Central Fringe & North Westerly Districts
Bukit Timah & Upper Bukit Timah, Holland Village, Newton & Novena
Bukit Timah & Upper Bukit Timah
Overview: Bukit Timah, meaning 'large hill' in Malay, is an extremely popular expat area due to its luxurious suburban feel, lush dense green surroundings & large nature reserves in Upper Bukit Timah. Bukit Timah Road stretches from Scotts Road just off Orchard Road all the way north westerly for about 12 Kms, thus giving easy access to the city within 15 minutes. The lack of large malls and high rises give the area a distinct and unique suburban feel.
Types of residential property available: Many condominiums, lush greenery bungalows & houses and luxurious residential estates.
Entertainment & leisure: Bukit Timah Nature reserve provides a stunning backdrop for the outdoor enthusiast, whether it is mountain biking, running, hiking or rock climbing. The area has a rich and diverse eco system that is a real nature lover's paradise. Just keep a careful eye out for the cheeky monkeys!
Just off Bukit Timah Road tucked away behind the British Club Is Turf City a former national horse racing track and stadium - now relocated in the Northern district. Turf City is now home to a number of football pitches, training grounds, sports, arts and dance facilities. There are excellent local and international restaurants, shops, pet hotels and pet obedience centres. The Alliancie Francaise, Hollandse Club and the Japanese Association are all nearby.
Marvellous mouth-watering hawker centres, international restaurants, pubs and local bars are also located around the Bukit Timah area, notably the thriving Sixth Avenue and Rail Mall areas. You'll also find an abundance of bakeries and coffee shops throughout the area as well as a handful of excellent bike shops and specialist gourmet food stores.
Nearest International Schools: Canadian Int School (Elementary & Middle School Campus's, German International School, Hollandse School, Chinese Int School
Nearest MRT Stations: Up and coming Beauty World & Hillview Station on new DownTown line and up & coming Farrer & Adam MRT Stations on the new Circular Line.
Overview: Holland Village over time has really become the 'expat Capital' of Singapore, with its ease of accessibility to Orchard Road & CBD within 5-7mins. Just north of the Singapore Botanical Gardens is the hugely popular Holland Village which boasts hundreds of modern restaurants, local eateries and specialist gourmet food stores catering to all expats home-from-home needs.
Types of residential property available: Many condominiums, bungalows & houses
Entertainment & leisure: Holland Village itself is centred around an area that's fairly compact. Its many international and local eateries cater for all appetites - alongside this you'll find an eclectic mix of old style coffee shops, fabulous thrift and souvenir stores, plus a handful of funky fashion boutiques. In close proximity you will find the traditionally tasty hawker centre of Tiong Bahru Market. A short distance away On Alexandra Road you will find IKEA and the Queensway Shopping Centre, which houses a huge range of sports stores. Heading towards Tanglin is the cool and funky area of Dempsey Hill or, as its also known, Tanglin Village. Formerly a British army camp its buildings now host a heady mix of bars, cafes, and fine dining restaurants. The lush greenery, exceptional range of cuisines, and old world charm make this the perfect place to spend a barmy evening. There are also a number of excellent, modern, second-hand and vintage South East Asian furniture stores in the area. Future developments at Dempsey include a cavernous new cycle boutique, which will include a meeting café and restaurant with outside space to safely park 300 bikes. It's set to be the perfect place after a long ride to kick back with a coffee and a muffin and make that all-important call to your partner to come and collect you in the car! The thriving area of Sixth Avenue is also in easy reach of Holland. With the Singapore Botanical Gardens on its doorsteps and the nature reserves of Bukit Timah a short drive away there's also plenty for the outdoor enthusiast.
Nearest International Schools: Tanglin Trust, Dover Court Preparation School, United World College, Emaar Int School (EIS)
Nearest MRT Stations: Dover & Buena Vista, Up & Coming Holland & Farrer Stations on new Circular Line MRT
Newton & Novena
Overview: This area is situated just on the outskirts of Orchard after Scotts road and at the bottom of Bukit Timah Road. The area has easy access to the Orchard Road prime-shopping belt and is about 10 minutes away from the Central Business District (CBD). The area is also next to the Central Expressway (CTE), giving easy access to any part of Singapore within 25-30 Mins.
Types of residential property available: Many condominiums, lush greenery bungalows & houses.
Entertainment & leisure: Velocity Shopping Mall is a must for all sporty types with a wide range of sports-specific stores. The adjacent United Square Shopping Mall has 4 floors of retail outlets including two local supermarkets. Within 5 minutes walk you'll find Balestier Shopping Plaza & Cinema. The famous Newton Circus Hawker Centre is also here within walking distance from many local & expat bars & restaurants. Established in 1886 The Singapore Polo Club is full of old world charm and part of the restaurant and bar are open to the public. Set in acres of lush, tropical grounds the club has a gorgeous long wooden verandah with a well-priced restaurant, bar and small swimming pool. The perfect spot to relax in the shade, sipping a G&T whilst cheering on the equestrian activities!
Nearest International Schools: Overseas Family School, ISS International School (Elementary & Middle)
Nearest MRT Stations: Newton, Novena