Punggol 21, a plan to develop Punggol, was announced by PM Goh Chok Tong during his National Day Rally speech in 1996. It was meant to be a new
model, a new concept in housing.
Unfortunately, As of 2008, there are approximately 16,000 HDB apartments built out of a planned 80,000 units. There is only 1 shopping mall,
Punggol Plaza, a 24 hour coffeeshop, 24 hour prime and econ minimart. There is a NTUC fairprice "supermarket" in Punggol Plaza.
Punggol 21 did not live up to expectations of residents. In 2008, a "Punggol 21 plus" plan was announced, with a man made river adjoining
the 2 rivers, and cutting across Punggol 21.
The major facilities such as sports stadium, swimming pools, shopping malls (such as Compasspoint) are all located in Sengkang, NOT Punggol 21.
News reports will mention facilties being built in Punggol. Which is correct, but Punggol encompasses Punggol North, Punggol South, Punggol
East and Punggol West. Punggol 21 is also Punggol North, and there are just visions and promises for Punggol North but very few concrete results.
Other problems faced by Punggol residents includes noise pollution from planes from the Paya Lebar airport, particularly just before National Day,
and air pollution from unknown sources, speculated to be from industrial areas in Johor Bahru. There were also frequent road works in 2008 causing
jams. In 2007, despite complains made by residents, works for Greendale Primary school proceeded till late at night.
Traffic out of Punggol 21 during peak hour in the morning is very heavy, with jams on the TPE. The LRT used to run only in 1 direction during half
of the day, and the other direction in the next half of the day. It was only in 2008 that the LRT trains were scheduled for runs in both
directions during peak hours, and only peak hours.
Maintenance of various blocks are also dismal. The blocks in the 128 series and several blocks along the TPE have dismal facades, which looks
mold infected, with black and brown spots, and peeling paint.
Bright spots are the upcoming KPE, and widening of the TPE between Punggol and Pasir Ris.
|A Lifestyle Of Convenience|
The North-East MRT line provides quick and hassle-free connections island-wide. With Tampines Expressway (TPE)
just minutes away, and linked to CTE, SLE and PIE, travelling to and from Punggol could not be easier. The
Punggol LRT and Bus Interchange further provide the framework for an integrated transportation system.
A variety of facilities are available in Punggol, providing shopping and dining convenience at the Town Centre,
Punggol Plaza, and clusters of eating houses and shops around the LRT stations. Take your pick from the splendid
variety and relax knowing that your needs are well taken care of.
As for educational institutions in Punggol, a good selection of schools is found in the town itself,
such as Edgefield Primary, Mee Toh School, Greendale Secondary and Punggol Secondary.
|A Beautiful Living Environment|
Punggol's exciting design concept is one that encourages a vibrant community. Smaller and intimate estates are
clustered around a common green. This lush and manicured stretch of greenery is also home to a wide variety
of flowering shrubs and stately trees. Amid a beautiful living environment with open spaces for recreation,
relaxation and reflection, amenities include playgrounds, hardcourts, fitness corners, pavilions and linkways.
Adorned with lush landscapes and elegant facades, Punggol is a great place for setting up a new home and fostering
family bonds and friendship ties.
Extensive greenery is provided through the landscaped roof gardens located right on the top-most deck of the
multi-storey car park. Beautifully designed with colourful shrubs and trees flanking the walkways, these
gardens are indeed a soothing sight to behold. Pergolas and timber-decked areas are nodes for interaction or
simply a private moment.
|A Distinctive Housing Form|
Thoughtful details go into the design of housing in Punggol. Block entrances and lift lobbies are adorned
with luxurious granite cladding, colourful mosaic murals and interesting floor patterns, giving each community a
distinct identity. Lift lobbies linked to car parks offer seamless convenience.
Nothing tops the feeling of being able to enjoy spectacular sights from your very own apartment. Designed with
full-height windows and complemented by powder-coated aluminium window frames and tinted glass*, the apartments
in Punggol make this desire a reality.
The living and dining areas area zoned from the areas like bedroom and bathrooms to accord more privacy. Be it in
a cosy 4-room apartment, functinal 5-room apartment or more spacious Executive apartment, creating a private
paradise is almost effortless.
Every home should reflect the style and taste of its owner. Premium apartments already come with quality floor
finishes for the entire apartment, offering good value for money and minimal renovation hassle. Standard apartments
have basic provisions that allow more freedom for creative expression.*
*Features and provisions refer to only certain unit models. Finishes and provisions in different contracts vary.
Please refer to the individual contract details in the brochure.
|Punggol Town Map|