Punggol: Life by the water

With greenery, waterfront housing and more, Punggol has come far from its days as a rural coastal district in the 1900s

It wouldn't take much to sum up Punggol back in the early 1900s - poultry, pig-rearing, fishing and fresh produce plus the rubber plantations.

It was as rural as life gets, with farmers, fishermen and traders making a living in the coastal district, traversing the meandering old Punggol Road with their daily harvest.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2018, with the headline 'Life by the water'. Subscribe