BTO Launch: Why Choose Tampines?



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Those living in Tampines are often passionate about their eastside town, but what draws buyers to this popular estate year after year?. Besides the fact that five-room flats were oversubscribed during the November 2019 BTO exercise, there are many other factors that make Tampines a highly desirable town to live in.

Tampines is a mature estate located along the south-eastern coast of the East Region of Singapore. It is in District 18, categorised under Outside Central Region (OCR). The next BTO exercise of 2020 will take place in May, where units offered are located in Tampines (beside Tampines Street 96). Let’s find out what this estate has to offer.

Why Choose Tampines When Buying Your BTO:

1. Connectivity

Since the launch of Downtown Line (DTL), there are now three MRT stations in Tampines alone. Residents can now travel on two different lines, the other line being East-West Line (EWL). Tampines East MRT Station and Tampines West MRT Station are on the DTL while Tampines MRT Station is on EWL.

Future Developments:

  • New MRT station – Tampines North MRT Station (CR6) will belong to the Cross Island Line (CRL) Phase 1. The estimated year of completion is 2029. Located underneath Tampines Avenue 11, at the junction with Tampines Avenue 6 and Tampines North Drive 2, which are future roads, to serve the upcoming Tampines North residential town.
  • New bus interchange – Tampines North Temporary Bus Interchange is scheduled for completion by 2022. Situated along Tampines Street 62, to serve upcoming residential developments in Tampines North.
  • Enhanced inter- and intra-town connectivity – By 2022, the cycling network will be tripled to 21km.

2. Amenities

One of the main reasons why Tampines is a popular town to live in is its wide array of amenities. Home to a retail park comprising three mega warehouse retail stores (Ikea, Courts and Giant Supermarket), three shopping malls (Tampines Mall, Century Square and Tampines 1) and an integrated community and lifestyle hub (Our Tampines Hub), you’ll never run out of places to go with the family. What’s more, wherever you are in Tampines, it wouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes to get to the centre of the town.

3. Healthcare, Education, and Employment

Need healthcare assistance? You’ve got nothing to worry about! The nearest healthcare institutions are SingHealth Polyclinics Tampines, Changi General Hospital and St. Andrew’s Community Hospital, all within a 3.9km radius (less than eight minutes’ drive) away from Tampines Central.

Parents, rest assured, there’s a number of schools within close proximity. There are more than 15 educational institutions such as Chongzheng Primary School, Yumin Primary School, Dunman Secondary School, Ngee Ann Secondary School, UWC South East Asia East Campus, just to name a few.

Future Developments:

There is a new polyclinic in Tampines North and new nursing homes in Tampines.

Lucky BTO homeowners need not go through the hassle of waiting for new developments as most of them have been established. It’s safe to say that you’ll never have to complain about getting around to places or experience a shortage of amenities because seamless connectivity and convenience are guaranteed when you live in Tampines.

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