Whampoa Park Connector starts at Jalan Rajah, across Toa Payoh Town Park and runs along Sungei Whampoa before ending at Bendemeer Road. It is 4.49 km long. However, this PC is connected to the Kallang PC at Bendemeer by the colourful Kolam Ayer Bridge. Hence it is possible to walk all the way to Kallang Riverside Park.
It is cyclist-friendly as there are ramps at both overhead bridges across the PIE and CTE. There are much to see along the way such as:
1) Under PUB's ABC Waters Programme, the 450m stretch of the river from Kim Keat Road to the CTE has been transformed to provide a rain garden, wooden benches and look out deck. Its aim is to foster community bonding and show how the rain garden helps to cleanse rainwater runoff.
2) I learnt about the use of Gabions along the canal to allow creepers to grow to soften the look of the canal and protect the river banks.
3) Blk 26B of HDB St George's Tower has a sky Terrace on the 24th floor which offers excellent aerial view of Sunei Whampoa as well as the distant Sports Hub.
4) The Bendemeer end has the Kolam Ayer ABC Waterfront which includes a viewing gallery, floating platform, riverside plaza and kayak shed.
Here the Kolam Ayer Bridge connects the Whampoa PC and Kallang PC.