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Living in the City Fringes of Singapore: 5 Charming Areas 

By February 28, 2024No Comments
Living in city fringes of Singapore 5 charming areas

Living in the city fringes of Singapore offers a vibrant lifestyle and easy access to urban amenities. Here are 5 charming neighbourhoods to explore. 

Singapore has a plethora of city fringe areas that provide a unique blend of convenience, affordability, and charm. While they might not be classified as central Singapore, they’re still very near to where all the action happens … and that’s why they’re called “city fringes”. Here are five underrated yet charming city fringe areas to consider living in. 

1. Telok Blangah

Nestled between Harbourfront and Pasir Panjang, Telok Blangah has a quieter, more residential vibe while still being close to amenities. Residents there will appreciate the lush greenery of Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill. For shopping, nothing beats the convenience of VivoCity Mall and Harbourfront Centre situated close by. 

    2. Paya Lebar 

    Paya Lebar is now a thriving commercial and residential hub, offering a very good mix of amenities and connectivity. With three malls – PLS Mall, Paya Lebar Square and SingPost Centre – around Paya Lebar MRT Station, residents have a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options. On the East-West line, Paya Lebar is only a few stops away from the Central Business District. 

    3. Dakota 

    Located near the Kallang River, Dakota is a tranquil residential area that’s a peaceful retreat from city buzz. Yet, it’s also very near the city center with the Dakota MRT Station nearby. Dakota is in close proximity to the Sports Hub, Gardens By The Bay East and East Coast Park, appealing to nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. In the vicinity is the Old Airport Road Food Centre which offers a plethora of delicious hawker eats. 

    4. Balestier

    Situated between Novena and Toa Payoh, Balestier is an eclectic neighbourhood with a rich heritage and diverse culinary scene. Balestier Road is lined with landmarks such as Whampoa Hawker Centre and the Balestier Market, as well as plenty of charming shophouses home to various eateries and retail shops. 

    5. Queenstown 

    Queenstown is home to amenities such as Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, IKEA Alexandra and Queesnway Shopping Centre. It’s not too far off from Orchard Road, the Botanic Gardens and one-North. It is easily accessible via the East-West and Circle MRT lines. Queenstown’s ample amenities and convenient location make it an excellent choice to live. 

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