Within 6 mins by public transport from city centre
|Rent starting from $4,250||Distance to city centre 1.93 kms|
Expats moving to Singapore will tell you that discovering Spottiswoode is like finding a secret neighbourhood tucked away on the doorstep of Singapore's CBD. With rows of charming shophouses that come in various shades of pastel colours, it’s unique architecture and modern condos is a major attraction for tourists and locals looking to populate their Instagram feed. Living in Spottiswoode puts you within walking distance from Tanjong Pagar, where there are a number of busy bars, restaurants and businesses. With plenty of renowned schools and a medical centre around the area, Spottiswoode is especially popular amongst expats with families.
Distance from the CBD
Spottiswoode is a popular location for those working around Tanjong Pagar as the walking commute to work is pleasant. The Outram Park MRT station is under a kilometre away from most of the residences so depending on where you reside, this may be a convenient option. This gives you access to the Green, Purple and Brown lines. Travelling by car to the CBD takes merely 10-15 minutes.
Living in Spottiswoode: Morning, day and night
As you leave your residence, you are greeted by rows of colourful shophouses. There are a number of breakfast spots as you walk along Spottiswoode Park Road. Even if you’re short on time, there are many grab-and-go options that will make your commute more enjoyable.
During the day, Chinatown is an absolute delight for sightseeing and eating. There are a number of Buddhist and Hindu temples worth checking out, such as the Buddha Tooth Relic temple and Sri Mariamman Temple. The street market sells all sorts of souvenirs, snacks and decorations that you may want to consider for your home.
End the day at one of the many bars around Spottiswoode or Tanjong Pagar. The drinking spots around here are especially popular among professionals who work close by. Even on the weekends, the bars continue to draw in young audiences as drink prices are considerably cheap for such a central location.
Shopping in Spottiswoode is more of an adventure and not so much of buy, buy, buy. Along the stretch of shophouses you’ll come across specialty stores that sell gifts, snacks and more. For a more familiar shopping experience, the 100AM mall is popular among residents. It has a newly opened Don Donki for all your Japanese groceries.
Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it within walking distance. For cheap local eats, you’ll want to check out the Maxwell Food Centre and Lau Pa Sat. For excellent Japanese and Korean food, head to Tanjong Pagar. If you like something to eat along with your drink, the Public Izakaya offers really good Japanese snacks, but first you’ll have to find a seat.
From the iconic Duxton residences to the vine-covered Oasia hotel. Buildings around Spottiswoode come in all shapes and sizes. Even the religious establishments are unique. Nowhere else will you find such an inspiring mix of eras and cultures.
Many of the residences are new. Which also means that rental will not be cheap and condos are smaller in size. Spottiswoode may be more affordable than many of the affluent neighbourhoods around Singapore, but costs can quickly escalate. Most of it will come from eating out and night activities. For an alternative that costs less, you could check out the surrounding HDBs.
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