East Coast Parkway (ECP)

East Coast Parkway

The 19km East Coast Parkway (ECP) runs along the south-eastern coast of Singapore. It connects Changi Airport in the east to the Benjamin Sheares Bridge in the south of the main island before it links with the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE).

The eight-lane ECP was built in 1981 by the Public Works Department over reclaimed land. It was launched in the same year as Changi Airport, as part of the Singapore Concept Plan—a long-term framework for urban development between 1971 and 1991.

The ECP was also where the first Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries were tested and installed.

The ECP begins at the eastern part of the island, from Changi Airport and proceeds in a straight manicured line towards the city. It ends at the junction of Shenton Way and Rambau Street and into the Ayer Rajah Expressway.

Visitors from the airport are given a good view of the city as HDB blocks, great seafood places, and the East Coast park line the well-landscaped expressway.

Did you know 2

A long, straight section of the ECP close to Changi Airport that can be used as an emergency landing runway was recently decommissioned. This section can be easily identified by removable potted plants instead of the standard large trees on median strip.