Singapore - Minister Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, and fellow Tampines GRC MPs, Mr Masagos Zulkifli (Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Home Affairs), Mr Ong Kian Min, Ms Irene Ng and Mr Sin Boon Ann, unveiled the Tampines Masterplan for 2011-2015 today.
The centrepiece of this plan is the proposed development of a Tampines Town Hub; a vibrant place where the residents of Tampines can gather, learn, play and build stronger bonds.
Built on the current Tampines Stadium and Sports Hall site, this integrated lifestyle town hub will be the first of its kind in Singapore.
Aimed to be a one-stop lifestyle destination, the town hub will be the place for residents to gather for lifestyle, sports and other community and civic services.
The town hub will feature a range of facilities and services including a mega Community Club (CC), performing arts theatre, retail shops, food & beverage outlets, fun pool, karaoke rooms, futsal, flea markets and concerts, laser quest and a bowling alley.
Major services which are now spread out in various parts of Tampines, will also be clustered in the mega CC. Such major service are the Tampines Regional Library, the HDB branch office, Town Council office and the Northeast CDC.
The project, which was initiated by Mr Mah, will be managed by the People's Association(PA).
This new initiative is key to providing Tampines residents with the best facilities and environment for active community living.
Home to the first eco-park, cycling town and 3- Generation fitness corner in Singapore, Tampines has also carried out enhanced housing and other neighbourhood improvement programmes over the past five years.
Upon the completion of the Downtown Line 3 in 2017, Tampines town will also be well-connected with three Downtown Line stations and an East-West line station.
These improvements are due to the continuous upgrading efforts made to meet the changing needs and aspirations of Tampines residents.
Complementing the launch of the first integrated town hub in the Singapore heartlands, will be the creation of the website, mytampines.sg.
It will serve as a digital portal for the Internet generation living in Tampines to be kept informed and connected with their community and town.
Other services and features offered on the website include applications for residents to pay their bills, shop on-line, socialise with their fellow residents, as well as locate different services available in their town.
An exhibition, "GROWING OUR TAMPINES" CUM PA 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ROADSHOW, will be held this Saturday and Sunday, 22nd and 23rd January 2011 at the open field next to Tampines Mall.
The exhibition also provides an opportunity for the GRC to gather feedback from residents about what kinds of activities, facilities and services they might want in the upcoming town hub.
Residents can also visit the website to register their suggestions and comments.