Singapore’s easternmost neighbourhood, Pasir Ris, roughly translates to “long sand” in Malay. Indeed, the Eastern region of Singapore is never too far away from a beach, although the harsh mid-afternoon sun rarely lures anyone away from precious shade. A bulk of the East stands on reclaimed land, the product of a process that spanned over three decades. Bedok and Siglap are residential towns that carry the heritage of being former seaside villages. Elsewhere in the East, the neighbourhood of Katong is famous for its picture-perfect Peranakan shophouses and myriad eateries.