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Early morning blaze in Punggol coffeeshop

As reported in 938LIVE
31 Jan 09 (Sat)

An early morning blaze in a coffeeshop at Punggol resulted in the evacuation of 30 patrons.

At about 1 am today, a chinese stall in a coffeeshop at Block 198 Punggol Field caught fire, and the patrons self-evacuated.

The fire was put out in ten minutes and no one was injured.

Online report here.

Punggol 21 / Punggol 21+

Punggol 21

In his National Day Rally speech on 18 August 1996, then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong announced the Singapore Government's plan to develop Punggol, known as "Punggol 21". Punggol 21 was a new model for housing Punggol, which would feature a new concept in housing as a model for new towns in the 21st century. It would have a mix of private houses, executive condominiums, and high-grade HDB flats grouped into smaller, distinctly designed estates. Each estate would contain between 1,200 and 2,800 units, with a common neighbourhood green. Every housing unit would be located within 300 metres of the nearest LRT station. Schools, libraries, and community clubs would be clustered for convenience, and there would be three commercial centres, including shopping centres.

A few months after the speech, Punggol 21, which was part of Cheng San Group Representation Constituency then, became an election carrot for the People's Action Party (PAP) to beat a Workers' Part…

Punggol Sea Sports Club

Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water behind a boat. It was developed through a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques.

The rider is towed behind a boat or a cable park; typically at speeds of 18-24 miles per hour (29-38 km/h), depending on water conditions, rider's weight, board size and most importantly, the rider's personal preference.

If you are interested to engage in wakeboarding or boating in Punggol, you can do so at
Ponggol Sea-Sports Accessories (PSSA).

600 Ponggol Seventeenth Avenue
Singapore 829734
(In Marina Country Club)

Tel: 6386-3891
Fax: 6386-3892

Operating Hours:
7am to 7pm daily (including public holidays)

Boats :
Mastercrafts, Malibus, Nautiques

Instructors :
Marcus, Mahmut, Justin, Jasmie, Mohd, Kelvin PT, Ming, Joseph, Zainal

Guest Instructors:
Adam Bruce (LF pro rider), Daniel Watkins (Obrien Signature Pr…

Punggol Marina Country Club

Marina Country Club
600 Ponggol Seventeenth Avenue

Singapore 829734
Tel: +65 6385-6166
Fax: +65 6387-6166

Operating hours:
Mondays to Sundays including public holidays
Office: 9am to 7pm
Club House: 7am to 11pm

MCC Resort, Pulau Ubin
Reservations: +65 6385-6166

All photos are fromPunggol Marina's website.
There is also a free feeder bus service looping between Sengkang MRT Station and Punggol Marina. Click here for the schedule.
(Bus timings are subject to changes. Please call the Marina to double check to be sure.)

Punggol Waterway Shapes Up

As published in The Straits Times
29 Jan 09 (Thursday)

By Jessica Cheam

The new Punggol town will boast features like a freshwater lake and a waterway running through the estate, with homes and a town centre on the banks. -- PHOTO: HDB

THE grand vision of transforming Punggol into Singapore's first waterfront public housing town begins in earnest next month when construction gets under way.

A $144.6 million contract for the first part of the Punggol Waterway has been awarded to Koh Brothers Building and Civil Engineering Contractor, said the Housing Board (HDB) yesterday.

The 2.4 km stretch - the entire waterway will be 4.2 km long - is expected to be completed late next year, the HDB said.

Punggol Waterway is part of the 'Punggol 21-plus' masterplan unveiled by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech in 2007.

The new town will boast features like a freshwater lake and a waterway running through the estate, with homes and a town centre on the banks.

The coas…

Works to begin on Punggol Waterway

As reported in AsiaOne
28 Jan 09 (Wednesday)

Works are set to begin for the Punggol Waterway, as the Housing Development Board (HDB) has awarded the project to Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor (Pte) Ltd at $144.6 million.

The waterway is a central feature in plans to realise the vision of Punggol as a waterfront town. The Remaking Our Heartland plans were first announced by the Prime Minister at National Day Rally in Aug 2007.

