Who’s it suitable for?
The Bencoolen condominium is a perfect choice for those who are looking for:
- A leasehold condominium in the Rochor neighbourhood
- A centrally-located development for rental investment opportunity
- Proximity to many tourists hotspots and points of interest in Singapore
- Numerous popular schools nearby
- Quick access to Rochor and Bugis MRT Stations
The Bencoolen condo is a short walk to Rochor MRT Station (250m) along the Downtown Line (DTL). Bugis MRT station (550m) is also nearby. It serves as an interchange station on the East-West Line (EWL) and DTL. Residents who drive can access the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) for hassle-free travel to other areas of Singapore via Nicoll Highway and East Coast Parkway (ECP) via Ophir Road. It will take 5 minutes to drive to the CBD and 20 minutes to drive to Changi Airport.
Located along Bencoolen Street, The Bencoolen condo is right in the heart of the arts, cultural, and educational precinct of the Central Area. You can find anything you are looking for in this vibrant and lively neighbourhood – shopping, dining, entertainment, education, you name it!
On top of that, The Singapore Sports Hub is not far from The Bencoolen, and residents will be able to easily access the games and matches, as well as the sports amenities there. Residents can also enjoy the concerts and performances staged at the National Stadium and Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Shopping Centres Near The Bencoolen
The Bencoolen is within proximity to many shopping malls and retail stretches, such as Bugis Junction, Bugis+, Bugis Street and the Arab Street vicinity. Bugis Street, in fact, is home to the largest market in Singapore, whilst the ever-hip and happening Haji Lane offers a genuinely unique retail experience. The Bencoolen is also one MRT station away from famous shopping malls like Suntec City, Marina Square, Millenia Walk, and Raffles City.
Dining Near The Bencoolen
Residents will get to enjoy the myriad of eateries that are available near The Bencoolen. Haji Lane, Arab Street, and the Kampong Glam precinct are a short walk from the development. Lined with rows of cafés and restaurants, each with its own unique concept, it's the perfect spot for foodies to do some cafe hopping. Some noteworthy establishments include Afterwit, Earlybird Café, The Coconut Club, Rich and Good Cake Shop, and Hjh Maimunah.
Suppose you prefer to get some fish soup and other hawker favourites, the nearest hawker centre from The Bencoolen condo is Berseh Food Centre along Jalan Besar. Here is where you can find gems that are not commonly found elsewhere, such as Fu Zhou Oyster Cake, Herbal Turtle Soup, Pig Trotters Jelly, Kelantan Kway Chap, and a very good Bak Kwa and Bak Zhong stall.
Schools Near The Bencoolen
The Bencoolen condo is located near several popular primary schools, such as St Margaret's Primary School, Anglo-Chinese Junior, River Valley Primary, St Joseph's Institution, and Farrer Park Primary School. This would ease parents’ consideration regarding the primary balloting exercise as there are numerous great available options.
Libraries Near The Bencoolen
Singapore's National Library is a short stroll from The Bencoolen. With the largest public reference collection covering social sciences, you can find a comprehensive collection of local works and historic collections from the Raffles Library and Museum.
Occupying seven floors at the National Library building (levels 7 to 13), the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library is the best place to find works about Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. Its physical collection of about 800,000 items includes rare materials which date back to the 15th century, the personal collections of donors who are renowned scholars, and even Asian children’s literature.
Parks Near The Bencoolen
Residents of The Bencoolen can enjoy several nature spots which are only a few MRT stops or a short drive away. One such spot is the outdoor gardens at Gardens by the Bay. Bask in the natural wonders with the vast array of flora and fauna available at their Heritage, Serene, and Bay East Gardens.
Like Gardens by the Bay, Fort Canning Park and Kallang Riverside Park are other excellent spots for residents to frolic and have an enjoyable picnic, as they are just a short distance from The Bencoolen.
Places of Worship Near The Bencoolen
Being situated in the Central Area, the neighbourhood is dotted with numerous religious buildings of various beliefs. Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam is a 5-minute walk from The Bencoolen. Also known as Masjid Sultan, it is the focal point for Singapore’s Muslim community.
There are over 5 churches within a kilometre radius of the development, including Berith Bible-Presbyterian Church which is only 500 metres away. As for temples, the nearest ones are Sri Krishnan Temple and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple along Bencoolen Link. The numerous temples in Little India are also a short drive from The Bencoolen condo.
Hospitals Near The Bencoolen
The Bencoolen condo is located near several clinics, such as City Health Clinic & Surgery, Bethesda Medical Centre, and Crawfurd Medical – all within walking distance. The nearest hospital will be Raffles Hospital, which is less than 500 metres from the condominium complex.
Raffles Hospital offers 24-hour emergency services, family medicine services, health screening, and a wide range of multidisciplinary specialist clinics. It also has its own radiology, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, dietetics, rehabilitation and Traditional Chinese Medicine departments.