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What To Eat, See And Do Near The 7 New TEL4 MRT Stations

East side best side? This just might seal the deal: Seven new Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 4 (TEL4) stations will commence passenger service on Sunday (23 Jun).

They are:

  • TE23 Tanjong Rhu
  • TE24 Katong Park
  • TE25 Tanjong Katong
  • TE26 Marine Parade
  • TE27 Marine Terrace
  • TE28 Siglap
  • TE29 Bayshore

Can't wait to explore these areas? We gotchu covered with our list of good eats and recreational spots around these stations:

See what?

Tanjong Rhu Lookout Tower

The Tanjong Rhu Lookout Tower is one of the best lowkey spots for scenic sights of the sunrise or sunset, where you don't have to jostle for space. Entry is free, and plus points for being a super romantic date spot lorh! 😍

Fun fact: local artist Wei Lieh of Very Small Exhibition once lit it up like a rainbow 🌈

A 3-min walk from TE23 Tanjong Rhu MRT station.

Tanjong Rhu Suspension Bridge

Just a stone's throw away from the Tanjong Rhu Lookout Tower is the prominent Tanjong Rhu Suspension Bridge. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in this gazetted car-lite area, and as you cross the bridge, be mesmerised by how the sun-dappled water sparkles.

Tanjong Rhu Promenade

A 6-min walk from TE23 Tanjong Rhu MRT station is what is famously known now as Cat 100 after Taylor Swift's concert here back in March. Clock your steps and get some fresh air here. Like the nobles in Bridgerton, "promenade" along a scenic waterfront route, and admire the panoramic views throughout.

It also also allows you easy access to Bay East Garden – also known as Gardens by the Bay East, serving as a convenient shortcut to explore the Marina Bay East Garden area without needing vehicular transport.

Katong Park

This serene spot is located right outside TE24 Katong Park MRT station. Inside the park, you'll find a species of eucalyptus known as "Mindanao Gum", which sheds patches of its outer bark at different times, revealing its bright green inner bark. As this inner bark matures, it transforms into shades of blue, purple, orange, and finally maroon, resulting in a rainbow-like exterior. Check it out in the video here.

According to NParks, this specific tree in Katong Park has also been assigned the title of a "Heritage Tree", which are trees that meet certain criteria, for instance, having a girth of more than 5m, and/or having "botanical, social, historical, cultural and/or aesthetical value. The heritage "rainbow" tree had a last-recorded girth of 3.25m and height of 29.6m in 2021.

East Coast Park

Given how long East Coast Park is, you can walk (less than 15min) from any of the following MRT stations: TE24 Katong Park, TE25 Tanjong Katong, TE26 Marine Parade, TE28 Siglap, and TE29 Bayshore. Cycle, run, rollerblade, and more, along the coastline and enjoy the shiok breeze. Just take note that certain parts of the beach may still be closed, due to the recent oil spill.

Eat what?

328 Katong Laksa

Although this iconic laksa stall has two locations not in the East (one at Westgate and another at Queensway Shopping Centre), the one at 51 East Coast Road was where it had its humble beginnings. And the OG spot arguably always slaps the hardest, amirite?

Plus, it's now only an 8-min walk from TE26 Marine Parade MRT station. Don't say bojio ah!

Little Rogue Coffee

A 10-min saunter from TE25 Tanjong Katong MRT station will bring you to this cozy cafe. No matter if you're looking on the hunt for brunch or making a quick coffee stop, it's a perfect place to satisfy your hunger pangs. They have items like "K-Pop Chicken Burger", "Soft Scrambled Eggs & Ikura", "Matcha Latte", and a slew of other delectable offerings on their menu.


The eateries on the Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand 2024 have recently been announced, and Fico is a recent addition to the esteemed list. The Italian restaurant is known for their fresh handmade pasta (we highly recommend their Spaghetti All’Assassina!) and seafood platters, amongst others.

They even have a new takeaway kiosk, where you can purchase their "Rent-a-picnic" bundle, which includes an assortment of Italian street fare, Fico’s signature dishes, and freshly churned gelato.

Work off those calories and chalk up your steps, cuz Fico is a 25-min walk from TE29 Bayshore MRT station.

Beach Road Prawn Noodle House

"Legendary" is the word for this prawn noodle house, an institution that's been around since the 1920s. Make your way (a 9-min walk) from TE27 Marine Terrace MRT station to inhale a bowl of their signature "Prawn with Pig Tail Mee", with a side of chilli or hot pink sweet sauce.

Do what?

Singapore Wake Park

If you're an adrenaline junkie, this is the place for you. Not feeling it? Just watch advanced wake boarders strut (surf) their stuff on the water, as they do flips and twists. Kids as young as six are allowed to wake board in the lagoon.

Only a 14-min walk from TE28 Siglap MRT Station.

The Xtreme Skatepark is near East Coast Park Area F. | IMAGE: SCREENSHOT FROM NPARKS

Xtreme SkatePark

Here, you can practise all sorts of stunts on your skateboards, inline skates, or BMX bikes. There are different features (including a combo bowl and a 3.6m-deep vertical bowl) to cater to skaters of all levels. It's a 14min walk from TE29 Bayshore MRT Station. Admission is free.

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