Like other new towns, public transport facilities were factored into the development of Pasir Ris. Pasir Ris is easily accessible via bus services at Pasir Ris Bus Interchange and the Mass Rapid Transit at Pasir Ris MRT Station.
The area was known as White Sand because it had a good beach. A major shopping complex, White Sands Shopping Centre, is located in the area that embodies the local place name.
Pasir Ris West consists of Elias housing estate and the western area of Pasir Ris and its Member of Parliament being Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean. In conjunction with the expansion of Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency (GRC), a "Mega Community Club" scaling six storeys high, was built in Pasir Ris East. Around 2004, Pasir Ris West (also known as Pasir Ris Elias) also saw the completion of its own mega community club.
In proximity to the sea, Pasir Ris has several recreation areas like the NTUC Downtown East, which have facilities like chalets, theme parks, a bowling alley, a park for pets and pet owners and Pasir Ris Park. There is also another park by the name of Pasir Ris Town Park, close to where the Shopping Centre White Sands is located. The park sports a park connector, a playground, an eatery, fitness station and fishing pond. The bowling alley building in Downtown East will be demolished to make way for a new four storey shopping and entertainment complex with a cinema which will be completed in 2007 called e!hub. e!hub was completed in 2008 which includes a new bowling alley, which replaces the old one. The area also includes two theme parks. They are Escape Theme Park which opened in 2000 and Wild Wild Wet which is a water-based theme park that opened in 2004.
Shopping centres, malls and markets
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