Toa Payoh is a residential area in central Singapore home to lavish shopping malls, landscaped green areas, architect museums and large landscaped parks. Sports fanatics can catch a game at the Toa Payoh Stadium while culture vultures explore the oldest monastery in Singapore, Lian Shan Shuang.
Things to do in Toa Payoh
In the heart of Toa Payoh sits Toa Payoh Town Park, an inviting green oasis that offers an escape from bustling streets. Take a wander around the peaceful gardens over stone arch bridges before retiring to the shade of the park gazebos.
Lian Shan Shuang, Singapore’s oldest Buddhist monastery, can be found in Toa Payoh. Those looking to learn more about the area’s religious roots and cultural customs will delight at this national monument dating back to Imperial China.
Boutique shopping, bargain hunts and beauty treatments can all be found at the Toa Payoh Shopping Mall. After a day exploring the district, head here for a little retail therapy before dining at one of the mall's eateries.
An innovative area, Sensory Park sits in central Toa Payoh and is split into five different districts. Each district represents one of the five senses, and you can follow a maze of paths that highlight sight, smell, touch, sound and taste.
Located 20 minutes from the Changi Airport and 15 minutes from central Singapore, the district of Toa Payoh is easily accessible by taxi. In the centre, buses and taxis run regularly, while the most popular mode of transport is the MRT, an underground train system that serves central Singapore.