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Singapore subway system & postal districts.

The blue numbers refer to postal districts.  Districts 9, 10, 11, 21 and 15 are favoured by most expatriates. 

As at Jan 2003
, there will be new subways ready in 2003. These are Boon Keng subway (Townerville residents, District 20), Little India subway (Niven Road residents, District 9) and Clarke Quay subway,(District 9, near Liang Court Serviced Apartments, UE Square condos).   

N1 Dhoby Ghaut (around a 15 minute walk to Clarke Quay, The Quayside, Riverside 48, UE Square condos and Mohamed Sultan pubs).

N2 Somerset  (downtown shopping malls; Orchard Road; Emerald Hill conservation shophomes, The Claremont, The Bayron & others. Aspen Heights & Kim Yam Heights are a  15-min walk. 

N3 Orchard.  "Downtown" with a very high concentration of Caucasian and other expatriates.  Shopping malls;  A 5-minute walk to the American Club). Grange 70, Grange 80, The Colonnade, Spring Grove are a 10-min walk.   The Claymore, Paterson Edge, 7 Draycott Drive, Ardmore Park, Four Seasons Park, Leonie Condotel, Leonie Gardens, Horizon Towers, Grangeford  & many others are within a 10-15 min walk.  Orchard Bel Air is a 15-minute walk. 

N4 Newton (Dunearn Gardens, Elmira Heights, Gloucester Mansion nearby).

N5 Novena (Gentle Villas, The Huntington, The Compass at Chancery cluster townhouses).

N6 Toa Payoh (Trellis Tower, Oleander Tower within a 5-min walk). Attractive to French expatriates.

N7 Braddell (Bungalows rent lower here).

N8 Bishan (Bishan 8 within a 5-minute walk).

N9 Ang Mo Kio (nearest subway to the new French School).

N10 Yio Chu Kang (Castle Green & Seasons Park within a 10-minute walk).

N11 Khatib

N12 Yishun

N14 Sembawang (Sun Plaza apartments at door step).

N15 Admiralty

N16 Woodlands

N17 Marsiling (10-minute walk to the American School).

N18 Kranji (Singapore Turf Club punters' stop)

N20 Yew Tee

N21 CHOA CHU KANG Interchange for the LRT).  The Northvale condos are next door.  The Light Rail Transport (LRT) connects to the Bukit Panjang subdivision which includes the Maysprings condos.

N22 Bukit Gombak

N23 Bukit Batok. May be able to use Bus Plus for condos like Hume Park I, Parc Palais, Summer Hill. 

E1 Bugis (one subway stop to Suntec City). 10-min walk to The Burlington Square Residence and The Bencoolen Residence, Sunshine Plaza Residences &  Liang Seah Court is nearby.

E2 Lavender (Immigration building).

E3 Kallang.  You need to take a 8-min shuttle bus ride to The Waterside, Pebble Bay and Costa Rhu condos 

E4 Aljunied.

E5 Paya Lebar

E6 Eunos

E7 Kembangan (Astoria Park condo). Chai Chee Industrial Park nearby.   

E8 Bedok.  The Bayshore, The Summit, Casafina condos. You need a feeder bus 
E9 TANAH MERAH Interchange. (The Tanamera, East Meadows completed in 2002 - 3 bedrooms renting around $1,600 & D'Manor are nearby). 

A line from here goes to the Singapore Expo and Changi Airport in 2002 (not shown in map above).  

E10 Simei (Eastpoint & Melville Park within a 5-10 minute walk).

E11 Tampines.

E12 Pasir Ris.

C1 RAFFLES PLACE Interchange.  Shenton Way financial district. Two new Caucasian favoured condos are Emerald Garden,  a 5-min walk and River Place condos (15-min walk).

C2 CITY HALL Interchange. Closet to Suntec City.  Underground mall connects to Suntec City from Westin Plaza. 5-min drive to Pebble Bay & Costa Rhu or use Bus Plus

W1 Tanjong Pagar (International Plaza, financial district at one end of Shenton Way).

W2 Outram Park (10-minute walk to the Everton, Blair Road, Spottiswood Park Road  conservation shophomes). See Singapore Unique Homes

W3 Tiong Bahru (Central Green next door). Emerald Park condos - 10 min walk.

W4 Redhill (Tanglin Regency, Tanglin View within a 5-minute walk).

W5 Queenstown (The Anchorage within a 10-min walk).

W6 Commonwealth (About 20-min walk from Holland Peak).

