Many people look upon the East Coast as somewhere that that provides greater value for money in terms of property, because of the lifestyle residents can enjoy.
It has fantastic dining and drinking options, while the The East Coast Parkway expressway and the soon to be opened Thomson-East Coast Line means getting to the city and Changi Airport is quick and easy. You also have the coast and the best outdoor recreation area anywhere in Singapore right on your doorstep.
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Recreation at East Coast
There is no other place to start than East Coast Park. Offering more than 15 kilometres of traffic free cycling, jogging and skating paths, it’s little wonder that it’s a favourite destination for so many residents from all areas of Singapore. On weekends the delicious aroma of countless BBQ’s mixes with the sound of the waves and the sheer array of activity and colour to produce something that is somehow relaxing and energising at the same time.
It is home to the Xtreme Skatepark, while for those wanting water-based activities there is the Wake Park, the island’s only cable-ski park and ideal for both water skiing and wakeboarding. There is also the National Sailing Centre where people from all ages and ability can try their arm at sailing and windsurfing.
East Coast Park is also connected to Changi Beach Park by a park connector, with the Village and all that has to offer, a little further along the coast. Keep going, and you will reach one of Singapore’s largest and most adrenalin fuelled water parks, the appropriately called Wild Wild Wet, situated in Pasir Ris.
East Coast Park Food draws crowds from all over the island, with something to cater for all ages, tastes and appetites. Aside from the very popular and well laid out East Coast Lagoon Food Village, there are dozens of eating options spread out the length and breadth of the park, including Jumbo East Coast Seafood, Sandbank, Central Thai and Long Beach UDMC Seafood Restaurant.
Away from the park, there are the culinary delights at Siglap, Changi Village, Marine Parade and Katong, where you’ll find perennial favourite Katong Laksa.
The Retail Experience
The region may not have the sheer number of malls, or indeed all of the glamourous international names of Orchard or the city, but it still holds its own, and there is plenty to satisfy the shopaholic in us all. Newly revamped 112 Katong (previously the Katong Mall) leads the way with its 6 storeys of speciality shops and good selection of F&B options. Other malls include Bedok Point and Bedok Mall, East Village and Parkway Parade.