February 2, 2018

Pasir Ris to Changi Village

It's been awhile since we last walked this way but one of our walking kakis wanted to celebrate his birthday at Changi so we decided to do this route.

A heron facing the wind to dry its feathers after drizzle

Pasir Ris Park
We started from Pasir Ris Station after lunch at Cookhouse in White Sands Mall. We headed over to the Pasir Ris Sports Centre at the northern end of the Pasir Ris Town Park. Here we crossed over to Pasir Ris Park carpark B where we accessed the mangrove boardwalk. Soon we were enjoying the sights and sound of the mangrove at the Pasir Ris Park.

Two squirrels at the Pasir Ris Park boardwalk

The day was cool with the light drizzle that followed us all the way to Changi Village. Surprisingly we sighted a number of herons flying above the Tampines River. From the lookout deck over the river we could see four of them resting on the branches of one tree and there were some flying overhead. Later on we discovered the reason for the sighting as we saw some nests near the chalets.

Pasir Ris Park

Our route took us all the way eastward to the end of the park and then we would go around the chalets and walk along the drain until we found a place to cross near the entrance to Aloha Loyang Resort. We then crossed an open space to get on to Pasir Ris Drive 4 and turned left at Pasir Ris Drive 3 to walk along the Pasir Ris Park Connector.

Kelong Walk opposite Changi Beach Club

Changi Coastal Walk
We went past Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple at Loyang Way after which we walked the Loyang Park Connector all the way to Cranwell Road to reach the start of the Changi Boardwalk next to the Changi Beach Club. Some parts of the boardwalk were slippery due to the rain. Except for the hardy anglers there were few hikers around.

Beach Walk

The Changi Coastal Walk has a varied terrain starting from a boardwalk over water near the Changi Beach Club then hugging the cliff below the Fairy Point holiday bungalows. Then it passed by the Changi Sailing Club where we could see some boats anchored in the water and some stored on land. After this was the beach section below the chalets of the Civil Service Club and finally hugging the shores of the Changi Creek before arriving at the ferry terminal. This is where people leave for Ubin or Pengarang. We ended our walk here.

Our Route

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