8 reasons why Tampines is a slice of heaven on earth

Crowned the “Orchard Road of the East”, the mature estate is a haven of creature comforts as well as nature and heritage sites. Here are 8 reasons why Tampines is quite possibly the best place on earth:

1. It is loaded with shopping malls

The list includes:

  • Tampines Mall
  • Century Square (pictured)
  • Tampines 1
  • IKEA
  • Giant Hypermart
  • Courts Megastore, and a string of neighbourhood malls

2. It is next to Changi Airport

… and, by extension, the iconic Jewel:

3. It has a mega-multipurpose sports and recreational hub, Our Tampines Hub

The facility hosts:

  • One-stop government office service centre
  • Hawker centre
  • Retail mall
  • Swimming pool
  • Stadium and a suite of other lifestyle offerings.

4. For nature lovers, there is rustic, nature park, Eco Green Park

5. as well as the Tampines Quarry

6. There are plenty of instagrammable art & architecture

Among the insta-worthy sites are Tampines Cultural Hub…

… this Watermelon Playground at Tampines Central Park…

… the monochromatic HDB blocks…

… this analogue TV test pattern mural block along Tampines St 41…

… A splash of heritage at the Blk 478 Tampines St 44 – interactive Heritage Wall Mural


7. It has beautiful religious venues

Some notable sites include Living Hope Methodist Church…

Photo credit: Living Hope Methodist Church

… and the Tampines Chinese Temple, known for the 270 metre-long dragon sculpture lining its roof:

Instawalk Tampines Pre Pub Tampines Chinese Temple
Photo credit: Roots.sg

8. It will be home to many, many more residents with the expansion into Tampines North

Tampines Greenridges is the first completed project in the area. Other projects in the pipeline include GreenVerge and GreenGlen, among others.

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Slightly to the east, Tampines GreenEdge also recently welcomed residents:

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