Pasir Ris, Singapore · 5 hotels available
Indeed, as you comb through the cities, roads and places in Singapore, many were derived from the Malay language. Similarly is the neighbourhood of Loyang Avenue. There are many opinions of which how Loyang Avenue received its name. Well as for the first one, some said that Loyang means brass. Hence it was called as such due to the colour of water, which perhaps referring to either Sungei Loyang.
Meanwhile, a survey reported that Loyang derived from the word “Loiung’ that means the name of a creek measuring about 30 feet wide as to which Singapore is abundance with them and rivers. Lastly, the name of Loyang was said to be derived most probably from a village that was once existed in the neighbourhood, named Kampong Loyang. A mosque, Kampong Loyang Besar Mosque used to be located in this village. Thus, retaining its name as Layong Avenue.
This neighbourhood is a subzone region of a larger town called Pasir Ris, a planning and residential area, of the East Region of Singapore. This region is then split further into three subzones named Loyang West, Loyang East and Flora Drive. In a wider view, Loyang Avenue, in reality, is the main exterior road that leads to Pasir Ris, Tampines and Changi City Point. The facelift of the town into a developed industrial estate that it is now dealing with is mainly influenced by the aviation-related services that are within the vicinity to Changi Airport. Constructed in 1981, this long straight main road has now become an important road in the northeastern side of Singapore.
With extensive Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) crisscrossing throughout the country, it is going to be an easy job for you to reach this neighbourhood. Hop on to one of its trains, and you will find yourself heading to Pasir Ris MRT Station (EW1). This station is an above-ground station along the Eastern terminus of the East-West Line (EWL). There are three exits, Exit A, Exit B and Exit, of which only Exit A is barrier-free for the disabled.
There are two official bus stops and one bus interchange, linked to this MRT station that cluster around Exit A and Exit B only. The bus stops are 77039, 77031, 77171, 77179, 77321 and 77329. Other bus stops along the avenue are B99039, B99031, B99041 and B99049. Below is the list of bus routes that make a stop here: 3, 4N, 5-6, 12, 12e, 15, 17, 21, 39, 53, 58, 68, 81, 88-89, 109, 354, 358-359, 403, 518, 518A and NR7.
The nearby taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located nearby Exit A at Pasir Ris Central Street 3 (White Sands driveway) and Exit B at Pasir Ris Central (Eastbound). Never try hailing taxis other than at the official stands. Else, book beforehand. This is extremely a lifesaver especially during rainy days, festive seasons and daily rush hours which begin from 6.00am to 9.30 pm and from 6.00pm to midnight. But bearing in mind, that booking fees are applied.
Being the largest water parks in Singapore, Wild Wild Wet will promise you thrills and excitement for you and your entire family. Have fun with all the adrenaline-pumping rides to exhilarating water paradise for kids!
Adapting the famous South Korean animated series called Tayo The Little Bus, this Tayo Station is just the right place for you to bring your children for an exciting adventure. With a massive span of 10,000 sq ft, this play station integrates indoor playground attractions, edutainment zone and sensory play space for younger children. The favourite playgrounds here will be Tayo’s Road Circuit, Poco’s Hinoki Play, Gani’s Playground, Cliff Ball Pool, Toddler Play and Rainbow Lounge. Wait no longer! Here is where the endless adventure begins!
Truly a gastronomic delight, Saltwater Cafe serves one of the sumptuous all-day buffets with their speciality, authentic Southeast Asian cuisines that are both delightedly for both local and international taste buds. This restaurant is halal-certified. What’s even more interesting is that there will be a live barbecue station exclusively available from Friday to Sunday only at dinner time. A definite blissful experience to enlighten your sophisticated palates!
If you are heading to Loyang Avenu and planning to stay for the night, try out this D’Resort @ Downtown East Hotel. Despite being a 3-star-only hotel, it still captivates its guests with its wonderful services and excellent hospitality. This splendid getaway is completed with a wide array of facilities like the waterpark, wedding service, conference room, banquet, restaurant, karaoke, children club and even barbecue. The room prices range from the lowest of SGD 154.08 for a standard room with two Wild Wild Wet Water Park tickets for two pax, up to the maximum of SGD 240.75 per night in a special deal room with 4 Wild Wild Wet Water Park tickets.
Wondering where to stay for the night with a tight budget? Don’t worry, CheryLoft Resorts is a budget hotel that is family-oriented. Its strategic location which is within the vicinity of Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) and Wild Wild Wet Water Park, makes it even more convenient. A few amenities that they offer are ballroom, huge outdoor pool with water slide, karaoke, conference room and meeting facilities. This resort is also wheelchair friendly.