Tampines Street 21 is situated in the third largest town in Singapore, ‘Tampines’ has got its name from the iron trees or tempinis as called in Malay, which was abundantly available in the area. The area was earlier covered with swamps, forests and sand quarries and a part of military training until 1987. The town which comes under Tampines HDB Estate houses over 200,000 people housed in 52,000 flats spreads over 4.24 kilometers of area. With the presence of many facilities like hospitals, primary schools, recreational parks, and many more, Tampines has been serving as one of the most preferred choices of property investors and families over many years. The main reason behind the continuous development is the huge influx of people for residential purposes in the HDB estate.
The area consists of ~5828 units including a total of 58 blocks where HDBs of various times can be found. The oldest HDB can be dated back to the year 1982 while the newest HDB was developed in the year 1993. The postcode range is from 520201 to 529398. One can choose from a variety of flats ranging from 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms and executive flats all facilitated with a great view and surrounding. The environment also includes safe and clean communities, sitting places, gardens, and small playgrounds also, so that one can spend their free time sitting and watching the greenery around.
Surrounded by Bedok and Paya Lebar to the West, Pasir Ris to the North, Changi to the East and the Singapore Straits to the South, Tampines Street 21 has an excellent transportation network. It offers a network of expressways, such as Pan-Island Expressway, East Coast Parkway, and Tampines Expressway, including, many arterial roads for road transportation. Overall, a number of MRT stations connect people who like to travel by trains to the surrounding areas, out of which Simei MRT station, Tampines East MRT station and Tampines West MRT station. A part of the East-West MRT line, the station is situated above the ground. For commuters, intra-bus services are also available linking them to different parts of the area such as to Bedok, Paya Lebar, Pasir Ris, Changi and Singapore Straits. Below is the list of some of the main bus services:
- 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
Tampines Street 21 also offers a lot of options for families looking forward to admitting their ward into day care centers or primary schools.
Day Care Centers
- Lutheran Child Care Center Tampines
- Sasco Child Care Center
- Kiddy Academy
- Salvation Army Child Care Center
- Star Learners Child Care
- White Sands Primary School
- Hilda’s Primary School
- Yu Neng Primary School
- Tanjong Katong Primary School
- Anthony’s Canossian Primary School
Many secondary and tertiary institutions like Tampines Junior College, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore University of Technology and Design. The place is also home to many international schools like the United World College of South East Asia and Middleton International School, which have a very good reputation and are well-established also.
The area also provides a lot of entertainment facilities as people can spend their leisure time by hanging around recreational parks, visit shopping malls or just take their family or themselves to a dine-out place. Besides this, many hospitals, retail stores and places of worship also play a very important role in adding a gentle aura to Tampines Street 21.
- Pasir Ris Town Park
- Simei Park
- Tampines Eco Green
- Bedok Town Park
- East Coast Park Area H
- Century Square
- Changi City Point
- Bedok Point
- Bedok Mall
- Eastpoint Mall
- Mahamoodiya Restaurant
- Saffrons @ 1163
- Hua Yu Wee
Moreover, Tampines Street 21 is also well connected to other HDB streets such as Tampines Street 24, and Tampines Ave 4. As every facility is provided to the inhabitants within close proximity, no wonder, the popularity of the HDB estate is growing day by day.