Tampines Masterplan


One of the most visited retail and leisure destinations in Singapore, Tampines is home to a large part of the population in the East.

In the coming years, Tampines is poised to grow further with new housing, shopping facilities, more parkland and other amenities at Tampines North. Transport within Tampines will be augmented, including new rail lines like the Downtown Line that will offer residents and visitors shorter, more comfortable and convenient commutes.

How towns are planned

Our towns are planned with a comprehensive range of facilities to meet the needs of current and future residents. These include housing, shops, schools, libraries, sports facilities, community clubs and parks – all important in ensuring a liveable, self-sufficient town. The facilities are carefully distributed across each town to ensure good accessibility, supported by an efficient transport network. Most towns also have commercial nodes and other employment centres such as industrial estates and business parks within the town or nearby, to provide job opportunities close to homes. These facilities and employment centres will be developed according to demand.

The detailed planning and implementation of plans for each town is a joint effort of many government agencies.


Housing: Better living through a better environment

The new Tampines Town Hub will be Singapore’s first integrated lifestyle hub in the heartlands, bringing retail, sporting and other community services together in one convenient space where residents can gather, interact and bond.

Tampines North is set to become an integral part of Tampines. When fully developed, Tampines North will provide about 21,000 new homes for Singaporeans. Transport and other facilities will accompany the building of Tampines North to ensure a highly liveable and well-connected living environment for residents.


Future developments that residents can look forward to include:

  • Expansion of Changi General Hospital 
  • A new Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)with MRT and bus interchanges co-located with residential and commercial uses after the completion of the Downtown Lineat Tampines Town Centre 
  • New amenities to complement new homes in Tampines North 
  • In the longer term, Tampines Northwill also have two primary and two secondary schools, and a new community centre

Leisure: Green and blue spaces come alive

Parks and waterbodies are within easy reach of residents in Tampines including Sun Plaza Park, Tampines Eco Green and many neighbourhood parks. Residents also have convenient access to the nearby Bedok Reservoir Park. Park connectors running along Bedok Canal and along Sungei Tampines connect to the Eastern Coastal Loop, linking Tampines to East Coast Park and Pasir Ris Park. In the coming years, a number of initiatives will be implemented to ensure that most homes in Tampines will be within 400m of parks or park connectors. These include: Setting aside substantial park land in Tampines North for Boulevard Park and Quarry Parkthat will bring greenery to the doorstep of residents A new park connectorrunning between Tampines Avenue 10 and Tampines Avenue 9, to link up the Bedok Reservoir Park and Pasir Ris Park New neighbourhood parksat Tampines Street 86 and off Tampines Avenue 9.


Transport: Getting you there and back

Bedok Town Centre Reborn

Residents in Bedok can look forward to an exciting new set of commercial, social, sports and recreational activities in the rejuvenated Bedok town centre, including the new Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) with the Bedok Mall by CapitaMalls Asia, a new Town Plaza and hawker centre, as well as new sporting facilities at the existing Bedok Adventure Park which will be redeveloped.

Alongside the new ITH at Tampines Town Centre, residents can look forward to smoother travel with these enhancements to roads and public transport services, including: Enhanced transport connectivity with 5 new MRT stations (Tampines West, Tampines, Tampines East, Expo and Upper Changi) along the Downtown Line, which will be completed by 2017 Expansionof the cycling networkin Tampines Town and new cycling routesin Tampines North Two new roads, Tampines Street 85 and Tampines Street 86

Improvements along Tampines Expressway and Pan-Island Expressway Extensionof Tampines Street 82 Improvementof Simei Street 3(From Simei Avenue to Simei Street 1), Tampines Avenue 4, Tampines Avenue 5, Tampines Avenue 7, Tampines Avenue 9, Tampines Avenue 10, Tampines Street 82, Bedok Reservoir Road and Tampines 23/ 32 Realignment and wideningof Simei Road and Somapah Road

New MRT Lines for Better Connectivity

The East West MRT line (EWL) serving the East Region is set to be joined by three new MRT lines in the future, the Downtown Line (DTL), the Eastern Regional Line (ERL) and the Cross Island Line (CRL). Together the three new MRT lines will ensure that the majority of East Region residents will have access to MRT Stations within walking distance from their homes.The EWL signalling system will also be upgraded by 2018 to allow six trains every ten minutes instead of five; a 20-percent increase in capacity.

Economy: Quality jobs closer to home

New developments in Tampines will boost the number of jobs available, giving residents the opportunity to work closer to home. What residents can expect: New industrial siteswithin Tampines North along Tampines Avenue 10 and next to IKEA, Giant and Courts More employment and educational opportunities from the continued development of Changi Business Parkand the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Changi Business Park

Changi Business Park will continue its expansion as a vibrant business park and hub for employment. At the same time, the upcoming Singapore University Of Technology And Design will offer potential tie-ups and collaborations with businesses in the park, while providing leading-edge educational opportunities.

More Jobs from Changi Airport Expansion

The opening of Project Jewel and Terminal 4 in Changi Airport will provide thousands of attractive new job opportunities. Project Jewel will be the next exciting new addition to Changi Airport since Terminal 3. It will allow the expansion of Terminal 1 while also introducing new attractions and exciting retail choices to travellers transiting at Changi Airport, thereby anchoring Changi Airport as a global air-hub. The attractions will also be open to the public and bring new leisure, retail and F&B choices for residents in the East and the rest of Singapore. The new Terminal 4, like the other existing terminals, will be a full service terminal, offering attractive aviation related jobs to Singaporeans while expanding Changi Airport’s passenger handling capacity.



Artist impression of Project Jewel

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