Punggol is an upcoming area, and is the address for many newly weds in Singapore. It is pretty inaccessible and it sits on the tip of the North-East of Singapore, but we will show you why it is one of the best neighbourhoods in Singapore. Malls, walkways, a newly opened island for us, and lots of new cafes and restaurants.
The addition of Waterway Point at Punggol has also kickstarted a new generation for the hood. What used to be a boring and inaccessible place with no facilities, has now become a self-contained and awesome neighbourhood with great shopping, a cinema, amazing food and so much more.
Here are 8 Reasons Why Punggol is One of the Best Neighbourhoods in Singapore.
#1 AMAZING FOOD
Besides the newly opened Waterway Point, Punggol also has @Punggol and The Punggol Settlement – all with amazing food waiting for you to discover. Some of our picks at The Punggol Settlement include Chinese seafood restaurant Leong Ji and the ever-popular White Restaurant with the renowned White Beehoon.
The Punggol Settlement has bars such as Georges By The Bay and affordable semi-dine dining restaurant, Horizon Bistronomy which we really love too.
And of course, Waterway Point has so many F&B establishments under one roof – from fast food joints to restaurants.
#2 SCENIC BEACHES
You know how touristy areas such as Siloso Beach is perpetually overcrowded and generally a lot messier? Well, the beaches in Punggol are stunning and tranquil.
Catch a sunrise or a sunset at The Punggol Settlement’s coastline and trust us, it is a sight to behold.
#3 CONEY ISLAND PARK
Coney Island Park is by far one of the best islands in Singapore for a leisurely stroll or a lovely ride on the bicycle, because the tall trees that fill up the island really makes you feel like you are in a gorgeous forest somewhere in Europe (kind of).
Coney Island Park is beautiful and it is worth a trip down just to enjoy nature at its finest.
#4 FRESH AIR
Somehow, the air away from the city areas always seem fresher.
Trust us, when you take an after-meal stroll at @Punggol, The Punggol Settlement or Waterway Point, take deep breath of fresh air in and you will surely feel recharged.
#5 FULL AMENITIES
Cinema? Check. Great shopping options? Check. Delicious food? Check. A new indoor water playground? Check.
Admit it, Punggol’s new facelift is impressive and it is pretty much a country of its own with everything in the vicinity!
#6 GREAT JOGGING ROUTES
There are various routes to take for a good jog – one along the Punggol connector (from Punggol Park, all the way to @Punggol and beyond), within Coney Island Park, along The Punggol Settlement and more.
You can even cycle along these routes. The park connector is especially great for cycling or jogging as the atmosphere is extremely serene.
#7 GREAT SHOPPING
It goes without saying that the addition of big names such as Uniqlo, H&M, Cotton On, Factorie, Daiso and more to the spanking new Waterway Point are delightful additions to residents Now, they do not have to travel all the way down to town just to shop at these popular brands.
#8 SLEEK NEW HOUSING ESTATES
The newer housing estates in Punggol are so sleek and modern, most of them look like condominiums. If you are looking to buy a new house, Punggol is one highly coveted address now.