The contract includes the construction of a 2.4km waterway - the first part of the 4.2km waterway to be constructed. The waterway, which will be connected to Sungei Punggol, averages a depth of about 4m and a width which varies from 10m to 85m.

Construction of the waterway is scheduled to begin in February 2009 and complete by the end of 2010.

Residents in Punggol can look forward to enjoying various recreational activities, ranging from water sports to a leisurely walk along the landscaped promenade on both banks of the waterway.

HDB's plan…

Bus Directory

Basic Services (originating from Punggol Temporary Interchange)
Service No.Destination3Tampines Interchange34Changi Airport PTB243Upper East Coast Terminal62After Lor 1 Geylang (Loop)83Sengkang Interchange85Yishun Interchange136Ang Mo Kio Interchange

Premium Service
Service No.Destination569Fullerton Road (Loop)

CityShopper Service
Service No. Destination581Suntec Tower Two (Loop)

Night Owl Service
Service No. Route6NMarina Centre - Hougang / Sengkang / Punggol
*Click on the bus service numbers for the individual route information from SBS Transit.

Damai Grove (Punggol Anthias)

BLOCKS : 612A to 612D & 613A to 613D
Damai Grove is situated at the junction of Punggol Road and Punggol Drive and is well served by Punggol MRT Station and a bus interchange, with easy access to the Tampines Expressway (TPE), Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Central Expressway (CTE).
There will be commercial facilities such as a supermarket, an eating house, retail shops and a childcare centre located nearby. There are also educational institutions in the vicinity, such as Edgefield Primary, Mee Toh School, Greendale Secondary and Punggol Secondary.

Distribution of FlatsHousing Development
(Contract)Flat Type Floor Area (sqm) Internal Floor Area (sqm) No. of units Indicative Price Range ($) Damai Grove
(Punggol East C20)
Premium Flats3-room 68 65 62 $123,000 - $152,0004-room 93 - 95 90 676 $195,000 - $240,000Note:
1) Floor area refers to …

NTUC Income Car Co-op

Car Sharing in Punggol

NTUC Income Car Co-Op, Singapore's Number One car-sharing cooperative, is ideal for people who do not need to drive everyday but would like to have a car when the need arises, whether it is for one hour or a few days.

A Car Co-Op member pays only when he drives and the costs of a car are shared by other members.

The pay-per-use system allows a Car Co-Op member to plan and control his monthly budget without sacrificing his personal mobility and future financial flexibility.

Using a fully automated system, a member can collect and return a car under 10 minutes anytime of the day!

Book a caronlineor through the 24-hour Hotline.

Reservation hotline:6788-8788

Punggol Central
Blk 292 Punggol Central
Multi-Storey Carpark Deck 3B
Singapore 820292
(Opposite Punggol MRT)

Punggol - Kadaloor
Blk 642 Punggol Drive
Multi-Storey Carpark Deck 3
Singapore 820642
(Near Kadaloor LRT)

Punggol - Meridian
Blk 174 Punggol Field
Multi-Storey Carpark Deck 4A
Singapore 820174
(Near Meridian …

HDB Subletting Statistics - 2008

Statistics for Punggol Rental Cases Registered in 2008

Median Subletting Prices

4th Quarter 2008
4 rooms - $1,800*
5 rooms - $1,920
Executive - $1,950*

3rd Quarter 2008
4 rooms - $1,700
5 rooms - $1,900
Executive - $2,200*

2nd Quarter 2008
4 rooms - $1,600
5 rooms - $1,800
Executive - $1,650*

1st Quarter 2008
4 rooms - $1,500
5 rooms - $1,800
Executive - $1,950*

Figures marked with * refer to cases where there are less than 10 subletting transactions in the quarter for the particular flat type. As such, they may not be representative.The data above is based on rents self-declared in the subletting application forms. Nevertheless, it serves as a useful reference in sublet flat hunting and basis for rent negotiations. The median rent tells you that half of the units for that flat type were rented above that price and half below. The figures are rounded to the nearest ten dollars.
All statistics are gathered from HDB infoweb.

