Where to Live in Singapore

Singapore is home to people from all over the world who add to the exotic melting pot of influential expats within this exciting country. This is reflected in the personality of each neighbourhood. Singapore is extremely safe so choosing where to live will depend mostly on your lifestyle and interests. Each area has its own charm and there is something for everyone, whether you’re a young professional or a devoted parent.

Holland Village

This is probably one of the most popular neighbourhoods among young families. This area is very accessible and it’s close to great schools and the Botanic Gardens. Many expats have chosen to settle in Holland Village, which is why you can find a large array of restaurants and shops that cater for many international cultures.

Sentosa Island

This gorgeous neighbourhood screams entertainment. It has everything from beaches to restaurants and bars. There is a large array of properties, including some of the most luxurious condominiums in the country. This area is perfect for singles or families as it is also home to aquariums, water parks and Universal Studios.

River Valley

This a modern but quiet area of Singapore. River Valley has great schools and a large range of activities for children. If you don’t have a family, you will love the bars and dining options as well as the fabulous shopping.


If you’re after a suburban atmosphere, Katong is perfect for you. This area is buzzing with history. There are temples and shophouses down Koon Seng Road that will make you want to move in right away. The area is home to parks, swimming pools and quality international schools.

Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru has beautiful Art Deco buildings that attract art lovers and creative types. The area has a bohemian atmosphere that suits the lifestyle of young professionals. There is a good offering of shops, restaurants and green areas.


If you want to be in the city but away from the Central Business District, consider living in Bugis. This area is very accessible and there is a lot to keep you busy. There are trendy cocktail bars and restaurants so there will never be a dull moment.

Tanjong Pagar

Young people who enjoy going out at night love this part of Singapore. Singaporean foodies tend to visit this area and you can have it all on your doorstep. Popular cafes, restaurants and bars are only a short walk away. This area is perfect for couples and young professionals. If you’re a freelancer, you can use one of the many co-working spaces in the area.

Wherever you choose to live in Singapore, make sure you do your research first and connect with a quality real estate agent, who you can trust to guide you in the right direction. Ask lots of questions and let the agent know you don’t want to waste anyone’s time. This way, you will find your dream home in no time.

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