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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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Serangoon

Serangoon

Serangoon, Singapore

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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Clementi

Clementi

Clementi, Singapore

Clementi is located in the south-western region of Singapore 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, singapore

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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Bedok

Bedok

Bedok, Singapore

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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Yishun

Yishun

Yishun, Singapore

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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Sengkang

Sengkang

Sengkang, Singapore

Sengkang is a city located in a north-eastern 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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Jurong West

Jurong West

Jurong West, Singapore

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 unique destination...

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Kallang

Kallang

Kallang, Singapore

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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Jurong East

Jurong East

Jurong East, Singapore

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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Bukit Batok

Bukit Batok

Bukit Batok, Singapore

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 Timah

Bukit Timah

Bukit Timah, Singapore

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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Bukit Merah

Bukit Merah

Bukit Merah, Singapore

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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Jurong Lake

Jurong Lake

Jurong Lake, Singapore

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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Woodlands

Woodlands

Woodlands, Singapore

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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Choa Chu Kang

Choa Chu Kang

Choa Chu Kang, Singapore

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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Paya Lebar

Paya Lebar

Paya Lebar, Singapore

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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Bukit Panjang

Bukit Panjang

Bukit Panjang, Singapore

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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Bishan

Bishan

Bishan, Singapore

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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Potong Pasir

Potong Pasir

Potong Pasir, Singapore

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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Sembawang

Sembawang

Sembawang, Singapore

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 Gardens

Serangoon Gardens

Serangoon Gardens, Singapore

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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Hougang

Hougang

Hougang, Singapore

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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Senoko

Senoko

Senoko, Singapore

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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Sungei Kadut

Sungei Kadut

Sungei Kadut, Singapore

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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Tengah

Tengah

Tengah, Singapore

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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Tuas

Tuas

Tuas, Singapore

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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Yunnan

Yunnan

Yunnan, Singapore

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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Boon Lay

Boon Lay

Boon Lay, Singapore

Boon Lay is a newly established town with lots of attractions and 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...

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Katong

Katong

Katong, Singapore

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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Joo Koon

Joo Koon

Joo Koon, Singapore

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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