District 18 - Tampines, Pasir Ris, Simei
District 18 consists of Simei, Tampines and Pasir Ris – residential areas with numerous amenities and facilities within the vicinity. A great and convenient place to live, it is located in the eastern part of Singapore.
You can find all types of housing in Simei, from HDB flats to condominiums to landed property. Lately, this place has become a popular spot for expatriates. Simei used to be a village by the sea with a nice seaview. However, due to land reclamation in the area, the sea is no longer visible from Simei. The name Simei was derived from a Chinese painting of four beauties – Simei means four beauties in Chinese.
Previously a fishing village, and later converted into fish farms, Tampines is now a neighborhood estate comprising of HDB flat and condominiums. The fish farms were relocated to Pasir Ris. Tampines got its namesake from an endangered tree, the “tampinis”. It is a thriving commercial and residential area now, with various amenities and facilities.
A family-oriented housing and recreational area, Pasir Ris is a place of fun for everyone with its homely atmosphere and endless entertainment. With numerous resorts, chalets and amusement parks in the area, it is the perfect holiday getaway for the family. Pasir Ris means white sand in Malay. It was a description of the sandy beaches in Pasir Ris found in the area back in the early days.
In Simei, you can find a shopping mall named NTUC Eastpoint Mall which is located beside the Simei MRT Station. The Changi General Hospital, Headquarters of Metta Welfare Organization as well as the organization’s hospice and school, and ITE College East (Institute of Technical Education) are also located nearby. There are also country clubs like the Tanah Merah Country Club and Laguna National Golf & Country Club. International conventions, concerts and exhibitions are held in Singapore Expo, which is located just in front of Simei. The Changi Business Park is situated behind the Singapore Expo.
You can find the Tampines Regional Centre in Tampines, the first and most developed regional centre in the island with a wide selection of shops, offices and entertainment facilities. There are two shopping centres, Tampines Mall and Century Square, located at Tampines Central, each having its own cinema provided by Golden Village and Shaw Theatres Pte Ltd, respectively. Tampines 1 is the latest addition to the shopping mall scene in the area. Other amenities include the Tampines Library, Tampines Stadium, swimming pool, gyms, the CPF Tampines Building, banks, schools and Safra, the Singapore Armed Forces Recreational Club.
At Pasir Ris, there are plenty of fun-filled recreational activities for everyone. Here are some of the recommended places in Pasir Ris:
The Simei, Tampines and Pasir Ris MRT Stations provide accessibility to other major parts of Singapore.