Walks around ABC Waters sites in Singapore launched

A series of walks that will take participants around 14 ABC Waters locations throughout Singapore over the next two years was launched on May 17, 2015, with the first walk to take place at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (above) on June 28. -- PHOTO: ST FILE&
A series of walks that will take participants around 14 ABC Waters locations throughout Singapore over the next two years was launched on May 17, 2015, with the first walk to take place at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (above) on June 28. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

SINGAPORE - A series of walks that will take participants around 14 ABC Waters locations throughout Singapore over the next two years was launched on Sunday.

Organised by the Hong Kah North Active Aging Committee, the first walk will take place at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on June 28. Other locations include the Lorong Halus Wetland, Jurong Lake and the Geylang River.

ABC Waters stand for the national water agency PUB's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters programme, which converts waterways into recreational areas.

The walks are scheduled to take place on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Grassroots adviser to Hong Kah North, Dr Amy Khor, said the programme aims to encourage residents to exercise while taking them to places they may not have visited before. Dr Khor, who is also Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower, added that residents outside of Hong Kah North are welcome to join the walks.

She was speaking at Bukit Batok Nature Park, where the last of another series of walks was taking place on Sunday morning. Around 400 people walked 5km from the park to Hong Kah North Community Club (CC), the closing stretch of a two-year programme that took participants to 18 park connectors in Singapore. An average of 200 people joined the walks each month.

Those interested in signing up for the ABC Waters walks can do so at Hong Kah North CC or Gek Poh Ville CC. There is a $2 fee for the shuttle bus service that will take participants from the CCs to each walk's location.

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