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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.



Downtown

Downtown

Downtown, Singapore

Singapore’s City and downtown area is an urban planning area found in the south of the State City. It is also part of the central area which is the Central Business District of Singapore and one of the most...

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Orchard

Orchard

Orchard, Singapore

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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Changi

Changi

Changi, Singapore

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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Outram

Outram

Outram, Singapore

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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Museum

Museum

Museum, Singapore

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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Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam, Singapore

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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Geylang

Geylang

Geylang, Singapore

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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Pasir Ris

Pasir Ris

Pasir Ris, Singapore

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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Tampines

Tampines

Tampines, Singapore

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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Punggol

Punggol

Punggol, Singapore

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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Novena

Novena

Novena, Singapore

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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Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru, Singapore

The Tiong Bahru district is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore. Throughout the years, it has transformed and established a reputation as an artistic and creative hotspot, making it a favourite haunt for all...

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Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh, Singapore

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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Changi Village

Changi Village

Changi Village, Singapore

Changi Village is a small town located in the north-eastern 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...

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown, Singapore

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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Newton

Newton

Newton, Singapore

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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River Valley

River Valley

River Valley, Singapore

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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Rochor

Rochor

Rochor, Singapore

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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Ang Mo Kio

Ang Mo Kio

Ang Mo Kio, Singapore

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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