East Coast, Marine Parade
In the early 1900s, District 15 was filled with plantations growing coconut, cotton, gambier, nutmeg and pepper. During this time the Eurasian population kept growing in Singapore, increasing the need for churches, schools and other public facilities. District 15 has now become one of the most desirable areas for property investors.
There are many residential options, from HDB flats to private homes in developments like Cote D’Azur, Costa Del Sol, Lagoon View, Mandarin Gardens and Fernwood Towers. Prospective real estate investors can also consider several new residential developments, including Auralis at East Coast and The Lush at Katong. Below we will discuss the various amenities and leisure activities available to residents in the main sections of District 15.
Residents of Marine Parade turn to the Marine Parade Town Centre for shopping and other needs. They are also served by the Parkway Parade, another commercial complex filled with offices and a major shopping centre. The Marine Parade Community Building has numerous facilities for residents. These include the Marine Parade Community Library and the Marine Parade Community Club, where there is a gym and a covered basketball court for residents to use, plus a 263-seat theatre.
This is a very desirable section for families due to the number of highly acclaimed schools. These include CHIJ (Katong) Primary and Secondary Schools, Tanjong Katong Girls’ Secondary School, Chung Cheng (Main) High School and Victoria Junior College.
Further east you have the East Coast section of District 15, which is where you can get the tastiest local dishes, like roti prata, katong laksa, and chili crab legs. The entire area is filled with food stalls, one of the best is 328 Katong Laksa at 51 East Coast Road. Another great food stall is found at 49 East Coast Road where 49 Katong Laksa is. There are all kinds of restaurants in East Coast Park serving chili crab, like Jumbo Seafood, Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, Little Red House, and No Signboard Seafood.
East Coast is also blessed with a wonderful beach, all its own. It’s located at the East Coast Park and offers all kinds of water sports and other recreational activities for residents. There are skating and cycling kiosks, sand play areas, tennis courts, a fishing jetty, People’s Association Water-Venture, and an amphitheatre. All these facilities has made East Coast a popular weekend getaway spot.