Come to the north of Tampines, where this black-and-white Tudor-inspired architecture greets you. These blocks were originally red in colour, and were updated after a result of a residents’ vote back in 2016. Currently, it boasts a fascinating contrast of minimalism and Medieval charm. Walk through the void decks and you will notice geometric cut-outs that you can play around with for some artistic selfies!
Let's rewind to where it all began. The World Habitat Award-winning area we now know as Tampines is named after the Tempinis tree, a type of timber tree that was once abundant in the district. No matter how you pronounce it – both ‘tam-pee-knees’ or ‘tam-pe- knees’ are acceptable, ‘tam-pines’ definitely isn’t – Tampines is the beast in the east that draws the crowds with its shopping malls, 24-hour eateries and lifestyle destinations. And if it’s tranquillity you’re seeking, Tampines Eco Green is just a stone’s throw away.