|• Simp. Chinese||马林百列|
|• Trad. Chinese||馬林百列|
|• Pinyin||Mǎlín Bǎiliè|
|• Malay||Marine Parade|
|• Tamil||மரின் பரேட்|
|• Mayor||South East CDC
|• Members of Parliament||Marine Parade GRC
|• Total||6.12 km2 (2.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
Marine Parade 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.
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.
Despite being given estate status by the Housing and Development Board, 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 major commercial complex, Parkway Parade, that houses offices and a shopping centre.
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.
As Marine Parade is primarily either recreational or residential, it is also a host to a variety of schools.
- Primary Schools
- Secondary 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marine Parade.|
- City Population – statistics, maps and charts | Marine Parade
- HDB Key Statistics FY 2014/2015 Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
- "Statistics Singapore - Geographic Distribution - 2018 Latest Data". Retrieved 11 February 2019.