W7 Buona Vista
Buses to the Science Park, INSEAD & the Australian School. 

EW22  Dover

W8 Clementi.  Buses to the Science Park & the University.

W9 JURONG EAST Interchange (Parc Oasis within a 5-minute walk).

W10 Chinese Garden (Parc Vista within a 5-minute walk).

W11 Lakeside

W12 Boon Lay

EW28 Singapore Expo
(from Tanah Merah subway)

EW29 Changi Airport
(from Tanah Merah subway)

Singapore. Main island 640 sq. m. Has 60 islets. 

The city centre (downtown) area includes Orchard Road and the Central Business District (CBD) which covers Shenton Way, Singapore River, Chinatown, Suntec City and Marina South.  

City Cab  6552 2222
Comfort  6552 1111
Tibs  6555 8888

The blue numbers refer to postal districts.

Subdivision Rentals has details of condos and houses in Singapore favoured by expats.

Tel: 1800-842-7678
State street name, house or block number  and a voice will tel you the postal code. 

BUS PLUS provides faster bus services to downtown from certain areas in Singapore so that expatriate executives need NOT fight with the locals for the crowded local buses when going to work.  Therefore, expats can live in certain less expensive condos NOT within walking distances to the subway. Examples are Costa Rhu, The Bayshore, Hume Park, Ridgewood and Pandan Valleys.  See website for details. 

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1.2  American School: houses, condos

1.3 Australian/French School: houses, condos

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1.6  Condos over 2500 sq. ft

1.7 HDB apartment rental system

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1.14 Unique homes, conservation shophomes

Singapore colonial townhouses 2bdrm $2200, 3 & 4 bdrms from $3000
2-4 bedroom British colonial houses  $3,000 - $4,000.  3-min taxi ride to Suntec City. Boon Keng subway to Suntec City in 5 minutes.

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Singapore subway system & postal districts.

District 9 is considered the "central area" or downtown where Orchard Road and shopping malls are concentrated.  The brand new Ardmore Park 4+1 2900 sq. ft, $10,000 - $16,000 attracts a lot of interest from expatriate wives as the upscale condo is a 3-minute walk to the American Club and is located in the downtown area.

The Chatsworth School, Overseas Family School and the International Singapore School are located in the downtown

Districts 10, 11 and 21 and 25 (American School there) are popular Caucasian enclave areas as most international schools are there.  Gallop Gables, a hot Caucasian enclave and numerous condos near Holland Village which is a meeting place for expatriates, are located in District 10.  District 11 have many houses and condos too and the Dutch/German School and the Canadian School (secondary level classes)  is located there.  The Canadian School (elementary level), United World College, Tanglin Trust, Dover Preparatory School is located in District 21.

District 15 and 16 is East Singapore.  It has numerous sea facing condos.  Some of the waterfront condos, 5-min drive to Suntec City, like Pebble Bay & Costa Rhu are extremely popular with expatriates who want the sea, sun and parks and have no school-going children studying in Districts 9, 10 and 11.  

Pebble Bay & Costa Rhu condos are around 45 minutes by school bus to the United World College in District 21 and to the American School. Most expatriate mothers will not want to live further up North East Singapore than these two condos. 

District 20. The new French School is located there. The new Australian School will be relocated there in the near future. 

District 21 is where the United World College, Tanglin Trust, Dover Preparatory School, INSEAD are located.  The Australian School is in District 10 on the fringe of District 21 but it will relocate to District 20 in the near future.

District 25 is of interest only to expatriate families who want to live next door to the American School.  See:  Near American School housing.

Bungalows with pool are in great demand by Caucasian expatriates. As at September 6 2001, good quality bungalows of at least 15,000 sq. feet of land, with inground pools are in great demand and are located in Districts 9, 10 and 11.  Demand exceeds supply.

Those around Districts 9 and 10 rent from $15,000 - $30,000 per month.  If you find a good bungalow of 15,000 sq. ft and 6-bedrooms and an above ground pool e.g. in Namly Gardens, at a rent of $12,000, do be decisive as there are few of such sizes available.  Black and white bungalows rent from $7,000 in suburban areas to $20,000 (2-storey with maybe 40,000 sq. ft of land) in areas closer to downtown.  

The bungalows are in such great demand that those older ones with pool and next to cemetery land renting around $10,000 are snapped up fast.  The decision maker spouse has to be decisive and prompt as time is of the essence if a really good bungalow in a good class bungalow area is found.  See Will the Chief Executive yield to domestic pressure?  The answer was no. 

