Nestled on the Singapore Strait, Marine Parade is a picturesque district with waterfront parks and restaurants, modern shopping malls and fascinating cultural sights. It’s also one of the closest neighbourhoods to Singapore’s central area filled with world-famous attractions, international dining and unmatched leisure opportunities.
Things to do in Marine Parade
One of the best places to hang out in Marine Parade is the tranquil East Coast Park, which hugs the Singapore Strait and features numerous jogging trails. Chill out on the beachfront, cycle along the paths or try new tricks at the skate park or wakeboarding park. When hunger strikes, head to Sandbank for chargrilled seafood or Georges Beach Club for succulent steaks and delicious cocktails.
Marine Parade is a retail haven with some of Singapore’s biggest shopping malls clustered together on Marine Parade Road. Head to Parkway Parade for fashion, beauty, jewellery and music, before ducking over to the seven-storey-high I12 Katong Mall to kick back on the rooftop garden, shop for international fashion brands or dine on Western and Asian cuisine.
Are you interested in local culture? Don’t miss seeing the revered Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, a Hindu temple that holds daily prayers and has a souvenir shop. It’s close to Haig Walk, a leafy walking path that leads to Interim Park, which has a playground and benches under shady trees.
Take advantage of Marine Parade’s central location to visit the 55,000-seat National Stadium. It’s under 10 minutes’ drive away and hosts a range of rugby, football and cricket games, along with music concerts. Just across the road, Kallang Theatre is one of the best spots to watch theatrical performances, such as musicals and plays.
Getting around Marine Parade
Marine Parade is well-connected to the rest of Singapore via public buses and a nearby subway line. You can also use buses to get around the district or stick to taxis or private vehicles.