Orchard, Tanglin, River Valley, Holland Village, Newton, Novena, Bukit Timah, East Coast, Central Business District

Housing 

Expat Neighborhoods

Common expat neighborhoods include:

• Orchard, Tanglin
• Holland Village
• Newton
• Novena
• Bukit Timah
• Southern Gateway
• Sentosa
• CBD/Marina area

Rental Housing Cost

Rent depends on the type, size, and location of the property:

Lower Cost (East Coast, Queenstown, Bishan)
• Studio: 2,000 – 2,500 SGD
• 1 Bed: 3,000-4,500 SGD
• 2 Bed: 4,000-5,500 SGD
• 3 Bed: 5,000 -7,000 SGD
• 4 Bed: 6,000-12,000 SGD

Medium Cost (Newton, Bukit Timah, Dover)
• Studio/1 Bed: 3,500 – 5,500 SGD
• 2 Bed: 4,000-6,000 SGD
• 3 Bed: 5,000-7,500 SGD
• 4 Bed:: 6,000-15,000 SGD

High Cost (Orchard, River Valley, Holland)
• Studio: 4,000 – 5,000 SGD
• 1 Bed: 5,000-6,500 SGD
• 2 Bedr: 5,500-8,000 SGD
• 3 Bed: 6,000-10,000 SGD
• 4 Bed: 8,000-19,000 SGD

 

Local Details

Transportation

Singapore is pedestrian-friendly. The public transport system consists of metro rail, light rail, and buses which make it easy to move around the city.

Fun Facts

Singapore was originally known by it’s Malay name, Singapura, which translates to ‘Lion City’. Singapore’s population consists of 74.2% Chinese, 13.3% Malays, 9.2% Indians and 3.3% Eurasians and people of other descent.

Languages spoken in Singapore includes: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

Singapore’s diverse religion reveals its diverse ethnic mix. Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Muslim, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism are the main religions.

Local Currency

SGD