Moving Locally in Singapore


Singapore is a small country full of exotic charm and engaging sights. Living here means you can reach the other side of the country in less than an hour. The neighbourhoods in the city blend into each other but every one of them is unique. Choosing the right neighbourhood can be a difficult decision as they all have something special to offer.

Tiong Bahru

This part of Singapore has attracted a lot of young professionals due to its eclectic retail stores, vintage clothing boutiques, hipster cafés and restaurants. This area is home to one of the few wet markets left in the city to buy local fresh produce. This neighbourhood is only 15 minutes away from the city centre and offers a quiet environment. Tiong Bahru is perfect for those who enjoy taking a stroll on a Sunday afternoon.

Orchard Road

If you like being right at centre of everything, then Orchard Road has that and more. A huge tourist drawcard, Orchard Road offers access to all amenities and you’ll be spoilt for choice for dining and shopping, with plenty of high-end retail and hotels dotted along the boulevard. Residences here are pricier than other areas but the location provides easy access to everything happening in the city.

Holland Village

Foodies and expats love everything Holland Village has to offer, with its mix of expat-themed restaurants and cuisine from all around the world. This lively neighbourhood has a plethora of cool entertainment establishments, such as cafes dedicated to desserts and acai health-food restaurants. Holland Village’s central location and large array of housing options makes it very popular with families.

Tanjong Pagar

For those with a love of Singapore’s colonial history, Tanjong Pagar is a top pick. Popular among professionals due to its close proximity to Singapore’s central business district, this neighbourhood is the perfect place for anyone who appreciates a short commute to work. HDB housing is available in this area, as well as condos for people who prefer more exclusive amenities.

East Coast

A long stretch of beach park offering an ‘urban getaway’ vibe, East Coast is a great recreational area suitable for families. This part of the city is quiet and ideal for those who wish to be closer to nature. The East Coast Park is a popular outdoor area, offering a range of activities from sports to dining and ocean swimming. This area is further away from the CBD so rents are more reasonably priced. You can usually find homes with a lot more space than those in the city centre.


Woodlands is located north of the city and skirts the Malaysian border. The distance from the city centre means that properties are more spacious and there are plenty of recreational areas for tennis, parklands and gardens. This area is popular among American expats because of its proximity to the Singapore American School.


Katong is ideal for expats who wish to live like the locals. This neighbourhood has many shophouses, karaoke bars and hawker stalls. The Parkway Parade shopping centre and Eastpoint mall are close-by.

Singapore has something for everyone and it won’t take you long to find a neighbourhood that resonates with your priorities for living comfortably. When planning your local move, remember to contact your Singapore removalists a few weeks in advance to arrange a consultation and avoid any pitfalls. 


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