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April 24, 2008

Fishing And Other Leisure Pursuits Around A Pond At Pasir Ris Town Park

Fishing And Other Leisure Pursuits Around A Pond At Pasir Ris Town Park

For anglers and fishing hobbyists, the fishing pond at Pasir Ris Town Park should be a familiar sight. For the rest of the population who live life pursuing other interests, Pasir Ris Town Park is also a good catch for leisure pursuits. Pasir Ris Dr 1, Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Drive 3 and Sungei Tampines bound this park. A park connector links this park to Pasir Ris Park in the north and Sun Plaza Park in Tampines to the south.

The center of attraction at Pasir Ris Town Park is undoubtedly the large marine (seawater) pond run by a commercial operator. Rates vary between day and night, weekdays and weekends, and even between operators, as management turnover appears high. Fishes like Grouper, Snapper, Mangrove Jack and Golden Pomfret are added into the pond regularly to improve yield for patrons but success at pond fishing depends on your skill, knowledge, patience and luck.
For those new to fishing, there are separate areas at the same place to do fishing. The main (biggest) pond allows you to catch and carry home any fish you snare. A ‘pro’ pond tests your fishing skills and it allows you to catch larger fishes for the thrill of reeling one in. But after wrestling with your trophy, you must release the fish back into the pond. Other smaller ponds allow ‘sure-catch’ fishing but you pay additional cash per fish for the privilege. The only way to learn fishing is to go down to a pond and learn as you practice.

Non-fishing visitors should be hooked by the other amenities in this 14-hectare park. A popular playground exists at Pasir Ris Town Park. There are also fitness amenities for guys to train the arm muscles to clear their annual Individual Physical Performance Test (IPPT) performing chin-ups. A jogging track around the park that extends to Pasir Ris Park and Sun Plaza Park will offer plenty of cardiovascular training. Shelters and tall trees provide plenty of shade. Rolling open spaces anchored with large boulders are attractive sites for family picnics. There are two restaurants and a drink stall near the main pond.

Many flowering plants like Bougainvillea and Heliconias line the fringes of the fishing pond, adding a dash of colour to the greenery. Along Sungei Tampines, multi-coloured HDB apartments brighten the view of this beautiful canal. There are bridges across the canal offering access to the park.

You can reach the park on foot, on roller-blades, on bicycles, by car or via MRT travel. A carpark that uses pay-per-minute electronic charge is present next to the park. White Sands MRT station, next to White Sands Shopping Centre, is a convenient five-minute walk away.

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by STST (SeenThisSceneThat)

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