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The Best 12 Things to Do in Tampines Including but Definitely Not Limited to Shopping

You might have heard that Tampines is a bustling commercial hub with three major malls—Tampines Mall, Century Square, and Tampines 1. But there are other fun and intriguing things to do in Tampines beyond burning a hole in your wallet. 

Side note: did you know that Tampines is named after the tempinis tree which was once abundant in the area?

From its nature-inspired name, you can expect some of the place’s best attractions to be green, growing things (though shopping is also attractive!). Let’s look closer at what makes Tampines so special.

Stroll through Tampines Eco Green

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Address: Tampines Ave 9

Contact: 1800 471 7300

Hours: Daily, 7.30 AM–7.30 PM

Price: Free admission


I’ve always found Tampines Eco Green to be a lovely park for a nature walk, with plenty of wildlife to spot. The abundant shaded spots make it ideal for a cool walk even on hot days.

The easy-to-follow nature trail makes me feel like I’m away from all the hustle and bustle. The wild grass and trees give it a rustic feel, while the pond and swamp areas enhance the garden’s flora and fauna (do watch out for pesky mosquitoes!).

Pro-tip: Visitors are advised to leave the park by 7 PM, as it’s not illuminated at night.

Get fit and fed at Our Tampines Hub

Address: 1 Tampines Walk 

Contact: +6563403636

Hours: Always open


Residents of Tampines appreciate the friendly facilities and activities at Our Tampines Hub. The community centre includes a gym, a running track, a badminton court, a swimming pool, a stadium, a kids’ play area, a food court, and an open theatre.

There’s also a proper football stadium, restaurants and cafes, a public library, and more—all in one building! The thought process behind this project is something else, maximising land use in a highly efficient layout.

Pro-tip: Keep an eye out for free movie screenings at the open plaza and a variety of free activities listed on the website. 

Practise your swing at Tanah Merah Golf Range

Address: 151 Xilin Avenue

Contact: +6565137818

Hours: Daily, 8 AM–7.30 PM


My dad loves the golf course at Tanah Merah Country Club. It’s well-designed, maintained, and stimulating for golfers of all levels, and the beautiful views make each game enjoyable. 

The golf course here is challenging but still playable for all levels. Plus, the little touches, like the citrus-flavoured ice water they serve, make playing here a bit more thoughtful.

Pro-tip: Access to the golf course requires membership or being a guest of a member.

Bike along the Park Connectors

Address: Tampines St. 11

Contact: [email protected] 

Hours: Open 24/7

Price: Free admission


I firmly believe that the best things to do in Tampines are free. Among those, one of my favourites is cycling along the park connector. 

I usually start at Sun Plaza and ride through Tampines Eco Green, then head over to the Pasir Ris Park connector by crossing the pedestrian bridge over the Tampines Expressway. 

The lush greenery and blooming flowers not only make the ride scenic but also help stabilise the slopes and create a native habitat for wildlife. 

Pro-tip: For pedestrians, it’s an easy walk with a direct and straight route under the MRT viaduct.

Bury your nose in books at the Tampines Regional Library

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Address: Lobby H, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-01 Our Tampines Hub

Contact: [email protected] 

Hours: Daily, 10 AM–9 PM

Price: Free admission


The Tampines Regional Library is a cosy spot to borrow books, sit down, and read. The best part? Free entry and free aircon!

The variety of reading material is huge, and borrowing and returning books is a breeze with the self-help service. With the book return machine, you just place the books in, wait for the “returned” sign, and that’s it. 

It even moves to another location when it’s full—so cool!

Pro-tip: There are handy shelf ladders for vertically challenged readers!

Bond with your kids at Tampines Central Park

Address: Tampines Street 83

Contact: [email protected] 

Hours: Open 24 hours

Price: Free admission


Tampines Central Park is famous (especially among Instagrammers and TikTokers) for its watermelon and mangosteen playgrounds, relics from the 1980s and 1990s. It has since been updated with a modern look but still has a retro feel about it.

