The terminal station along the North-East line, Punggol MRT(NE17) is nestled between the Punggol bus interchange and Fraser's Waterway Point Mall. A short walk away from the station is the picturesque Waterway @Punggol, a riverine that connects both Punggol reservoir to Serangoon reservoir. Waterway @Punggol consists of pedestrian and bicycle lanes for residents to interact, stroll and exercise. It meanders through the waterway district connecting several HDB estates, schools and condominiums. Residents use Punggol Waterway to commute to the MRT via bike sharing and PMDs like e-scooters and e-skateboards. Punggol MRT station is connected to the rest of Punggol town via LRT serving the older Punggol central district and the newer Punggol Waterway and Northshore districts. A University, digital and a creative cluster district is planned to be developed in Punggol opposite Punggol Safra, which is just an LRT stop away from Punggol MRT. Another MRT station, Punggol Coast is slated to open in 2023 and will be the new terminal station on the North-East Line.
Punggol, being a relatively new town is host to many young couples starting families. Part of the government's initiative in Punggol is to build more amenities that support these young family clusters. There are several schools located within the vicinity. For primary schools, there is Punggol View, Punggol Green, Oasis and Edgefield Primary. Punggol and Edgefield Secondary schools are within in the vicinity. As Punggol is slated to be on of the largest town in Singapore, more schools and childcare centres are currently being built to support the growing population.
Punggol Plaza is the first neighbourhood mall in this suburb, serving the needs of the pioneer batch of Punggol residents. In 2015, a major mall, Waterway Point by Fraser's opened beside the MRT station and transformed the face of Punggol Town. Waterway Point boasts 2 wings and 4 levels of shops, f&b and entertainment outlets. It's anchor tenants include Fairprice Finest, Shaw IMAX Cinemas, Uniqlo, H&M, Uncle Leong's seafood, Challenger and Best Denki.
Being a relatively new developmental estate, one could look at eateries in Waterway Point such as Thousand Taste Shan Dong Da Bao and Taste Better, that serves durian puffs. Rong Hua Bat Kut Teh is also a store that a person could look into for dining.
Renting a hipster bike on Punggol Waterway Park and cycling is also a fun way to enjoy around the Punggol district. Punggol also offers late night prawning as well as fishing in that area. Furthermore, there are also lots of other attractive insta-worthy places that one could visit. Some examples are the Jewel Bridge, Lalang Field and the Punggol's new instagram tree.
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