Looking for a place to stay in Singapore can be a challenge if you’re here a few months at a time for work, or if you’re currently in between homes.
Leases often lock you in for long periods of time, and you have to take care of so many other things like cleaning and setting up of critical services like Internet connections.
But what if all that can be taken care of?
There exists a simple, and complete solution to that problem: Serviced Residences.
Serviced residences are clean, secure and come with a whole host of perks that will save you time, money and energy.
All 9 serviced residences by Far East Hospitality come with complimentary Wi-Fi, housekeeping services, utilities and even maintenance services.
Pet lovers will also be happy to know that most of the properties, with the exception of Far East Plaza Residences, are pet-friendly properties.
You’ll also be pleasantly surprised to know that serviced residences don’t just exist in the Central Business District and Orchard area, but are also located in suburban areas for those who prefer a quieter environment.
Let’s take a look at where these serviced residences are in Singapore and what perks they provide.
Singapore’s financial district has 2 serviced residences that are just minutes away. Both Village Residence Robertson Quay and Village Residence Clarke Quay are close enough to the CBD that you can walk there.
1) Village Residence Clarke Quay
This 127 unit development draws inspiration from Straits Chinese and Peranakan heritage of Clarke Quay with its woodcarvings and hand-painted ceramic tiles. A range of studio, and 1 – 3-bedroom configuration apartments are available to cater to both business and family travellers.
2) Village Residence Robertson Quay
10 minutes away from Clarke Quay MRT station stands the Village Residence Robertson Quay. Residents can choose from studio, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all of which come with washers and dryers
The Orchard Belt
The city state’s premiere shopping and lifestyle district is home to some of the best dining, fashion and entertainment options. So, it would make sense that serviced residences here would give its residents instant access to everything that Orchard Road has to offer.
3) Orchard Scotts Residences
This property was awarded Best Serviced Residences Property (Asia Pacific) from Travel Weekly Asia 2018 and 2019, and it’s no wonder why.
Orchard Scotts Residences is a short 5-minute walk to Newton MRT station, and about the same distance to the Orchard Belt as well. The residence’s 204 appointed apartments with hand-picked furnishings has configurations from 1-bedroom suites to 4-bedroom penthouses if you wish to live in luxury for bigger families.
4) Orchard Parksuites
Orchard Parksuites is heaven for those that are seeking comfort and convenience on the Orchard shopping belt. Surrounded by major upscale shopping malls like ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City and Wisma Atria, its location is to desire for.
There are 223 units, split into 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom configurations, with the largest configuration being the 4-room penthouse. There is a gym, swimming pool and even a tennis court that has you serving up those volleys while surrounded by a beautiful city skyline.
5) Far East Plaza Residences
Even for the Orchard Road area, Far East Plaza Residences holds a special spot as far as serviced residences in the area go. It’s built as part of the Far East Shopping Centre complex, so there’s access to shops and food from the get-go.
With a minimum stay period of 3 months, Far East Plaza Residences comes fully-equipped with conveniences and facilities within a variety of apartment configurations to suit your needs for the perfect extended stay.
This development features apartments with 2 and 3-bedroom as well as penthouses in 3 and 4-bedroom configurations with private pool option available in some 4-room penthouse units.
6) Regency House
In the fringe of Orchard Road, near to the Istana, which is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore, is Regency House. This luxury boutique residence provides Studio, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment options for travelers who enjoys a prestige abode at the skirts of the city bustle.
While this property does not have 4-bedroom penthouse options, it does have a spacious studio, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. Additionally, the property has a breakfast lounge that serves up continental breakfasts from Mondays to Fridays, a gym to work out in, and a swimming pool to chill out at.
Surprised to see that serviced apartments exist in suburban Singapore?
So were we when we found out about this. Serviced residences in suburban Singapore are great for people who do not wish to live in the hustle and bustle that is part and parcel of Singapore’s city centre. Additional tranquillity on top of the quality living that comes with living in a serviced residences.
7) Oasia Residence, Singapore
Oasia Residence takes a great site on the West Coast, sitting on a spot near the popular Yale-NUS campus, and on the fringe of Singapore’s science and technology hub.
The property itself has 140 units, split into studio, 1 and 2-bedroom configurations. Besides the requisite bells and whistles like wifi and fully equipped kitchens, the residence offers scenic coastal views, a swimming pool on the 7th floor, and BBQ pits for when you wish to gather with your friends over a nice BBQ session.
8) Village Residence West Coast
Sitting just above West Coast Plaza is the 51-unit Village Residence West Coast. With a minimum stay period of 3 months, this serviced residence is suitable for extended stays as it comes fully equipped with necessities. It takes only 5 minutes to the NUS campus by car and a 10-minute drive to Singapore’s science and technology hub – Biopolis and Fusionopolis.
On top of the proximity to nature, the development has a cosy mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom
apartments, and comes with a gym, BBQ pits and swimming pool.
9) Village Residence Hougang
Built with convenience in the heartlands in mind, Village Residence Hougang provides an immersive local experience. This residence is close to the industrial and business parks like Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park, and the Seletar Aerospace Park.
Rooms on this property come in 2 or 3-bedroom configurations, providing plenty of space for families with kids. The development also has a kid’s playground for children to run wild in, as well as a swimming pool and some BBQ pits on the 4th floor.
A Great Alternative
Struggling to get a lease for an apartment and the hassles that come with that renting are yesterday’s problem. Serviced apartments are convenient, cosy and easy to get into. If you’re looking to extended periods of stay in Singapore for work or play, serviced apartments are a great, hassle-free option for you.
All images courtesy from Far East Hospitality.