It is official – residents of Punggol and Sengkang have a town of their own. Everything is there now with the opening of Waterway Point.
Many of us have been anticipating the opening of Waterway Point at Punggol; that huge mall in the heart of one of Singapore’s recent most popular neighbourhood is totally what all residents need and are excited about.
The mall will officially open by the second quarter of 2016, but as of now, approximately 75% of shops are already open.
The mall is split into two wings – East and West – with an open-air communal connecting area. The building overlooks the stunning Punggol Waterway where many use for cycling, jogging and casual strolls. Situated directly beside Punggol MRT station, Waterway Point is extremely convenient for anyone who’s taking the public transport.
SLEEK & MODERN INTERIOR
The first thing we noticed about the massive 542,493 square feet structure was the interior. The ceilings had sleek metallic and reflective surfaces that made the place glow.
The mall is split into two wings – the East Wing and the West Wing. There are no specific classifications for these two wings and you can expect a good mixture of food, shopping and various retail stores everywhere in Waterway Point.
BREATHTAKING VIEW OF THE WATERWAY
Walk out of Waterway Point, all the way towards the back of the building (if you are coming in from the MRT entrance) and you will be greeted with fresh air and this incredible view.
Lovely spot to kick back and relax because the atmosphere is so comforting. You can even take a stroll around the area as an after-meal walk-off with your dining partner.
The mall is a mixture of open-air and enclosed areas, and we actually like this concept a lot more. You get your comfortable air-conditioned spaces, while being out in the open also means that you get amazing fresh air.
CRAZY SHOPPING AT THE WATERWAY POINT
Giant brands such as H&M will be opening soon here at Waterway Point, but for now, there are already several brands that are open for business. Think Factorie, Cotton On, Lovisa and even Japanese chain, Daiso. This Daiso outlet is massive and probably one of the biggest here in Singapore.
You can also expect hair salons, nail parlours and so much more. The mall is pretty much “self-contained”.
WATERWAY POINT RESTAURANTS AND EATERIES
Now, here comes the really good part, and the one that gets us excited. Yes, the food!
While not all of the restaurants are open for business yet, some big names have already started operating. They are So Pho, Osaka Osho, Bali Thai, Miam Miam, Social Square and more.
Outlets such as Coffee Bean and Joe & Dough are slated to open pretty soon, but until then, you can still choose from a variety of other F&B outlets.
REFRESHING COCONUT WATER
Our eyes were immediately drawn to a new stall called CocoCane and we did a double-take when we first read the name in our heads. Alas (and thankfully), the kiosk actually serves 100% pure coconut water and 100% pure sugarcane juice.
Coconut water is such a favourite, and so is the classic sugarcane juice. This is practically the simplest business concept, but one that is also evergreen!
We had the Coconut Water (S$3.50) and added a dollop of Nata de Coco (S$0.70). Prices are indeed slightly steep but nevertheless, coconut water is nothing short of refreshing – just what we needed on a hot, sunny afternoon.
And, we reckon this is a healthier alternative to bubble tea anyway.
DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE BURGERS
We stumbled upon a home-grown brand called Burger Up. The burgers were so good that we had them two days in a row!
Also, S$10 or less for a full meal of elevated gourmet fast food-style burgers is pretty much a steal.
We had a Surf & Turf Burger Meal with Fries, a drink, added a fried egg and some sambal sauce for S$11. You bet the burger was huge; definitely enough to fill you up happily.
If you live in the vicinity, Waterway Point is sure to be your next hang out. We also cannot wait to try more food here once everything opens officially!
83 Punggol Central
Nearest Station: Punggol
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About the writer:
Cheryl is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She loves a good steak and an even better cuppa. She eats just about anything and everything. In her free time, she regularly starts on sci-fi or fantasy movie marathons.