Punggol has an estimated HDB resident population of 126,300, and the HDB manages 43,385 flats in the town (as of 31 March 2017). These numbers are set to rise over the next few years as more developments take root, and new residents and young families move into the town.
Why Should You Live in Punggol?
In 2007, a refined Punggol 21 initiative was set to realise its vision as "A Waterfront Town of the 21st Century" in the neighbourhood. The plan unveiled additional of a new waterway cutting through the estate to connect both Punggol and Serangoon rivers, to create modern recreational amenities to revive the estate and improve living standards.
Punggol Waterway Park is a riverine park located along the Punggol Waterway. Opened in October 2011, the park is designed with four themes to cater to residents of all ages.
The shady trees provide a lush, cool area for families to picnic under while bicycle tracks allow avid cyclists to enjoy a session of cycling with friends.
There is also something for anglers, who can look forward to hooking their next catch at the park’s fishing promenades located around the 5-hectare pond. You can also choose to sit back and relax in the outdoor dining area of the restaurant located within the park.
Besides being rich in history, the 50 hectare Coney Island Park houses a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. It is home to a wide range of fauna and flora, some of which are critically endangered. Some plants at the park are presumed nationally extinct in the wild.
Find time to explore the forest and mangrove habitats on the newly built boardwalk and move on to the beach which can be accessed at five locations. With its rich biodiversity in a rustic setting, Coney Island Park offers much to explore for bird and nature enthusiasts.
Any Future Plans for Punggol?
Shortly, as more new residents and young families move into the town, Punggol is expected to actualise its potential fully within the seven subzones. By 2023, new MRT station, Punggol Coast Station, will be built at the Northern part of the Punggol. It will be easier for people to access Coney island.
It is a future underground station along the North East Line (NEL) connected to Serangoon MRT plus with the upcoming Cross Island MRT Line and North-South Corridor, accessibility to and from the city is a breeze!