Simei Street 1

Simei Street 1 was earlier known as Tampines South, Simei, was officially renamed in the year 1985. The backstory of the town’s existence is quite interesting as the town’s name was decided to be kept honouring four beauties in the Chinese history: Xi Shi, Wang Zhaojun, Diaochan, and Yang Guifei. Hence, the name Simei is the pinyin version of ‘Four Beauties’ in Chinese. The town comes under the town of Tampines and is a sub-zone located in the Eastern part of Singapore. With a total of 42,710 people residing in this place, there are plenty of facilities and amenities which consists of recreational places, dine-out places, reputed schools, MRT stations, hospitals, retail stores, international schools, tertiary institutions, and the list goes on.


Simei Street 1 consists of 46 blocks and ~4098 HDB units in total. Moreover, the oldest HDB estate in Simei can range back to the year 1987 while the recent one was developed in the year 1996. The postal code range is from 520101 to 521256. Despite the time difference between the estates, all the HDB estates are being completely renovated regularly. The area also offers a plethora of flat variants starting from 3 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms and executive flats. The flats are equipped with large green communities, sitting places and playgrounds which offers a great view which is suitable for all age groups.


For transportation, Simei Street 1 excels in providing both bus and train facilities. Most of the town is present in a walkable distance which takes roughly 10 minutes to reach at Simei MRT station, Expo MRT station and Upper Changi MRT station, which is the nearest MRT station. One can easily catch a train for commuting to work or going places. Simei is also present in a close proximity to the Singapore Changi Airport via the Pan-Island Expressway. Similarly, people preferring public bus services for transportation can get the details of the main buses from below:


  • SBS Transit Trunk Services: 5, 9, 20, 38, 531
  • SBS Transit Premium Service: NR7
  • SBS Intra-Town Transit Service: 10, 12, 17, 31, 118


Simei has been gaining a lot of audience recently in the form of property investors and families due to its close proximity to a lot of amenities and facilities, like Changi General Hospital, retail outlets, Changi Simei Community Center, day care centers, primary schools, and many more. According to the urban planning policy of Singapore, the HDB estate has been provided with all the basic amenities and facilities to reduce the rush of people towards the city area.


Day Care Centers

  • Sasco Child Care Center
  • YWCA Child Development Center
  • My Little Campus- MLC
  • Kiddy Academy
  • Marine Parade- Aspiration Child Care Center


Primary Schools

  • Casuarina Primary School
  • Hilda’s Primary School
  • Chongzheng Primary School
  • Elias Park Primary School
  • Gongshang Primary School


In close proximity from Tampines, Simei also has many reputed and well-established secondary schools, tertiary institutions like Tampines Junior College, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore University of Technology and Design. Moreover, international schools like United World College of Southeast Asia and Middleton International School also are some of the reasons why it has emerged as the most preferred place to stay.


Furthermore, many hangout zones and recreational places also add on to the glamor of the area. Whether it’s a family dinner in a dine-out place, shopping with friends or just a visit to the nearby place of worship, Simei Street 1 has it all. So, one can look at the below mentioned places and choose if it interests one, or else one can also find many more options in the nearby areas.


Recreational Parks

  • Tampines Leisure Park
  • Sea Shell Park
  • Tampines Tree Garden
  • Pasir Ris Town Park
  • Tampines Festival Park



  • Hua Yu Wee
  • Porta Porta Italian Restaurant
  • Cundhi Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Belly View Cafe & Restaurant
  • Ba Shu Sichuan Restaurant


Shopping Malls

  • Changi City Point
  • Bedok Mall
  • Eastpoint Mall
  • Century Square
  • Tampines Mall


Simei Street 1 is also well connected to its surrounding HDB estates such as Simei Street 5, Simei Street 3 and Simei Road. No wonder, every year the number of family influx has been on a rise in Simei Street 1 and also remains the most preferred choice of many families and property investors who are looking for a peaceful and harmonious environment to stay.

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