Punggol Is More Than Just Another HDB Estate

Punggol estate is now one of the most lustrous heartland housing areas in Singapore.

People once laughed at Punggol residents for residing in ulu land, but they have no idea what they’re missing out on.

With waterfront housing, picturesque landscapes and a huge mall, Punggol has come a long way since its marshland past where farmhouses and plantations dotted the area.

Here are a few reasons why BTO couples should consider picking this flourishing neighbourhood for its hidden gems.

1. Gorgeous seafront flats

HDB has upped their game since the rustic red brick days.

Flats are now sleeker and swanky-looking – some can even be easily mistaken as condos at first glance.

The 26 August BTO exercise offers 1,172 sea-facing flats and 940 heritage trail-facing units at the new waterfront Punggol district.

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Expected to be completed in 2023, you and your stead can sign up to ballot for Punggol Point Cove and Punggol Point Woods units here.

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2. Coney Island Park, a world away from urbanity

Once a millionaire’s island and wakeboarder’s paradise, Coney Island is a must-visit if you happen to be on Punggol terrain.

Located on an actual island 100 metres away from Singapore, Coney Island never fails to attract visitors due to its alluring charms.

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The rustic green space is home to many untouched trails and white sand beaches.

Travellers often find themselves veering off the beaten tracks while cycling around the scenic Punggol surroundings.

Though the beaches don’t offer pristine shores, they are still a pleasant seaside break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

3. Cargo container dining at Punggol East

Tucked away in Punggol East lies a hip foodie enclave formed entirely out of refurbished steel shipping containers that house quaint bars and bistros.

The “cargo container bistros” mirror Seoul’s Common Ground and Bangkok’s Artbox.

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From crispy fish and chips to Korean fried chicken or even good ol’ tzechar, delicacies from the 7 eateries are a bang for your buck.

It doesn’t matter if everyone wants to eat something different, patrons are free to buy food from any of the 7 container-restaurants and enjoy it together at the spacious alfresco dining area.

The food joints overlook the breathtaking Punggol-Serangoon Reservoir, diners can also stroll along the river to walk off the food coma afterwards.

4. Punggol Waterway

The most notable feature of the neighbourhood is its 4.2km river canal that flows through the heart of the estate.

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With that, Punggol accommodates the longest man-made waterway in Singapore. Just imagine going home to this view everyday.

5. Five Instaworthy bridges

Punggol boasts a waterway, a vast array of flora, fauna and 5 charming bridges.

The bridges – Jewel Bridge, Adventure Bridge, Sunrise Bridge, Wave Bridge and Kelong Bridge – definitely add to Punggol’s picturesque scenery.

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Despite being far-flung and a relatively new estate, Punggol has plenty of scenery to marvel at.

BTO-ers look no further, Punggol is the perfect neighbourhood for you.

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