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Singapore Suburbs

There are a number of suburbs in Singapore, some are bustling city locations and others are sleepy residential towns.

You will find a huge range of variety in Singapore, so check out some of the most popular towns below to help you decide where to stay on your next trip to Singapore.

Singapore Suburbs – List of locations, accommodation & MRT Map


Downtown is an urban planning area found in the south of the State City in Singapore. It is also part of central area which is the Central Business District of Singapore and one of the most densely populated areas in the country. It touches the Singapore River on one side, the south-eastern side of the river’s watershed and on the southern side there is Marina Bay. There are many skyscrapers located in Downtown such as Raffles Place, a commercial building on the southern part of the area.

Outram is one of the largest districts in Singapore. Thanks to the settlement of a number of immigrants, mainly from China, Outram’s commerce grew very rapidly. Chinese temples and clan associations combined with Baroque and Victorian architecture in mainly pastel colours are part of what today is known as Chinatown. You can see examples of this architecture on Pagoda Street and Trengganu Street, to name a few.

Orchard is one of the modern commercial districts located in the central region of Singapore. The town is located in the Northern part of the Singapore River. The name Orchard originated from the nutmeg orchards that had grown around the town. It has enough security provided by the police who are located within the town and also transportation is readily available and offered by the bus and taxi companies.

Geylang is a neighbourhood located on the eastern part of the Central Business Centre in Singapore. The town is popular for its late-night activities and even considered Singapore’s red-light district. Geylang is divided into the northern and southern part by the Geylang Road that has a length of roughly around three kilometres. On top of that there are a number of streets also dubbed as the “lorongs” that run from Geylang Road. These streets are always busy and filled with visitors who flock here after a night out on the town.

Click the links below to explore all the Singapore Suburbs before you book your next holiday.


Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam

Originally, Kampong Glam used to be a dwelling place for the wealthy class of Malay. It was after the colonial period that this village became populated by several Asian ethnic groups that have contributed to the rich...

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Downtown

Downtown

Downtown is an urban planning area found in the south of the State City in Singapore. It is also part of central area which is the Central Business District of Singapore and one of the most densely populated areas in...

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Outram

Outram

Outram is one of the largest districts in Singapore. It was named after the British General Sir James Outram, one of the leaders of the British army during the Indian rebellion of 1857. Thanks to the settlement of a...

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Orchard

Orchard

Orchard is one of the modern commercial districts located in the central region of Singapore. The town is located in the Northern part of the Singapore River. The name Orchard originated from the nutmeg orchards that...

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Geylang

Geylang

Geylang is a neighbourhood located on the eastern part of the Central Business Centre in Singapore. The town is popular for its late-night activities and even considered Singapore’s red-light district. Geylang is...

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Newtown

Newton

The Newton region has gained its popularity over the years mostly because of its strategic location. It happens to lie within the urban planning area of Central Singapore and has therefore turned into a focal point for...

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Bukit Merah

Bukit Merah

Located at the southern tip of Singapore, Bukit Merah gets its name from a village of hills comprised of beautiful red soil, its name literally means “red hill” in Malay. This colour is caused by the...

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Katong

Katong

The history of Katong is a story of luxury and wealth. Even the word “Katong” is a Malay word used to describe the beautiful sea mirage sometimes seen off its coastline. During the colonization era, Katong...

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Tanglin

Tanglin

Tanglin is a central suburb of Singapore, flanked by the famous Bukit Timah road towards its north. It derives its name from “tang leng”, which in the local dialect means “eastern hills”. Towards its east...

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown is located on the western part of the island and is roughly 9 kilometres to the central business district. Queenstown was one of the first suburbs in Singapore, developed through programs that were financed...

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Kallang

Kallang

The name Kallang is used mainly to refer to the entire Kallang basin. Kallang is renowned as the new Singapore sports hub, the home to both the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the Kallang Cricket Ground, the Old National...

