Looking for a place to rent in Singapore while you work here can be challenging. Many people who contemplate moving to Singapore for work have told us that that finding appropriate accommodation can play a part in their final decision.
We have heard their voices, and now we have a solution that fits their needs. With TRUrental, you won’t need to search through hundreds of online listings anymore to find a room for rent. Instead, our landlords will find you, through TRUUUE!
As a potential tenant, all you have to do is open the TRUrental app everyday to see a daily refreshed list of rentable rooms and apartments. And we have lots of ready-to-rent locations in the West of Singapore, which includes towns like Commonwealth, Clementi, Buona Vista, Ghim Moh, Jurong and Boon Lay.
Here are some of the active rental listings available for September 2018.
These are popular neighbourhoods in Singapore, because the west of Singapore boasts easy access to the central business district, excellent entertainment and leisure options in every township, and combined, the highest volume of the best public and private housing rental options.
There is sure to be more than one option that will fit your budget and needs.
Don’t miss out on the best options. If you need a little help in person, call TRUrental at 6591 8842 today. We’ll help you set up your viewing appointments!
All The Best For Your New Career In Singapore!
You’ve nailed the job interview or transfer, and are in the final stages of confirming your move to Singapore from China, India, or the Philippines. When you broke the news, you probably attracted no small degree of envy from your friends and colleagues. Many may have told you that Singapore is one of the most sought-after career destinations – ranking even higher than many cities in the western hemisphere.
That’s all true. Singapore was named the 6th best city in the world for work, and the best country to live in for 2018.  It is also the best country in the world for children to grow up in, so if you are considering whether or not to bring your young family with you, the choice is clear: do it.
Naturally, if you are going to bring your family over, it should be for at least a year or longer. And you’ll need a larger place to stay, and amenities like schools and maybe even child-care services. You’ll definitely also want plenty of child-friendly entertainment options near your new residence.
Or if you are single and plan on coming here alone, you’ll want an affordable room with plenty of lifestyle amenities and perhaps some nightlife options to facilitate an active social life after work hours.
No matter what category you belong to, you won’t run short of rental options in the west of Singapore. Comprising Commonwealth, Buona Vista, Ghim Moh, Clementi, Jurong (East and West) and Boon Lay, these are all mature neighbourhoods with plenty to offer.
Check out our guide to how and why you should choose an apartment or room in these localities.
- PROXIMITY TO YOUR WORKPLACE
Where you are going to work matters the most in the location you pick, unless you have a car allowance and don’t mind having to drive a little further every day to reap the benefits of a more suburban location, like lower residential density, access to the beach or lower rental rates.
In Singapore though, public transport is sufficiently well developed that you won’t have to travel for more than 90 minutes to get to any place on the island. Here’s what you can expect to find at each town.
Commonwealth New Town is a primarily residential township that is part of Queenstown, located in the central-wester part of Singapore. It is the closest in this list geographically to the Central Business District, so you may find yourself considering a Commonwealth or Queenstown room if your new job requires frequent travel between an office in the west and downtown.
The region has a mix of private and public housing, with the balance tilted towards public housing. The town is served by Commonwealth Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West line, and about 15 minutes by train to the downtown.
Ghim Moh (Buona Vista)
Going further west, you have Ghim Moh or Buona Vista as the area is generally known. Also primarily a housing estate like Commonwealth, the region has been boosted by business hubs like Fusionpolis, Mediapolis, Biopolis, BASH and the Singapore Science Parks (1 and 2).
These are state-of-the-art commercial initiatives intended to house high-tech, disruptive and research-centered startups and MNCs in the biomedical sciences, infocomm technology (ICT) and media industries, concentrated in one general location.
If you are looking for rental options here, you are probably a knowledge-based economy worker such as a computer programmer, technopreneur or research scientist. Or, due to the proximity of the National University Hospital, INSEAD, ESSEC and National University of Singapore, you may be a healthcare professional, academic staff or student looking for nearby accomodation.
If so, you won’t go wrong with accomodation in this district, as Ghim Moh and Buona Vista are within two or three train stops away, being served by Holland Village MRT station, Buona Vista MRT station, one-north MRT station, and Kent Ridge MRT station – all within 15 minutes of each other.
Clementi New Town is a residential township with the West Coast of Singapore as its most notable geographical feature. Because of this, it is considered an ideal place to stay for workers in the marine engineering industries nearby the shore.
The National University of Singapore, School of Science & Technology, Singapore Polytechnic, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic are also within its boundaries, making the township an ideal place to stay for students and the academics who teach there.
Going even further west up is a small town by the name of Pandan Gardens, which is even nearer to the marine industrial area.
Jurong (East & West), Teban Gardens & Pandan Gardens, and Boon Lay
Jurong and Boon Lay is a mixed use area comprising Jurong East and Jurong West, that stretches onwards from Clementi towards Tuas on the east side, and Teban Gardens & Pandan Gardens to the south-west, located close to the western coast of Singapore.
At its north-western-most fringes lies Tuas, a large industrial area that includes Singapore’s second link to Malaysia, the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link causeway, along with numerous shipyards, docks, marine engineering companies, heavy industries and factories. There is also a cluster of oil and gas industries located at Jurong Island, and is home to oil refineries for big MNCs such as Shell, Caltex and more.
