SINGAPORE: More than 90 per cent of the outlets at the new food and beverage cluster at Punggol Point have been taken up; three months after the site received its Temporary Occupation Permit in April 2014.
Tenants at Punggol Settlement hope it will become the next go-to seafood dining location after East Coast.
With a growing population in the area and more recreational facilities coming up, some tenants say they are not too concerned about the so-called far-away place, though others add the lack of public transport to the area is a concern.
Talks are ongoing to start a shuttle bus service from the nearby Punggol MRT station.
"Many of the tenants are already operating right now. The rest are finalising their renovations and they should be operating soon,” said Sean Fong, marketing agent of Punggol Settlement. He added that the public can experience “full seafront dining at all restaurant units."
"Many years back, there were a few popular restaurants here and they were selling seafood,” said Francis Ng, owner of House of Seafood. “I hope I can bring back those memories to those youngsters. A lot of youngsters are staying here, so I think there's a lot of potential." - CNA/ec
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