Punggol has started its ground breaking ceremony today to start work on its 4.9km long promenade that will start from Punggol Point.
Today, the town has a population of 53,600 and this is projected to grow to 70,000 by 2011.
I have recently sold a 5-room Design and Built in Punggol Central, this has been one of the most discussed selling point on the transformation of Punggol. “This is coming, the second generation of Punggol residents will enjoy what has been a bare land transformed” as quoted by my owner.
Price has also steadily raised for Punggol HDB apartments with its promised plans from the Government to transform the whole estate into a beautiful waterfront town. As we can see, the estate is slowly maturing.
This reminds me alot about SAF when they reward serviceman who submits good WITS idea and more if the idea is implemented.. in cash.
The Housing Development Board (HDB) is calling out for Singapore Polytechnic students to contribute ideas to Punggol’s remake over (dubbed as the Waterfront Town of the 21st Century). Architecture poly students and even public can contribute ideas by heading to HDB’s Call for Ideas page. Deadline for submission is on the 30th of June.
– Top 10 submissions will be given $1,000 cash each.
– Good and feasible ideas will be translated into actual design.
– Publication of selected entries.
– Selected ideas will be posted online in the Ideas Gallery.
On also another serious side, HDB has also opened another competition for Urban Planners, Architects and Landscape Architects to come out with designs that can suit the waterway theme. They’ll have to buy a Design Competition Package from HDB, more details can be found here.
Letting the public who’s living in Punggol to shape the landscape, smart!