( Changi Village Hawker Centre is a well known foodie haven. Image courtesy of Sengkang.)
iProperty: Do you think you will live in this area when you decide to buy your own place? Why or why not?
Kaysee Leong: No, I doubt I will. Pasir Ris is too far off from town, so travelling to and fro can be quite inconvenient.
iP: What are the pros of living in this area?
KL: I think Pasir Ris has a good transportation network. It is also near Downtown East and White Sands shopping mall, where the cinema, shops and food joints are, yet it is still nice and quiet.
iP: Are there any negatives about living in this area?
KL: It’s simply too far away from the Central area. Whether you travel by public or private transport it is still quite a hassle.
iP: If there was one thing (or more than one) that would improve this area, what would you like to see?
KL: I would definitely like to see another shopping mall in this estate. White Sands is the only major shopping mall in the vicinity.
iP: Would you advise people to move to this area ? Why or why not?
KL: Yes, I would. Despite the difficulties with travelling I have to admit that Pasir Ris is a quiet and safe to live. The various schools and shops are within easy reach so it’s great place for young families.
iP: What is your favourite place for dinner in the area and why?
KL: I don’t have a particular favourite, but the famous Changi Village Hawker Centre is really close by. Downtown East also has a large variety of food places.
iP: Where do you do your shopping? Why?
KL: My family gets our daily necessities in the shops around the neighbourhood. But if you’re looking for retail therapy, a quick hop to Tampines Central should be able to provide you with a better shopping experience. The shops there sell pretty decent clothes, shoes and the like.
iP: Are there any special finds in the area?
KL: Well, there are little farms dispersed around Pasir Ris that could be considered a unique find. Otherwise no, there aren’t any special finds in the area. Pasir Ris a pretty basic estate.