The Jurong area is further set for explosive growth with the future relocation of the national commercial port to Tuas Mega Port in 2040, and the completion of the now-delayed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail.
The region, named Jurong Lake District in the master plan for the district, consolidates of all of Singapore’s container port operations at the next-generation Tuas Port, and will comprise port, logistics and heavy industries, while the KL-Singapore HSR is a strategic project that aims to improve connectivity between Singapore and Malaysia, and enhances business-to-business linkages and people-to-people exchanges.
Development of the Jurong Lake District is projected to create more than 100,000 jobs and 20,000 homes – so if you are thinking of staying in Singapore for the long term, you may want to consider buying rather than renting.
- FOOD NEARBY
Hungry for hometown fare? You won’t have to endure a long ride to downtown for your favourite comfort foods. We have some recommendations if you are in the neighbourhood:
IJ’s Yummy Punjaby
IJ’s Yummy Punjaby specialises in Indian Cuisine, featuring a tantalising collection of dishes that are suitable for family, large groups, and catching up with friends and colleagues.
Ghim Moh (Buona Vista)
73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore, Singapore 139957
Opening hours: Mon-Tue: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm; Wed-Sat: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
This crew serves up some of the best Bisdak favorites, Lechon Cebu, Spicy BellyChon, Liempo ala Balamban and Inasal nga Manok in Singapore!
Indian Curry House (One North)
Crave Tandoori food? Say no more. Here you can find marinated meats of various kinds cooked to perfection in their Tandoor – the original charcoal prepared natural BBQ.
721 Clementi West Street 2, 120721
This restaurant serves authentic North Indian, Punjabi dishes that are very skillfully cooked by chefs who originate from Punjab, no less.
Traditional South Chinese cuisine doesn’t get more authentic than this. Check out their Xi An Cold Noodles and Biang Biang!
Jurong (East & West) & Boon Lay
Jollibee (Jurong East)
10 Jurong East Street 12, 609690
Jollibee needs no introduction if you are Filipino, and now you can get it in the very heartlands of Jurong!
North Indian (Vegetarian)
Anjappar Authentic Chettinaad Restaurant (Westgate)
#04-08 Westgate Shopping Mall, 3 Gateway Drive, 608532
From warming soup recipes to Dum Biryani, North Indian and Indo China staples, this Indian restaurant offers a tantalising collection of dishes that are suitable for casual dining and group gatherings.
Cookhouse Mala Xiang Guo
50 Jurong Gateway Road, #05-01 Jem Cookhouse, Singapore 608549
Locals have been queuing up for months to try out this spicy hotpot Chinese fare. You won’t be disappointed by the freshness of their ingredients!
- PLAYTIME OPTIONS
There is a wide variety of rest and relaxation options across the West of Singapore. From shopping malls to movie theatres, parks, swimming pools, and even bars, pick your poison when the evenings and weekends swing around. Or simply chill out at your new home with a TV marathon – the choices are all yours.
If you must head out for some leisure though, here are some must-visit rest-and-relax locations in each town to get you started.
1 QueenswaySingapore 149053
Queensway Shopping Centre is one of Singapore’s most popular mall for Sports Apparels. It offers a wide range of Sports Gear and Sports Apparel.
317 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159965
The legendary Scandinavian chain that sells ready-to-assemble furniture, plus housewares, in a warehouse-like space.
Ghim Moh (Buona Vista)
Singapore’s “Bohemian” enclave (or as the locals endearingly refer to as “Holland V”) is a stretch of restaurants, bars and shops along Holland Road, known for its hipster vibe.
1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
Conveniently located next to Buona Vista MRT station, the mall is full of eateries as well as a world-class performance venue.
Clementi Mall is located right next to Clementi MRT station and has the usual heartland’s mix of retail shops featuring electronics, fashion apparel, restaurants and department stores. It even has a library!
West Coast Park is a park located at the south-westernmost corner of the West Coast Beach, running parallel to West Coast Highway. The park covers an area of roughly 50 hectares and also has a dog-run at the southernmost end if you would like to bring your furry companions along.
Jurong (East & West) and Boon Lay
1 Jurong West Central 2, #03-07, Singapore 648886
Jurong Point is a large regional shopping mall next to Boon Lay MRT station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange. It is currently the largest shopping mall in Singapore in terms of number of tenants and the largest in western Singapore.
Walking distance from Boon Lay MRT Station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange
This is the first park in Singapore to have life-sized board game features, offering families countless hours of fun and excitement. Using greenery, sculpted terrains, various play equipment and a dice tower, the park recreates favourite childhood board games to add a new dimension to the game play experience.
- DAY-TO-DAY LIVEABILITY
Need to find a supermarket, bank, laundromat, remittance, post office, key duplication, clinics, or the nearest hospital? Our township designs ensure that local residents have easy and convenient access to essential services and healthcare at all times. Like everything else, these are often only minutes away on foot or by bus.
The easiest way to find these amenities is simply open up Google maps on your mobile phone and google for one that is nearest to you. Monthly necessities such as utilities and telephone bills can be paid at any 7-11 store, which is handily open twenty-four hours a day for your convenience.
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