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Best Place to Live in Singapore

Saturday, March 02, 2019

If you have already decided to live in Singapore, you must have an idea as to which places are best to live in here.

Singapore is a small country. It has strong public transportation that connects all the areas together. So, you actually have many good housing options here. Here are the top places to live in Singapore:

Tiong Bahru
Tiong Bahru is a heritage housing estate. It is known to be rich with retro charm. It is a well-planned area that is designed well with the streets in an interlocking horseshoe shape. These streets enclose a community center. This area lies about 15 minutes outside of the city center.

If you wish to get a place away from the skyscrapers of downtown, this is the ideal place for you. It gives you a serene feel. However, go for the apartments here only if you think you can deal with stairs. Most of the apartments are spacious here. If you maintain a postwar apartment here really well, it is sure to look and feel elegant!
Earlier, this area had plenty of young artsy shops and hip cafes restaurants. That is why it was known as“Singapore’s Brooklyn” previously. The Tiong Bahru market is one of the prominent ones. This place has some wet markets that are left in the city. You can pick up some fresh meat and veggies for your supper from here. It is one of the selling points of this place.

Tanjong Pagar
TanjongPagarhas plenty of stylish shop house storefronts that are sure to entice you. These storefronts mainly maintain Singapore’s Malay heritage. Keong Saik and Neil Roads are located within the heart of the area. It might be regarded as a hub for Singapore’s popular food and cocktail culture.

East Coast
The east coast is regarded as a home base for families. It is much quieter. It is pretty accessible to nature. There are plenty of housing complexes that lie only a short walk away from East Coast Park. Rollerblading and biking along the park paths are common activities.

This area has reasonable rents. You can find a good deal of space, with a full set of amenities at an affordable rate. This area also has many landed houses. However, you need to prioritize privacy and backyard at the time of getting into a new client.

Holland Village
Holland Village is one of the most top-level areas for expats. This is mainly because of its central location. It lies close to the downtown and Orchard areas. Also, it has the open space of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and MacRitchie Reservoir. It serves as a proper home to many families. In addition, this area has a huge range of bars, shops local and Western restaurants.

This area is also home to the Dempsey Hill. It is art and dining enclave. It lies within walking distance. Holland Village is also near to some office complexes such as Biopolis, Fusionopolis, and Mediopolis. All of these are high capacity office complexes. This area is considered to be one of the biggest and top-level hawker centers. Also, the Holland Village Shopping Centre is a place where you can find hidden gems.

This region also has a good number of top-quality schools. It has a decent range of housing options that include high-quality HDBs, condos, bungalows, and landed houses. Thus, you can very well choose the style of living as per your wish.

Woodlands
Woodlands lies at the far North of the island, closer to Malaysia. However, the distance from the city implies that this is the place will get extended in the near future. Woodlands provides you with well-priced large houses with green space. The area houses a huge community of American expats. This is mainly due to the fact that it has a familiar suburban feel and close proximity to the Singapore American school.

The Woodlands has a good deal of large malls with restaurants, shopping, and cinemas. Thus, downtown is never missed. Another plus point is that you can actually get cheap shopping and fresh Hokkien Mee nearby.

Woodlands lies outside the central business district. It forms home to bankers and ad agency suits as well. They get attracted to this area since they can enjoy a short commute to work and several joints to meet with friends after work.

The neighborhood provides you with HDB housing if you are looking to live more locally. You can also avail several amenities-rich condo options if you are willing to pay a premium for a pool and gym facilities.

Geylang
Geylang is a top local area. It can even be said that it is, in some ways, more Chinese than Chinatown! It lies almost 15 outside the city to the East. You can get several Hawker centers and street stalls in this part of Singapore. However, you might not get a fancy cocktail bar. This neighborhood has been actually identified as Singapore’s red light district. However, many people like the old-city charm of this place.

This area is seen to be safe. It has a friendly community feel as well. Staying here, you can pretty much access to nature. This place is budget friendly. At the same time, you can have quick access to several offices and restaurants downtown.

Sentosa
Sentosa can be a very good high-end option for you. It is titled as Singapore’s “resort-island”.It has homes on the water. It has a good range of properties that includes exotic condos and some landed houses.

However, this place might be pricey. It is worth though! As per many locals, the community has a real neighborhood feel. It has a beautiful golf course as well.

It is, however, a bit far from the ’mainland’ Singapore. Thus, you might have to plan your trips to the mainland. However, you can actually access both cars as well as a tramline. This special tramline connects to the overall MRT system at the Harbourfront station.

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