More than just an award-winning town (Tampines beat out Vancouver, Canada and Boston, United States to win the United Nations' World Habitat Award in 1992), Tampines is also a place that many Singaporean call home.
For that reason, the National Heritage Board recently put out a facebook invite calling for anyone with fond memories of the town to write in.
Built in the 1980s, the Mangosteen playground was designed by Housing & Development Board (HDB) architect Lee-Loy Kwee Wah and hark back to the fruit farms in the area in the past.
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TAMPINES ROUND MARKET
A local landmark since the 1980s development of Tampines as a satellite town, this market and the surrounding shophouses were completed by the HDB in 1983. This area quickly became a commercial and social hub for the town in its early decades.
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Sand was quarried in Tampines as early as 1912, but the quarry boom truly began in the 1960s, alongside the redevelopment of many areas across Singapore and the rise of public housing estates. At its peak, there were more than 20 sand quarries in Tampines,
This church is laid out in the shape of a fish, which in Christian iconology is often associated with Jesus Christ and his followers. In its early years, the Church of the Holy Trinity also had a number of distinctive architectural and interior design features, including a flowing water feature within the church building.
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CLUSTER OF TEMPLES ALONG TAMPINES LINK
This cluster of religious institutions includes temples previously located in Tampines during the kampong era, as well as others from across the island. The Jiutiaoqiao Xinba Nadugong Temple, a constituent of the Tian De Gong Temple, enshrines Taoist deities, Hindu gods including Ganesha and the uniquely Malayan Datuk Gong.
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GOLDEN PALACE HOLIDAY RESORT
The Golden Palace Holiday Resort was formerly located at Jalan Ang Siang Kong. This lakeside resort opened in 1969, offering recreational and leisure facilities such as boating and fishing. However, it was short-lived and closed in 1971.
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TAMPINES NEW TOWN IN THE 1980s
In 1992, the HDB received the United Nations World Habitat Award for its development of Tampines Town. Tampines was recognised as an exemplar of high-density housing that was of high quality and affordable, as well as urban planning that strengthened social bonds between communities.