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New Punggol Neighbourhood Police Centre

Countdown Party (31 Dec 2012)

Punggol waterway project wins international award

The New Paper | Fri, Nov 30, 2012
The latest accolade comes under the Project Built segment in the 2012 International Award for Liveable Communities. -TNP
SINGAPORE - The Housing Board has won a global gold award for a waterway project. The My Waterway@Punggol project includes a 4.2km man-made river, which opened last October, meandering through Punggol.The board's latest accolade comes under the Project Built segment in the 2012 International Award for Liveable Communities.It is conferred by the LivCom Management Company and endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme, and aims to recognise best practices in the management of local environments. This year's LivCom Awards winners were announced at a ceremony in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.

Gardens By The Bay Tour (16 Dec 2012)

Temporary road closure in Punggol this Friday (23 Nov 2012)

AsiaOne | Wed, Nov 21, 2012

A section of Punggol Road between Punggol Central and Punggol Drive will be temporarily closed to traffic on Friday, Nov 23, from 1 to 5am.

According to HDB, the temporary road closure is to facilitate the launching of concrete beams for the construction of pedestrian overhead bridge near the Block 301A and Block 604B.

Motorists heading towards Punggol Road from Punggol Central are advised to use alternative routes along Punggol Place, Edgefield Plains, Edgedale Plains or Punggol East.

Those heading towards Punggol Central from Punggol Drive can use alternative routes along Punggol Place or Edgefield Plains.

Motorists going in and exiting the multi-storey carpark at Block 602 are advised to follow the road directional signs and instruction given by traffic marshals; and those going in and exiting from the Shell petrol station are advised to follow the road directional signs and instruction given by traffic marshals.

Blinking lights, barricades and diversion…

2-car train system for Sengkang Punggol LRT

By Hetty Musfirah | Posted: 31 October 2012 1232 hrs

SINGAPORE: The Sengkang Punggol LRT will see a 40 per cent increase in capacity to meet rising ridership.

Another 16 new train cars will be added to the system, bringing the total fleet size to 57.

The Land Transport Authority will also be modifying 16 of the 41 existing single train cars to make them suited for two-car operations.

The new two-car train system will start running from 2016.

System upgrading and modification works will start by the middle of next year.

The LRT station at Choa Chu Kang will also undergo some improvement works.

Two platforms will be added specifically for commuters getting off the trains.

The aim is to let the existing platform located in the centre have more space to cater to boarding passengers.

There will also be additional fare gates and a new covered linkway from the LRT station to Lot 1 Shopping Mall.

- CNA/ck

Punggol Post Office

Matilda House gets new life as condo clubhouse

Lim Yi Han
The Straits Times
Saturday, Oct 20, 2012

MATILDA House, the only remaining historical bungalow in Punggol, will get a new lease of life in 2015 as a condominium clubhouse. It had been left abandoned for more than two decades.

The 417 sq m single-storey property opposite Punggol MRT station will house amenities such as a function room, a lounge and a gym for residents of A Treasure Trove condominium.

Two years ago, property developer Sim Lian Group had clinched the condo site when it was put up for sale. The sale conditions included the need to retain and restore Matilda House according to conservation guidelines, and integrate it as part of the housing project.

According to an earlier report, well-known lawyer Howard Cashin, who died in 2009, said the bungalow was built in 1902 by his father Alexander, the son of Mr Joseph Cashin.

The latter, who arrived in Singapore in the 1840s, worked as a lawyer's clerk and later invested in opium farms which were legal in the 1880s.…

Facebook Punggol pages

Here's an update of the Punggol groups on Facebook.  If you have an active group on FB and like to be on this list, please drop me an email with the link and I will add it in.  :)
Click below to be redirected to the Facebook pages of some punggol groups.
Punggol ArcadiaPunggol BreezePunggol EmeraldPunggol LodgePunggol ParcVistaPunggol RegaliaPunggol ResidencesPunggol SapphirePunggol SpectraPunggol SpringPunggol TopazPunggol VistaPunggol WaveCoralinus @ PunggolTree Lodge @ PunggolWaterway BrooksWaterway CascadiaWaterway Ridges & Waterway BanksWaterway SunbeamWaterway SundewWaterway Woodcress

Seniors’ Sports Day (04 Nov 2012)

Punggol North Seniors’ Sports Day 2012

Date: 4 November 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Hardcourt next to Riveria LRT along Punggol East

Programme Highlights
Launching of Brisk Walk Club
Mass Exercise
Telematch Refreshment
Lucky Draw

Boom Time for Punggol

As published in Today's paper
17 Oct 2012

HDB's 5 development revelations for Punggol

As published in the Singapore Business Review

Waterfront housing districts are under way.

