Located in the west of Singapore, the International Business Park in Jurong is a vibrant commercial hub that’s home to companies in the hi-tech, innovation and advanced manufacturing industries. If you’ve relocated to Singapore to work for a company that’s based in International Business Park, you should highly consider living in the west of Singapore so that you can get to your workplace easily.
The nearest MRT station to International Business Park is the Jurong East MRT station which is situated on the East-West MRT line. So look out for accommodation near stations on the west section of the East-West MRT line.
If you’re on the hunt for a room to rent in the west, here are some of the areas worth investigating:
1. Jurong East
Jurong East would by far be the most convenient location to live. Not only is this area the closest to International Business Park, but it’s also a thriving shopping hub. Numerous shopping malls – Westgate, Jem, J Cube and IMM – are all conveniently located within walking distance from Jurong East MRT station. You will have plenty of F&B and retail options right at your doorstep. Another plus: the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is also close by, so you are covered in case of any medical emergencies. When it comes to accessibility, you can’t beat Jurong East. Don’t forget to check out our other article on the top reasons to live in Jurong.
2. Jurong West
Jurong West is another convenient housing area next to Jurong East. The two MRT stations serving the Jurong West area are Boon Lay MRT station and Lakeside MRT station. Everyday amenities are within easy reach with Pioneer Mall, Taman Jurong Shopping Centre and other hawker centres located in the neighbourhood. If you love nature and jogging, the beautiful Jurong Lake Gardens is the perfect recreational spot to spend your weekends.
Clementi is a large residential town in the west served by Clementi MRT Station, which is only one stop away from Jurong East MRT station. Easy access to the AYE and PIE expressways also offer a convenient way to get to other areas of Singapore. There are plenty of amenities, shopping malls such as Clementi Mall or West Coast Plaza, eateries and hawker centres in Clementi. In short: it’s a pretty self-sufficient town. For those who love a bit of scenery, West Coast Park and Clementi Woods Park are two recreational spaces that are situated near Clementi.
4. Holland Village
If you prefer to live amongst expats, then Holland Village is the place for you. Known affectionately as “Holland V”, the area has a vibrant mix of cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping, drawing people from all over Singapore. Prices here tend to be on the higher side. Holland Village MRT Station is not situated on the East-West line, but is on the Circle line. To get to Jurong East, you’ll have to take the MRT to Buona Vista and change to the East-West line.
5. Bukit Batok
If you prefer a more leisurely pace of life, you can consider living in the Bukit Batok area. Homes here are likely to be more affordable and the vibe here is more laidback. Yet, the area is still very accessible and convenient. The Bukit Batok MRT Station is only one stop away from Jurong East MRT Station. If you love nature, then you can head to Bukit Batok Nature Park and Little Guilin which are great places for hiking in the area.
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