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Where to Live If You Are Studying in NUS 

By July 31, 2023No Comments
Where to Live If You Are Studying in NUS

If you’ve secured a place to study in National University of Singapore and prefer to live in off-campus accommodation, several popular residential areas near NUS include: Clementi, Pasir Panjang and Buona Vista. 

NUS is situated in the southwestern part of Singapore. The nearest MRT stations to NUS are Kent Ridge Station on the Circle Line, Clementi Station on the East-West Line and Buona Vista Station on the East-West and Circle lines. There are bus services from those stations to NUS. So, living in close proximity to those MRT stations make good sense. 

For those who do not wish to live on campus, whether by choice or because you missed out on the deadline for on-campus accommodation, you can consider renting a room in a co-living unit. Alongside the room, the rental typically covers housekeeping services, utilities, wifi and regular maintenance. In addition, co-living units come fully furnished, making it extremely convenient and hassle-free for students to move in and settle down. 

If your intention is to live off-campus while minimising travelling time to NUS, consider seeking accommodations near the following MRT stations: 

Clementi MRT station 

Clementi is a vast residential town served by Clementi MRT station. There are a host of amenities near the station, such as Clementi Mall and West Coast Plaza, as well as numerous eateries and hawker centres, making it a pretty self sufficient place to live in. For nature enthusiasts, the picturesque West Coast Park and Clementi Woods Park are nearby recreational spaces. 

Condos near Clementi MRT station include: The Hundred Trees, The Parc Condominium, Clavon, The Clement Canopy, Carabelle, Regent Park and The Trilinq. 

Buona Vista MRT station 

Buona Vista is another convenient place to live if you are studying in NUS. Right next to the Buona Vista MRT station is the The Star Vista Mall with various retail and F&B options.  The Holland Drive Market and Food Centre and Ghim Moh Market offer cheaper food options. And if you need to shop for groceries, Sheng Siong and Fairprice at Ghim Moh are close by too. 

Condos near Buona Vista MRT station include: The Rochester Residences, Dover Parkview, Dover Parkview, Blossoms by the Park, The Hill @ One North and One-North Residences. 

Pasir Panjang MRT station 

Pasir Panjang MRT station is two stops away from Kent Ridge MRT station. Kent Ridge station is the closest station to NUS and has a direct bus going to the university. There is also Kent Ridge Park is nearby which is convenient for those who like to go for a daily run while Pasir Panjang Food Centre offers cheap and convenient eats. 

Condos near Pasir Panjang MRT: The Maylea, The Peak, Fragrance Court

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