Mention Pasir Ris and the first things that come to mind these days are chalets or Downtown East. But bet you didn’t know about Pasir Ris’ colourful past, with a history dating back to the 1800s that even the most loyal Eastie may not know about.
The National Heritage Board recently launched the Pasir Ris Heritage Trail, comprising a 27 heritage sites and seven trail markers for visitors to discover how the ’hood has been a favourite R&R getaway since the last century, and learn about kampong communities and heritage. There are a total of three thematic trails, spanning 3.5km to 5.6km, which you can explore on foot in one to one-and-a-half hours. You do it at your own time, own target — just download a companion guide and map online, put on your walking shoes, and look out for markers along the way. And it’s all for free.
But if you’re more of an armchair explorer, or want to prep for your Pasir Ris sojourn, look no further.