Punggol in the Malay language means, "hurling sticks at tree branches to loosen fruits from their stems". This region is known as one of the oldest residential areas existing in Singapore. Punggol was taken up for many government housing projects in the early 1960s. Ever since that time, there have been many condominiums and HDB estates that have emerged in this area. Real estate got a further boost when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared the "Punggol 21-Plus" plan in 2007. This plan will not only comprise of residential areas but also many reservoirs for water supply along with other facilities which will be built.
Punggol HDB estate is a great place to settle down as this place is coming up with a project of 3000 units of flats every year and 96,000 flats in the long run. At the moment there are about 16,700 flats, with an additional 2,100 under construction. Punggol has opportunities for water recreational facilities, parks and cycling tracks that make the lives of the residents exciting and fun filled. There is also a new shopping mall set to be completed sometime within the next three years – one about the size of the renowned Bishan Junction 8. Dwellers can have a happy dinning experience with the many seafood restaurants and bistros available by the riverside.
Punggol HDB estate is situated in the northeastern region of Singapore. The neighboring regions of Punggol are Defu Lane (D19), Seletar (D28) and Yio Chu Kang (D19).
Punggol has been divided into four sub zones to enable a more planned and well-equipped infrastructure for better living of the residents. These sub zones are:
- Punggol Point
- Punggol Riviera
- Punggol Riverside
- Punggol East
Punggol HDB Estate with the neighboring areas has been designed to provide a higher standard of living.
|Punggol LRT Station|
Punggol HDB Estate provides its residents with a good network of transport facilities. Various modes of transportation that are used by the people of this region are road transportation and railways.
There are two forms of railways in Punggol. One of it is known as the Light Rail Transit (LRT) which focuses on travelling within the estate, bringing dwellers to the heartlands of the estate. The other railway is known as the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) which aims at easing traveling out of the estate but within the nation. The LRT stations serving the Punggol HDB estate are Coral Edge LRT (PE3), Riviera LRT (PE4), Meridian LRT (PE2), Rumbia LRT (SE2), Cove LRT (PE1), Damai LRT (PE7) and Kandaloor LRT (PE5). The MRT station that serves the Punggol estate on the other hand is the Punggol MRT (NE17).
Road transportation is hassle free and convenient. There are regular services offered by Singapore Bus Services (SBS). Some of the services found near Punggol HDB estate are
- SBS Transit – 3,34,43,62,83,85,136
- Others – 569,581.
- Night services – NR6, 6N.
Youth residing in Punggol HDB Estate are provided with good education by the educational institutes that are found in close proximity to the residential areas.
Some of the educational institutes are:
- Edgefield Primary School
- Greendale Primary School
- Mee Toh School
- Greendale Secondary school
- Punggol Secondary School
- Compassvale Secondary School
- University of New Brunswick (UNB)
- Saint Francis Xavier Major Seminary
Facilities / Amenities
Punggol HDB estate is well equipped with dine out places, restaurants, recreation centers, community centers, clubs, museums, historical sites and other such places to provide entertainment and fun to the residents of HDB estates. It is one of the most well defined places for modern urban high standard of living.
Some of the essential facilities found near Punggol HDB estate are:
- Punggol Plaza
- Riverdale Plaza
- Compass Point
- Jack’s Place
Community Centers and Clubs
- PA Punggol Point Holiday Camp
- Rivervale Community Center
- Marina Country Club
- Institute of Mental Health
- Buangkok Green Medical Park
- Bright Vision Hospital
Places of Worship
- Fo Guang Shan
- Central Christian Church
- Tian Jun Temple
- Sengkang Community Library
- Fu Hui Library
- Punggol Park
- Pasir Ris Park
Punggol HDB Estate is one of the upcoming residential sectors in Singapore. Residing here, one is exposed to the best living conditions. The people living in the HDB Estate can enjoy all the facilities, with mouthwatering seafood and an adventurous and lavish lifestyle. All these multi facets have made property buyers crave for a piece of the Punggol HDB estate pie.
Did you know…
- To Singaporeans, Punggol is famous for its seafood restaurants.
- Punggol Point was the site where a bloody massacre by the Japanese forces took place. In all, 400 Chinese civilians were brutally killed in back in 1942 during the Second World War.