According to HDB, Punggol is at its halfway development mark. Besides being the largest developer, HDB is also the master planner of Singapore’s public housing estates. Working together with partner agencies such as URA, NParks, LTA and PUB, HDB’s vision for the next phase of Punggol’s development will be guided by five new key ideas:

1. Signature Waterfront Housing Districts

The next phase of development in Punggol will see signature waterfront housing districts, each with its own distinct character, created to give residents a stronger sense of attachment to their neighbourhoods. This is also in line with the HDB Roadmap’s first key thrust to develop Well-Designed towns.

Punggol residents can look forward to seven different waterfront housing districts – Waterway East and Waterway West Districts which are currently already under development and new areas at Northshore District, Matilda District, …

Punggol to get 7 signature waterfront housing districts

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012

SINGAPORE - HDB today unveiled the next chapter of Punggol's development with a plan expected to take Punggol through the next five to 15 years and beyond.

Notably, Punggol's next phase of development will see seven signature waterfront housing districts, each with its own distinct character, created to give residents a stronger sense of attachment to their neighbourhoods.

This was announced by National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan at the HDB Awards ceremony.

The districts to be developed are Waterway East and Waterway West, which are currently already under development, and new areas at Northshore, Matilda, Punggol Point, Crescent and Canal districts.

In addition, HPB is looking into developing the area's town centre into a new "Punggol Downtown" - which will feature more civic spaces such as a town square and waterfront market village.

Residents can also look forward to more recreational spaces and commercial amenities such as…

Punggol town phase 2 development unveiled

Channel News Asia
16 Oct 2012

SINGAPORE — As Punggol moves into the next chapter of its development, it could potentially become Singapore’s biggest housing town — twice that of Ang Mo Kio today — and feature the Republic’s newest seafront public housing estate.

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Tuesday outlined several new ideas characterising Punggol Phase II, which will cover developments over the next 15 years and beyond.

"Punggol Town will be big," said Mr Khaw, speaking at the HDB Awards 2012. The number of apartments will increase from the current 26,000 to nearly 100,000.

There will be "distinctive districts, each with a unique character and identity" to give residents a strong sense of attachment to their neighbourhoods, he said. For instance, there will be seven different waterfront housing districts.

Waterway East and Waterway West Districts are currently already under development, while the Northshore and Matilda districts are likely to sta…

Sakura Charcoal Grilled & Shabu Shabu Restaurant

Sakura International Buffet Restaurant
600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave Marina Country Club Singapore
Tel: +65 6385 8197

Opening Hours
Mon–Sun: 5pm – 10pm
Sat–Sun & PH: 12pm – 4.30pm


1 Day LegoLand Tour on 18 Nov 2012

PM has fond memories of sleepy, rural Punggol

By Andrea Ong
The Straits Times
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012

SINGAPORE - Sleepy Punggol Point, once known for its rows of seafood eateries, may no longer be a place in the Singapore of today, but it still has a place in Mr Lee Hsien Loong's heart.

The Prime Minister can remember the first time he visited the area in 1967, when he was a 15-year-old boarding the ferry from Punggol Point to the Outward Bound School.

"Punggol was a very rural environment," he said, recalling how he would get "suddenly lost" on orienteering exercises in the kampung and secondary jungle areas.

"Today, you can't get lost in Punggol any more," he said with a tinge of nostalgia.

Mr Lee was responding to a question on whether he loved or missed any part of Singapore which has since been built over.

The importance of memories in defining the "soul of the nation" was a key theme of the Prime Minister's National Day Rally last month. In his speech, he reminisced about vanished …

Molly the Mobile Library

Molly the Mobile Library at Periwinkle

16 Sep 2012
21 Oct 2012
18 Nov 2012

Time: 9am to noon
Venue: Service Road beside Blk 195, Multi Purpose Hall

Punggol waterway wins top global honour

my paper
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012

The Housing Board has won the Global Superior Achievement Award for the Punggol Waterway project - the highest honour conferred by the Inter- national Water Association. Punggol Waterway also clinched the Global Grand Winner in the planning category.