When the Chief Executive was offered the house at his rent as the Landlady was in favour of his wife and was persuaded by the realtors to take a lower rent,  he could not respond fast enough. See The early bird catches the worm. 

A new penthouse in a condo in District 9 rents from $15,000 - $30,000 and may be an alternative to bungalows with pool.  You will not need to maintain the garden and the pool.

Rents are generally much lower in areas other than those in Districts 9, 10, 11, 15 and 25.  Many expatriates have found inexpensive new 3-bedroom condos in Districts 5, 16, 17, 20, 26 at less than $2,000 fully furnished as these areas are not favoured by Caucasians. Huge new 6-bedroom Kew bungalows with pool, in District 15 rent around $10,000 - $15,000 as supply is limited.  

Cluster houses share a communal pool and these may be alternatives to condos.  Rent for cluster townhouses vary from $3,000 (e.g. D'Manor) - $10,000 (e.g. The Compass At Chancery), cluster bungalows from $10,000 - $15,000 (e.g. Tudor 10), 

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) apartments are renting from $700 for a 2-bedroom to $1,500 for bigger ones, but they must be officially approved unless you want to take the risk of renting a "locked one room" apartment.  

"Locked one room" refers to the fact that the Owner "lives" in one locked room as unapproved HDB apartments are not permitted to be rented entirely.  

A HDB room may rent for $400 per month. 

There are very few officially approved HDB apartments for rent as permission is given only for special reasons such as the Owner working overseas.   Around 80% of the Singaporeans are reported to reside in HDB apartments which are defined as "public housing".

Public v. private housing.  The overwhelming majority of expatriates live in "private housing" as rentals have had dropped much, especially in suburban condos with rentals around $1,000 - $1,500 for a 2-bedroom fully furnished.

There is really no need to live near the subway as the buses come regularly at around a 10-15 minute interval and Singapore is such a small country. 
The Singapore subway is called the MRT (Mass Rapid Transport).  A new above-ground mass transport, called the LRT (Light Rail Transport) now connects the Bukit Panjang subdivision to the Chua Chu Kang subway. 

For the Americans studying in the American School, the Marsiling subway is around a 8-minute walk to the American School in Woodlands, North Singapore.  The subway ride from Marsiling to Orchard subway is around 30 minutes.  The car ride takes around 15 minutes to Orchard Road if there is no traffic jam. 

Hence many spouses who work in Suntec City do not look forward to living in relatively "isolated" Woodlands, North Singapore where the American School is.  They prefer Districts 9, 10 and 11 which are in between the school and downtown.   American wives who are socially active dislike living too far from the downtown where the American Club and the centre of  action is.

Suntec City, Raffles Place and Shenton Way are the financial and office districts providing employment for most expatriates in the financial and information technology fields.  

Suntec City is closest to the City Hall subway.  The Conrad International, Ritz Carlton, Marina Shopping Mall, Suntec City Mall, Westin Stamford and Westin Plaza are nearby.

Raffles Place financial district is closest to the Raffles Place subway.   Shenton Way is a short walk away.  Boat Quay pubs and cafes and the mouth of the Singapore River are nearby.

The Emerald Hill heritage shophomes, Chatsworth International School  are a short 5-minute walk to the Somerset subway.  The Centrepoint shopping mall, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Mandarin Hotel, HMV in the Heeren, Orchard Road supermarkets, cafes and shops are very near.

The Cairnhill Road heritage shophomes, the Compass at Chancery cluster houses are nearer to the Newton subway and Novena subway respectively.

Most popular expatriate condos are located the Orchard subway.   Scotts Road, Paterson Road where the Oversea Family School and International Singapore School are located, Borders bookstore, Starbucks and Planet Hollywood as well as more shopping malls are attractions.  The Singapore Marriott Hotel is located nearby. 

A 5-minute walk from the Orchard subway will take you to the American and Tanglin Clubs.

The Canadian Schools, United World College, Tanglin Trust and the Dover Preparatory School  are not within walking distance to the subway but there are buses to the Clementi subway.  

There are feeder buses from the Mount Sinai residential areas where the Australian School is located to the Bouna Vista subway.  The dilemma for the Australian mum with a big family is that there are no new condos with over 3,000 sq. feet floor space, walking distance to the Australian School, renting less than $5,000.  Reference: House hunting for $9,000

The Dutch, Swiss and German Schools are located deep inside a residential enclave and therefore the car may be important for the non-working spouse.  The nearby condos are "aged".  Many prefer to live in the newer condos like Maplewoods and the children take a 5-minute bus to school.
Check out some Caucasian Expats' favourite condos

The new French School is not near the Toa Payoh or Ang Mo Kio subways.  Popular value for money condos for the French families will be Oleander Towers, the new Trellis Towers (email for updates and Central Place.

