickets to the carnival, entry is free! Just remember to buy a refillable card at $25 to enjoy the facilities.
Who knew a little space in the corner of Punggol could be packed with so much fun and excitement? Don't forget to bring your family along to Punggol's very own Punggol Container Park for an amazing day exploring dinosaurs, thrilling yourselves with rides then filling up on food after! If you're not too dizzy from all the fun by then ?