16 Oct '11, 9pm

Punggol to retain its fishing village heritage

SINGAPORE - She grew up in Punggol but, today, Mdm Wee Sah Muay can no longer recognise the area where she had lived for more than 30 years until she moved out in 1975 to Hougang. The 78-year-old, who used to live at the 20th track near the old Punggol Zoo, told Today: "I have no impression of the new place. Everything looks different and the place where I used to stay is now an empty plot of land that the Government will use to build recreational facilities." As Punggol is in the midst of being transformed into an eco-town, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) is looking at how to preserve its fishing village heritage for both the younger and older generations. For instance, the 4.2km man-made Punggol Waterway, which will be open to visitors from Sunday, runs through the town to provide residents with a waterfront living space, while seeking to retain the seaside charm...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111017-0000084/Pu...

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