Top 10 Studio Apartments near Singapore CBD

Posted by Jas from Spaceship on Jan 29, 2018 2:08:26 PM

Right in Singapore CBD with clusters of banks and MNCs, Raffle Place is the dream working place for many. However, the glamour of the job may also indicate many overtime hours. Thus it would be desirable if one could live nearby.

Let alone the bustling of the neighbourhood, just imagine what you can do with the time saved on commuting. Thirty minutes less on commuting means more sleep on blue Mondays after your Sunday carnivals, or you can reach home earlier for what you love and treasure. Life can be simply so beautiful with a change of your home address! 

So, why not consider living nearby Singapore CBD?

Take a look at 10 great yet affordable studio apartments that are within 10 minutes' driving from Raffle Place . There might be a right one just for you.

Top 10 Studio Apartments nearby Singapore CBD Area

(Studio apartments are listed on the ascending order of monthly rental)

1. Studio Apartment in People’s Park Complex Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - People's Park Complex

Address: 1 Park Road

Website: N.A.

Studio apartment monthly rental: $1000 - $2200, average $1650

Studio apartment size: 400 - 499 sqft (31 floors)

Facility: N.A.
Completion year: 1970

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 4 min to Chinatown MRT
  • 6 min to Outram Park MRT
  • 1 min to People' Park Complex Shopping Mall
  • 4 min to 7-11
  • 5 min to Coffee Bean
  • 6 min to Sheng Siong

Pros:

If you love the colors and noise of Chinatown, you will definitely want to stay here!

With a plethora of local food stalls with years of awesome reputation in Chinatown, there is no end of surprises for you each day. One thing you die die (pardon the Singlish but nothing says better than this couplet) don’t want to miss is the world’s #CHEAPEST #Michelin 1 star Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle at $2. Another must-try is Tong Heng Eggtart, undeniably the best Hong Kong style egg tart in Singapore.

Apart from the food choices, People's Complex also enjoy offers great convenience. Markets, libraries, shopping malls... You are close to everything you need.

The studio apartment rental is also very friendly.

Cons:

Built 4 decades ago, these studio apartment are not new anymore. You may want to have a close inspection on the in-room conditions and functionalities before deciding to move in. Something to relieve your stress is that with proper renovation, these studio apartments can look sleek :)

Lack of sufficient facility like swimming pools and gyms is another drawback of living here.

Additionally, since it is so close to the shopping mall, you might have more people going around in the neighbourhood than other studio apartments.

2. Studio Apartment in International Plaza Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - International Plaza

Address: 1 Park Road

Website: https://www.internationalplaza.sg/

 Studio apartment monthly rental: $2500 - $2700, average $2500

Studio apartment size: 700 - 799 sqft (50 floors)

Facility: Pool, Tennis

Completion year: 1976

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 2 min to Tanjong Pagar MRT
  • 1 min to International Plaza Shopping Mall (Coffee Bean, Watsons)
  • 2 min to Cheers
  • 6 min to Cold Storage

Pros:

Here is your chance to enjoy reasonable studio apartment rental plus convenient access to a well-maintained shopping mall.

International Plaza has many good eateries such as Ramen Brothers as well as a Korean Language Center and a clinic. If you want to have a quick weekend Korean lesson or visit doctor’s, all you need to travel is no further than this mall.

Studio apartment rental is considered lower in this list in the area, especially with regard to the generous space of over 700 sqft you can enjoy.

Some fun facts are that 15th floor and 25th Floor of the building house the Honorary Consulate of Malta and Honorary Consulate of Tuvalu respectively. Guess where on earth are these two countries?

Cons:

Like People’s Park Complex, these studio apartments were built in 1970s and are relatively old. Thus facilities are limited to swimming pool and tennis court.

3. Studio Apartment in Skysuites @ Anson Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - Skysuites

Address: 8 Enggor Street

Website: https://www.propertyreview.sg/skysuites-anson/

Studio apartment monthly rental: $600 - $4000, average $2650

Studio apartment size: 366 - 506 sqft (71 floors)

Facility: Pool, BBQ Pits, Gym, Tennis, Golf, Squash, Playground, Sauna

Completion year: 2015

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 5 min to Tanjong Pagar MRT
  • 13 min to Outram Park MRT
  • 1 min to Guardian
  • 2 min to 7-11
  • 3 min to Cold Storage

Pros:

This is a skyscraper in town with 71 floors! Whenever you want to have an stunning panaromic view of Singapore metropolitan, just go up to the top storey. This is believed to heal many stressed souls.

