PASIR RIS 8 LOCATION

Pasir Ris 8 Location

If you are looking for an idyllic and yet thriving place to live, Pasir Ris 8 Location has unparallel attributes which will amaze you.  In addition to the sand and the sea, Pasir Ris offers a lot of economic growth potential as the government has many transformational plans in store for this eastern district.  The important factors that will enable Pasir Ris to flourish include the development of the Changi Aviation Park, Changi City, and Punggol Digital District.  Furthermore, seamless connectivity is made possible by the Cross Island MRT line which is critical to integrate Pasir Ris with the respective upcoming economic centers in the vicinity.

Pasir Ris 8 Location 

History of Pasir Ris

Pasir Ris 8 Location is a place that has a history dating back to 1844 where its name was spelled “Passier Reis”.  It is believed that Pasir Ris is a shortened version of “Passier Reis” which meant “sand’ in Malay.  And it is an apt name given the area is surrounded by sandy beaches.  One of the earliest development in the area was the building of bungalows for recreation and retreat, owned by the rich and influential. 

However, in 1965 things started to change after Singapore’s Independence.  In 1971, the People’s Association built holiday flats for the general public and Pasir Ris gained a reputation for being a place for recreation and leisure for the locals.

With Singapore’s growing population, the Housing & Development Board (HDB) decided to go ahead with land reclamation along the coast of Pasir Ris in 1979 with the ultimate goal of setting up a new residential town in the area.  The town which Pasir Ris 8 Location presently sits was completed in 1988 and the town’s population has been growing ever since.  In addition to the residential new town, Pasir Ris is also home to Downtown East a popular resort with a huge water theme park, Wild Wild Wet.

Eastern Economic Transformation

Traditionally the key business center of Singapore is located in the Central Business District in the southern part of Singapore.  Over the years, the government has shifted businesses to the western and eastern part of Singapore such as Jurong Lake District and Changi Business Park to ease congestion in the city.  Based on the latest Masterplan by URA, there will be further development of regional economic gateways in the eastern, western, and northern parts of Singapore. 

This will bring great convenience to residents in the respective residential towns as they are now able to work closer to home.  This is one of the benefits of the Pasir Ris 8 Location.  In the eastern part of Singapore, there will major focus to develop it as a center for business and aviation.  

Changi Aviation Park 

With Singapore’s vision to continue to be a leading air hub, the government is making significant investments to expand Changi Airport.  The new development spans over 1080 hectares of land (equivalent to 667 football fields) and it will include Changi Airport Terminal 5, a 3-runway system, an underground system, aviation support facilities, and Changi East Industrial Zone. 

Scheduled to be completed in 2030, Terminal 5 can handle up to 50 million passengers annually and it will create a significant number of jobs in the east.  In addition, the Pasir Ris 8 Location will only be minutes via the new Cross Island MRT line and this will be a great advantage for residents and tenants who are working in the air hub.

Besides Terminal 5, the plan is to continue the expansion of the existing air cargo cluster which includes Changi airfreight center and airport logistics park to include Changi East Industrial Zone.  This addition will bring together aviation-related businesses in one location under Changi Aviation Park.

Pasir Ris Wafer Fab Park

In addition to the aviation park, Pasir Ris 8 Condo is situated near the Pasir Ris Wafer Fab Park which is one of the 4 wafer fab parks in Singapore.  In view of the growing electronics sector, JTC has announced plans to improve existing wafer fab parks.  For the Pasir Ris wafer fab park, new covered walkways and cycling paths will be completed around 2023 to enhance the accessibility and connectivity between the workplace and the Pasir Ris residential town.  

Changi City

Besides the Changi Aviation Park and Pasir Ris Wafer Fab Park, Pasir Ris 8 Location stands to benefit from another familiar business center which is Changi Business Park, located just a few minutes walk to the Singapore Expo and the Expo MRT station.  Launched in 1997 by JTC, Changi Business Park occupies an area of 71.07 hectares and it is a dedicated site for high-technology businesses, data and software companies, knowledge-intensive businesses including research and development ventures. 

Moving forward, Changi Business Park will be part of a larger commercial district called Changi City comprising of the existing Changi Business Park, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and 2 new additions, Changi Waterfront District and Changi East Urban District. 

The new Changi Waterfront District will offer new recreational facilities including “fly-ferry” connections from Terminal 5.  In terms of business, the Changi East Urban District will be located close to Terminal 5 and it will offer a holistic business hub ecosystem that includes offices, work centers, conference and meeting venues, hotels, and serviced apartments.

Punggol Digital District

Punggol Digital District

Besides the Changi district, the Pasir Ris 8 location is very close to the Punggol District where an exciting transformation is happening.  Launched in January 2018, Punggol Digital District will be a hub for key growth sectors of the digital economy.  Located in Punggol North, Punggol Digital District will be the like of a mini Silicon Valley.  Scheduled to be completed around 2023, this 50-hectare digital district will include the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and companies from the digital and cybersecurity industries. 

Located 4 MRT stations from Pasir Ris 8 Location,  Punggol Digital District is served by the new Punggol Coast MRT station and it is one stop to the Punggol MRT interchange.  The Punggol Digital District be a car-lite environment such that car parks will be located underground while the streets will be reserved for pedestrians and cyclists.  

For residents who are driving, it will be a 20 to 25 minutes drive from Pasir Ris 8 Location to Punggol Digital District via the Tampines Expressway (TPE) or Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1.

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