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Marine Parade

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Marine Parade
Other transcription(s)
 • Simp. Chinese马林百列
 • Trad. Chinese馬林百列
 • PinyinMǎlín Bǎiliè
 • MalayMarine Parade
 • Tamilமரின் பரேட்
From top left to right: Panorama of East Coast Park, Marine Parade Promenade, Shophouses in Katong, Goodman Arts Centre, Katong Shopping Centre, Marine Parade Community Building, Marine Crescent Housing Estate, Tao Nan School
Location in Central Region
Location in Central Region
Marine Parade is located in Singapore
Marine Parade
Marine Parade
Location of Marine Parade within Singapore
Coordinates: 1°18′11″N 103°54′28″E / 1.30306°N 103.90778°E / 1.30306; 103.90778
Country Singapore
RegionCentral Region
Town council
  • Marine Parade Town Council
 • MayorSouth East CDC
 • Members of ParliamentMarine Parade GRC

Mountbatten SMC

 • Total6.12 km2 (2.36 sq mi)
 • Total46,390
 • Density7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
  • Marine Parade resident
Postal district
Dwelling units7,862

Marine Parade is a planning area and residential estate located on the eastern fringe of the Central Region of Singapore. Straddling the tip of the southeastern coast of Pulau Ujong, Marine Parade serves as a buffer between the Central and East regions of the country. Bordering it are the planning areas of Geylang to the north, Kallang to the northwest, Bedok to the northeast, Marina East to the southwest and the Singapore Straits to the south.


Marine Parade's early history can be associated with the precinct of Katong. Throughout the early to mid 20th century, the area was a haven for the wealthy Peranakan community of Singapore. Katong witnessed a growth in Straits Chinese culture, developing a distinctive architecture style and even becoming the place of origin for the renowned Katong Laksa dish. Marine Parade, as it is known today, mainly consists of HDB (Housing Development Board) flats along the southernmost points of the estate. These were built in the 1970s after the reclamation of the island's east coast. Today, many private condominiums are also being built in the area.


The main public housing estate comprises 58 blocks of HDB flats. The public estate is bisected by the arterial Still Road South that provides access to the major highway, East Coast Parkway, leading to the city area and to Singapore Changi Airport.


Marine Parade is served by the namesake Marine Parade as well as Marine Terrace on the Thomson–East Coast MRT line.

Community Building[edit]

Marine Parade Community Building

The Marine Parade Community Building was completed in 2000. It houses the Marine Parade Community Club and the Marine Parade Public Library. Other facilities within the three-storey complex include a 263-seater theatrette, a glass-walled gymnasium, a covered basketball court on the rooftop, an air-conditioned and a sports hall.

Town Centre[edit]

Marine Parade, like other towns in Singapore, is served by a town centre. Dubbed Marine Parade Promenade, the centre itself consists of several neighbourhood shops, Parkway Centre and a commercial complex, Parkway Parade, that houses offices and a shopping mall.


As Marine Parade is primarily either recreational or residential, it is also a host to a variety of schools.


Marine Parade is a component division of the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency, which also includes the Braddell Heights, Geylang Serai, Kembangan-Chai Chee and Joo Chiat divisions and elects five members to Singapore's Parliament. Singapore's former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong is the Member of Parliament who represents the Marine Parade division since the formation until his retirement in 2020, where Minister Tan See Leng succeeded Goh as the MP.


  1. ^ a b City Population – statistics, maps and charts | Marine Parade
  2. ^ HDB Key Statistics FY 2014/2015 Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Statistics Singapore - Geographic Distribution - 2018 Latest Data". Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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