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Draft Master Plan 2008

As the tagline goes, A Home of Choice, Punggol is indeed rightly so. Or at least, judging by the Plan, that's the direction we are hopefully heading towards.

The main highlight will be in the transformation of Punggol into a beautiful waterfront community with a 4.2km waterway connection between Sungei Punggol and Sungei Serangoon. There will also be two commercial waterfront developments built to complement the water theme.

Expect improvements to be made to our transportation system with the widening of the TPE and the construction of the KPE that stretches from the ECP (in the south) to the TPE (in the north-east). Time taken to travel to the city will be cut by 25 percent with its completion!

For other exciting developments lined up for Punggol and the North-East Region, surf in to URA's website
for details of the draft Master Plan 2008.

Couple struck by lightning at Punggol jetty

As published in The Straits Times
24 Aug 08 (Sunday)

A couple fishing in the open at Punggol jetty were hit by lightning yesterday afternoon. Paramedics said the 61-year-old Chinese man was not breathing and there was no pulse. There were also burn marks on his chest.

'I just kept screaming for help and for someone to call the ambulance,' said his 54-year-old wife, who declined to be named .'My husband was just saying that it's okay, there's no thunder today. Shortly after he said that, the lightning struck and he collapsed,' she said.

She added that had they gone to their usual fishing spot at the East Coast - where there is shelter - they might have averted danger. They had chosen Punggol because it is nearer their home in Sengkang.