Airport - East Coast Attractions
What to See in Airport - East Coast
Two very contrasting attractions can be found in the east of Singapore: The East Coast Park is famous as a fun-filled place to head to if you're after relaxation by the sea. With a manmade beach (featuring some highly professional sand castle and animal crafting), an 18-hole minigolf covered course and much more, this is a wonderful family destination.
In direct contrast, the Changi Prison Chapel and Museum is a sobering expose of what Allied prisoners of war went through at the hands of the Japanese during World War II. An adjacent chapel is a replica of the one built by the prisoners.Read More
All Attractions in Airport - East Coast
A visit to Changi Prison Chapel and Museum is an effective way to get a slice of Singapore’s harrowing war past. Built to memorialize the brave prisoners of Changi who had to endure horrific conditions in the Second World War, Changi Prison Chapel is a replica of the chapel that was erected by Australian prisoners of war during the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945. More than 50,000 civilians as well as Australian and British soldiers were incarcerated in Changi Prison. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:30 - 17:00
- Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707 - one kilometre away from Changi Prison
- Tel: +65 6214 2451
East Coast Park
East Coast Park is not only the most popular, but also the largest (1.85sqkm) park in Singapore. It was built on reclaimed land and offers various activities from water sports to cycling, rollerblading, bowling as well as an 18-hole indoor mini-golf course. Other facilities include a manmade sandy beach, shops/kiosks, rest-rooms, barbecue stations and holiday chalets.
Singaporeans love food, so there are plenty of dining venues to choose from here. The East Coast Seafood Centre consists of eight seafood restaurants. Some must-try dishes include the spicy sambal stingray and satay (grilled meat skewed on sticks served with sweet peanut sauce).
- Opening Hours: 24 hours. The park is lit from 19:00 – 07:00
- Location: Situated at the southeastern part of the island
Katong is another nearby east coast area of Singapore full of rows of picturesque Peranakan homes and their traditional cuisine and products. Visit Katong Antique House (Tel: +65 6345 8544) for traditional Peranakan costumes and furniture, the Eurasian Heritage Center (on 139 Ceylon Road) presents Eurasian culture, from music to food, Rumah Bebe (Tel: +65 6774 3652) offers traditional embroidery and beadwork. And for those who like temples, try the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple. It is famous for its stunning architecture and murals.
Singapore Airport (Changi Airport) is considered by many to be among the best in the world. Indeed, Singapore Airpor claimed the prestigious prize as the world's best airport in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Belgium for 2010. A truly modern marvel, Changi's top-notch services and facilities make the experience of being in an airport not only a bearable experience for travellers but even a pleasurable one. The airport has three main terminals, a luxury terminal and a Budget Terminal, all connected by 'people movers' and a free skytrain system. Read More...
Singapore Expo is the largest and most used MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions) venue in Singapore, with over 100,000 square meters of floor space spread across ten multipurpose, connectable halls – also making it one of the largest of its type in Asia.
Whether you’re on a business trip, attending a seminar or just coming to grab a bargain at one of the many sales exhibitions at Singapore Expo, it’s extremely easy to find. The venue, while located outside of the city centre, even has its own namesake MRT station near Changi Airport, as well as a 2,200 capacity onsite carpark. Read More...
- Address: Singapore EXPO, 1 Expo Drive, #02-01, Singapore 486150
- Tel: +65 (0) 6403 2160
- Website: http://singaporeexpo.com.sg