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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

Watertown @ Punggol - Coastal Town of the 21st Century

Veteran grassroots leader appointed as adviser to Aljunied GROs

As published on CNA
03 January 2012 1945 hrs

SINGAPORE: A 73-year-old grassroots veteran has been appointed as adviser to Aljunied grassroots organisations for Bedok Reservoir-Punggol.

Mr Anthony Loh will take over from former Foreign Minister George Yeo, who has stepped down from his role with immediate effect.

A statement from the People's Association said Mr Loh, who is currently honorary chairman of the Bedok Reservoir-Punggol citizens' consultative committee and patron of the Punggol Community Club Building Fund Committee, has been an active grassroots leader since 1989.

Over the past 22 years, he has served as the chairman of various community club management committees and citizens' consultative committees.

Mr Loh said: "I hope that in facilitating greater interaction amongst residents and neighbours, it would help them to deepen friendships, and strengthen mutual trust, understanding and support in the community.

"I will ensure that accurate feedback is given …