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Visit 18 Heritage Sites On Tampines Heritage Trail Singapore

From Marshland And Kampongs To A Thriving Town

Tampines Heritage Trail Singapore

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:

  • Tampines Town Trail (90 minutes; bus and walk) – Explores some of the town planning innovations of Tampines, and sites of everyday heritage that are part and parcel of life in the neighborhood.
  • Religious Institutions Trail (90 minutes; bus and walk) – Features the various houses of faith that reflect the diversity of the Tampines community, and explores their unique architecture and practices.
  • Green Spaces Trail (60 minutes; on bicycle) – A cycling trail to discover sites of heritage that are also scenic locales, such as places where former kampongs were once located, and a former landfill turned wetland.

For more information on each of the trails, visit https://roots.sg/visit/trails.

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

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.

Who It's Perfect For:

Everyone!

What Else:​

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.

Additional Info:​

Tampines Town Vicinity

www.nhb.gov.sg

https://roots.sg/visit/trails

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of National Heritage Board

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