Punggol region also known as Ponggol is located in the Northern east area of Singapore right at the Tanjong punggol peninsula. The southern area of this city borders a region called Sengkang while the western area borders seletar. The eastern side of the city borders pasir ris region. The straits of Johor borders the city from the north as well as the north-east. Coney region is a major planning area of Punggol region. In the year 1996, major plans were made to develop the region into a new residential city. The projects to develop the region began in the year 1998. Even though the plans were well laid out, the projects did not materialize to 100 percent. This was greatly affected by Asian financial crises that hit the region in the year 1997. Financial issues in the year 2003 within the building industry greatly affected the project as well. With all these challenges, the project was briefly halted awaiting future plans. It did not take long and the year 2007 saw another initiative rediscovered to proceed with the project. The initiative was named Punggol 21 initiative. The new plan was aimed at developing Punggol region into a waterfront city.
The town is split into7 separate subzones. The subzones are named as follows; Punggol Canal, Matilda, Northshore, Coney Island, Punggol Field, Punggol Town Centre and Waterway East. A major project to make available basic amenities were launched between the year 1960 and 1970. This saw installation of electricity, proper drainage system, piped water, proper roads and other basic facilities executed. The projects were initiated by the government as well as self-help programs. During this phase, the introduction of television hit high and this led to multiple antennas being installed at the rooftops of various buildings. Developments aimed at urbanizing the Punggol have been accelerated with the introduction of superior conveyance options. This includes Tampines Expressway which is a major transport provider.