Size & Population
6 Sq km with an estimated 55,000 residents.

Marine Parade has five sub-zones; Mountbatten, Katong, Marine Parade, East Coast and Marine East.

Marine Parade was the first housing estate built on reclaimed land. It was part of the East Coast reclamation project completed in the late 1960’s. “Tanjong Katong” in Malay means “turtle point” while “Katong” was the name of a specific type of sea turtle that is now extinct. Mountbatten (previously Grove Estate) used to be a coconut plantation owned by Thomas Dunman, Singapore’s first Superintendent of Police.

Large residential part of the island and close to Changi International Airport, Tanah Merah Country Club, Parkway Parade Shopping Centre and many famous eateries especially in the Katong and Joo Chiat areas. This area is equipped with all the necessary amenities and is only a short 15-20 minute drive to the city. Residents here also enjoy the added convenience of being close to the airport.

Some Highlights in Marine Parade area:

  • Fort Road (Part of Mountbatten)
    Meyer Road located at Fort Road is a popular private residential area due to the magnificent views of the sea. Rental in this area tend to be lower and it offers better value as compared to properties in the central area. As properties in Meyer Road are freehold, they command higher prices. You can get slightly cheaper units in the Tanjong Katong area.
  • Katong/Joo Chiat (Part of Mountbatten)

Up to the 1950’s, Katong was an idyllic seaside retreat for the wealthy. In the 1920’s and 1930’s, many rich Straits Chinese, Europeans and Jews built mansions, hotel, shophouses and recreational clubs. This explains why you can get some lovely bungalows and nice shophouses here. Today, over 700 buildings in this area have been conserved to retain its rich heritage.

Places of Interest
Katong/Joo Chiat continues to glow with the charm and beauty of yesteryears. A large proportion of peranakans (Straits Chinese, Eurasian, Malay, Indian) live here. Shop, eat and explore within this treasure trove of rich history, beautiful architecture and kopitiams (coffeshops), nonya (Straits Chinese) food stalls and multi ethnic eateries.

Highlights in Katong/Joo Chiat area;

    • Conserved Terrace Houses, 150 East Coast Road
      Three single-storey houses stand beside a former sea wall close to where the beach used to be.
    • Katong Antique Shop, 208 east Coast Road
      This place is a museum of Peranakan artifacts.
    • Legendary Grand Hotel, 25 & 26 Still Road

      Built by Moona Kader Sultan, a wealthy Indian cattle merchant back in 1917. This grand dame with her Victorian design and splendour was then called Karikal Mahal and later renamed to Grand Hotel. Part of this hotel has been gazetted for conservation.
    • Sri Senpage Vinayagar Temple, 19 Ceylon Road
      Built by an Indian pioneer back to 1875. This temple was marked as a historic site by the National Heritage Board in 2003.
    • Eurasians Community House, 139 Ceylon Road
      Open seven days a week. This is an ideal place for expats and Eurasians to get more information on their history and local Eurasian culture.
    • Joo Chiat Complex, 1 Joo Chiat Road
      Popular shopping complex for local Malays, this is the place where you can get all Malay textile, foodstuff, and other items. Prices are also very competitive but do remember to bargain.

Other Informations in Marine Parade District
  • Singapore Hotels : Hotels in Marine Parade (5)

  • Market & Food Centers : Market (1)

  • Shopping Malls : Shopping Malls (7)

  • Supermarkets : Supermarkets (14)

  • Places of Interests : Museum (1)

  • Educational Institutions : Primary Schools (3), Secondary Schools (9) Kindergartens (10)

  • Emergency : Polyclinic (1)

  • Restaurants : Reviewed Restaurant (1)

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