Size & Population:15 Sq Km with an estimated 150,000 residents.

About
Pasir Ris is a district that greatly aids Singapore's family planning policies. A spacious housing estate, Pasir Ris is also a recreational area that provides fun family entertainment for everyone. With resorts, chalets and amusement parks, Pasir Ris has a homely atmosphere that reminds everyone of the joys of family life. Going to Pasir Ris surely encourages couples not to stop at two.

History
The phrase 'pasir ris' means 'white sand' in Malay. The name is essentially a description of the sandy beaches found in the area in the past. This was a kampong (village) area in the old days, with a mixture of Chinese and Malay kampongs. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Pasir Ris Hotel was a popular place for meetings and gatherings.

Recreation

  • Pasir Ris Park
    This park was developed as an attempt to draw crowds away from the overcrowded East Coast Park and encourage people to go even further east. The place was once a mangrove swamp that was deforested to make way for the beautiful grass lawns we see today. However, there is now a mangrove boardwalk in Pasir Ris Park, designed to retain the essence of the past.

  • Downtown East
    Set up by Singapore's National Trade and Union Congress (NTUC), Downtown East is an entertainment facility cum amusement park. There are chalets within its compound, as well as Escape Theme Park, Wild Wild Wet Water Theme Park and many eateries. Downtown East also frequently invites guest stars such as Spongebob Squarepants and Barnie the purple dinosaur.

  • Aloha Loyang
    This is a chalet resort that boasts a compound of huge bungalow chalets and a swimming pool. Located on Pasir Ris' beach front, Aloha Loyang is cosy, relaxing and away from the crowd.

  • Fisherman's Village
    Also located on the beachfront, Fisherman's Village is a food centre cum playground that allows you to have your dinner underneath the stars and at the waterfront.

  • Pasir Ris Sea Sports Club
    Owned by the People's Association, Pasir Ris Sea Sports Club allows you to sail, windsurf and kayak while gazing at Pulau Ubin from across the sea.

  • Pasir Ris Kid's Kampong
    This compound reenacts kampong life in olden Singapore. Children can play with chickens, goats and cows while running around amidst the wooden huts that make up the kampong.

Shopping and Businesses

  • There are a number of shopping complexes in Pasir Ris, the biggest one being White Sands Mall, which literally translates into 'pasir ris'. Also, Courts and Ikea, two large furniture companies, have also opened in Pasir Ris.
  • In Pasir Ris, you find many commercial farms, especially fish farms and kennels. These fish farms were relocated to Pasir Ris from Old Tampines Road, and specialize in aquarium and freshwater fish. Popular fish farms are Mainland Tropical Fish Farm and Kyoto Koi.



Other Informations in Pasir Ris: Housing, Chalets, Resorts and Downtown East
  • Singapore Hotels : Hotels in Pasir Ris (3)

  • Industrial Estates : Industrial Estates (3)

  • Shopping Malls : Shopping Malls (7)

  • Supermarkets : Supermarkets (18)

  • Educational Institutions : Primary Schools (13), Secondary Schools (5) Kindergartens (12)

  • Emergency : Polyclinic (1)

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