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Changi

Changi

Changi is a beautiful area located in the far east of Singapore and, for many years, has had the reputation of having the most beautiful airport in the world. The airport is viewed as a tourist attraction by itself and...

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Jurong East

Jurong East

When you think of a peaceful place to stay in with all modern conveniences coexisting with scenic beauty, you need not look any further than Jurong East. Planned to become a hub of activities as a part of the Jurong...

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Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh is a district in the central region of Singapore. Toa Payoh is not only the most appealing public residence in Singapore, but also the most well equipped neighbourhood in terms of social facilities...

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Punggol

Punggol

Once a fisherman’s village and a place filled with pigs, poultry and vegetable farms, the modern Punggol is now a residential area in northeast Singapore. It is bordered by two waterways and a coastal promenade...

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Ang Mo Kio

Ang Mo Kio

Ang Mo Kio is one of the seven new towns of Singapore located in the northeast of the country and is a reputable tourist destination. Originally, Ang Mo Kio was a settlement of rubber plantation workers who were later...

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Tampines

Tampines

Tampines is the largest residential suburb in the city-state of Singapore and the second largest commercial hub outside the central region of Singapore after Juron Lake District. This area is located in the Eastern...

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Bukit Batok

Bukit Batok

Located in Western Singapore, Bukit Batok is a suburb that combines the comfort of modern living with the scenic beauty of its surroundings. Bukit Batok had once been the site of a granite quarry and remnants of the...

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Bukit Panjang

Bukit Panjang

Singapore is famous for its clean cities where scenic beauty and modern amenities coexist in harmony. A perfect example of this harmony lies in Bukit Panjang. Bukit Panjang is a suburb that is located in the central...

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Choa Chu Kang

Choa Chu Kang

Choa Chu Kang is a suburb in the north-west part of Singapore. It is known amongst travel enthusiasts for, believe it or not, its cemetery. All feel welcomed there, because the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery caters to a number...

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Woodlands

Woodlands

Woodlands is a suburb that you will want to visit during your next stay in Singapore. It is a township that was established in 1823 when Singapore became a trading dock. Over the years, Woodlands has grown to a vast...

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Bukit Timah

Bukit Timah

Bukit Timah is a centrally located suburb of Singapore. It derives its name from the Bukit Timah – the tallest hill of Singapore. In fact, Timah is derived from the Malay word ‘timak’, a name for the...

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Sembawang

Sembawang

Sembawang is located on the northern part of Singapore and it boasts a large number of residential estates and also hosts a navy military base. The town was originally a British military base built around the...

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Serangoon

Serangoon

Serangoon is a beautiful part of Singapore as it boasts beautiful scenery including hills and a scenic landscape. Serangoon is primarily a residential town and is located in the North-East Region of Singapore. The town...

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Novena

Novena

Novena is a town in Singapore which has a rich historical and religious heritage. It is primarily a residential suburb which can be very expensive due to its close proximity to the central area of Singapore...

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Bishan

Bishan

The Central Expressway is an important highway linking all the areas of Singapore together and a suburb that has direct access to this major highway is Bishan. With a population of approximately 75,000, Bishan is a...

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Sengkang

Sengkang

Sengkang is a city located in a northeastern part of Singapore. It used to be a fishing harbour surrounded with pepper and rubber plantations, vegetable and pig farms; and fisherman villages. Today, it is a rising...

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Yishun

Yishun

Formerly known as Nee Soon, Yishun is a suburban town located in the northern region of Singapore. It encompasses the Yishun Planning Area which extends to Nee Soon residential estate and the Yishun New Town. Travelling...

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Changi Village

Changi Village

Changi Village is a small town located in the northeastern region of Singapore that is more centred around a residential and commercial space, rather than being a hot tourist spot. Today, the government of Singapore has...

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Pasir Ris

Pasir Ris

Pasir Ris is a town located on the eastern part of Singapore and mainly boasts a community of residential estates and infrastructure as well Wild Wild Wet water park. Pasir Ris is easily accessible via public transport...