Besides, Skysuites has a comprehensive range of facilities from sauna, playground for kids to gym and even a golf course. You can also jio your friends over for a weekend party around the BBQ pits.

Another highlight is the interior design. Studio apartments here are new and well furbished with Bloomberg kitchen appliances, Damix Sanitary fittings and bath accessories and Duravit sanitary wares. It seems that you have quite something to brad about among your friends.

Cons:

Compared to other studio apartment, studio apartments here are small and may feel a bit squeezy.

4. Studio Apartment in Central Green Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - Central Green

Address: 1 Jalan Membina

Website: http://www.centralgreen.com.sg/

Studio apartment monthly rental: $2500 - $3400, average $2750

Studio apartment size: 700 - 899 sqft (24 floors)

Facility: Pool, BBQ Pits, Gym, Tennis

Completion year: 1995

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 2 min to Tiong Bahru MRT
  • 3 min to Tiong Bahru Plaza Mall (FairPrice Finest, Guardian, Starbucks)
  • 3 min to 7-11

Pros:

Central Green offers the most spacious studio apartments in this list - almost twice as large as those in Skysuites. Most desired facilities like BBQ pits, gyms and pools are also in place.

The best thing about living here, however, might be the neighbourhood if Tiong Bahru this name makes you electrified. Let alone the Singapore’s No.1 Bakery for French pastries (you know it is Tiong Bahru Bakery), Tiong Bahru boneless chicken rice and numerous cafes ready to indulge you within easy reach, what about a poetic light walk through dense heritages of Singapore? How many aeroplane flats can you find? How many beautiful stories are hidden in spiral staircases and iconic vintage flats?

Cons:

Situated in Tiong Bahru area, Central Green is a bit further from Raffle Place and was a bit old since it was established twenty years ago.

5. Studio Apartment in Robinson Suites Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - Robinson Suites

Address: 50 Robinson Road

Website: http://www.robinsonsuites.cos.sg/

Studio apartment monthly rental: $2500 - $3400, average $2800

Studio apartment size: 400 - 599 sqft (42 floors)

Facility: Pool, Tennis

Completion year: 2016

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 3 min to Telok Ayer MRT
  • 4 min to Raffles Place MRT
  • 1 min to Starbucks
  • 2 min to Cheers
  • 3 min to Watsons
  • 4 min to Far East Square Shopping Mall
  • 10 min to NTUC

Pros:

Studio apartments are within walking distance to Raffles Place so you may be fond of the idea to have a relaxing walk home after work. You may just catch the wonderful sunset amid skyscrapers of Singapore CBD or take home memories of dazzling lightshows.

Recently built two years ago, apartments are fairly new to welcome you in.

Cons:

Studio apartment have above-average rentals and are relatively small.

6. Studio Apartment in Craig Place Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - Craig Place

Address: 20 Craig Road

Website: N.A.

Studio apartment monthly rental: $2500 - $3800, average $2800

Studio apartment size: 500 - 599 sqft (12 floors)

Facility: Pool, Tennis

Completion year: 2013

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 3 min to Tanjong Pagar MRT
  • 6 min to Outram Park MRT
  • 3 min to NTUC
  • 4 min to 7-11
  • 6 min to Starbucks

Pros:

You can enjoy fantastic selection of food in the neighbourhood, from polished restaurants around Tras Street and Duxton to casual eateries that line Tanjong Pagar Road. Never to be missed are Amoy Street Food Center and Maxwell Food Center, top two hawker centers in Singapore.

Additionally, you can immerse yourself in Singaporean culture and traditions while walking through iconic shophouses.

Cons:

These studio apartments are a bit pricey.

Besides, you may expect to find small quicky shops instead of big names and large shopping malls.