Doctors / Dentists in Punggol


Healthmark Medical Clinic
Blk 639 Punggol Drive #01-06, Singapore 820639
Tel: 6875-6696
Fax: 6875-6616
herefor map.

Healthway Punggol Clinic
Blk 168 Punggol Field #02-07A Punggol Plaza, Singapore 820168
Tel: 6315-3493
Fax: 6315-3494
herefor map.

Kidslink Children's Clinic Pte Ltd
Blk 168 Punggol Field #04-08 Punggol Plaza, Singapore 820168
Tel: 6886-1488
Fax: 6312-5090
herefor map.

Lifeline Punggol Medical Clinic
Blk 198 Punggol Field #02-03, Singapore 820198
Tel: 6315-5428
Fax: 6315-5429
herefor map.

Mutual Healthcare Medical Clinic
Blk 106A Punggol Field #01-546, Singapore 821106
Tel: 6315-5035
Fax: 6315-5037
herefor map.

Punggol Family Clinic Pte Ltd
Blk 168 Punggol Field #01-13 Punggol Plaza, Singapore 820168
Tel: 6343-9989
Fax: 6343-9979
Clickherefor map.

(Obstetrician & Gynaecologist)

Healthcare For Women
Blk 106A Punggol Field #01-546 Singapore 821106
Tel: 6315-5036
Fax: 631…

Most Sellable Estates - Jan 09

Most Sellable Estates Based on Overall Volume for January 2009:

1. Jurong West
2. Woodlands
3. Yishun
4. Tampines
5. Hougang
6. Choa Chu Kang
7. Bedok
8. Sengkang
9. Ang Mo Kio
10. Bukit Batok
11. Pasir Ris
12. Toa Payoh
13. Bukit Panjang
14. Sembawang
15. Kallang / Whampoa
16. Geylang
17. Bukit Merah
18. Punggol
19. Clementi
20. Queenstown
21. Serangoon
22. Jurong East
23. Bishan
24. Central
25. Marine Parade
26. Bukit Timah
27. Lim Chu Kang

Child Care Centres in Punggol

Childcare Centres / Nursery in Punggol

Bright Kids School House Pte Ltd
Blk 173D Punggol Field #01-635 Singapore 824173
Tel: +65 63436626

Bright Kids School House Pte Ltd
Blk 175D Punggol Field #01-531 Singapore 824175
Tel: +65 68756330

Bright Kids School House Pte Ltd
Blk 192 Punggol Central #01-311 Singapore 820192
Tel: +65 68756332

Carpe Diem Childcare Resort
18 Punggol Twenty-Fourth Avenue Singapore 829489
Tel: +65 63125217

Ecokidd Childcare
195C Punggol Road #01-5320 Singapore 823195
Tel: +65 65564566

Ecokidd Childcare
33 Punggol Twenty-fourth Avenue Singapore 829498

Everland Childcare & Development Centre
449 Punggol Road Singapore 546663
Tel: +65 64897161

Faith Ed…

Kindergartens in Punggol

Bridges Montessori Kindergarten
200 & 202 Ponggol Seventeenth Avenue, Singapore 829660
Tel: 6384-0292
Fax: 6489-9493
here for map.

Dayspring Kindergarten
31 Ponggol Twenty-Fourth Avenue,
Singapore 829497
Tel: 6489-7489
Fax: 6489-8192
here for map.

Kidz Playhouz Kindergarten
Blk 198 Punggol Field
#02-05 Singapore 820198
Tel: 6343-9125
Fax: 63439537
here for map.

PCF Kindergarten Punggol North
105D Edgefield Plains #01-59 Singapore 824105
Tel: 6315-4294
Fax: 6315-4081
here for map.

PCF Kindergarten Punggol North
174D Edgedale Plains #01-193 Singapore 824174
Tel: 6386-6497
Fax: 6386-631
here for map.

PCF Kindergarten Punggol North
171C Edgedale Plains #01-438 Singapore 823171
Tel: 6343-8409
Fax: 6343-9736
here for map.

