Xilin is one of the five subdivisions of Tampines planning area in the West Region of the Republic of Singapore. According to the Singapore Department of Statistics, the district covers 7.75 square kilometers with a population of 1,730 people as of 2018. The department also estimates that 79.8% of the people in Xilin is between 15-64 years. The other subdivisions Tampines are Simei, Tampines West, Tampines East, and Tampines North. Xilin is an estate which is bounded by Xilin avenue to the south, East Coast Parkway to the east, Pan Island Expressway on the north and Upper Changi Road East on the west. The estate is interconnected by other road networks which cut across the region like Changi Avenue 3 which runs through the middle of the estate to connect Pan Island Expressway with Xilin Avenue. The other road networks in the estate are directly connected to Changi South Avenue 3 which is also connected to Xilinx MRT Station.
Xilin is more of an industrial park than a residential area. There are a lot of company headquarters and trade centers in the region than public housing and amenities. Some of the essential commercial facilities and industrial assembly lines include IBM, The Signature in Changi Business Park, Hitachi and Singapore Expo which is a convention space with several exhibition halls. Xilin MRT Station is one of the main notable features in the region. It is located at the junction of Changi Road Avenue 3, Laguna Golf Green and Xilin Avenue. It was developed as part of the extension of the Downtown MRT Line. There are plans to extend it to the Eastern Region Line by 2025. Xilin MRT Station was announced in 2014, and the development plans are still ongoing. Some sections of the Changi South Avenue 3 will be closed temporarily until the completion of the project. The street level layout of the station is Xilin Districentre and Tanga Logistics Centre. Xilin estate is best suited as a business hub for commercial offices and trade centers because it is well endowed with a network of road infrastructure and a major MRT lines. It is also located near Laguna Golf Green and Tanah Merah Country Club which are excellent compliments for an office location.