Finding Accommodation, Flatsharing, Hostels in Singapore


Singapore is divided up into area numbers, with certain areas being a lot more expensive than others (eg 9, 10, 2). Property in Singapore is actually very expensive whether you're renting or thinking of buying, but if you're not specifically looking to be near the city centre or the National University of Singapore, for instance, you may be able to find something less expensive.

Price is not an issue of you're on an expat package, but if you aren't you can soon be overawed by how much you'll be paying. Don't worry too much – the cost of living in Singapore is not high, and the high rent can be offset by other expenses such as transportation and food.

Just be aware though that Singapore's main red light district is Geylang, with the Southern part of the Geylang Road (from Lorong 2 to Lorong 30) being the legally designated prostitution zone. Another permitted red light area is Keong Saik Street in Chinatown .

The districts in Singapore are as follows :

  • 01 City - Business District
    Boat Quay, Chinatown , Havelock Road ,
    Marina Square , Raffles Place , Suntec City
  • 02 City - Business District
    Anson Road , Chinatown , Neil Road ,
    Raffles Place , Shenton Way , Tanjong Pagar
  • 03 Central South
    Alexandra Road , Tiong Bahru, Queenstown
  • 04 South
    Keppel, Mount Faber , Sentosa, Telok Blangah
  • 05 South West
    Buona Vista, Dover , Pasir Panjang, West Coast
  • 06 City - Business District
    City Hall, High Street, North Bridge Road
  • 07 City
    Beach Road , Bencoolen Road , Bugis, Rochor
  • 08 Central
    Little India , Farrer Park , Serangoon Road
  • 09 Central - Orchard
    Cairnhill, Killiney, Leonie Hill, Orchard, Oxley
  • 10 Central - Near Orchard
    Balmoral, Bukit Timah, Grange Road , Holland ,
    Orchard Boulevard, River Valley , Tanglin Road
  • 11 Central - Near Orchard
    Chancery, Bukit Timah, Dunearn Road , Newton
  • 12 Central
    Balestier, Moulmein , Novena, Toa Payoh
  • 13 Central East
    Potong Pasir, Machpherson
  • 14 Central East
    Eunos, Geylang, Kembangan, Paya Lebar
  • 15 East Coast
    Katong, Marine Parade, Siglap, Tanjong Rhu
  • 16 Upper East Coast
    Bayshore, Bedok, Chai Chee
  • 17 Far East
    Changi, Loyang , Pasir Ris
  • 18 Far East
    Pasir Ris, Simei, Tampines
  • 19 North East
    Hougang, Punggol, Sengkang
  • 20 Central North
    Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Braddell Road , Thomson
  • 21 Central West
    Clementi, Upper Bukit Timah, Hume Avenue
  • 22 Far West
    Boon Lay, Jurong, Tuas
  • 23 North West
    Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang,
    Hillview Avenue , Upper Bukit Timah
  • 24 Far North West
    Kranji, Lim Chu Kang, Sungei Gedong, Tengah
  • 25 Far North
    Admiralty, Woodlands
  • 26 North
    Tagore, Yio Chu Kang
  • 27 Far North
    Admiralty, Sembawang, Yishun
  • 28 North East
    Seletar, Yio Chu Kang

The classifieds section of The Straits Times (Singapore 's main newspaper) is a good place to start looking, with plenty of ads everyday for buying, renting and flatsharing. Another good idea would be to find an Internet forum where people from your own country may be wanting to share accommodation in Singapore, or who are already out there and have a spare room they would like to sub-let.

Update 28/04/2008


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