Others H haziyah-ali April 23, 2013 685
Marine Parade lies on a plot of reclaimed land and the once pitless ocean now boasts a shopping mall, 58 blocks of HDB flats, a library, hospital, and at least 7 schools. This makes the area extremely convenient for residents, which explains why Marine Parade is one of the most densely populated areas in Singapore.
However, I personally do not have a strong liking for the area as it feels a tad old and outdated. For instance, Parkway Parade mall does not have a cinema and pales in comparison to the newer I12 Katong Mall. Similarly, the Marine Parade Library which opened in 2000 has furniture which is slightly old and limited study space for students, when studying is the main purpose for students visiting the library.
Even so, I’m sure residents of Marine Parade have a strong sense of belonging to the area and would love it as it is. In fact, with the new Marine Parade MRT opening, Marine Parade would become increasingly popular and bustling.