Tampines is the largest residential area in the city-state of Singapore and is located in the East Region of the main island. The town is so named because in the 1900s a large forest of Tampines trees were there.
Like other districts in Singapore, it is a densely populated district with the population density higher than other housing districts. Tampines New Town is a regional centre that lies to the east of Singapore's city centre, much alike to the centrally located Orchard Road .
Tampines Mall is a suburban shopping mall located at Tampines Central 5 in Tampines, Singapore. It was completed in 1995, and was officially opened in 1996 and is one of the most popular malls in the eastern part of Singapore. The mall has four floors with two basements. The shopping mall is easily accessible as it is located in the heart of the Tampines Regional Centre, where the Tampines MRT Station and Tampines Bus Interchange are situated very close to the mall. It is also located next to Century Square Shopping Centre as well as Tampines 1.
In 2004, Tampines Mall underwent a major renovation and added an outdoor playground on the fourth floor of the building, which was formerly a video games arcade. The mall also built a covered linkway to the neighbouring Century Square during the renovation. The revamp included a new mix of shops and restaurants, travellators and a renovated atrium.
Tampines regional library:
Tampines Regional Library is a library located in Tampines New Town, Singapore. It is the first regional library in Singapore and opened on 3 December 1994 by then Senior Minister of State for Education and Health Aline Wong.
The 6,208-square metre library was upgraded in 1998 to include better facilities. A Chinese library service was inaugurated in May 1998, after the signing of Understanding of Memorandum with the National Libraries of Beijing and Shanghai. The library also has conference and exhibition facilities. The library houses over 235,000 books including:
20,925 Books and 34,642 Serials in Malay
1,901,167 Books and 100,995 Serials in Chinese
313,339 Books and 35,178 Serials in Tamil
5,023,808 Books and 658,964 Serials in English
4,196,670 Books and 790,862 Serials for the Adults age group
572,515 Books and 15,284 Serials for the Young People age group
3,090,054 Books and 23,633 Serials for the Children age group
The library also has a children's playhouse on the ground floor, IT and business books and microfilm services.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampines_Regional_Library, http://www.nlb.gov.sg:80/Corporate.portal;jsessionid=21H2NWjTGk82hgyy13L91L03mMkqh2QvcqS9cq3tnPZJFwLGgSk5!382291215?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=Corporate_portal_page_aboutnlb&node=corporate%2FAbout+NLB%2FFast+Facts&corpCareerNLBParam=Fast+Facts
Tampines 1 is the newest shopping mall in the east of Singapore located beside the Tampines MRT Station. The mall opened on 9 April 2009. Before Tampines 1 was built, it used to be just a plain field of grass. Now, they had developed it into a bustling shopping mall.
Tampines 1 is set to be a multi-dimensional and interactive mall offering an array of goods, and services and lifestyle retail shops to meet the shoppers' needs. The mall, spread over five stories and one basement, will also be the first suburban mall in Singapore with a dedicated swimming pool. The shopping mall is easily accessible as it is located in the heart of the Tampines Regional Centre, where the Tampines MRT Station and Tampines Bus Interchange are situated very close to the mall. It is also located next to Century Square Shopping Centre as well as Tampines Mall.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampines_1, http://shopping.insing.com/feature/what-s-hot-at-tampines-1/id-1c4a0000
Picture of Tampines:Done by: Bryan sim, s1-07 (09)