7. Studio Apartment in Onze @ Tanjong Pagar Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - Onze@Tanjong Pagar

Address: 11 Kee Seng Street

Website: https://www.onze-tanjongpagar-sg.com/

Studio apartment monthly rental: $2800 - $3500, average $3000

Studio apartment size: 500 - 599 sqft (18 floors)

Facility: N.A.

Completion year: 2017

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 7 min to Tanjong Pagar MRT
  • 11 min to Outram Park MRT
  • 2 min to 100 AM Shopping Mall
  • 3 min to 7-11

Pros:

These studio apartments are brand new and you may be its first owner!

Located in Tanjong Pagar, Onze allows you to enjoy all this buzzing hive has to offer you like Craig Place. 

Cons:

Compared to other studio apartments, it takes more time to travel from Onze to the nearest MRTis also a bit further from Raffles Place. Since they are newly built, the rentals are higher when we consider the size of studios and the provision of facilities.

8. Studio Apartment in River Place Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - River Place

Address: 60 Havelock Road (in Robertson Quay, internal link)

Website: http://www.riverplace.sg/

Studio apartment monthly rental: $2500 - $4300, average $3000

Studio apartment size: 700 - 799 sqft (11 floors)

Facility: Pool, BBQ Pits, Gym, Tennis, Golf, Squash, Playground, Sauna

Completion year: 2000

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 8 min to Chinatown MRT
  • 9 min to Clark Quay MRT
  • 3 min to Central Mall
  • 4 min to 7-11
  • 6 min to Sheng Siong
  • 6 min to Guardian
  • 7 min to TCC

Pros:

Apart from a full range of facilities, the most attractive part of River Place is its location right in the heart of Robertson Quay. With River Valley becoming the new favorite destination for bars and cafe hopping, it is guaranteed that you will never get bored in this neighbourhood.

The studio apartments are fairly large at 700 sqft. Yet they may not be enough for a party at home. Read on these ideas for holding a home party in Robertson Quay. They may do magic for you in future.

Cons:

There is longer distance to the nearest MRT compared to other apartments. And the rentals are in the higher range at $3000/month.

9. Studio Apartment in Dorsett Residences Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - Dorsett Residences

Address: 331 New Bridge Road

Website: http://www.dorsettresidences.com/

Studio apartment monthly rental: $2700 - $4100, average $3100

Studio apartment size: 484 - 667 sqft (6 floors)

Facility: Pool, Jacuzzi, Gym

Completion year: 2015

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 2 min to Outram Park MRT
  • 8 min to Chinatown MRT
  • 3 min to 7-11
  • 7 min to People's Park Complex
  • 9 min to NTUC/Starbucks

Pros:

Dorsett Residences has great location with easy access to everything. 

The extraordinary feature of Dorsett Residences is summarized in one word, elegance. From the receptionist hall to leisure areas for residences and service staff, fine details of this building speak something about taste and class.

One thing wins my heart immeidately. If you love water as I do, you can have your dream come true with glass swimming pools built outside your room. Have fun with water when no one is around. :)

Cons:

Studio apartment rentals are relatively high.

10. Studio Apartment in The Clift Singapore

Studio Apartment Singapore - The Clift

Address: 21 Mccallum Street

Website: N.A.

Studio apartment monthly rental: $2100 - $5300, average $3350

Studio apartment size: 400 - 899 sqft (42 floors)

Facility: Pool, Lap Pool

Completion year: 2011

Convenience of the neighbourhood:

  • 5 min to Tanjong Pagar MRT
  • 6 min to Telok Ayer MRT
  • 1 min to 7-11
  • 2 min to Guardian
  • 4 min to Starbucks
  • 6 min to International Plaza Shopping Mall
  • 9 min to NTUC

Pros:

One benefit of living here is that you can get a panoramic view of the city center at the sun rise and the sunset. 

In addition, rooms are exquisitely designed in a modern style. It can be an peotic experience living inside.

Cons:

Studio apartment rentals are relatively high.

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Photo Credit: People’s Park Complex | International Plaza | Skysuites@Anson | Central Green | Robinson Suites | Craig Place | Onze@Tanjong Pagar | River Place | Dorsett Residence | The Clift |

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