Singapore District Map

Singapore might be small in comparison to many countries, but it's still a challenge for newcomers to learn all the locations and where they lie. Although "Districts" aren't used much outside the world of real estate - regular people tend to talk about suburbs or town centers - you can't get away from Singapore's Districts if you're newly arrived and looking for somewhere to live. Don’t fret, we are here to help you on the below.

Singapore District Guide

Central

The central area in Singapore is the most convenient and accessible location you can live in, with major shopping malls surrounding the areas and daily necessities within easy reach. There are plenty of international schools located in the Central area as well, which you should take into considerations if you have school-age children. So if you wish to live centrally in Singapore then consider Districts 1 to 15 and 21. Check out the below for a description of each district, or check out the Singapore District Map above to get a feel for it visually.

DistrictAreasLocation
1Marina AreaBoat Quay, Chinatown, Havelock Road, Marina Square, Raffles Place, Suntec City
2CBDAnson Road, Chinatown, Neil Road, Raffles Place, Shenton Way, Tanjong Pagar
3Central SouthAlexandra Road, Tiong Bahru, Queenstown
4KeppelKeppel, Mount Faber, Sentosa, Telok Blangah
5South WestBuona Vista, Dover, Pasir Panjang, West Coast
6City HallCity Hall, High Street, North Bridge Road
7Beach RoadBeach Road, Bencoolen Road, Bugis, Rochor
8Little IndiaLittle India, Farrer Park, Serangoon Road
9OrchardCairnhill, Killiney, Leonie Hill, Orchard, Oxley
10TanglinBalmoral, Bukit Timah, Grange Road, Holland, Orchard Boulevard, River Valley, Tanglin Road
11NewtonChancery, Bukit Timah, Dunearn Road, Newton
12Toa PayohBalestier, Moulmein, Novena, Toa Payoh
13Central EastPotong Pasir, Macpherson
14EunosEunos, Geylang, Kembangan, Paya Lebar
15East CoastKatong, Marine Parade, Siglap, Tanjong Rhu
21Central WestClementi, Upper Bukit Timah, Hume Avenue

East

The East Districts of Singapore are the nearest to the airport. If you travel overseas often and wish to reduce your time to and fro from the airport, then the East is a location you might want to consider. Additionally, the East is becomingquite a business hub, so is again convenient for those who wish to reduce their daily office commute time.

DistrictAreasLocation
16Upper East CoastBayshore, Bedok, Chai Chee
17Far EastChangi, Loyang, Pasir Ris
18TampinesPasir Ris, Simei, Tampines

North-East

Singapore does not technically have any "Southern" districts, as the southern area of the island is considered the "Central" districts. However, we do have an area known as the Northeastern part of Singapore, where the largest town is Hougang with the population of 800,000+. This region is mainly made up of newly developed towns like Punggol and Sengkang; you’ll find more young newly-wed couples or young families in the areas.

DistrictAreasLocation
19North EastHougang, Punggol, Sengkang
20Ang Mo KioAng Mo Kio, Bishan, Braddell Road, Thomson
28North EastSeletar, Yio Chu Kang

West

The West Region is the largest (by size) area in Singapore and has a population of over 1 million living in the area, with Jurong West being the largest town. This region is mostly made up of industrial estates and warehouses, so if your company is in the heavy-duty industry, then your office is quite likely to be based in this area. The West is a location you might wish to consider if you don’t wish to invest too much of your time commuting each day.

DistrictAreasLocation
22Far WestBoon Lay, Jurong, Tuas
23North WestBukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Hillview Avenue, Upper Bukit Timah
24Far North WestKranji, Lim Chu Kang, Sungei Gedong, Tengah

North

As the name implies, it is the northernmost region of the country and has a population of at least 400,000. By far, it is mostly under-developed and has an abundance of nature and greenery. Woodlands, the largest town in this region, is the nearest location to our neighbor, Malaysia. Linked by a causeway, it is possible to travel to and from Johor every day. Below you can find a brief district guide for North:

DistrictAreasLocation
25Far NorthAdmiralty, Woodlands
26NorthTagore, Yio Chu Kang
27Far NorthAdmiralty, Sembawang, Yishun