Parc Centros condominium to offer 5-bedroom units

Friday, Jul 13, 2012

Parc Centros condominium to offer 5-bedroom units

SINGAPORE - Wee Hur Holdings is set to launch the Parc Centros condominium, its largest residential development to date, in Punggol Central on July 21.

In a filing on the Singapore Exchange yesterday, the property development and construction firm said Parc Centros will be the first condominium to offer five-bedroom apartments in the area. It comprises 618 units and is located near the Punggol MRT station.

Parc Centros will offer one to five-bedroom apartments and penthouse units, with an average price of $950 psf. The 99-year leasehold property will consist of eight 16-storey blocks.

Parc Centros condominium to be launched on July 21

By Wong Siew Ying | Posted: 12 July 2012 1912 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore-listed Wee Hur Holdings is set to launch the Parc Centros condominium, its largest residential development to date, in Punggol Central on July 21.

In a filing on the Singapore Exchange on Thursday, the property development and construction firm said Parc Centros will be the first condominium to offer five-bedroom apartments in the surrounding area of Punggol.

The project comprises 618 units and is located near the Punggol MRT station. Wee Hur said Parc Centros offers one to five-bedroom apartments as well as penthouse units, with an average price of S$950 per square foot.

The 99-year leasehold property consists of eight blocks of 16-storey buildings.

The developer said the showflat which is located at Punggol Central will be open to the public from 2pm on July 21.

Parc Centros is expected to be ready in December 2016.

- CNA/fa

Pilot energy project at Punggol

The New Paper

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012

One block in Punggol HDB estate may well hold the answer to household energy efficiency in the future.

In the next one to two months, 10 homes at Block 109C, Edgedale Plains, will be invited to install a new home energy management system, which aims to increase energy efficiency at home, reported Channel News Asia.

The system includes a smart phone application that indicates a household's monthly electricity consumption. Users will also be able to control their air-conditioners, even when they are not at home.

The project is a collaboration between Panasonic and government agencies, such as the Housing and Development Board, the Energy Market Authority and the Economic Development Board.

Mr Tan Chee Sim, senior principal engineer at the HDB Building Research Institute, said: "By giving the residents their consumption pattern and adding a dollar sign to it, it (the system) actually tells them how much they are paying. I think if they lower it, …

Punggol 21 Plus (Development Video)

HDB Launches 6 BTO Projects

As published in CNA
30 May 2012

SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has launched six Build-To-Order (BTO) projects, offering 4,627 new flats.

The flats, which range from studio apartments to 5-room units, are in four estates -- Choa Chua Kang, Sengkang, Punggol and Kallang/Whampoa.

Prices start from S$124,000 for a studio apartment in McNair Towers in Kallang/Whampoa.

A 4-room flat in Compassvale Boardwalk in Sengkang, a non-mature town, is priced between S$275,000 and S$335,000, while a 4-room flat in McNair Towers in Kallang/Whampoa, a mature town, is priced between S$467,000 and S$595,000.

Punggol Edge will offer both rental and flats for home ownership. HDB said there will be more of such developments.

It said to ensure first-timers continue to enjoy priority in flat allocation, at least 95 per cent of BTO flats in mature towns and 85 per cent in non-mature estates will be set aside for them.

Eligible first-timer households can also enjoy various housing grants to…

Punggol Waterway PAssion Active Run

Waterway PAssion Active Run 2012
Sunday, 10 June 2012 07:00 - 13:00 

Open Field next to Punggol MRT Station

Punggol MRT Station

Jointly organised by the community sports clubs of Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency, and consisted of four 10km competitive categories. There is also a 5km fun run.

5km Fun Run – 8.45am

10km Men’s and Women’s Open – 7.30am
10km Men’s and Women’s Veteran – 8.00am

Register at

Contact Details:
Tel: 6556 0842

River Isles

River Isles - Launching in May 2012

River Isles is located at the junction of Punggol Central and Edgedale Plains, which is merely 5 minutes away from Punggol Plaza, where you can dine and shop for their daily needs and groceries. Punggol MRT station is just 3 LRT stations away, residences can travel to any part of Singapore in no time. Enjoy fun filled recreational activities with families at the scenic Punggol Waterway which features a 4.2 km long waterway that offers a wide selection of greenery, promenades, cycling tracks and water sports.
River Isles comprises of 610 residential units in 9 blocks of 17 Storeys towers. All units will have either a North or South orientation to minimize the glare and heat from the morning and afternoon sun. Good spacing between blocks ensuring good views and thorough ventilation throughout the day. Every units come fitted with premium fittings and quality finishes, such as marble flooring for living, dining, master bedroom & common bathroom and luxurious brand like Kohler and Hans…

Joint exercise at Punggol station tomorrow

As published in my paper
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Singapore Police Force and SBS Transit will be conducting an operational exercise at Punggol Station on the North East Line tomorrow.

