NTUC Income building, Tampines, SingaporeTampines, a HDB estate in the north-east of Singapore, has the distinction of having won the coveted United Nations World Habitat Award for Excellent Housing Design. With new schools, shops, markets, beautiful playgrounds, two golf courses, a swimming pool, badminton hall and stadium, it has all the facilities its residents could want.

Two large suburban shopping malls, Century Square and Tampines Mall, take centrestage as the hub of the Tampines community as it bustles with year-round activities.

Getting There: Take the MRT to Tampines Station (EW2).