Built on a land that used to be inhabited by Malay locals, Geylang Estate is one of the HDB estates that provides flats for residents of different demographics. This estate which is divided into several streets offer a variety of housing options, from the smaller one-room flats to the executive mansions. Geylang Estate has about 40 streets, and these streets have about 30,000 flats. The total number of residents of Geylang Estate is about 84,000. The name of this estate which means press, mill or factory in Malay was given to it because the area where the estate is located had several mills, presses and factories as at the time of initial development of the estate. Development of the estate started in 1963 on a 99-year leasehold tenure.
Sims Avenue is an HDB street in Geyland estate. Like every other street that makes up this estate, Sim Avenue is divided into blocks of apartments. These blocks of apartment were completed at different times. The development of Sims Avenue started in 1985 and ended in 1986. The flats found on Sims Avenue include 4 bedrooms flats and executive flats. 13 blocks of flats are found on Sims Avenue with 184 HDB units. Postal range for this area stretch from 387413 to 400848.
Geylang Estate has facilities that ensure that residents can meet a lot of their needs around their homes and within the estate. Thus, facilities such as schools, childcare facilities, train stations and bus stops abound in and around Sims Avenue. There are also facilities such as recreational parks and shopping malls close to Sims Avenue. The facilities could be so close to the homes of residents of Sims Avenue that they only need to walk for about 5 minutes to get to the facilities.
Transportation facilities are some of the facilities that abound in and around Sims Avenue. The transportation facilities readily available to residents of Sims Avenue include bus stops, train stations and major roads that lead to the area.
Train stations located close to Sims Avenue include Kembangan MRT Station, Kallang MRT station and Aljunied MRT station. Some of the notable roads that lead to Sims Avenue include Paya Lebar Road, Aljunied Road and Changi Road.
As mentioned earlier, childcare and educational facilities are located close to Sims Avenue. These facilities include the following
Nearby Childcare centres
- PCF Geylang Serai Blk 15 (located at 15 Joo Seng Road)
- Pu Ti Child Care Centre (located at 104, Aljunied Crescent)
- Ascension Kindercare (located at 105, Potong Pasir Avenue 1)
- PCF Geylang Serai Blk 9 (located at 9, Haig Road)
Nearby Primary Schools
- Eunos Primary School
- Maha Bodhi Primary School
- Tanjong Katong Primary School
Eunos Primary School is located about 810 metres away. Maha Bodhi Primary School is located about 1.2 km away. Tanjong Katong Primary School is located about 1.38 km away.
Nearby Secondary Schools
- Manjusri Secondary School
- Tanjong Katong Secondary School
- Tanjong Katong Girls’ Secondary School
Manjusri Secondary School is located about 1.1 km away. Tanjong Katong Secondary School is located about 1.12 km away. Tanjong Katong Girls’ Secondary School is located about 1.28 km away.
There are also shopping malls around Sims Avenue, with a few of them at walking distances to the blocks of flats.
Nearby Shopping Malls
- Joo Chiat Complex
- Singapore Post Centre
- One Km Shopping Mall
Joo Chiat Complex is located about 420 metres away. Singapore Post Centre is located about 790 metres away. One Km Shopping Mall is located about 850 metres away.