Yes, Singapore might be our beloved little red dot with familiar sightings at every turn, but selecting one location to live in that fulfils all your specific needs can still prove a challenge. To make things easier, here’s some suggested neighbourhoods for your consideration, based on different areas of interest.
For nature lovers: East Coast, Marine Parade, Pasir Ris
The surroundings of your home is just as important as what’s inside, and if you love the great outdoors, look no further than nature-friendly estates like East Coast and Marine Parade. Walking distance to the famed East Coast Park, you’ll have the ease of going for an evening run through lush greenery or enjoying a sea breeze while having a picnic by the beach. Not to mention that the park also boasts a string of other activity options for all ages – from rollerblading to indoor mini-golf. For somewhere further east, Pasir Ris is also home to a quieter and less-crowded beach park.
For food lovers: Tiong Bahru, Tanjong Pagar, Ang Mo Kio
There’s no denying it – to be a Singaporean is to be a foodie at heart, and every district has its own food specialities that have become synonymous with the area over the years. Think Tiong Bahru Bakery, Korean food at Tanjong Pagar or classic Ang Mo Kio hawker fare. Which is why these 3 locations highlighted are just some that stand out for gastronome homeowners. Among hipster cafes, old school food centres and indulgent restaurants, there’ll never be a dull moment for your stomach living at these areas.
For those who like to be near all-encompassing facilities and amenities: Tampines, Bedok
Weekends are mostly reserved for family time, and what better to spend it by unwinding at a nearby all-in-one complex. The newly built Our Tampines Hub and Heartbeat Bedok are strategically placed near the heartlands for a reason – they aim to build community spirit and encourage residents to be more active. Fancy a place near a child-friendly pool for the little ones, or a badminton court to work up an occasional sweat? You’ve got your answer!
For those who like to be close to the city: Thomson, Newton, Holland Village
Many wouldn’t want to live in the hustle and bustle of downtown, which makes a home just at the outskirts of Orchard more of an attractive decision. Besides also allowing you to enjoy a host of supper haunts and several food landmarks, choosing to live at Thomson, Newton or Holland Village also enables you close proximity to the central shopping malls.
For those who like to enjoy easy access to transport links: Bugis, Jurong, Serangoon
Having transport options near home is arguably the most practical factor to consider when choosing your housing location. And with the influx of MRT lines launching soon or still under construction, living close to a station will do wonders for your traveling time and pay off in the long run. Matured estates like Bugis, Jurong and Serangoon are just some with nearby interlinking train underpasses to get you in the right direction, no matter your destination.