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Serangoon Gardens

Serangoon Gardens

Built and designed during the 1950s, Serangoon Gardens has the distinction of being one of the oldest residential estates in Singapore. Initially, the estate housed British and Australian military officers who came here...

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Clementi

Clementi

Clementi is located in the south-western region of Signapore and is best known for housing a large residential community. The primary residential district in Clementi is known as Clementi New Town and this is where the...

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Marine Parade

Marine Parade

Marine Parade is a much coveted neighbourhood in Singapore which is located on the east coast of the city. It encompasses the HDB Public Housing Development and other private residences. These homes and complexes are...

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Paya Lebar

Paya Lebar

Paya Lebar is a suburb located in northeast Singapore. Paya Lebar used to be infamous because it was crowded with squatters. Nowadays, the people who live there earn their living largely through rearing animals such as...

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Hougang

Hougang

Hougang is a well-known residential suburb and an urban planning area in north-eastern Singapore. It is located in the upstream at the back of Sungei Seragoon, thus borders Seragoon to the south and Sengkang to the...

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Potong Pasir

Potong Pasir

Potong Pasir is an urban area located in the North-East region of Singapore. The township is located just between Senette Estate and Toa Payoh whereby it is divided into four different areas. The town of Potong Pasir...

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Bedok

Bedok

Considered one of the oldest towns in Singapore, Bedok is a hilly area where residences, parks and multiplexes enjoy one of the best views in the country. Bedok offers executive housing with over 60,000 condominiums and...

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Sungei Kadut

Sungei Kadut

Located in the north western region of Singapore, Sungei Kadut is the heart of the furniture-making industry in Singapore. A number of furniture making factories have opened shop in the industrial estate of Sungei...

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Museum Planning Area

Museum

Museum is an urban area located in the Civic District in Central Singapore. The district plays a bridging role between two common areas in Central Singapore namely Downtown Core and Orchard Street. Since its inception...

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Tuas

Tuas

Tuas is located in the most western section of Singapore and provides a unique environment for travellers to visit during their time in Singapore. One of Tuas’ greatest assets is the presence of the Malaysia...

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River Valley

River Valley

Within Singapore’s business district you will find River Valley. The variety of clubs and pubs makes this area a favourite of Singaporeans, tourists and business people alike. You will never be bored in River...

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Boon Lay

Boon Lay

Boon Lay is a newly established town with lots of attractions sights waiting to be explored. It’s popularly known for its remarkable buildings and parks and the fact that most of the facilities here are contemporary and...

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Yunnan

Yunnan

Yunnan is a sub zone located in the industrial part of Jurong in Singapore and has a very mountainous landscape. Yunnan is primarily a residential district, however has a few offerings for visitors such as the beautiful...

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Jurong West

Jurong West

Jurong West is a fairly modern urban area that occupies the southwest of Singapore. It’s mostly covered by massive residential projects, industrial zones and open spaces, all which make it a special destination worth...

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Siglap

Siglap

Located in the eastern part of Singapore, Siglap is a peaceful residential area comprising mostly of low rise houses and bungalows. Over the years, several luxurious condos have mushroomed in the Siglap area making it a...

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Senoko

Senoko

The town of Senoko was founded in the year 1830 and is generally known for the Senoko Power Station, which generates and supplies electricity for the country of Singapore. Located at the northern-most point of...

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Seletar

Seletar

Seletar is a residential area in the north-western region of Singapore. The name itself alludes to the aboriginal coastal dwellers who inhabited the area before the residential area arose. It is interesting to note that...

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Joo Koon

Joo Koon

Joo Koon is located in the western region of Singapore. It is an industrial centre that is surrounded by several small industrial cities. The Joo Koon MRT Station serves the Joo Koon area and is the final point on the...

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Lim Chu Kang

Lim Chu Kang

Lim Chu Kang is a village in Singapore which was founded by a Chinese immigrant Neo Tiew, who was a sheriff in that village. He lived between 1884 and 1975 and is considered a hero because of his big spirit and evident...

