Sumang Walk EC makes waves in Punggol
The Government Land Sales programme is handled by one of three key statutory agencies – Singapore Land Authority, Urban Redevelopment Agency (URA) and Housing and Development Board (HDB).
The HDB recently released the Sumang Walk site zoned for Executive Condominium (EC) for public tender. While Executive Condo is a public-private hybrid property, every applications must satisfy all requirements before any sale and purchase can be conducted.
Some of these qualifications are formation household nucleus where at least one member is a Singapore Citizen, monthly household income must not exceed $14,000 and must not own or dispose a private property within the last 30 months.
The Sumang Walk EC has a land area of 27,056 square metres and maximum permissible Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 81,169.2 square metres, which is estimated to yield 820 units. With possibility to achieve 20 storeys in height, the higher floor units could enjoy panoramic view of the Punggol Reservoir and excellent cross ventilation in the apartment.
The lease for the Sumang Walk EC commences its 99 years leasehold from the date of the award and the developer must complete the development within 60 months. With the advancement in technology in construction, the industry players have begin adopting pre-fabrication as part of the strategy to improve the building process.
Nearby education institutions near Punggol EC
As Punggol EC is expected to be popular with young families, it is important to consider the options for primary and secondary education when considering to purchase a home. All home buyers are mandated to stay in the executive condominium for at least 5 years before it can be sold in the resale market.
Punggol Cove Primary School is 200 metres away from the housing development. Mr Dennis Yapis the current principal for Punggol Cove Primary School which he helped setup in December 2015 to offer three different mother tongues – Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
There are two other primary schools are Punggol View Primary School and Punggol Green Primary School and both are located at a short distance by car. With the excellent connectivity by LRT, it is convenient for schooling children to make use of public transport.
Child care providers close to executive condominium
There are three child care providers that are conveniently located at a short distance from Sumang Walk Executive Condominium that cater to the needs of working parents with young children. The services are as below:
Infant Care Programme
The infants are cared for in a tender and warm environment to promote special bonding, care and positive emotions. The benefits of a large, bright, open plan day room allows infants to explore their senses through contact with safe toys and encourage early development.
The toddlers enjoys exploring their environment and attempt to master skills some basic motor skills on their own. There will be constant activities to promote their early development of senses using varying techniques and pace to accommodate each child.
The children are most expressive and creative at this stage. This is the best moment to build on their imagination with lots of pretend play, song and rhymes, free painting and creative play. This helps to enhance their creative thinking skills.
These older children begin taking responsible task and eagerness to learn. This is the stage to support their transition from preschool to primary school. Challenge them with activities that promote cohesive behaviour and discovery learning in literacy, maths, expressive arts, social and emotional development, communication and understanding of the world.
Nearby shopping malls and supermarkets at Sumang Walk executive condominium
Punggol EC being a vibrant township with families and young child/children, it is necessary to provide sufficient access to fresh produce such as meat and vegetables. There are three immediate supermarkets listed below for the convenience of the future residents.
There is a 24-hour Sheng Siong Supermarket
For a complete shopping experience, the residents can visit Waterway Point for great dining options and extensive grocery selection at NTUC Finest.
For the adventurous, you may venture and explore heartland malls such as Kovan and NEX at Serangoon. These are fantastics venues for great family time and bonding over great local treats. It is worthy to note that both locations are conveniently located along the North-East Line (NEL).
Punggol MRT and expressway near Sumang Walk EC
The Sumang Walk EC is served by Sumang and Nibong LRT Stations which are a couple stations away from Punggol MRT Station – the terminal station for the North-East MRT Line (NEL aka Purple Line).
The NEL is a high-capacity railway system which runs from Harbourfront Centre in the southern-west to Punggol in the northern-east. The full journey of all 16-stations Mass Rapid Transit line is 19.20 kilometres long and takes 33 minutes to complete.
The Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) is the longest subterranean road tunnel in Southeast Asia that connects the southern Singapore to the north-eastern Singapore. It is approximately 12 kilometres long and allows residents at Sumang Walk EC to connect seamlessly to Marina Bay area for work.
There are plans to develop the Cross Island Line which is undergoing feasibility studies and Punggol has been earmarked to be one of the potential hubs.
The Punggol Digital District will bookend the North Coast Innovation Corridor, housing technology firms involved in key growth fields such as cyber-security, as well as fostering industry-academia collaboration at the new Singapore Institute of Technology Campus.
Details of tender closing date at Punggol EC
The tender for the Sumang Walk executive condominium site will be closed on 12 noon on 30 January 2018. Being the only launch for Punggol EC, industry watchers expect a heated contest for the executive condominium. All successful tenderers must complete the development within five years from the award of the site.