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First Eco-Town in Punggol

As published in The Straits Times
28 Jan 2010 (Thursday)

By Jessica Cheam

PUNGGOL will be developed into Singapore's first eco-town, with features that capitalise on nature and green technologies.

Housing Board's chief executive Tay Kim Poh on Thursday said the former fishing village will be used as a 'living laboratory' to try out innovative green features, such as in energy, water and waste management, as part of the sustainable development blueprint.

Right from the planning stage, Punggol has been designed to promote sustainable living. Punggol Town is planned such that it has smaller, more intimate estates with common green, a wide range of housing with supporting facilities, and a well integrated public transport network and enhanced accessibility for residents.

In addition, one of the key green initiatives for Punggol is the introduction of a waterway traversing through the town. 'Leveraging on the waterway, Punggol will herald a new generation of eco-living concep…

New CC in Punggol to be built

As published in The Straits Times
17 Jan 2010 (Sunday)

by Jermyn Chow

WORK will start on a brand-new community club (CC) in the new township of Punggol 21, giving the growing population of residents there a bigger space to hold community activities.

The new CC, called the Punggol 21 Community Club, will be built next to Punggol Plaza, a commercial centre along Edgedale Plains.

The four-storey centre, will serve as a meeting place for residents 'to gather for social and recreational purposes and foster a strong community spirit', said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. He was the guest of honour at the building's groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday.

Mr Teo, an MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, said Singaporeans have moved to the northeast as they like the 'attractive homes and setting', making Punggol 21 the fastest growing new town in Singapore. He added: 'Many are new, young families, owning their first home.'

The first HDB flats in Punggol were built in 1998 and the…

Singapore International Kite Day & Teen's Day 2010 (30-31 Jan 10)

Stunt Kites Performances Gigantic Kites Street SoccerBasketballHip Hop Dance
Flea Market International Kites from Austria, Australia, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

Date : 30-31 Jan 2010
Time : 10am to 9pm
Venue : Open Field near Coral Edge LRT station, along Punggol Field Walk
Contact Person : Mr Edmund Low
Contact Detail : 6312-0508

For only $3.00, ticket holders will receive a kite set, a goody bag and a lucky draw ticket.

Tickets can be purchased from Punggol 21 CC, Sengkang CC, Rivervale CC, Punggol Park CC, Pasir Ris East CC and Pasir Ris Elias CC.

Online resource:

This event is organised by Singapore Kite Association, Punggol North CSC, Punggol North RCs, Sengakang Neighbourhood Police Centre & Social Innovation Park.
Click to enlarge map.

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