History and transformation of Punggol

Punggol or Ponggol, is a beautiful residential area in Singapore, located in the north-east region of the country, in the Tanjong Punggol peninsula. But this town didn’t look like this from the beginning of its times. It took several decades of evolution and transformation to create the gorgeous Punggol of today, where some of the most sought-after residences in Singapore are located. Most certainly the natural beauty and potential of the area helped it evolve so much, slowly but surely transforming the area into a modern waterfront residential city. If you are looking for a place to stay that has all the modern facilities needed for a comfortable life, while providing stunning natural views, it is worth taking Punggol into account.

Punggol
Punggol (Credits: URA)

As mentioned before, Punggol had to evolve to reach the current state, being a modern fishermen village back in the days. It is believed that it may be one of the oldest settled areas in Singapore, people living 200 years ago as well. Because of the nearby waterfront, the main activity of the inhabitants was fishing. But, gathering and selling fruits and products provided by the forest were also means to keep life running over here, Punggol meaning, in Malay, to throw sticks at the branches of fruits trees with the purpose of making the fruits reach the ground, in order to be harvested. Also, around the half of the 19th century, the Chinese people that came here helped the area evolve even more. They started working on rubber plantations and introduced poultry and pig farming into Punggol. Vegetable gardens emerged as well, the local market having, besides fish and fruits, fresh produces coming from the local farms and fresh vegetables.

 

With the arrival of the 1960s, the inhabitants of Punggol started to enjoy paved roads, drainage systems, electricity, and piped water, as part of the modernization and programs of self help. Also, one at a time, TV antennas started to appear on the rooftops of Punggol houses, a sign that the small city that slowly aligning with the rest of the world. In 1970s, a large redevelopment movement started, people from outside the area discovering Punggol for its delicious seafood and for the possibility of renting boats, and for enjoying diving and water-skiing lessons. In the 1980s, the government realized the residential potential Punggol has, and decided to start a reclamation project that was meant to develop the area even more. But, it was only in 1996 when the first official announcement was made, about the transformation of Punggol into a brand new residential city. Problems triggered by a financial crisis slowed the project down, but the redeveloping of Punggol continues without a problem since 2007, when a new initiative was started.

 

How Punggol does looks today? Almost everything around Punggol is modern and corresponds to the latest standards. Beautiful HDB flats and new condos, parks, schools, shopping centers, restaurants, modern transportation means, with other words everything one may need to unroll a fulfilling and comfortable life. If you want to see these changes yourself, don’t hesitate to visit Punggol and get convinced with what it has to offer to its inhabitants.

 

 

There has not been any new launch Executive Condo in the Sengkang & Punggol Districts. The Sengkang EC will be launching for sale next year, and meanwhile there will also be a new EC site at Sumang Walk that will be released for tender as well.

 

 

Other upcoming developments

 

 

Current residential developments that are strategically located in The Central area of Singapore

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