3 Key Benefits Of Living In The Heartland Districts

When talking about land size, Singapore can be regarded as one of the tiniest countries in the world. Yet despite its size, they are considered to be also one of the most densely populated nations in the world.

In a nation where land is considered a scarcity, everything has to be packed closely together to save space, with most commercial and residential buildings built high rather than wide. Yet despite its immensely urban design, Singapore has done a great job in maintaining a healthy balance between the concrete and natural jungle.

Singapore has also done well in planning its various districts, from the bustling CBDs to the quiet and peaceful heartlands. If you are a foreigner looking to experience local living or a local looking to move out of your family home, then the heartland districts offer tons of benefits at an affordable price. Read on to find out more!

Benefit #1: Increase in international schools in the heartlands

In the past, it was common to see expats living in the city centre, such as Orchard and Novena, due to the availability of many international schools there. However, the trend seems to be shifting as we observe a slow increase in international schools popping up in the heartlands, such as Dulwich College in Bukit Batok and Canadian International School in Boon Lay.

At ST Residences, you can find affordable apartments for rent in Balestier, Bukit Batok, Clementi, and Katong, all of which are located in the heartland district with several education institution options, both international and local.

Benefit #2: Enjoy a more authentic and local lifestyle

The heartland district is known for their quietness and peacefulness. While we are not suggesting that the heartland is boring, the truth is that most Singaporeans travel towards town for work and then head back to the heartlands to chill and relax at home. It is also where you can find most local families during the day, unlike the city, where you might spot more foreigners and younger Singaporeans.

If you are looking to optimise your finance decisions yet fully immerse yourself in the true local culture, then do not hesitate to live in the heartlands. There are tons of community spaces and events you can enjoy, such as wet markets where you can jostle with locals to haggle for the best price for fresh produce and beautiful neighbourhood parks to enjoy the clean, fresh air. Living in any of ST Residences’ serviced apartments in the heartland districts might just be the physical and mental break you need when you are not studying or working.

Benefit #3: Ever-evolving heartlands

If you think that living in the heartlands is boring, then you are severely mistaken. Over the years, many heartland districts in Singapore have modernised significantly. Not only are some of the best schools in Singapore found in some of these districts, but also some of the best shopping malls and most extensive transportation networks are located in some of these areas, connecting you to other parts of Singapore.

To top it up, with ST Residences, you do not have to worry about being disconnected from the rest of Singapore. All of our serviced apartment options are well-situated with amenities, such as public transport, shopping outlets, supermarkets and eateries.


At the end of the day, whether you choose to stay in the heartland districts or in the city centre, Singapore is one of the most convenient countries you will ever find yourself in. Should you decide to stay closer to the city centre, ST Residences offer both long-term and short-term rental in Novena, Orchard, Newton, and the Downtown core region.

For more information on our serviced apartments, head down to https://stresidences.com/ to find out more!

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