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Things to do at Tampines, Singapore

Top 10 Things to do at Tampines, Singapore

Tampines is a district located in the north of Singapore. It is a rapidly growing area, with many new developments taking place in the past few years. The district is wellconnected by road and train, and there are many amenities available, such as supermarkets, shopping complexes, and schools. It is not just leisure, health and education facilities where the region exceeds expectations. Tampines is big when it comes to business, and is one of the major employment hubs outside of the CBD. Here’s 10 things to do if you happen to be in this east area of Singapore.

 Things to do at Tampines, Singapore

#1 – Our Tampines Hub

Introduction:

Our Tampines Hub (OTH) is Singapore’s largest integrated community and lifestyle hub, bringing together multiple agencies and offering a comprehensive range of services and facilities.

Led by the People’s Association, OTH represents a new model of community-focused development, celebrating the full sense of community through meaningful engagement, enriching residents through multiple experiences, and empowering them to stake ownership of the hub, so as to build a robust identity for Tampines and a truly sustainable community.

About

As a resident-centric development, the 5 “E”s of a participatory design process were employed from the start to ensure the purposeful inclusion of the community in the design process.

Engage: Create opportunities for two-way exchanges between stakeholders and residents through social media, focus groups and block parties;

Enrich: Enhance information exchanged between the project team and community so short-term inconveniences are better managed against the long-term benefits for the community;

Empathy: Being sensitive and conscious toward aspirations of the community, thereby prioritizing collective needs and wants;

Empower: The long-term sustenance of development of this scale means engendering a sense of ownership amongst residents through participation;

Evaluate: The ongoing process of constantly taking stock and engaging with residents to ensure continual refinement of the hub.

Location: Tampines

Opening Hours:

  • 10am – 10pm

Location & Address: 

Tampines Hub (Management Office):
1 Tampines Walk #04-01, Singapore 528523

Tampines Central Community Club:
1 Tampines Walk #04-04, Singapore 528523

Contact: +65 6340 3636 (Customer Service Hotline)

Website: Website Link Here

 


#2 – Bedok Reservoir Park

Introduction:

Located in the north of Bedok New Town, Bedok Reservoir Park is popular amongst joggers and water sports enthusiasts in the eastern part of Singapore. A converted sand quarry, the park surrounds the 88-hectare Bedok Reservoir, making it a great place for water activities.

Water sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies regularly gather at the park to dragon boat, kayak and wakeboard while anglers cast their rods in hopes of hooking their next big catch. Fitness enthusiasts, schools, and organizations conduct regular runs at the park’s 4.3 km track. Alternatively, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery from the benches that are conveniently placed throughout the park. Visitors can experience a refreshing sense of tranquility at the floating deck, situated near the Activity Lawn event site, which offers a spectacular view of the reservoir.

With more than 14,000 wetland plants added along the reservoir as part of the Active, Beautiful, and Clean (ABC) Waters Programme, Bedok Reservoir Park features a diverse mix of flora and fauna. A great sanctuary for bird watching, nature lovers can spot swallows playing by the water, little herons wading along the banks of the reservoir, and kingfishers diving for their lunch.

About

  • Cycling & Inline Skating
  • Water Sports
  • Aerial tree obstacle course
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching

Location: Bedok, Singapore

Opening Hours:

  • WAWAWA – Bistro by The Reservoir (Bedok Reservoir Park): Monday to Thursday: 5pm – 12mn; Friday & Eve of PHs: 5pm – 1am; Saturday: 11am – 1am; Sunday: 11am – 12mn
  • Reservoir Lawn is not available for booking on Mondays (except Public Holidays)

Price of Admission: 

Reservoir Lawn Price $700

Location & Address: 

901 Bedok Reservoir Road Singapore 479266

Contact: 

WAWAWA – Bistro by The Reservoir (Bedok Reservoir Park): +65 6285 8038

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – Tampines Chinese Temple

Introduction:

Tampines Chinese Temple was officially opened in 1992 as a united temple that houses 13 constituent temples, mostly from the old Tampines area, which include Loyang Tian Gong Tan, Fu An Dian, Hou Chi Ting, Shun Xing Gu Miao, Ji Xing Ting, Ji Yang Tang, Ci Ling Gong, Xin Ba Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong), Loyang Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong), Han Yang Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong), Tampines 9th Milestone Tian Gong Tan, Tampines 9th Milestone Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) and Di Wan Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong).
Tampines Chinese Temple was built with an open layout with common doors for all constituent temples. Eight shrines were erected to worship the original temples’ main deities.

About

  • Lords Zhu Xing & Li
  • Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) 
  • Tai Sui Ye Gong
  • Pu An Gu Fo
  • Hong Xian Da Di
  • Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy/Compassion)
  • Cai Fu Wang Ye
  • Wu Jun Jiang
  • Zhang Gong Sheng Jun
  • Tua Li Ya Pek (Da Er Ye Bo)

Location: Tampines, Singapore.

Opening Hours:

  • 6:30am to 8:30pm

Location & Address: 25 Tampines Street 21, Singapore 529394

Contact: +65 6783 0655, +65 6784 3087

Website: Website Link Here



#4 – Tampines Green Forest Park

Introduction:

Tampines Green Forest Park is a hidden gem of the East. This playground is sure to be at the top of the kids’ list of favourite playgrounds in Singapore and will definitely be a place for parents to enjoy too. Why the high praise? Read on to find out!

Surrounded by the flora and fauna of Tampines Green Forest Residences, this impressive playground captivated us immediately from a distance away. It can be split into three sections, from a large playground structure, a fitness corner and a tall tower with cargo nets and a huge slide that will send riders whooshing down!

