The Ultimate Relocating Guide To Live In Singapore

Moving to a new city, especially one that is located far from your family and friends, can be a daunting experience. However, you are not alone. Just this year alone, there are approximately 4570 individuals relocated to Singapore. While not as many as before, due to it being a post-pandemic era, people still relocate to Singapore every year.

Hence, this ultimate guide aims to answer as many questions as possible to help you relocate here more seamlessly.

Where do I start?

Knowing the duration of your stay in Singapore will help you determine the most crucial aspect – choosing between short-term or long-term rental accommodation. To help you understand the difference, short-term rental refers to a lease period of up to three months, while long-term rental refers to anywhere beyond that range. Another thing to note when renting is whether you are looking for fully-furnished accommodations or you would like to look for your own furniture. It is not a secret that Singapore accommodations are expensive. Hence, if you want to save money on accommodations, whether you are looking to rent serviced apartments in Singapore for long-term stay or short-term stays, you might want to consider ST Residences’ range of affordable service apartments.

Assuming you will be relocating here alone or with a partner, a standard 1-bedroom service apartment rental would be sufficient. Fortunately, our serviced apartment units are located all around Singapore, from the Central Business District (CBD) to the heartland neighborhoods. Of course, the closer you live to the CBD or town, the higher the rental cost. However, the centralized location will get you around Singapore easily. With our range of fully furnished corporate serviced apartments, you can live comfortably and affordably.

Our favourites around town

Once you have selected the area you want to live in, it is crucial to conduct a little research about the area. Understanding what Singapore has to offer in each area, such as delicious food spots, proximity to commodities & daily necessities, or weekend entertainment options, can help you make better decisions. You can refer to other in-depth written articles on our website, such as what staying in CBD is like.

Cultures of Singapore you need to know

Singapore is a melting pot of different race, nationalities and cultures. Hence, do not be surprised to hear many different languages being spoken all together at the same time. From the unique Singapore English to the plethora of law & fines, here are some things about Singapore’s culture that you should know.


English was introduced to Singapore through British colonial rule. Because Singapore is one of the major ports in the region, the people were exposed to many different languages and cultures. Hence, over the years, Singlish, the local creole language, also known as Singapore English, was born. With its own set of unique grammar and vocabulary, Singlish has been influenced by Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, Teochew, Malay, and other languages in the region.

Public transport living

Singapore is known as one of the most accessible countries in the world, with a well-structured and planned public transport system throughout the nation. The price of cars in Singapore is among the highest prices in the world. As such, most Singaporeans take public transport to move around Singapore. While mostly inexpensive and highly efficient, Singapore’s public transport system can get extremely crowded, especially during peak hours.

Hawker centres

Singapore is all about eating and drinking. What better way to experience a complete Singapore culinary experience than eating at the local hawker centres? Well loved by locals & international travellers alike, it is the place to taste, smell, hear, and see Singapore in its natural element. Affordable & amazing local cuisine under one roof, create core food memories and strike off your Singapore food bucket list here.


Relocating to Singapore can be a nerve-wracking experience. However, with the right accommodation, you can blend into the community seamlessly and effortlessly. ST Residences has some of the most convenient serviced apartments in Singapore, most are located within walking distance from public transport and food establishments like hawker centres, etc…. Let us know your stay preferences and let us take care of everything else. All you need to do is to move in and enjoy your stay in Singapore. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our serviced apartment rentals!

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