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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.…

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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…

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600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave Marina Country Club Singapore
Tel: +65 6385 8197

Opening Hours
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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 …