The exercise begins at 1am and will end at around 4am.

About 80 personnel members and 11 emergency and supporting vehicles will be participating.

School misplaces exam scripts, students have to retake exam

By Fabian Koh
The New Paper
Monday, May 14, 2012

An entire cohort of Secondary 1 Express students at Punggol Secondary School had to retake part of their English Language examination last Thursday.

The reason? Their school, at Edgefield Plains in Punggol, lost some of their original scripts for the mid-year exams.

The students had taken the 110-minute English Paper 1 on April 27.

The school's principal, Mr Benedict Keh, said in an e-mail reply to The New Paper that the school had discovered on that day that scripts of two classes were missing.

The 80 scripts were only for the editing section of the English Paper 1, which accounted for 7 per cent of the whole English exam.

The school contacted parents of Express-stream students to inform them of the repeat exam for that section, which was conducted yesterday.

The students were given 20 minutes to complete it.

The repeat exam was of a similar standard to the earlier one, and the students were informed about it last week so t…

Job Fair (11 April 2012)

Punggol CC will be having a job fair. Below are the details.



Companies recruiting are:
1) Certis CISCO
2) Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
3) Ikano Pte Ltd
4) Koufu Pte Ltd
5) Lithan Education Pte Ltd
6) McDonald's Restaurants Pte Ltd
7) MOH Holdings Pte Ltd
8) NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited
9) PAP Community Foundation
10) People Advantage
11) Revenue Valley - a. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, b. T he Manhattan Fish Market

Numerous positions available are as follows:
Telephone Operator

Aviation Security Officer
Auxiliary Police Officer
Protection Officer
Security Concierge
Enforcement Officer
Cash and Valuables Security Officer
Cash Management Officer
Physical Training Instructor

Cashier / Kitchen Crew
Sales Assistant
Shop Keeper / Team Leader

Snr Food Court Mgr / Food Court Mgr
Floor Manager (mainly for Coffee Shop)
Operations Executive
F&B Supervisor
Coffee / Dim Su…
FairPrice at Punggol Drive Blk 612 is now opened!
Blk 612 Punggol Drive #01-06 Singapore 820612

Real Love Works at Punggol Waterway

A time of celebration and romance awaits you at the launch of Real Love Works 2012! Stroll down Punggol Waterway on a fun and unique walk with meaningful couple activities – from tying a love knot on 'The Heart of Marriage', to capturing precious moments with our iPhone 'Love Journal' app and more. Then romance each other to smooth jazz performed by popular artistes against a beautiful sunset.
Email us at to register. Venue : Punggol Waterway (enter by Tebing Lane) Date : 24 March, Saturday Time : 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Punggol (amongst seven towns) to have its own Hawker Centre

Published on StraitsTimes
07 Mar 2012

Seven towns - Bukit Panjang, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Yishun, Woodlands, Jurong West and Punggol - have been earmarked for the building of new hawker centres.

They were selected based on the current number of cooked food stalls in the area, growth of the town and land use adjacent to the sites.

Construction of the hawker centre in Bukit Panjang will start in the second half of this year. It will have an adjoining wet market and is expected to be completed within three years.

The other six hawker centres will be built within the next five years. A decision on whether they will have wet markets will be made later.

Punggol Townhall 2012

Buyers throng showflats, snap up 224 units at Watertown over the weekend

Chinese New Year cheer for condo launches
By Esther Teo, Property Reporter

The notion that buyers avoid the property market during the Chinese New Year was shot down in flames over the weekend when 224 homes were sold at Watertown in Punggol Central.

Other projects also held open days over the festive weekend, with many willing buyers heading to showflats.

The so-called seasonal effect - namely that sales slow during the December school holidays, the Hungry Ghost Festival and Chinese New Year - has long dampened real estate activity. But things have been changing in recent years.

