Queenstown Public Library is the oldest library in Singapore. Photo: Flickr

Queenstown Public Library is the oldest library in Singapore. Photo: Flickr

Queenstown: One of the most accessible estates to live in

Its city-fringe location makes it easy to get to all that matters

June 25, 2018

Imagine that you’re now living in Queenstown, just mere minutes by foot from the MRT station.

Your workplace or school is potentially only a few MRT stops away, affording you more time for rest and leisure.

On weekends, there are unlimited options for recreation. Get your hands on delicious hawker delights, dwell in trendy cafes nearby, or indulge in retail therapy at the Orchard shopping belt.

These amenities are only the tip of the iceberg.

If you’re living in one of the 1,259 units at up-and-coming Stirling Residences on Stirling Road, you’ll be at the heart of Singapore’s first satellite town and the island city of Singapore.

Queenstown

Within the vicinity of your luxurious abode at Stirling Residences, Queenstown offers a refreshing mix of old and new.

Feeling hungry? Visit Meiling Market & Food Centre, where you can get your hands on local favourites such as fishball noodles, chicken rice and fried carrot cake. Or, if you’re craving for some zichar, Meng Hup Eating House at Stirling Road is well known for yang zhou fried rice with fragrant wok hei and prawn paste chicken.

Feast on local delights at Mei Ling Food Centre. Photo: ST

 

Along the same road, Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee serves up a great cuppa. For a more nostalgic experience, check out the charming café Colbar in the historic Wessex Estate, which is designed to look like a cafe from the 1960s.

After filling up your tummies, bring your family to Dawson Place, Anchorpoint Shopping Mall and Ikea Alexandra or Queensway Shopping Centre for a shopping spree within walking distance.

Culture vultures, you can go on a heritage trail in the area, track down murals, or visit the oldest library in Singapore, Queenstown Public Library.

Stirling Residences will also be the perfect home for young families who are looking to put down roots. Queenstown Secondary School is walkable from the property and Fairfield Methodist Primary School is a short 5-minute drive away.

Orchard Road

The famous shopping belt of Orchard Road is home to high-end boutiques, trendy restaurants and premium departmental stores. From Ngee Ann City, Mandarin Gallery to 313 Somerset, you can spend an entire weekend here as the entertainment options are endless.

The ION Orchard is a major landmark. Photo: Flickr

 

Getting there: Drive 10 minutes

Botanic Gardens 

This 156-year-old tropical garden was awarded Unesco World Heritage Site for its exceptional beauty. Cast your cares away as you relax and people-watch by the Swan Lake, or admire the amazing variety of orchids in the National Orchid Garden.

National Orchid Garden in Singapore Botanic Gardens. Photo: ST

 

Getting there: Cycle 20 minutes or drive 8 minutes

Dempsey Hill 

A diverse mix of restaurants and shops sit in the midst of lush verdure at the idyllic Dempsey Hill.

Have a romantic night out at this rustic enclave: Spend some time at Candlenut, a Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant or Open Farm Community, a restaurant that serves fusion cuisines with fresh farm ingredients. To end off the night, sample some local brews at Red Dot Brewhouse.

Sample Peranakan cuisine at Candlenut in Dempsey Hill.

 

Getting there: Drive 10 minutes

Tiong Bahru

Recently gentrified Tiong Bahru has seen hipster cafes springing up around the little alleys of Moh Guan Terrace, Eng Hoon Street and Yong Siak Street, giving the mature estate a modern edge.

Nearby, Tiong Bahru Market offers hawker favourites such as Tiong Bahru hokkien mee, Teck Seng soya beancurd, lor mee and chwee kueh. Fun fact: Some of the vendors are even older than Singapore, as they started operations before the city-state became independent!

Within the vicinity, there is Great World City near Kim Seng Road. There, you can shop at top fashion outlet Zara, watch a movie at Golden Village or grab groceries at Cold Storage.

Tai Kwang Huat coffeeshop, a pre-war unit is now home to heritage bistro The Tiong Bahru Club. Photo: BT

 

Getting there: Take two stops eastward on the East West Line or drive 5 minutes.

Central Business District 

Say “yes” to waking up later for work.  If you live at Stirling Residences, the Central Business District, where top MNCs and companies have a presence, is only a short MRT ride away.

The Central Business District in Singapore. Photo: Pixabay

 

Getting there: Take 5 stops eastward on the East West Line to Raffles Place or drive 12 minutes

Marina Bay

Aside from the traditional CBD that occupies the area in Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place, Marina Bay is an up-and-coming area, where swanky offices have seen the likes of banks, major tech companies such as LinkedIn and law firms set up base.

Weekends will also never be boring if you can easily drive to Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay in the same area.

Gardens by the Bay. Photo: Pixabay

 

Getting there: Drive 15 minutes

Commonwealth, Buona Vista and Clementi

Buona Vista connects to office buildings such as Metropolis and Fusionopolis. The start-up hub of one-north is also nearby.

Fusionopolis at one-north. Photo: Flickr

 

Holland Village, which is just a stone’s throw away from Buona Vista MRT, presents a host of gourmet options, such as Italian restaurant La Nonna and Mexican food joint Cha Cha Cha. At night, the area is bustling with energy, as tunes from the live band at Wala Wala Café Bar fill the air.

Other food options abound in the nearby Tanglin Halt Food Centre (Commonwealth MRT) and Holland Village (Buona Vista MRT).

If you have young children who may be advancing their studies in the short-term future, they will thank you for buying a home at Stirling Residences as tertiary institutions are within easy reach.

National University of Singapore at Kent Ridge can be easily reached within four MRT stops. Photo: SM

 

National University of Singapore can be reached within four MRT stops (one change of train line). Singapore Polytechnic (Dover MRT), Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore University of Social Sciences and SIM GE are within a 15-minute drive. In addition, private tertiary institution MDIS is located along Stirling Road as well.

Getting there: Take 1-4 stops westward on the East West Line or drive 7 minutes

Harbourfront and Labrador Park

Down south, the green spaces of Hort Park, Kent Ridge Park and the Labrador Nature Reserve are perfect for nature-lovers who need to unwind. The gorgeous Henderson Waves, an iconic structure where you can look over the entire island, is a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

If it’s getting too hot outside, pop into Vivocity, one of the largest shopping complexes in Singapore that directly connects to Harbourfront MRT. The five-story shopping centre offers a wide variety of shops and eateries and also directly connects to the Sentosa Express Monorail that will take you into Singapore’s famous holiday island, Sentosa.

Near Labrador MRT station, there are also Grade A offices at Mapletree Business City.

The Henderson Waves is within 10 minutes by car. Photo: ZB

 

Getting there: Drive 11 minutes 

Stirling Residences

Jointly developed by Logan Property and Nanshan Group, Stirling Residences comprises of three high-rise towers and is a valued investment with its prime location, 80 luxurious facilities and spectacular views. The 1,259-unit property is a mere 3-minute walk to Queenstown MRT and will offer lush green landscaping on a sprawling green terrain spanning almost 230,000 sq ft.

Visit the sales gallery along Stirling Road, open daily from 10am to 8pm.