A little bit of everything

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 November, 2011, 12:00am


Districts 1-9 and 11 (Central)

For movers and shakers who want to live, work and play in the same prestigious vicinity, the corporate heart of Singapore is it. Here Shenton Way, famously known as Singapore's Wall Street, rubs shoulders with Orchard Road, the city's main shopping district. This area also encompasses Marina Bay, centre of Singapore's renaissance. With its state-of-the-art office space and transport infrastructure, this prime waterfront precinct extends Singapore's downtown district and further supports the city state's growth as a major business and financial hub. It also incorporates the plush Sentosa Cove, Singapore's most exclusive residential marina community.

District 10 (Holland)

With its tree-lined boulevards and Asean Heritage-listed nature park, District 10 has been described both as 'a residential oasis' and 'the picture of leafy suburbia' - yet it also boasts the desired urban convenience of proximity to Orchard Road and the central business district. This area, which is popular among expatriates, covers a wide area from Central to Holland and Bukit Timah. District 10 has a wide array of apartments, condominiums and houses for rent or sale. Some properties are located near Orchard Road or Holland Village, a former British outpost retaining its bohemian blend of old and new, while some are near international schools and private recreational clubs.

District 15 (East Coast)

Seaside District 15 on the East Coast is popular with expatriates who are used to a bit of space around them. It's also favoured by families with children and those who love the outdoor life in East Coast Park. Several new expressways and the Mass Rapid Transit rail system have updated transport options. Well-known shopping centres nearby include Parkway Parade and Tampines Mall.

District 26 (Upper Thomson)

Since Singapore's early years, Upper Thomson has been known as a location of choice for the well-heeled, many of whom live in spacious landed properties such as the prime Good Class Bungalows of Windsor Park Estate. Upper Thomson is home to prestigious clubs, expansive parkland (Bishan Park and MacRitchie Nature Reserve) and the Lower Peirce Reservoir - hence its reputation as the green lungs of Singapore. Home to the prestigious Singapore Island Country Club, the area is also well-served by top colleges such as the Raffles Institution and St Nicholas Girls' School.

Districts 21 and 23 (emerging prime areas)

Districts 21 and 23, which include the Hillview and Upper Bukit Timah areas, are targeted to become the largest condominium belt in Singapore when planned developments and landed projects are completed in coming years. This area features parks with playgrounds, common in Singapore due to scarcity of land. District 21 is conveniently located near many international schools.