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Punggol North residents celebrate racial and religious harmony

As published in CNA
18 Jul 2011

SINGAPORE: Residents at Punggol North celebrated racial and religious harmony with a street parade at Punggol Field.

Part of the Punggol Field road was closed on Sunday as residents brought celebrations to the streets.

This annual street parade allows residents from different races to learn more about different cultures and beliefs.

This year, some 3,300 people came together to put up a mass Cha Cha dance item in attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is the MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, outlined several upcoming developments in Punggol for the residents to enjoy - including Punggol Waterway and Punggol Promenade.

But he said beyond physical facilities, the most important thing is to build a community spirit and have the residents feel that Punggol is home.

Video: Punggol North residents celebrate racial and religious harmony

-CNA/ac

Two new reservoirs help boost Singapore's water supply

AsiaOne
Sun, Jul 03, 2011

Two new reservoirs opened in northeast Singapore, giving Singapore a much-needed boost to water supply.  Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs are the latest additions, bringing the total number of water catchment areas in Singapore to 17.
PUB announced today that they increase the water catchment areas from half to two-thirds of Singapore, together with the Marina Reservoir.

The milestone achievement was celebrated in a ceremony officiated by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Balakrishnan said that Singapore is "well on our way to self-sufficiency" with imported water from Johor, NEWater, and desalinated water providing Singapore with a sustainable water supply.

Created by the damming of Sungei Punggol and Sungei Serangoon, the Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs will collect rainwater from estates and areas within Punggol and Sengkang, and parts of Hougang and Ang Mo Kio.

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HDB to launch tender for Punggol Field Walk residential site

As published in CNA online
By Jonathan Peeris | Posted: 28 June 2011

SINGAPORE : The Housing and Development Board (HDB) will launch the tender for a residential site at Punggol Field Walk on Wednesday.

Slated for condominium development, the site can potentially yield 550 dwelling units.

It's being released for tender under the Confirmed List of the First Half 2011 Government Land Sales Programme.

Located near Sungei Serangoon, residents will enjoy convenient access within Punggol and around Singapore via the Coral Edge LRT Station which is next to the site.

The land parcel has a site area of over 14,000 square metres, with a maximum gross floor area of over 48,000 square metres.

The site has a lease term of 99 years and the tender will close at 12 noon on September 1.

In a statement, HDB cautions potential residential property buyers to bear in mind the strong supply in the pipeline when making their purchasing decisions.

As of the first quarter, 68,890 private residential units…