Timothy Tye
Paya Lebar Travel Tips

Paya Lebar (GPS: 1.3516, 103.89951) is a place in central eastern Singapore. The name Paya Lebar means "wide swamp", recalling a time past when there was indeed a swamp here, beside the Kallang River. Since then, the area has been drained and developed.

The former Paya Lebar Airport was the main civilian airport for Singapore, operating from 1955 until the opening of Changi Airport in 1981.

The present Paya Lebar planning area is bordered by Pasir Ris to the north, Tampines to the east, Bedok to the south, and Hougang to the west. It is divided into 5 neighbourhoods, or subzones, called Airport Road, Paya Lebar East, Paya Lebar North, Paya Lebar West and Plab.

Map of Paya Lebar

Getting there

The Paya Lebar MRT Station (EW8/CC9) is actually located outside the Paya Lebar planning area. The nearest MRT station is the Kembangan MRT Station.

Interchange of Paya Lebar Road and Pan Island ExpresswayInterchange of Paya Lebar Road and Pan Island Expressway
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