Experiencing the Best of City-Centre Living in Singapore
With a Hollywood blockbuster that might as well be a 2-hour tourism ad, Singapore has now truly arrived at the global stage. The city-state has garnered a reputation for its top-notch quality of life despite being one of the densest cities in the world. Here are the 3 of the top reasons why everyone wants to stay amidst the dazzle of Singapore’s urban core.
1. A World-Class Hub for Entertainment and Leisure
From Marina Bay Sands to the Esplanade, there are choices galore for your leisure needs. There are charming bars and bistros scattered throughout Tanjong Pagar and the banks of the Singapore River. You could also wine and dine amidst the elegant grounds of CHIJMES. If you’re in the mood for retail therapy, you can find anything you want between Orchard Road and Arab Street.
All of that is no accident. Tourism is a mainstay in Singapore’s economy: in 2018, Singapore welcomed 18.5 million international tourists–over three times its total population, making them the 5th most visited city in the world. And it’s not just about the gleaming monuments and attractions, the city-state is also vying to be a bona fide cultural mecca. Plans to transform Singapore from a perceived ‘cultural desert’ into a vibrant cosmopolitan started all the way back in 1985, during Singapore’s first recession.
Studies were showing that investing in arts and culture could generate more economic value than industries such as banking and petrochemicals. New arts infrastructure and revamps ensued, along with new flagship festivals such as the Singapore International Festival of Arts and the Singapore Film Festival. So, for your own dose of arts and culture, head to The Projector for the latest indie darlings on the silver screen, or Wild Rice to experience the dynamic theatre scene in Singapore.
2. Abundant, Trustworthy Public Transport
Singapore’s public transportation runs the length and width of its borders. Its subway system, the MRT, is an icon in its own right. You can see its iconography plastered across keychains and kitchen magnets. You’re never far from wherever you want to go in Singapore with one of the best and most affordable public transport systems in the world.
It’s only going to get better. The Land Transport Authority is planning and developing a spate of new MRT lines and extensions for years to come under their 2040 masterplan, as older lines continue to enjoy improvements. Bus systems are constantly updated. There could even be flying taxis on the cards too.
That said, check out MetroResidences Singapore serviced apartments, all at convenient locations with easy access to Singapore’s reliable public transportation system.
3. Top-Notch Safety and Security
The combination of a robust legal system and dependable police makes for one of the safest cities in the world. In fact, 94% of its citizens feel comfortable walking alone at night, compared to the global average of 69%. The United Kingdom’s foreign travel advisory noted that petty crimes such as pickpocketing and street theft are rare in Singapore, even rarer than violent crimes.
The city-state banks on its low crime rates. Singapore’s reputation for safety attracts global corporations to set up their headquarters there so that its employees would feel more comfortable living here with their families. Singapore would often tailor law enforcement policies and initiatives according to new threats. For example, as digital crimes became more prevalent, the government outlined a cybersecurity strategy, encompassing plans to strengthen the nation’s critical information infrastructure. There are also plans to improve international partnerships to address transnational cybersecurity and cybercrime issues too.
So why not find a fully-furnished serviced apartment in Singapore for your next stay here. The homes at MetroResidences are all fully-furnished, with our dedicated Frontdesk and Maintenance support. You can even customise your lease if you want housekeeping and our other add-on services to complete your stay!