In terms of land size, Singapore is one of the smallest and most densely populated countries in the world. In a country where everything is packed into a scarce amount of land, one can imagine strips of endless high-rise residential buildings and skyscrapers. Yet, Singapore does a good job in maintaining the harmony between nature and buildings, with many of these buildings being located in the heart of its city centre, while most of its residents are tucked away in peaceful and quiet neighbourhoods known as heartlands. If you’re looking for a room to rent in Singapore away from the city noise, the heartlands could be the ideal place for you. Here are some of the benefits that come with living in one.
The Rise of International Schools in the Heartlands
Traditionally, expats tend to live in the heart of the city due to the many private schools in the area that their children could attend. However, there has been a gradual increase in international schools in the heartlands, such as the Canadian International School in Boon Lay, and Dulwich College in Bukit Batok. If you’re coming to Singapore with a family and are looking for a co living space in Singapore that is near reputable schools for your children, you now have more options in the heartlands as well. Additionally, they could also benefit from studying in a more peaceful environment as opposed to the frenetic pace of life in the city.
Enjoy a More Authentic Way of Life
While we’re not suggesting that the city is devoid of life, the fact remains that most Singaporeans commute to the city to work, and then return to the heartlands to wind down for the day. It is also where you’ll find Singaporean families going about their everyday lives at a slower and more relaxed pace. If you’d like to experience authentic Singaporean culture, look no further than the heartlands, with its plethora of community events and spaces to enjoy, wet markets to observe locals jostle for fresh fish, and parks to enjoy a game of football with your neighbours. Living in a co living space in Singapore away from the city could just be the mental break that you need to stay recharged every day.
Singapore’s heartlands are often perceived to be sleepy and boring, and it’s understandable that you’d want a healthy mix of tranquillity and entertainment. The good news is that in recent years, these heartlands have modernised tremendously, with the aforementioned international schools, as well as shopping malls, modern entertainment outlets, and public transportation networks springing up across all four corners of the country. Coliwoo’s co living spaces in Singapore are all located in prime locations, even in the heartlands, which means you’ll be in close proximity to malls, shops, schools, and public transportation. One of the biggest concerns amongst expats about living in the heartlands was the potential lack of connectivity to the city, but that has been largely addressed with more train networks and bus stops being built all across Singapore.
Take Coliwoo Boon Lay for instance – nestled in the heart of Jurong West, it is also situated near long-term fixtures of the neighbourhood that has undergone a modern facelift in recent years, like Jurong Point, SAFRA Jurong, and the newly renovated Chinese Garden. It is also conveniently near Boon Lay MRT station, as well as bus stops that provide residents with a reasonable number of bus services. It is also near Nanyang Technological University (NTU), making it a popular choice for international students. Coliwoo Boon Lay boasts a wide range of amenities, such as a fully equipped gym and social kitchen, a spacious reading lounge, and even BBQ pits.
Coliwoo’s rooms for rent in Singapore offer you the best of both worlds — most of our properties are located either in the heartlands, giving residents the privacy and peace they’re looking for, whilst allowing them to connect with an inclusive and diverse co-living community. Being in the heartlands will also provide you with more opportunities to mingle with the local population and experience an authentic Singaporean way of life. For more information about our properties, please check out our website.