Marrying Punggol's green with high-tech facilities

The upcoming Punggol Digital District, which consists of a JTC business park, the Singapore Institute of Technology and facilities such as a hawker centre and community club, will also have community spaces to facilitate interaction.
The upcoming Punggol Digital District, which consists of a JTC business park, the Singapore Institute of Technology and facilities such as a hawker centre and community club, will also have community spaces to facilitate interaction.PHOTO: JTC

Industry-academia collaboration, retaining natural assets are key aspects of future district

John, a student, steps out from his waterfront Punggol North flat and onto his personal mobility device, before zipping along a lush, green trail to his school, the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Over coffee, he presents a new idea to his project mentor, an innovator at a renowned cyber-security firm. As they brainstorm, the pair get to enjoy views of Coney Island.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Marrying Punggol's green with high-tech facilities'. Print Edition | Subscribe