Schools in Punggol


Edgefield Primary School
41 Edgefield Plains, Singapore 828869
Tel: 6312-6091
Fax: 6312-6093
Click here for map.

Mee Toh School
21 Edgedale Plains, Singapore 828867
Tel: 6489-3326
Fax: 6489-3243
here for map.

Greendale Primary School
50 Edgedale Plains, Singapore 828848
Tel: 6886-1413
Fax: 6886-1419
Click here for map.


Greendale Secondary School
51 Edgedale Plains, Singapore 828866
Tel: 6315-8616
Fax: 6315-8420
here for map.

Punggol Secondary School
51 EdgeField Plains, Singapore 828870
Tel: 6489-7851
Fax: 6489-7859
here for map.

HDB Branch Offices

Services Provided by HDB Branch OfficesLease services
- transfer of flat ownership, inclusion/deletion of flat occupiers, subletting of flats, home office application, purchase of recess areas, Notice of Death & Transmission, Retention of flat
Tenancy services
- change, renewal & termination of tenancy of rental flats
Housing maintenance services
- flat renovation guidelines, flat maintenance/repair issues
Car parks services
- purchase/renewal of season parking tickets, purchase of short term parking tickets, purchase of parking coupons
Housing Finance Services
- payment of monthly mortgage loan instalments, lump sum and redemption of loan, rescheduling of loan payment period, payment of rent, upgrading cost, fire Insurance premiums, car park fines & other HDB payments.
Branch Office Service Line
The toll-free HDB Branch Office Service Line is 1800 225-5432.Operating hours on Weekdays : 8:00am - 5:00pm.
The line is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.Counter Services

Functions of HDB Branch Offices

a) Manage lease, tenancy and property ownership/ subletting/ changes of occupants matters
b) Collect conservancy and service charges on behalf of Town Council, loan instalments, rents and HDB parking fines
c) Issue renovation permits
d) Manage carparks, pay-parking, HDB markets and hawker centres
e) Administer public housing policies, rules and regulations
f) Sales of season parking tickets and coupons, and enforcement on carpark offences

g) Undertake internal repairs of properties
h) Maintain and repair CATV system
i) Process applications for telephone lines in market/ hawker centres and electrical appliances in general
j) Administer purchase of recess area

*Information gathered from Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council website

For more information, please call HDB Branch Offices at 1800 225-5432.

Functions of Town Council

Estate Maintenance
a) Maintain lifts, water pumps, electrical installation, carparks
b) Undertake conservancy and cleaning works
c) Provide 24 hour essential lift maintenance and rescue services
d) Landscaping and horticulture maintenance
e) Flushing of water tanks

Improvement / Cyclical Works
a) Undertake repairs and re-decorations, re-roofing and estate improvement works
b) Replace water and booster pumpsets
c) Upgrade common areas facilities
d) Undertake Interim Upgrading Programme (IUP)

a) Collect rent and loan instalments on behalf of HDB
b) Collect conservancy and service charges

a) Issue Temporary Occupation Licence (TOL) for use of common areas, and permits for use of void decks and other facilities
b) Control obstruction at shop fronts and passageways
c) Enforcement on illegal parking at common

*Information gathered from Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council website.

Contact Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council at:
Tel: 6585-4938 (Pasir Ris Office)
Tel: 6489-0520 (Sengkang Office)

Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council

Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council operates at two offices:

Pasir Ris Office
Blk 577 Pasir Ris St 53
#01-88 Singapore 510577
Tel: 6585-4938
Fax: 6585-4937

Sengkang Office
Blk 156A Rivervale Crescent
#01-01Singapore 541156
Tel: 6489-0520
Fax: 6385-0930


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Fridays - 8am to 5pm
Saturdays - 8am to 1pm
Sundays and Public Holidays - Closed

