The name Marine Parade commonly refers to the neighbourhood encompassing the main HDB public housing estate and several private residences, bounded by Marine Parade Road, East Coast Parkway, Amber Road and Bedok South Avenue 1. Marine Parade was originally named after a promenade near the sea which was parallel to East Coast Road. It was built on reclaimed land completed in the mid-1970s.
The Marine Parade Planning Area, an urban planning zone under the Urban Redevelopment Authority, encompasses a much larger area, which includes the Marine Parade Housing Estate, the private residential areas in Joo Chiat and in Katong on both sides of Mountbatten Road. The planning area is located south of Geylang, southeast of Kallang, and northeast of Marina East, the latter both of which are part of the Central Area. To the east of Marine Parade lies the town and urban planning area of Bedok.
Marine Parade Housing EstateEdit
The main public housing estate, Marine Parade 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.
The main precincts of Marine Parade Housing Estate can be distinguished by the roads serving them:
- Marine Terrace
- Marine Crescent
- Marine Drive
- Marine Parade Central
The major private housing estates in Marine Parade include:
- Bayshore Park (not considered within MP)
- Costa Del Sol
- Cote D'Azur
- D' Ecosia
- Fernwood Towers
- Laguna Park
- Lagoon View
- Mandarin Gardens
- Neptune Court
- Ocean Park
- One Amber
- Qifuat Terrace
- The Bayshore
- The Elliot
- The Esta
- The Seaview
Marine Parade is served by a town centre, Marine Parade Town Centre, which consists of several neighbourhood shops and a major commercial complex Parkway Parade that houses offices and a shopping centre.
East Coast ParkEdit
Marine Parade Community BuildingEdit
The Marine Parade Community Building was completed in 2000. It houses the Marine Parade Community Club and the Marine Parade Community 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 host to a variety of schools.
- Primary Schools
- Secondary Schools
Politics of Marine ParadeEdit
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 MacPherson 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.