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East Coast Singapore is a reminder of the Baba culture of refined 19th century Hokkien Chinese, perhaps at its finest here. Most of the east coast Singapore region is residential, but the 20-kilometre white sandy beach is a big draw for the visitors. The East Coast Singapore offers few sights but is visited by people on the way to the airport. For thr Singaporeans and tourists, the main attractions are 20 kilometres of white sandy beach and the food. The place is also home to many of Singapore's culinary icons. The true home of Singapore's Malay community is in Geylang Serai, and the East Coast also offers Singapore's solitary flashback to the past, the rustic little island of Pulau Ubin. The East Coast Singapore has MRT running along the length of the East Coast all the way from the center to Pasir Ris and Changi Airport. The North-East MRT traverses up to Sengkang and Punggol on the northern coast of the island, but doesn't go to very many places of interest to even the most determined of travellers.

East Coast Singapore offers various hotel accommodation facilities and one of them is at Quality Hotel Singapore which was formerly the Robinson International Hotel. The hotel is ideally located at the junction of Moulmein Road and Balestier Road. The East Coast Singapore is very efficiently connected to all parts of the island by the Pan-Island Expressway and Central Expressway. The East Coast Singapore hotel property is located close to local charm district with tiny shops, food stalls, temple where one can experience a different side of Singapore as daily life remains unchanged.

East Coast Singapore Tourist Attractions
  • East Coast Lagoon: The East Coast Lagoon underwent renovation in 2005 under the Singapore Sports Council's plan to build a white-water sports stadium at East Coast Park. Singapore's first Cable Ski Park, Ski360, opened at the refurbished East Coast Lagoon in January 2006.

  • East Coast Lagoon Food Centre: The East Coast Lagoon Food Centre opened in 1977, and is a popular hawker centre among locals and tourists. In late 2003, the hawker centre was upgraded to give it a newer and fresher look, having new features.

  • East Coast Seafood Centre: The East Coast Seafood Centre was opened at the same time as the East Coast Park, with eight restaurants serving seafood. Its initial name was known as UDMC Seafood Centre, which was later changed in 2000 to its current name. Local favourites such as chilli crab, black pepper crab and mee goreng can be found there.

  • Changi Chapel and Museum: Singapore's memorial to the notorious World War- II Japanese POW camp, the setting of James Clavell's King Rat. The current site is a reconstruction and in a different location, but contains a replica of the original chapel and informative exhibits about the squalid conditions of the prison.

  • Malay Village: A rather artificial recreation of Malay kampong (village) life in the heart of Geylang.

  • East Coast Park: It's a popular 20 km of free beach on Singapore's southeastern coast. Visitors visit the beach on sunny weekends. The water of the beach is on murky side, but the white sand, palm trees, and skimpily clad rollerbladers zooming past on the promenade make up for it.

  • Pulau Ubin: This is a little island off the northern coast where people still live in fishing villages on stilts which is Singapore's flashback to yesteryear. The island is covered in biking trails and is an excellent spot for a little steamy jungle offroading.

  • Changi Beach: This beach in located in East Coast Singapore near Changi Village. Visitors here can enjoy the neverending parade of airplanes as its right next to Changi Airport. A walk along the beach to the southeast, eventually leads to East Coast Park.

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