The park is surrounded by integrated green spaces, creating a scenic and floral atmosphere. Families with young children will love the variety of playgrounds and social spaces available in the area. 

Pro-tip: The park has several play areas, a basketball court, an open area, a running track, and a gated dog park. 

Eat at Tampines Round Market & Food Centre

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Address: 137 Tampines St. 11

Contact: +6562255632

Hours: Daily, 6.30 AM–3 PM

Price: $


Tampines Round Market & Food Centre is a good-sized hawker centre where I love grabbing pork rib chicken feet noodles, wanton mee, and carrot cake. It’s a laid-back and relaxing spot to dine, and finding a table doesn’t require me chope-ing to death.

Here, you can dive into all that Singapore’s hawker food scene has to offer. You’ll find plenty of cheap and affordable options, with many dishes still priced at around S$3!

Pro-tip: If you’re not up for a full meal, snack on fish balls (half a dozen for S$1.20) at one of the stalls, instead.

Swim and bowl at SAFRA Tampines

Address: 1/A Tampines Street 92

Contact: +6567858800

Hours: Daily, 9 AM–9 PM


The swimming pool and bowling alley are awesome at SAFRA Tampines. I simply love the swimming pool—it’s got 8 lanes and is 50 metres! 

Both bowling lanes and swimming pool are open to non-members, though they may have to pay higher rates than SAFRA members. The centre is right in the heart of the east and covers a big area so there are no worries about parking if you arrive in a group.

Pro-tip: There’s also an indoor squash court if you want to compete with yourself.

Check out activities at the Tampines West Community Club

Address: 5 Tampines Ave 3, #01 05

Contact: +6567881912

Hours: Daily, 10 AM–6 PM

Price: Free admission


The Tampines West Community Club is a fantastic spot for activities and offers something for all ages. Anyone can hit the gym, join a cooking class, or take part in sports like badminton and basketball. 

The community spirit here is incredible, with regular events and workshops bringing people together. Plus, there are great food places to grab a bite after your activities (check out the great fried chicken place on the second level!). 

Pro-tip: You can register for different courses at the club through this link.

Get great bargains at Eastpoint Mall

Address: 3 Simei Street 6

Contact: +6565877200

Hours: Daily, 10 AM–10 PM

Price: $$


I tried to avoid including too many shopping activities in this list, but I couldn’t help it. It’s Tampines, after all!

At Eastpoint Mall, there are lots of other stores like Japan Home, Value Shop, Courts, and various F&B outlets so it’s practically a one-stop-shop for everything you need (or don’t). 

You can easily get your necessities, including household and electrical items, at good prices. Plus, it has that cosy neighbourhood mall vibe, so it doesn’t feel overwhelming.

Pro-tip: Eastpoint Mall is right next to Simei MRT Station, making it a quick and easy trip.

Enjoy a day of retail therapy at Tampines Mall

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Address: 4 Tampines Central 5

Contact: +6567888370

Hours: Daily, 10 AM–10 PM


Though not as flashy as other malls, Tampines Mall boasts an excellent location with a variety of shops and eateries. The central atrium hosts occasional bazaars and is especially lively during Christmas.

The spacious corridors and ample natural light create a comfortable and enjoyable shopping experience. It’s a great spot to hang out and catch up with friends in the neighbourhood, and you can even find brands here without burning a hole in your pocket like you would in Orchid!

Pro-tip: It’s easily accessible via Tampines Interchange and the Downtown (Blue) Line and East-West Line MRT stations.

Explore Tampines Quarry

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Address: Entrance is opposite 3 Tampines Street 86

Contact: [email protected] 

Hours: Open 24 hours

Price: Free admission


Sand quarrying in Tampines began back in 1912 and took off in the 1960s due to the demand for urban redevelopment. By 1991, all the quarries had shut down. 

Tampines Quarry remained disused until rainwater filled it up, turning it into a serene lake. When we visited it, it was a bit muddy but magical and peaceful and seemed to be a hit among couples wanting some private cuddling session.

Pro-tip: This area lacks public facilities like benches, shelters, and restrooms, unlike other “official” parks.
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