Singapore is known for its sparkling city skylines — silhouettes of Marina Bay Sands and the Supertree Grove now easily recognizable by many. But despite what the first results on Google Images suggest, there’s more to the city-state in its eclectic mix of neighborhoods. Here are some of the city’s most interesting districts and who they’re most suitable for.
For the artsy at heart
There’s a reason Bugis has been listed as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world. Besides being home to indie cinema The Projector and many graffiti-adorned bars along Haji Lane, this funky neighborhood is proof that there’s more to Singapore than just skyscrapers. Those after a unique living space will delight at the shophouse units and colonial homes dotted throughout the area. Use PropertyGuru’s “Explore on Map” feature to easily find properties for rent close to the best Bugis has to offer.
For the nature lovers
Singapore’s tallest hill is within reach for residents of Upper Bukit Timah. Being near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve allows one to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, which still remains within reach when you want it, thanks to the Downtown Line. Use the new “Search by MRT” filter on PropertyGuru to find available properties for rent near a station on the Downtown Line.
For a little bit of everything
The perfect middle between old and new, Tanjong Pagar is where you’ll find shophouses from the 19th century and some of Singapore’s tallest buildings. It’s also the area with the most Michelin-starred restaurants and iconic hawker centres like Amoy Street Food Centre. With so much to see and do, PropertyGuru’s search function is a great way to find restaurants and amenities near you.
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