24 hours Hotline - 1800-275 5555

Bull run over for Singapore property

Monday, January 12, 2009 As published in the Business Times SINGAPORE: The Year of the Ox begins later this month but the bull run is already over for Singapore's property sector, described as the world's hottest market just two years ago.
Prices of private homes fell 5.7 per cent in the fourth quarter, following a 2.4 per cent drop in the preceding period, according to the latest data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the state agency responsible for land use planning.
The fourth quarter marked the sharpest drop in home prices in a decade, the URA said.
"Further contraction is on the way," analysts from the Hong Kong-based CLSA brokerage and investment group said in their outlook for the property sector. "We continue to expect the URA in-dex to see an accelerated fall in the next quarter."
Local home prices have not fallen so far since 1998 when Singapore was stung by the Asian financial crisis that pushed the local property sector into a slump las…

What is Build-To-Order (BTO)

What is Build-To-Order (BTO)
extracted from HDB's website

The Build-To-Order (BTO) is a responsive system offering flexibility in location and timing for flat buyers. Eligible buyers planning to shift into a new HDB apartment in the near future can apply for apartments in their preferred location from specific sites launched.

Contracts launched under BTO offer either 2-room, 3-room, 4-room or 5-room apartments, or a combination of the flat types, with standard or premium finishes. Tender for construction will be called only when most of the apartments in a specific contract have been booked.

Get to know more about Build-To-Order from HDB's website.

The information covered includes:
• How BTO works
• How do I apply
• Optional Component Scheme (OCS)

Punggol Waterfront Housing Design Competition (For Professionals)

Latest Update (2 Mar 2009):

Registration for the Punggol Waterfront Housing Design Competition and the signing up for the Technical Seminar have closed. Thank you for your interest.

To all registrants of the competition: The Technical Seminar will be held on 10 Mar 2009 at the HDB Hub, Auditorium.

2-Stage Housing Competion

The competition will be held in two stages:

Stage One
Participants are required to submit a local master plan / urban design proposals for the Housing District in the West and the architectural concepts for the first housing parcel within the housing district.

Stage Two
The top 5 entries will proceed to Stage 2. The consultant teams will develop and submit a full architectural solution and design for the first housing parcel along the waterway.

The outcome of this housing design competition is expected to be announced and exhibited in November 2009. The winning team will be appointed as the Consultant team to execute the design thereafter.

Competion Details

Note: Registration…

Punggol Arcadia

Punggol Arcadia is a Premium contract comprising 120 units of 3-room, 465 units of 4-room and 165 units of 5-room flats. Situated at the junction of Punggol Place and Punggol Field, the development is located next to the future Town Centre and is conveniently served by the Punggol MRT station and Punggol Bus Interchange. Commercial facilities and educational institutions such as Punggol Secondary School and Edgefield Primary School are only a short stroll away.

Distribution of FlatsHousing Development (Contract)Flat Type Floor Area (sqm) Internal Floor Area (sqm) No. of units Indicative Price Range ($) Punggol Arcadia
(Punggol West C3)
Premium Flats3-room 70 - 73 68 - 69 120 $181,000 - $211,000 4-room 95 - 99 94 - 95 465 $268,000 - $327,000 5-room 111 - 117 110 - 111 165 $356,000 - $416,000 Note:
1) Floor area refers to the estimated area…

Punggol Regalia

Punggol Regalia is a Premium contract comprising 546 4-room and 183 5-room flats. Located at the junction of Punggol Field and Punggol Place, it is well served by the Punggol MRT/LRT stations and Bus Interchange, and is conveniently located near the future Punggol Town Centre.

Distribution of FlatsHousing Development (Contract)Flat Type Floor Area (sqm) Internal Floor Area (sqm) No. of units Indicative Price Range ($) Punggol Regalia
(Punggol West C25)
Premium Flats4-room 93 - 96 90 - 93 546 $252,000 - $316,0005-room 113 - 118 110 - 114 183 $342,000 - $428,000Note:
1) Floor area refers to the estimated area of the whole apartment, inclusive of the area of the air-conditioner ledge (where applicable).
2) Internal floor area refers to the estimated area of the apartment computed based on the centre line of the apartment wall.
3) The indicative prices do not inc…