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Are you deciding where to live in Singapore or thinking of moving to a new location? The answer for many has to be the East Coast. It’s not just because there are beautiful housing options there, but the long list of fun things to do, places to visit, and convenient amenities at every corner. Here are five solid reasons why you should consider setting up your home on the East Coast:
Delicious food choices
The East Coast district is full of surprises and of course, delicious food choices from near and far. Not only will you find ample local restaurants and eateries, but there are also international restaurants serving different cuisines at Katong, Siglap and along East Coast Road. Don’t miss the famous Katong Laksa and Peranakan spread at Katong. While you’re at Siglap, look out for the series of hip cafes and cool restaurants serving anything from Italian to Korean cuisines. Want a nice spot to chill and relax by the sea? There are many bars by East Coast Park that may just be what you need to detox from the concrete jungle.
Shop til you drop
There is something for everyone on the East Coast, even the shopaholics needn’t travel far to enjoy their retail therapy. A quick survey will reveal at least 10 noteworthy malls in the neighbourhood that’ll satisfy the insatiable appetite of avid shoppers:
- 112 Katong
- Bedok Mall
- Kallang Wave Mall
- Katong V
- One KM
- Parkway Parade
- Paya Lebar Quarters
- Roxy Square
- SingPost Centre
Besides shopping malls, many essential amenities such as post offices, supermarkets, gyms, food courts, clinics and educational services are also readily available in different corners of the region. With so many amenities on your doorstep, residents enjoy greater convenience and even better quality of life.
An ocean breeze
Living on the East Coast means you’re living near the sea and the popular East Coast Park. If you love the outdoors and nature, the privilege of staying near the beach can be an exciting experience. It can bring a whole host of recreational activities such as cycling, picnics, barbecues and adventures at theme parks such as the Water Ski Park, Xtreme SkatePark and Coastal PlayGrove.
The best part is the wide range of water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing and stand-up paddling available. Even if you’re not into sports, the line-up of seafood restaurants at East Coast Seafood Centre that serve up mouth-watering chili crabs, drunken prawns and sambal stingrays are well worth a visit.
Another reason why many families choose to live on the East Coast is the wide variety of schooling options. The East Coast has some of the most popular schools in Singapore. Kong Hwa Primary School, Tao Nan School, Anglican High School, Dunman High School and Temasek Junior College are some sought-after institutions that are spread across this neighbourhood.
Interestingly, more expats are moving to this part of Singapore because of the same reason. The East Coast is home to a good number of international schools as well. United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Canadian International School, Middleton International School, Overseas Family School, Rosemount International School and NPS International School are all within the vicinity.
All things cultural
The Peranakan culture and nostalgia of yesteryear still lingers in Katong and Joo Chiat. Walk along the rows of colourful shophouses and you’ll realise they still bear traces of Nonya embellishment that date as far back as the 1920s. Residents here are proud to be part of this charming district which blends the historical past and the modern society so perfectly.
There are plenty of other reasons to move to the East Coast but one thing is for sure, this is a district that will offer endless fun and a better quality of life whether you’re single, married or have a family with children. If you’re looking to improve your environment, visit the launch of Liv @ MB in 2022. The luxury condominium with 298 apartments located in District 15 may just be the ideal home for you.