From a swampy estate to a bustling town center, Tampines has come a long way from 40 years ago. The newly launched Tampines Heritage Trail is the National Heritage Board’s (NHB) 17th heritage trail. You can discover and revisit the iconic sites and stories of Tampines – a once rural district that has undergone a transformation into an award-winning town. The trail features 18 heritage sites, five of which feature heritage markers, and is part of NHB’s ongoing efforts to document, celebrate and promote the distinct histories and social memories of different areas in which Singaporeans live, work and play. Other than providing heritage markers, a trail booklet, and a trail map in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), NHB has created three thematic short routes that span an average of 6km each for you to explore the unique history and cultural heritage of Tampines. These are:
For more information on each of the trails, visit https://roots.sg/visit/trails.
An iconic town right in the heartlands that has everything, from the much-loved watermelon and mangosteen playgrounds to the spanking new integrated community and lifestyle center, Our Tampines Hub.
NHB is working with St Hilda’s Secondary School (located in the area) to adopt the Tampines Heritage Trail for three years and will train about 30 students as trail guides and also teachers on the development of the trails.