Not all apartments were created equal – from their location to their facilities, what fits other expats might not fit you.
Whether you’re a wellness enthusiast, soon-to-be empty nester, active parent or on-the-go jetsetter, these are the places you’ll love to call home.
You are either a careerminded professional or a couple who’s always on the go: When you’re not zooming across continents for business meetings, you’re on the hunt for your next holiday destination.
What you need: Because you’re always leaving on a jetplane, you want comfort when you’re back in Singapore as well as convenience – shopping, dining and entertainment options at your fingertips.
Located along Penang Road, Regency House is nothing if not convenient.
Start your weekday with an adrenaline rush at its fully equipped gym, before enjoying a wholesome continental breakfast. Then, de-stress with a dose of retail therapy thanks to Regency House’s proximity to the shopping malls at Somerset and Orchard Roads. At night, dine with friends at Clarke Quay, one of SG’s hottest hangout spots, or skip the city buzz and take a stroll at Istana Park, a stone’s throw away.
Living healthy and feeling your best is what keeps you centred – your FitBit is your best bud. Before moving to Singapore, perhaps you even had your own exercise equipment at home, and you want the same thing here.
What you need: A place with all the right facilities and amenities to keep you looking and feeling amazing. You want your digs to rejuvenate you, not stress you out.
The 140 fully furnished units at this scenic hideaway are a welcoming home. In addition to a modern living area, kitchenette and Wi- Fi connectivity, Oasia Residence is where to live if you want to wake up to, or chillax with, a view of the sea along the West Coast and coastal breeze.
Refresh with a walk at lush West Coast Park or recharge at the on-site fitness centre with a spot of cardio. Work up a sweat with a game of tennis at the in-residence court, then cool off at the swimming pool tucked away on Level 7, complete with its own stunning view of the Singapore landscape.
Your little ones mean the world to you, and they’re always on your mind. Not surprisingly, your lifestyle revolves around them – taking them to school and after-school activities plus finding all sorts of kidcentric eateries and shops, parks and playgrounds and other places to meet up with fellow families.
What you need: You’re looking for somewhere convenient, but not too far from town. Still in the market for an international school? You’ll want to be close to some of the best options.
Hidden in one of Singapore’s up-and-coming suburbs, Village Residence Hougang promises an authentic heartland experience and 2- and 3-bedroom apartments.
Pick up groceries at the popular FairPrice Xtra supermarket, treat the kids to a fast-food fix at McDonald’s or have a family supper at the 24-hour Kopitiam food centre.
If you’d rather spend the day in, hang out at the Village Residence Hougang’s landscaped garden BBQ pit on Level 4, complete with a panoramic view of the surrounding area, or the children’s playground on its premises.
Want to keep up with the Kardashians (just the luxe living, not the drama)? Step into the Orchard Scotts Residences’ sculpted gardens and four swimming pools. It’s truly an oasis of calm within the Orchard Road shopping mecca.
In addition to the spacious penthouses, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and studio lofts as well as an awesome gym, Orchard Scotts also boasts a wine cellar, which very few serviced apartments in Singapore offer.
So, the children have gone to college, or finally found a place of their own, and you’re considering downsizing. Or, you might even be just in the midst of remodelling or renovating your home and need a comfy place to put your feet up, away from the mess and noise.
What you need: While you’re at it, why not decamp to the city from the ’burbs to live it up a bit?
For a taste of the upscale life, choose from any of the contemporary 223 apartments, be it a 1-bedroom loft or a 4-bedroom penthouse at Orchard Parksuites.
Situated in the heart of Orchard Road, shopping is no problem, given that the biggest and most popular malls on the shopping strip – ION Orchard, Wisma Atria and Ngee Ann City – are all lined up a row right next to Orchard Parksuites. What’s more, Orchard MRT Station is right outside its gate, so travelling anywhere in Singapore is a cinch.
Located along the banks of the Singapore River, Village Residence Robertson Quay has been awarded Best Service Apartment by Property in the HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Award 2016. The residence is a short walk from some of Singapore’s best dining and entertainment spots, whether you prefer the happening CBD or the culture-rich Chinatown.
Its studio lofts and 2- or 3-bedroom apartments are designed to prioritise comfort and come with facilities such as washing and drying machines, a fully fitted kitchen and even a private balcony. Plus, Village Residence Robertson Quay offers a light, Continental breakfast and housekeeping services to keep your new “home” spick and span.
Far East Hospitality owns and operates premier properties including 90 hotels and serviced residences in seven countries around the globe. It aims to address the needs of discerning people by providing comfort without undesired excesses.
Relocating? While it can offer a whole world of adventure, it can also involve face-palming complications. Whether you’re making the move on your own or with a partner or the entire brood, a place to stay is one of your top-most priorities.
Compared to booking a hotel room for weeks on end or rushing to rent a flat (and potentially regret the decision sooner than you’d expect), opting to live in an extended stay, or serviced apartment, can be a smart solution.
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