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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…