About

  • Tampines Green Forest Park Playground
  • Cargo Net Challenge

Location: Tampines, Singapore

Opening Hours:

  • Open 24 hours

Location & Address: 879A Tampines Ave 8, Singapore 521879

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Tampines Mall

Introduction:

Tampines Mall, located in the eastern part of Singapore, is one of Singapore’s leading suburban malls. It is situated in the first of the four regional centres planned in Singapore and strategically located next to the Tampines Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station and the Tampines bus interchange.

Tampines Mall offers a varied and exciting mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment under one roof for consumers residing in the high-density residential area of Tampines regional centre and in the eastern and northeastern regions of Singapore.

About

  • NTUC Fairprice;
  • Isetan;
  • Golden Village;
  • Uniqlo;
  • Yamaha Music School;
  • Toys R Us;
  • Courts;
  • Kopitiam;
  • Popular

Location: Tampines, Singapore

Opening Hours:

  • Customer Service Counter will be open from 10am to 10pm daily, except 4 to 6 July 2022, (12pm to 8pm) . 
  • 10am – 10pm

Location & Address: 4 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529510

Contact: +65 6788 8370

Website: Website Link Here


#6 – Tampines Changkat Butterfly Garden

Introduction:

Tampines Changkat Butterfly Garden is a fantastic addition to the community, especially for residents who appreciate butterflies and are keen to learn more about them. It also helps to educate residents about biodiversity. In fact, this garden has just won the Environment and Biodiversity Award (Organisations) in the recently-held Community In Bloom Awards 2012.

Heartiest congratulations to Suzana and her friends, as well as Tampines Changkat Town Council, for their achievement! The Tampines Changkat Butterfly Garden is open to the public. The best times to visit the garden are in the early morning and late afternoon. If you do pay our ‘colourful friends’ a visit, please remember to take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints!

About

  • Information board of the butterfly garden
  • The elevated walkway allows visitors to have a view of the whole garden.

Location: Tampines, Singapore

Opening Hours:

  • Open 24 hours

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: Block 124, Tampines Street 11, Singapore

Website: Website Link Here


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#7 – Changi City Point

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Introduction:

Changi City Point is located in the heart of Changi Business Park with direct linkage to Singapore Expo Station by the Downtown line and the East West Line. The mall is also strategically situated next to the residential estates of Simei, Bedok & Tampines as well as private residential areas like Upper East Coast Road, Kew Drive, Tanah Merah, Upper Changi Road and Bedok Road.

With over 38 branded shopping outlets offering year-round discounts on everything from big brands to sports items: Changi City Point is just the place for great deals in between flights. Just a short hop from Changi Airport! It offers a refreshingly landscaped rooftop garden, “The Arena @ L3” – an outdoor amphitheatre, playground and a tree-house trail for children.

About

  • Changi City Point features popular outlet stores such as Nike Factory Store, Adidas Outlet, PUMA Outlet and key retailers such as Challenger, Jollibee, FairPrice Finest and many more. There are also unique F&B concepts include Hey Long Cha, ManNa Korean, Muyoo Bakery, The Dim Sum Place and The White Tiffin.
  • The mall is also home to ART:DIS, is a leading charity dedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts for the purpose of social integration.

Location: Tampines

Opening Hours:

  • 10am to 10pm

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 Singapore 486038

Contact: (65) 6511 1088

Website: Website Link Here

(65) 6511 1088


#8 – The NEWater Visitor Centre

Introduction: The NEWater Visitor Centre (NVC) is an education hub that promotes water sustainability in Singapore and shares how NEWater is produced. The Centre offers a fun-filled and enriching time for visitors of all ages, with interactive tours and educational workshops.

About

  • Experience what it is like to be a water molecule undergoing treatment
  • Explore the Waterwise Arcade
  • Discover membrane and ultraviolet technologies that make NEWater so clean.
  • Sign up for complimentary fun educational activities: NEWater Scientist Programme, Outdoor Classroom, and Water Ambassador

Location: Tampines

Opening Hours:

  • 9am – 5:30pm (Tuesdays to Sundays, including public holidays) (Closed on Mondays)

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: 

NEWater Visitor Centre
20 Koh Sek Lim Road
Singapore 486593

Contact: (65)6521-6470

Website: Website Link Here


#9 – SAFRA Tampines

Introduction:

SAFRA Tampines offers a wider variety of sporting facilities & activities across all ages – from swimming pools and squash courts to soccer fields and badminton courts for all your fitness desires.

About

  • They are the go-to destination for all social, recreational, sports and educational facilities for NSmen and their families. Formed in 1972, SAFRA’s goal was to aid the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) enhance camaraderie and boost morale among National Servicemen.
  • In addition to clubs, they offer a host of activities, value-added services and membership perks that meet the lifestyle needs of our community of more than 430,000 SAFRA members.

Location: Tampines

Opening Hours:

  • 9am-9pm

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: 1/A Tampines Street 92 Singapore 528882

Contact: +65 67858800

Website: Website Link Here

 


#10 – Tampines Quarry

Introduction:

Tampines Quarry, an abandoned, the old and unused sand quarry had collected rainwater and formed a lake over time. The quarry was originally used as sand was important for construction. However, the quarry had to stop operating as it was causing environmental damage.

About

  • Having been abandoned for years, the tampines quarry is now surrounded by the thick foliage of vegetation.

Location: Tampines

Opening Hours:

  • 24 hours

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address:  Tampines Avenue 10Singapore 529781

Website: Website Link Here


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