West Coast/Pasir Panjang
NOT only is this area close to institutions of higher learning, such as The National University of Singapore, it is just 15 to 20 minutes' drive to the CBD.
The opening of shopping malls such as VivoCity and West Coast Plaza has added much vibrancy to this area. The impending new Circle Line, with stations extending to Telok Blangah, Labrador Park, Pasir Panjang, Haw Par Villa, Kent Ridge and one-north, will make the area highly accessible.
BUKIT Timah is a popular choice, being close to quite a number of elite schools - Nanyang, Hwa Chong Institution, Methodist Girls' School, Singapore Chinese Girls' School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and St Joseph's Institution.
The area is currently not served by an MRT line but come 2015, the Downtown Line will have stations at Stevens, Botanic Gardens, Tan Kah Kee, Sixth Avenue, King Albert Park, Beauty World, Hillview and Cashew.
THIS area covers Mountbatten, East Coast Road, Tanjong Katong, Siglap and Bedok. Its proximity to the beach and access to town via the East Coast Parkway has made this area popular.
Access to this area will be enhanced by the new Circle Line MRT stations such as Mountbatten and Dakota. In addition, the future Eastern Region Line will run through Tanjong Rhu to Marine Parade estates.
Source: Business Times, 24 Sep 2009