Going around Punggol, especially the north and north-west of the new town, one cannot fail to notice the large number of new flats being built, which means the population in this region will increase in density in the near future. However, the facilities are sorely lacking.
Since moving into the new town in 2002, I have had to travel to Sengkang to visit the polyclinic, library, hawker stalls and other amenities to meet my needs.
The size of the current Punggol population, which is already quite large, surely warrants the building of basic amenities. Priority should be given to expanding new towns when it comes to the provision of amenities.
Building the much-awaited hawker centres, which lower-income residents and retirees with no income depend on for their meals, should be the priority.
The residents in Punggol are looking forward to more facilities coming on-stream soon.
Lee Kok Lin
This article was first published on July 30, 2014.
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