Living in Serangoon — The Epitome of a Multi-racial Community

12 October 2022

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Serangoon is a large district bordered by Sengkang, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, and Toa Payoh. However, its main artery, Serangoon Road, stretches beyond the district, connecting it to the heart of the city. Along this route, the residential units are accompanied by a blend of modern shopping malls and traditional edifices from bygone eras. If there’s ever an area in Singapore to witness its multiculturalism at work, this would be it. Find out how coliving in Singapore at Coliwoo 450SR allows you to be a part of the country’s ethnic melting pot.

Strong Multiethnic Roots

Coliwoo Serangoon 450 Little India

Serangoon in the 1820s was an industrial area for the brick kiln trade and cattle farming, which were mostly done by Indians. Subsequently, thousands of Indians began to settle in the district to work in construction and farming. This is why, despite Singapore’s Chinese majority in most neighbourhoods, Serangoon continues to maintain its strong Hindu and Indian Muslim roots.

Coliwoo 450SR is located near three MRT stations, with the nearest MRT station, Farrer Park, just a few minutes away on foot. More importantly, it is also a stone’s throw away from iconic Indian landmarks like Mustafa Centre, and the prominent 19th-century Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, which coincidentally, is just across the street from the property.

Despite having predominantly Hindu influences, you will also find ornate Buddhist temples — like the gilded Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, and beautiful mosques with traditional minarets in the vicinity. In fact, this area has a high concentration of places of worship, so expect rapturous fanfare during the respective religious festivals, from Deepavali to Hari Raya, to Chinese New Year, making this area an embodiment of the multi-racial society that Singapore prides itself in. If you’re looking for a room to rent in Singapore where you can experience all three of Singapore’s main ethnicities in equal parts, Serangoon is a great place to put up in.

A Foodie’s Paradise

Chye Seng Huat Hardware by Ee Ping Tan

Credit: Ee Ping Tan

As Singapore looks for a way to preserve its shophouses, many young businesses have found appeal in setting up shop in these traditional spaces, converting them into trendy bistros and cafes whilst maintaining their timeless shophouse facades. Coliving in Singapore with Coliwoo 450SR places you near highly popular hangout spots like Instagram legend Chye Seng Huat Hardware. Even if you’re in the mood for something else, that entire Jalan Besar stretch is populated with both modern bistros and traditional hawker centres — a mecca for food aficionados. On the other side of Coliwoo 450SR, you can also find a wide variety of Indian eateries to satiate your appetite for curry, biryani, and other spice-rich Indian dishes. With so many options at your doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Places of Interest — Immerse Yourself in Tradition

Singapore Heritage Centre Coliving Singapore


While Coliwoo 450SR is situated near newly revamped malls like City Square Mall, the crown jewels in the area are the traditional landmarks that have withstood the test of time. If you’re not planning to stick around very long and only wish to get a short-term serviced apartment in Singapore, you’ll probably want to experience something unique instead. Whether it’s hopping down to the Indian Heritage Centre to learn more about the Indian community in your midst, or discovering the history of Singapore’s highly efficient public transportation system at the Singapore Mobility Gallery — there’s much to see and do that encapsulates what Singapore stands for.

Above all, we’re a racially harmonious nation that embraces the colourful traditions of every ethnicity, and Coliwoo 450SR will take you on a journey like no other — one that encompasses the joys of coliving in Singapore, and the fulfilment from learning more about about the communities around you.

Fully furnished room with amenities in Singapore

At the end of a long day of discovery, retreat into one of our fully furnished rooms, providing you with amenities to ensure a comfortable stay, such as an en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette, an ergonomic workstation, and more. For more information about our newly-launched property, please visit our website.