Advantages staying in punggol are its calm and silent surrounding and beautiful, spacious, well furnished houses. Its good for someone who likes to come back to a silent place away from city after work, good for long walks with a loved one
and cycling but definetely very disppointing /boring for someone who needs a few options to hangout near the house.
Infact interiors of many houses in punggol is done better than the condominium
in farrer park but on the other side yes its remote and outskirts of Singapore.
There are bare minimum facilities and the hdb’s don’t have a shop in the block or nearby one unlike other areas, so its preferred that the groceries shopping is done on weekly basis.
You have punggol central mall, 24hrs Chinese shop and couple of 24hrs kopitiam food centre.
Vicinity to these shops depends on your house location. Let me know the closest LRT to your house?
Sengkang is one stop to punggol. If you want to access to better malls and food facilities you can travel to sengkang,
you have good community clubs in sengkang and comparatively its lively.
If you have access to cars then commuting to Changi would be easy via a direct Tampiness Highway.
There are very less houses which are at walking distance from mrt. In case you opt to travel by mrt you would have to take lrt to reach your house.
Punggol is half an hour to 45 mins distance from places like orchard road(shopping hub), dhoby ghaut and Clarke quay(clubbing hub)
and a hour distance from sentosa beach and east coast beach.