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Tampines is a planning area and residential town located in the East Region of Singapore. Measuring at approximately 20.89 km2, Tampines ranks the 9th, 3rd & 15th in terms of size, population & density respectively. It is the third largest town in Singapore by area and also is the third most populated new town, following Bedok and Jurong West. It is the regional centre for the East Region. The town is so named because in the 1900s a large forest of ironwood trees, or tempinis, were there.

Tampines is located at the southern part of Singapore's east region and is made out of 1 subzone, Simei. The planning area is bordered by Bedok and Paya Lebar to the west, Pasir Ris to the north, Changi to the east and the Singapore Straits to the south.

Notable Structures




Shopping Centres/Malls

  • Century Square
  • Eastpoint Mall
  • Tampines 1
  • Tampines Mall
  • Tampines Retail Park (Courts, Giant and IKEA)


  • Festival Park
  • Sunplaza Park
  • Tampines Central Park
  • Tampines Eco Green
  • Tampines Green
  • Tampines Leisure Park
  • Tampines North Park
  • Tampines Park
  • Tampines Tree Garden


  • Changi General Hospital
  • Saint Andrew's Community Hospital

Bus Interchanges/Terminals

Bedok North Depot

Service Boarding Point Destination Notes
48 Blk 3014
(Bedok North Avenue 4)
Buona Vista N/A

Changi Business Park Terminal

Service Destination Notes
47 ↺ Amber Road N/A
118 Punggol

Tampines Interchange

Service Destination Notes
3 Punggol N/A
4 ↺ Changi North Way
8 Toa Payoh
10 Kent Ridge
19 ↺ Changi Airfreight Terminal
20 ↺ Changi Business Park
22 Ang Mo Kio
23 ↺ Rochor Canal Road
28 Toa Payoh
29 ↺ Changi Village
31 Toa Payoh
37 ↺ Changi North Crescent
38 Bedok
46 Upper East Coast
65 HarbourFront
67 Choa Chu Kang
68 Pasir Ris Looping point
69 ↺ Bedok N/A
72 Yio Chu Kang
81 ↺ Serangoon Central
127 ↺ Tampines Industrial Avenue 5
291 ↺ Tampines Street 81 West Loop
↺ Tampines Street 33 East Loop
292 ↺ Tampines Street 22 N/A
293 ↺ Tampines Street 71 West Loop
↺ Tampines Avenue 7 East Loop
969 Woodlands N/A

Tampines Concourse Interchange

Service Destination Notes
18 ↺ Bedok N/A
39 Yishun
129 Saint Michael's
298 ↺ Tampines Street 86


Incumbent Role
North East CDC
Desmond Choo Mayor of North East CDC
North West CDC
Maliki Osman Mayor of North West CDC
Aljunied GRC
Low Thia Khiang Member of Parliament for Bedok Reservoir-Punggol
Pasir Ris - Punggol GRC
Teo Chee Hean Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris West
East Coast GRC
Jessica Tan Member of Parliament for Changi-Simei
Tampines GRC
Baey Yam Keng Member of Parliament for Tampines North
Cheng Li Hui Member of Parliament for Tampines East
Desmond Choo Member of Parliament for Tampines Changkat
Heng Swee Keat Member of Parliament for Tampines Central
Masagos Zulkifli Member of Parliament for Tampines West


Planning Areas ViewTalkEdit
Central BishanBukit MerahBukit TimahDowntown Core1GeylangKallangMarina East1Marina South1Marine ParadeMuseum1Newton1NovenaOrchard1Outram1QueenstownRiver Valley1Rochor1Singapore River1Southern IslandsStraits View1TanglinToa Payoh
East BedokChangiChangi BayPasir RisPaya LebarTampines
North Central Water CatchmentLim Chu KangMandaiSembawangSimpangSungei KadutWoodlandsYishun
North-East Ang Mo KioHougangNorth-Eastern IslandsPunggolSeletarSengkangSerangoon
West Boon LayBukit BatokBukit PanjangChoa Chu KangClementiJurong EastJurong WestPioneerTengahTuasWestern IslandsWestern Water Catchment
1: Located within the Central Area