Simei Road is located in the town of eastern part of Singapore called Tampines. The town was initially a military training ground till 1987 and before that it was just a swampy forest area with ‘Tampini’ trees, hence the name of the area. In modern age it has become a well-developed residential area along with lots of amenities and facilities for the residents. Tampines is the third largest area in the country both in terms of area and population. The Building and Social Housing Foundation of the United Nations awarded Tampines the World Habitat Award in October of 1992 for its achievements in developing excellent human settlements.
Simei Road consists of 12 blocks in total. The postal address for the street ranges from 520155 to 529974. The construction of the area began in the year 1989 and was completely available for sale by the same year. There are 816 HDB units in this place. There are 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms flats available for the residents who want to invest in a larger space. The units have a sleek and a modern design. The interiors are relatively modern and efficiently designed to make maximum use of space. The tenure is 99 year old leasehold and the residents can enjoy several facilities that are both common yet make very convenient addition to the living area.
The property is located in one of Singapore’s top residential areas. Hence it is evident that there will be no problem for the residents to get public transportations or even go to places by their vehicles. The building provides easy access to many of the city’s main industrial and commercial areas via road or MRT stations hence residents don’t have to worry about going to their workplaces. The MRT stations that are present within ten minutes from the property are Simei MRT station, Tanah Merah MRT station and Upper Changi MRT station. The area is served by the intra-town feeder or town link bus services.
There are several childcare units and educational institutions in the nearby area. The childcare facilities are extremely useful for working parents who need to find a trustworthy facility to take care of their kids. The educational institutions available are also well reputed and acclaimed for their teaching standards.
- East Spring Primary School
- East View Primary School
- Chongzheng Primary School
- Dunman Secondary School
- East Spring Secondary School
- East View Secondary School
There are several residents who have specifically moved to this area for pursuing higher studies and for them these institutions provide the best opportunities. The distance is less and hence saves time and finances for travelling as the students need to have a strict budget.
- Tampines Junior College
- Singapore Institute Of Commerce
- ITE College Central
- Temasek Polytechnic
Although there are several local markets and street vendors from where variety of household items can be bought at a reasonable rate, still for people who want to have multicultural and better range of products can opt for many free markets and shopping malls that are just a few minutes’ drive from the street. Some of the nearest shopping malls are-
- Eastlink Mall
- Tampines 1
- Tampines Mall
- Courts Megastore
Community Centres and Clubs
Community centers and clubs are an integral part of such areas where the lifestyle is so hectic that it is difficult to take out time for personal use. Hence, these places are great options to know the members of the community better and spend quality time with friends and family.
- Tampines Central Community Club
- Tampines North Community Club
- Tampines Changkat Community Club
- Tampines East Community Club
Many medical facilities in the proximity are top of the class and very efficient. They are just a short drive away from the residential area and they can be easily reached by means of public transportations or by private vehicles as the roadways connect the places directly. Some of the major healthcare facilities are –
- Changi General Hospital
- Tampines Hospital
- St Andrew’s Mission Hospital
There are other HDB streets in the area that connects with this street such as Simei Street 4, Simei Lane, Simei Street 3 and Simei Street 1.