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Sep 2019 BTO: Punggol Point Crown & Punggol Point Cove Unit Selection


Punggol Point Crown and the second phase of Punggol Point Cove (the first phase was launched in August 2018) were launched in the recent Sep 2019 BTO sales exercise. If you are wondering which unit to pick in these developments, you’ve come to the right place. We did up a unit analysis to see the stacks you should go for if you are given a selection date from HDB.
Hoping to snag a unit at BTO Tampines GreenGlen instead? See our unit analysis for it here.

 
At a glance
Current progress of Punggol Point Crown, taken during our site visit at the end of September.
Current progress of Punggol Point Cove, taken during our site visit at the end of September.
Along Punggol Road, which will be turned into a green connector/heritage trail.
Punggol Point Crown and Punggol Point Cove are part of the fifth waterfront district in Punggol. There are seven waterfront districts out of the 11 districts in Punggol.
The 11 districts at Punggol.
Image courtesy of HDB

Punggol Point Crown
Punggol Point Cove

Location
Bounded by New Punggol Road, Northshore Drive, and upcoming Heritage Trail
Along New Punggol Road

No. of units
1,545
1,179

Type of units
2-room Flexi, 3-, 4- and 5-room
2-room Flexi, 3-, 4- and 5-room

Blocks
9
6

Storeys
6 to 26
8 to 26

Design
Inspired by former Punggol Zoo. Will feature 5 thematic zones
Wave-like structure inspired by the waves and fishing nets. Kampong life concept

Car park
Aboveground
Basement

Estimated Completion Date
3Q2023 to 4Q2023
4Q2023 to 1Q2024

Nearby amenities
Greenery: Punggol Point Park/Jetty, Coney Island, Heritage Trail
Dining: Restaurants at Punggol Settlement, Upcoming Punggol Digital District which will have a hawker centre, waterfront eateries

Nearest public transport
LRT: Punggol Point
MRT: Upcoming Punggol Coast MRT along NE Line (ready by 2023)
Bus: Along Punggol Road, outside Punggol Settlement

 
Chemical smells?
There have been reports of Punggol residents complaining of chemical smells in the air, with the NEA (National Environment Agency) tracing it to an industrial facility in Pasir Gudang in Johor. There have also been reports of “strange smells” and a “urine stench” in the area, likely to be caused by Johor. Both Punggol Point Crown and Punggol Point Cove, situated at the tip of Punggol, are located right across from Johor’s Pasir Gudang industrial area so you are likely to be facing the worst of the brunt. Keep this in mind when deciding if you should go for a flat there.
 
Punggol Point Crown: Which unit to pick?
1. If you want a balcony
Some 3-, 4- and 5-room flats come with a balcony. This will increase your total floor area by 3 sqm.
3-room: 1537, 1607
4-room: 1505, 1519, 1555, 1561, 1581
5-room: 1541, 1565, 1577, 1595, 1599

See gorgeous balcony ideas here.
2. For relatively unblocked views
Don’t want to be blocked by tall structures in front of your unit? For a breezier flat, get stacks that are facing the cluster of private housing (the properties are about two to four storeys high), Punggol Point Park as well as a the low-lying Punggol Settlement area.
Blk 435A: 1503, 1505
Blk 435B: 1535, 1537, 1517, 1519
Blk 436A: 1553, 1555, 1539, 1541
Blk 436B: 1559, 1561, 1563, 1565
Blk 437A: 1571 and 1573 (from fifth storeys onwards), 1575, 1577, 1579, 1581
Blk 437B: 1589, 1591, 1593, 1595

3. For more privacy
Want more privacy? Don’t want neighbours poking their noses into your home while passing through the corridors? Get corner units, away from the elevators and rubbish chutes.
Blk 435A: 1501, 1505, 1511, 1513
Blk 435B: 1517, 1527, 1535
Blk 436A: 1553, 1539
Blk 436B: 1557, 1567
Blk 437A: 1577, 1579
Blk 437B: 1587, 1589, 1593, 1599
Blk 438A: 1607, 1619
Blk 438B: 1627, 1647
Blk 438C: 1657, 1671

4. Cooler units
Prefer not to be baked by the hot afternoon sun? Get these cooler units that have the least likelihood of the western sun shining through the main areas of the home e.g. living/dining area.
Blk 435A: 1507, 1509, 1511, 1513, 1515
Blk 435B: 1525, 1527, 1529, 1531
Blk 436A: 1543, 1545, 1547, 1549
Blk 437A: 1583
Blk 437B: 1593, 1595, 1597, 1599
Blk 438A: 1605, 1607
Blk 438B: 1627, 1629, 1631, 1633, 1635, 1637
Blk 438C: 1657, 1659, 1661, 1663
Note that because some of the blocks are staggered, not all units might be blocked from the sun. To be on the safe side, check out the 3D model at HDB Hub when making your selection.

Other things to take note:

Part of the upcoming Heritage Trail will border Punggol Point Crown. This green link will likely be busy and heavily used, as it connects to Punggol town centre, serving as a link also to the parks in the area. It will also likely be popular with joggers, walkers and cyclists, so it might get a bit noisy particularly during the evenings or weekends. Avoid a unit facing it if you want a quieter flat.

Punggol Point Cove: Which unit to pick?
1. For sea views
If you are opting for Punggol Point Cove, it’s likely you hope to opt for one of the highly coveted seafront apartments. Major advantages include the cooler breeze and the gorgeous unblocked views, but there are challenges to take note of as well.
For one, metal furniture and fittings will likely corrode faster thanks to the saltier air and will need to be replaced more frequently. For another, seafront apartments tend to have higher humidity (because of the greater evaporation) so you might have to allocate some budget to control the humidity levels in your home.
Still up for it? Here are the units with the sea views:
Blk 442A: 610, 612
Blk 442B: 634, 636
Blk 443B: 674, 676
Blk 445B: 744, 746

2. For more privacy
Don’t want your neighbours poking their heads through your door while walking through? Get a corner unit away from the lifts and the rubbish chutes.
Blk 442A: 602, 604, 610, 612
Blk 442B: 618, 620, 632, 638
Blk 443A: 642, 644, 646, 650
Blk 443B: 662, 664, 672, 676
Blk 445A: 692, 694, 702, 704, 708, 710
Blk 445B: 724, 726, 744, 746

3. Cooler units
Avoid units that face the western sun if you want a cooler flat to come home to in the evenings. Some blocks, despite facing the west, are blocked by neighbouring buildings. As such, they might not get the full brunt of the heat. Consider this when choosing your unit.
Blk 442A: 600, 602, 610, 612, 614
Blk 442B: 616, 618, 634, 636, 638
Blk 443A: 648, 650
Blk 443B: All units (they are blocked from the sun thanks to nearby structures)
Blk 445A: 706, 708
Blk 445B: 714, 716, 718, 720, 726, 728, 730, 732, 734, 736, 744, 746
Once again, because some of the blocks are staggered, not all units might be blocked from the sun. To be on the safe side, check out the 3D model of the BTO at HDB Hub when making your selection.

Other things to take note:

There are some units that will enjoy unblocked views as well, even though they don’t face the sea. Pick units from stacks 748, 750, 714, 716, 718, 720 and 722 which face a common green area as well as stacks 604, 606 and 608 which face the low-lying Punggol Settlement.

All site plan photos are courtesy of HDB

 
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