Mr Chia Boon Kuah, Far East's chief operating officer of property sales
Local home-seekers are more willing to buy all year round while there is also an increasing share of foreigners in the market who might be less superstitious. Developers keen to shift property in what could be a slow year also seem happy to take their chances.

New lifestyle hub planned for Punggol

As published in Yahoo news
18 Jan 2011

Property developers Far East Organization, Frasers Centrepoint Limited and Sekisui House, Ltd. have unveiled Waterway Point, a retail and lifestyle hub at the 992-unit Watertown in Punggol Central.

Waterway Point comprises around 370,000 sq ft of net lettable retail space, al fresco waterfront dining and a Shaw Theatres IMAX cinema.

It is strategically located within walking distance to Punggol MRT and LRT stations as well as the bus interchange.

"We're especially excited about Waterway Point, which will be a truly unique shopping and dining enclave by the waterfront in a trans-urban location," said Mr Lim Ee Seng, Group CEO, Frasers Centrepoint Limited.

"Positioned as an upmarket lifestyle mall that opens till late, we will put together a carefully selected mix of innovative and creative concepts to capitalise on the waterway frontage. We see the market responding well to such mixed-use projects like Watertown," he ad…

Showflat not ready, but buyers lap up Watertown

The Straits Times - January 19, 2012
By: Esther Teo

NADARAJANHOME buyers, undeterred by recent tough market cooling measures, turned up in strong numbers at the preview of Watertown in Punggol Central yesterday.

Far East Organization said more than 160 units out of the 250 units launched were snapped up, with Singaporeans making up more than 90 per cent of buyers.

The enthusiastic response means that the official launch, originally scheduled for next week, will now be brought forward to tomorrow.

Industry analysts say developers seem eager to push out projects quickly, possibly before more uncertainty emerges.

In the case of Watertown, the developers bought the site for the 992-unit project less than a year ago and have yet to finish the showflat.

But agents had been fielding inquiries on the mixed-use development even before the authorities' approval for the launch had been given, sources say.

They say at least 100 buyers were ready to hand over cheques on Tuesday. But building plan a…

Five BTO projects launched, offering 3,923 flats

Posted on CNA: 11 January 2012
By Qiuyi Tan

SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) launched five Build-To-Order (BTO) projects on Wednesday.

The BTO launch, the first this year, offers 3,923 new flats in Choa Chu Kang, Punggol, Sengkang and Tampines.

And a further 4,110 new flats will be offered for sale in the next BTO launch in March, in Bedok, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Clementi, Geylang and Toa Payoh.

In total, HDB plans to offer 25,000 BTO units for the entire year.

HDB says at least 95 per cent of the flat supply (excluding Studio Apartments) will be set aside for first-timer households. Eligible first-timer households can also enjoy various housing grants to help them own a new BTO flat.

The projects launched on Wednesday are Fernvale Lea in Sengkang, Sunshine Gardens in Choa Chu Kang, Tampines Alcoves and Tampines GreenTerrace in Tampines, and Waterway Sunbeam in Punggol.

The selling prices for units at Fernvale Lea range from S$83,000 for a 2-room unit to S…

Punggol 21 Community Club

Punggol 21 CC
80 Punggol Field #01-01
Singapore 828815
Phone : 6312 0508
Fax : 6312 0534

Punggol 21 Community Club is located next to Punggol Plaza.

You can book courses and faclities online at the following website.
There is also a useless tool on the site where you can use to find the shortest way around to Punggol 21 Community Club on public transport, taxi and driving direction simply by typing in your address.


Watertown is located along the scenic Punggol Waterway, at the new Punggol Central, which is part of the government's Punggol 21-plus Master Plan.

The Punggol MRT and LRT Station, and Bus Interchange, is seamlessly connected to Watertown.
Punggol Waterway and the new communcal spaces along the promenade will provide an attractive and vibrant waterfront living environment. Developers Far East Organisation, Frasers Centrepoint and Sekisui House Ltd District 19(Address Punggol Central / Punggol Walk) Tenure 99-year leasehold w.e.f 18 May 2011 Site Area 322,912.46 sqft or 29,999.30 sqm Gross Plot Ratio 4.2 No. of Units 992 No. of Towers 11 No. of Storeys Suite: 13-14 storeys SOHO: 13 storeys Condominium: 12 storeys Patio: 11-14 storeys No. of lifts 42 passenger lifts No. of Carparks 1,901 Expected T.O.P Date 1st Quarter 2017 Architect RSP Architects