Expats working in the Science Park will find the Bouna Vista subway the nearest.  There are many condos available for rent.

Many expats working in West Singapore or the business parks at Jurong prefer condos near the Jurong East and Chinese Gardens subways.

The Singapore buses are around 10-15 minutes in frequency unlike the buses in some overseas country where you may have to wait 60 minutes for the next bus.   There are executive buses which do fewer stops to bring executives direct to the downtown offices.

Finding the dream home may involve some trade off for the American mum.  There are many American families who don't mind their children taking a 45-minute bus ride to the American School since they can enjoy waterfront living at Pebble Bay condos, see House hunting report.
Yet there are mothers who want to live next door to the school in Woodlands which is a self-contained new town, see:
Near American School housing 

The downtown and Holland Road areas are the expatriate favoured locations as they are approximately 20-30 minutes by bus to the American School and less than 15  minutes to the United World College and Tanglin Schools. 

As for a new or less than 3-year-old bungalow with its own inground swimming pool, in districts 9, 10 and 11, be prepared to negotiate a monthly housing allowance closer to $10,000- $20,000.  There are none at less than $8,000 in 2003.  

International Schools in Singapore
American College
District: 4
21 Preston Road Singapore 109335
6 223-4566

Australian International School
District: 10
201 Ulu Pandan Road Singapore 596468
6 463-9595. Will be building a new school at Lorong Chuan/Braddell Road area.

Canadian International School
District: 21
5 Toh Tuck Road Singapore 596679
6 467-1732

Chatsworth International School
District: 9
37 Emerald Hill Road Singapore 229313
6 737-5955

Dover Court Preparatory School
District: 5
Dover Court Dover Road Singapore 139644
6 775-7664

Eton House International School
District: 15
51 Broadrick Road Singapore 439501
6 346-6922
Another branch at Scotts Road and near Sixth Avenue.

Finnish Supplementary School
District: 25
40 Woodlands Street 41 Singapore 738547
6 732-1352

French School. A new one is established at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3.

German School
District: 11
72 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289760
6 469-1131

Hollandse Dutch School
District: 11
65 Bukit Tinggi Rd Singapore 289757
6 466-0662

Hollandse School
District: 11
65 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289757

International Community School
District: 4
3 Mount Faber Road Singapore 099196

ISS International School
District: 4
21 Preston Road Singapore 109355

Italian Supplementary School
District: 5
Dover Court Dover Road Singapore 139644

Japanese Kindergarten
District: 5
251 West Coast Road Singapore 127390
Korean Church Kindergarten
District: 11
16 Barker Road Singapore 309891

Lycee Francais De Singapour
District: 11
71 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289759
6 469-6066 

Norwegian Supplementary School
District: 5
Dover Court Dover Road Singapore 139644
6 738-5661

Overseas Family School
District: 9
25F Paterson Road Singapore 238515
6 738-0211

Sekolah Indonesia
District: 15
20A Siglap Road Singapore 455859
6 448-0722

Shibuya Makuhari Senior High School
District: 5
57 West Coast Road Singapore 127366
6 773-2950

Singapore American School
District: 25
40 Woodlands Street 41 Singapore 738547
6 360-6314

Singapore Korean School
District: 19
74 Lim Ah Woo Road Singapore 438134
6 741-0778

Swedish Supplementary Education School
District: 5
Dover Road Singapore 139654
6 734-2771

Swiss School
District: 11
38 Swiss Club Road Singapore 288140
6 468-2117

Tanglin Trust School
District: 10
95 Portsdown Road Singapore 139299
6 778-0771

The Japanese School
District: 5
95 Clementi Road Singapore 129782
6 775-3366

The Japanese School Secondary School
District: 5
201 West Coast Road Singapore 127383
6 779-7355

The Japanese Supplementary School
District: 5
95 Clementi Road Singapore 129782
6 777-5560

United World College of South East Asia
District: 5
Dover Road Singapore 139654
6 775-5344. 

Unlike Hong Kong, Singapore residents are NOT allowed to enrol their children in International Schools. Therefore, expatriates do not have as stiff a competition as Hong Kong expats. This may be a benefit for relocating your head office to Singapore.
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