Marine Parade

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This article is about the estate in Singapore. For the record label, see Marine Parade Records. For the play, see Marine Parade (play).
Marine Parade
Planning Area and HDB Estate
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 马林百列
 • Pinyin Mălín Băiliè
 • Malay Marine Parade
 • Tamil மரின் பரேட்
East Coast Park Panorama, Mar 06.jpg
Marine Parade Promeanade 2.JPG East Coast Road, Mar 06.JPG
Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore - 20120421-16.JPG KatongShoppingCentreFacade.JPG
Marine Parade Community Building, Sep 07.JPG Marine Crescent, Mar 06.JPG Tao Nan School, Mar 06.JPG
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
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
Region

Central Region


CDC
Town council
  • Marine Parade Town Council
Constituencies
Government
 • Mayor

South East CDC

  • Seah Kian Peng

 • Members of Parliament

Marine Parade GRC

Mountbatten SMC

Area[1]
 • Total 6.12 km2 (2.36 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1][2]
 • Total 48,730
 • Density 8,000/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)

Official

  • Marine Parade resident

Colloquial

  • Marine Parader
Postal district 15
Dwelling units 7,862

Marine Parade (Chinese: 马林百列, Tamil: மரின் பரேட்) is a planning area and residential estate located in 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 city-state. 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 heaven 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 housing flats along the southernmost points of the estate, which were built in the 1970s after the reclamation of the island's east coast.

Infrastructure[edit]

A typical point block in Marine Parade

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.

Town Centre[edit]

Entrance to Marine Parade Promenade
Marine Parade Community Building

Despite being given estate status by the Housing and Development Board, Marine Parade, like other towns in Singapore, is oddly served by a town centre.

Dubbed, Marine Parade Promenade, the centre itself consists of several neighbourhood shops and a major commercial complex, Parkway Parade, that houses offices and a shopping centre.

Marine Parade Community Building[edit]

The Marine Parade Community Building was completed in 2000. It houses the Marine Parade Community Club and the Marine Parade Community 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.

Education[edit]

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

Politics[edit]

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 MacPherson 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.

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