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Family-Friendly Guide to Punggol Container Park: Uncle Ringo Funfair, Dinosaurs, Restaurants & More

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Take the kids to Punggol Container Park, for Uncle Ringo funfair rides, archery, dinosaurs, restaurants and more!

Punggol Container Park makes for a fun late afternoon outing on the weekends! When I first headed down I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard much about it before, despite it having existed since 2016. This cool park is teeming with charming riverside restaurants, is home to the famous Uncle Ringo funfair and has some cool plant nurseries for you and the kids to check out. I recently went there for the second time with the hubby and toddler in tow (keep reading to see why we keep coming back) and lucky for us, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect! Be warned though that it is a large open space and on a cloudless day the sun can feel brutal. So pack your sun hats, sunscreen and umbrellas before checking it out!

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Things to Do at Punggol Container Park
Restaurants at Punggol Container Park
Community Gardens & Plant Nurseries
How to Get to Punggol Container Park

Things to Do at Punggol Container Park

Uncle Ringo Funfair

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On weekends, the Uncle Ringo funfair comes alive at Punggol Container Park. Make sure to head there early because the carnival gets really crowded by 5:30pm! Entry is free, but to get on the rides you’ll first have to purchase an Uncle Ringo Card for $25, or top-up an existing Uncle Ringo Card with any amount.

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The carnival consists of two carousel rides, a merry-go-round swing, balloon wheel ride, train ride, pirate ship and a ‘dinosaur and mythical creatures’ park – so there’s plenty for kids to do! Each ride costs from $5/person (price for accompanying adult differs for each ride) so do expect the cost to add up as you go. From my experience, topping up the cards at the cashier as we went on more rides wasn’t too bad and quite quick as long as there weren’t many others in the line.

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I went with my almost two-year-old and she could get on most of the rides (accompanied by me of course). We had a great time on the carousel, train ride, balloon wheel ride and the dinosaur park, which has moving life-sized dinosaurs and mythical creatures such as dragons, plus speakers throughout the area playing Jurassic Park-like music and dinosaur roars to make it feel super real!
Uncle Ringo opening hours: Every Thursday to Sunday, 5pm to 8pm till end of 2021

Traditional Archers Singapore at Punggol Container Park

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There’s also an archery range in Punggol Container Park! Traditional Archers Singapore often holds both adult’s and kids’ classes you can sign up for over a course of four months. Alternatively, you can drop them a message on Instagram or Facebook ahead of your visit to check for available slots for their Fun Shoots or Archery Experiences (Update: these are currently suspended due to the tightened restrictions).
Price: $6 for the first 6 arrows, $6 for the following 20 (Fun Shoot); $30 for a 1h Archery Experience, includes an overview of what’s taught in their archery courses and shooting at various stances
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday, 11pm – 9pm; Friday, 11pm – 9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 9pm (closed on Thursdays)
www.facebook.com/TraditionalArchersSingapore

Punggol Container Park Restaurants

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There’s plenty of F&B available at Punggol Container Park – over 10 restaurants and vendors, in fact! Some of them are container park restaurants with alfresco dining (we even spotted some ‘rooftop’ container bars) that’ll make you feel like you’re holidaying in Australia. We had a nice afternoon meal at Big Fish Small Fish and got a shaded table where we enjoyed our fish & chips. It does get a little hot at 4pm (which is when most of the restaurants open) but if you’re sitting in the shade you can feel some wind blowing past while eating alfresco.

