Tampines or Tampines New Town is known as the largest of all HDB Estates present in Singapore, covering 2089 hectares of land and is also considered as the third most populated new town following Bedok and Jurong West. Except bagging the position as the largest residential area, Tampines is also popular among property investors and families looking for residential flats, as it provides a wide range of entertainment facilities and is well connected to other HDB estates as well. The town got its name from the iron trees or tempinis as called in Malay, which was abundantly available in the area. Previously, the area was also covered with swamps and was a part of a military training area until 1987. So, one can find a lot of history which goes way back.
Tampines Central 1 is made up of 12 blocks and ~336 units. The oldest HDB estate can be found which was developed way back in the year 1989, while the foundation of the new one was laid in the year 1990. The postal code range is from 520501 to 521512. Not only the place has to offer a lot of history, a variety of flats can also be found in Tampines Central 1 which normally consists of 4 bedrooms and 5 bedrooms flats. The flats are situated at places providing a lot of greenery, and a secure and better place for any age group. Though the HDB estate does not have any 1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms flats and executive flats, the flats provided are spacious, well-furnished and better communities can also be found.
Similarly, the Tampines Central 1 has a very good transportation system which connects it to many surrounding places. People can travel by bus or take a train to their work, or during traveling. Pan-Island Expressway, East Coast Parkway, Tampines Expressway, and many arterial roads connect the HDB estate to Bedok and Paya Lebar to the West, Changi in the East, Pasir Ris to the North and Singapore Straits to the South. Similarly, Tampines MRT station, Pasir Ris MRT station and Tampines West MRT station, an above-ground station and a part of the East-West MRT line, is the nearest MRT station for people who like to travel by trains to commute. Intra-town bus services can also be availed by people who have to travel between towns on a frequent basis. For people who prefer bus over other modes of transport, some of the main bus facilities are:
- SBS Transit Trunk Services: 3,15,21,27,168 28,29, 31, 37, 38, 39, 65, 68, 69, 72, 81, 168, 552, 553, 554, 576
- SBS Transit Night Owl Service: 2N
- SBS Transit Premium Service: 553
- SMRT Buses NightRider Service: NR7, 291, 293, 576, 579, SS1
Families looking to secure their children’s future, Tampines Central 1 provides many options in daycare centers and primary schools.
Day Care Centers
- Sasco Child Care Center
- My Little Campus- MLC
- Kiddy Academy
- Pitter Patter Child Care & Development Center Pte Ltd.
- Lutheran Child Care Center Tampines
- Hilda’s Primary School
- Casuarina Primary School
- Elias Park Primary School
- Gongshang Primary School
- Chongzheng Primary School
Many secondary schools, tertiary institutions and international schools like United World College of South East Asia, and Middleton International School are also some of the most reputed schools in the area.
Tampines Central 1 also has a lot to offer in entertainment places. One can choose from places, such as dine-out places serving various kinds of food, shopping malls, recreational parks or places of worship. Moreover, according to the urban planning policy of Singapore, all facilities are provided to Tampines and its surrounding areas to reduce the traffic drawn to the cities. Hence, a string of basic amenities like professional hospitals, clinics, retail stores, places of worship have also been provided in the HDB estate. So, one can check out the following listed places for spending quality time.
- Pasir Ris Town Park
- Tampines Eco Green
- Simei Park
- East Coast Park H
- Bedok Town Park
- Hua Yu Wee
- Porta Porta Italian Restaurant
- Belly View Cafe & Restaurant
- Comida Fiesta Restaurant
- Mahamoodiya Restaurant
- Changi City Point
- Eastpoint Mall
- Century Square
- Tampines Mall
- Bedok Shopping Complex