Pasir Ris has a below average crime rate for Singapore.
Pasir Ris is one of the greenest townships in the city, located on the East coast of Singapore and accessible by Pasir Ris MRT station and several bus lines that feed into the area. Some landmarks in the area include Pasir Ris Park, Downtown East shopping mall, White Sands shopping mall, and farmways that house several longstanding animal/fish farms.
With many opportunities for outdoor activities, local amenities conveniently located in one of the several shopping malls nearby, recreational activities catered for kids and families, and multiple schools in the area (including an international school), Pasir Ris is another one of Singapore's fantastic neighborhoods for families with children to live in.
Like some of the other neighborhoods close by in the East region, Pasir Ris is also great for residents seeking a more suburban lifestyle in Singapore since it's filled with nature walks, beachside picnics, and a (slightly) slower pace of living than in the bustling city center. The residents in this area are largely made up of families with kids, couples, and older retirees.
Pasir Ris is bordered on the north by the Johor Strait, on the east by Loyang, on the south by Tampines, and on the west by the Punggol Serangoon Reservoir.
CBD: 21.8 km / 25-55 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Changi Business Park: 6.3 km / 10-35 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Jurong International Business Park: 31 km / 35-60 minutes by car / 75 minutes by transit
One North Buona Vista: 26.6 km / 35-60 minutes by car / 60-75 minutes by transit
Tuas: 49.8 km / 50-80 minutes by car / 130 minutes by transit
A large park in the east of Singapore, Pasir Ris is well-equipped for a family day out, with multiple child-friendly playgrounds, water sports, pony rides, a six-hectare mangrove forest, and a bird watching tower. A great way for kids (and adults) to pull away from the screens and get back in touch with nature, even if only for a little while.
Downtown East is a recreational and lifestyle hub for families where you can find dining options, retail outlets, and entertainment options. With a cinema, bowling alley, arcade, water park, and even an indoor family playground, Downtown East gives you an array of choices for family fun.
A regular venue for water sports in the area, Water Venture provides lessons and facilities for kayaking, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, dragon boating, and other activities.
The only saltwater pond in Singapore, D’Best Fishing Pond is a favorite for fishing enthusiasts and hobbyists. With snappers, groupers, anglers and other variety of fishes available for baiting from the ponds, D’Best Fishing Pond is a favourite hangout for those who enjoy this activity.
Home to many species of exotic fishes, Mainland Fish Farm attracts collectors and families alike. Whilst the farm has fishes up for display and sale in their aquariums, it also presents other engaging activities that are great for the little ones. Walk around their large koi ponds and admire the colourful kois that come up to the surface, waiting to be fed from one of the food packets that are available for purchase. The farm also features “longkang fishing” activity (fishing from the drain), a favourite pastime of kids in Singapore’s village days.
Located on one of the last remaining farmways in Singapore, Ericsson Pet Farm opened in 1993 from humble beginnings, and through his passion and love for animals, Director Eric Lim has succeeded in continuing to spread the love and joy of animals to the local communities. With a garden on site for you to have a zen moment, a guesthouse available for your pet’s parties, a viewing gallery that will have you “aww-ing” the whole way through, and of course, animals for sale, Ericsson Pet Farm sure holds the recipe for a day of cuteness overload.
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