We love that the strip of Punggol Container Park restaurants is right by Punggol Waterway, so it’s a great spot to soak in some nature and people-watch. Check out the full list of Punggol Container Park restaurants below:

Beastro – Japanese bistro with craft beers, sake and wines
50 Punggol East, #01-K37, Singapore 828826, Tel: (+65) 8218 9069
Opening hours: Daily, 4pm – 10:30pm

Big Fish Small Fish – MUIS Halal-certified fish & crisps (and chips!)
50 Punggol East, #01-K35, Singapore 828826, Tel: (+65) 9438 7623
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm – 10:30pm

D’Rubinah – Halal local restaurant
10 Tebing Lane, Singapore 828849, Tel: (+65) 6816 4989
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday, 5pm – 1am; Friday & Saturday, 5pm – 3am

Fat Po – serves oysters and barbecue seafood
10 Tebing Lane, #01-05/06, Singapore 828836, Tel: (+65) 6244 4505
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 10:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am – 10:30pm

Frienzie Bar & Bistro
10 Tebing Lane #01-02 Punggol Singapore, Singapore 828836, Tel: (+65) 8318 8850
Opening hours: Monday, 4pm – 1am; Tuesday – Sunday, 4pm – 10:30pm

Happy Lok Lok – serves skewers with special dipping sauces
6 Tebing Lane #01-05 Singapore 828835, Tel: (+65) 9622 8488
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday, 3pm – 1am; Friday – Saturday, 4pm – 2am

Kin Kao Mai Thai Restaurant – authentic Thai food
50 Punggol East Singapore, Singapore 828826, Tel: (+65) 8811 8585
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 10:30pm; Friday & Saturday, 5pm – 11pm; Sunday, 4pm – 10:30pm

Madya Cuisines – Indian food
50 Punggol East, #01-K38, Singapore 828826, Tel: (+65) 8694 8496
Opening hours: Daily, 4pm – 12am

Miami Bistro
50 Punggol East #01-K34 Singapore, Singapore 828826, Tel: (+65) 9092 2662

Seoul Good – Korean food
50 Punggol East #01-K36 Punggol, Singapore 828826
Opening hours: Daily, 3pm – 10pm

Pump Station 1965 Bar & Bistro – bistro with over 100 types of beverages
50 Punggol East Punggol, Singapore 828826, Tel: (+65) 9655 5596
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 4pm – 11pm; Sunday, 4pm – 11:30pm

Uncle Leong Seafood – serves crab (chilli crab in particular!)
6 Tebing Lane, Punggol East Punggol, Singapore 828835, Tel: (+65) 6441 1848
Opening hours: Daily, 4:30pm – 11:30pm

Whisk & Paddle – riverside cafe serving all-day brunch, pastries and dessert
10 Tebing Lane #01-01 Punggol, Singapore 828836, Tel: (+65) 6242 4617
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 10:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am – 10:30pm

Community Gardens at Punggol Container Park

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Punggol Container Park is home to a number of community gardens. This was actually the main reason for our visit – my husband is a huge venus flytrap enthusiast, so we’ve been to SGVenusFlytrap‘s community garden a number of times for our venus flytrap terrarium maintenance and to check out the other carnivorous plants they have on offer. In the area there’s also Littlebotany (pictured above), which is famous for importing (and growing) unique houseplants! Check out all the plant nurseries available at Punggol Container Park:

SGVenusFlytrap
Tel: (+65) 8218 7445
Opening hours: Saturdays, 4pm onwards (best to message them on Facebook ahead of time to check)

House of Plants SG
Tel: (+65) 8882 1522
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday, 1pm – 6pm

Littlebotany
Opening hours: Friday, 3pm – 7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2pm – 7pm

mosscape
Tel: (+65) 9238 3578
Opening hours: Check their Facebook for the latest timings

The Pot Dealers SG
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday, 1pm – 5:30pm

Sing See Soon – located right outside Punggol Container Park
32 Punggol East #01-01, Singapore 828824, Tel: (+65) 6285 2777
Opening hours: Daily, 8am – 6pm

How to get to Punggol Container Park

By car: There’s plenty of parking so driving is your best bet when getting to Punggol Container Park! As I mentioned earlier it does get pretty crowded by about 5:30pm, so make sure you head down early to beat the crowd.

By public transport: There’s a nearby bus stop with bus services 3, 83 and 85 which you can take from Punggol Temporary Interchange. The nearest LRT is Riviera station.

So will you make a trip to Punggol Container Park with the kiddos, mama? Tag us on Instagram if you do!

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