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Mandai

Mandai

Mandai is a district located in the northern part of Singapore which gets its name from the Mandai tree. Though largely underdeveloped, it has a beautiful landscape with plenty of swampy areas covered in mangrove...

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Kallang Bahru

Kallang Bahru

Both a residential and an industrial area, Kallang Bahru is a picturesque suburb that provides a wide range of recreational options and modern amenities. With its pretty buildings and shaded pavements, Kallang Bahru is...

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Jurong Lake

Jurong Lake

Located in western Singapore, Jurong Lake is a suburb known for its large freshwater lake which serves as a reservoir contributing to the water supply of Singapore. There are also expansive landscaped grounds located...

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Serangoon North

Serangoon North

Serangoon North is located in central Singapore and consists of a group of HDB apartments that are situated north of the Serangoon New town. The entire area is sandwiched with Serangoon gardens on the South east and Ang...

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Toh Guan

Toh Guan

The small but modern area of Toh Guan is located just south of Jurong Central and is about a half hour drive from the Changi airport. The area of Toh Guan primarily contains industrial factories, warehouses and plants...

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Tengah

Tengah

Tengah is subzone located on the northern outskirts of Jurong and on the west side of Bukit Batok. Though still under construction, Tengah has a lot to offer to both locals and international visitors. Its large tracks...

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Yuhua

Yuhua

Yuhua is found within the Jurong precinct of Singapore. A mass rapid transit system including roads and bus all combine in Yuhua to form the travel network that supports the residents that live here. Yuhua houses many...

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Rochor

Rochor

Located in central Singapore, Rochor is famous for its vast and sprawling commercial and shopping centres. Rich in history and diversity, Rochor boasts magnificent Buddhist temples, awe-inspiring Christian churches and...

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Marina South

Marina South

As part of the Marina Bay and adjacent to the Central Business District in Singapore, Marina South is a peninsula that was formerly a water covered area and later reclaimed from the sea to make way for Marina South and...

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Simpang

Simpang

Simpang is a Chinese word meaning “new nation”. It is an area on the north side of Singapore, located at the north-east part of Yishun Town. Simpang is currently a swampy area being use by the Singapore Armed Forces as...

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Hong Kah

Hong Kah

For those looking for a nice place to live in Singapore, look no further than the beautiful suburb of Hong Kah. Hong Kah has all the features that you would expect from a residential precinct including schools, shops...

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Tampines North

Tampines North

Tampines North is now regarded as one of the best leisure and retail destinations in suburban Singapore. Home to over 200,000 residents, Tampines has a number of parks, shops and recreation facilities within its...

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Southern Islands

Southern Islands

The vibrant culture of Singapore and the magic of island life are pooled in the Southern Islands off the central coast of mainland Singapore. These islands comprise of Sentosa Island, Pulau Hantu, Pulau Semakau, Lazarus...

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Marina Centre

Marina Centre

Marina Centre is located on the southern part of Singapore in the Downtown Core which overlooks Marina Bay. It is composed of reclaimed land; with the development process starting roughly in 1986. Since then there have...

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Marina East

Marina East

Marina East is the ultimate definition of serenity, beauty, relaxation, luxury and attraction all combined in one spectacular location. Located on the East Coast of Marina Bay in Singapore, it is an ideal place to visit...

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Jurong West Central

Jurong West Central

Jurong West Central is the central sub-zone of Jurong West urban planning area in southwest Singapore. The town centre boasts a well-developed infrastructure system, two great shopping malls and two recreational parks...

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Straits View

Straits View

If you have ever been to Singapore then Straits View is one of the areas you will probably have heard of. Straits View is characterised by exclusive commercial and residential developments that are attractive to both...

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Wenya

Wenya

If you are looking to add a peaceful and scenic stop on your tour through Singapore – the Wenya area is definitely one you should consider. A beautiful and renowned housing estate located in the Jurong West suburb of...

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