Tenants, we know renting is a challenge in Singapore, especially when affordability and convenience are both important considerations. But the fact is that renting a condo unit in a location that’s near to MRT stations and transport nodes can get pricey. (This gets especially challenging if you’re an expat looking for a place to rent in Singapore and aren’t familiar with the locations.) Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of the cheapest and most accessible condos to rent in Singapore, starting with condos in the East (perfect for frequent travellers for its proximity to the airport). It gets more budget-friendly as you scroll down, yet no less convenient.
Cheap and accessible condo for rent #1: Bedok Residences
Average PSF price: $3.87
Nearest MRT: Bedok (2 minutes walk)
Time to CBD by MRT: 20 minutes
Time to airport by car/taxi: 10 minutes
If your priority is accessibility, you won’t go wrong with Bedok Residences. This 15-storey, full-facility condo that sits atop Bedok MRT and Bedok Mall, at the heart of the centre of Bedok Town, is only three years of age. And as Bedok is one of the biggest and most developed towns in Singapore, you’re also within walking distance of plenty of food, leisure and entertainment amenities, including a cinema and a public library. The neighbourhood is also incredibly family- and cyclist-friendly, with bike and running leading to East Coast Park and the picturesque Bedok Reservoir Park. (We’d like to think of it as city living in the suburbs.)
The cheapest condo units for rent at Bedok Residences are listed for as low as $2,300 per month.
Cheap and accessible condo for rent #2: Double Bay Residences
Average PSF price: $3.00
Nearest MRT: Simei (5 minutes walk), Upper Changi (6 minutes walk)
Time to CBD by MRT: 30 minutes
Time to airport by car/taxi: 9 minutes
Renters who work in the East, in particular the nearby Changi Business Park, will fancy a unit at Double Bay Residences. The condo has full facilities and is located within walking distance to Eastpoint mall and Simei MRT station on the East-West Line, alongside a variety of food options. As if being close to one MRT station isn’t good enough, the condo is also walkable to the recently opened Upper Changi MRT station, which is one stop away from Expo MRT. This puts residents only minutes away from Changi Business Park and a host of generous dining and shopping options, including a shopping mall with a number of factory outlets, a Fairprice hypermarket and Singapore Expo hosting fairs and exhibitions every week. You’ll never get bored.
The cheapest condo units for rent at Double Bay Residences are listed for as low as $2,200 per month.
Cheap and accessible condo for rent #3: Lotus @ Paya Lebar
Average PSF price: $3.69
Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar Interchange (5 minutes walk)
Time to CBD by MRT: 13 minutes
Time to airport by car/taxi: 13 minutes
Lotus @ Paya Lebar is not your run-of-the-mill condominium. Located in a historic area, the development consists of a mix of modern apartment units (in the East Wing) and beautifully-restored shophouses (in the West wing) that now house an array of retail outlets. Of course, residents get all the standard condo facilities including 24-hour security, and we hear that the sunset looks particularly lovely from the rooftop swimming pool and garden. In the vicinity are a mix of modern shopping malls and traditional markets and an up-and-coming business and commercial hub at Paya Lebar Central; this one is for lovers of culture, heritage and convenience.
The cheapest condo units for rent in Lotus @ Paya Lebar (East Wing) are listed for as low as $2,000 per month.
Cheap and accessible condo for rent #4: Astoria Park
Average PSF price: $2.90
Nearest MRT: Kembangan (1 minute walk)
Time to CBD by MRT: 23 minutes
Time to airport by car/taxi: 15 minutes
Those who enjoy a small town feel will love living in Astoria Park, a neighbourhood located in the quiet Kembangan neighbourhood in the East of Singapore. In terms of accessibility by MRT, this is literally as good as it gets; a side gate opens up to the entrance of the Kembangan MRT station. And despite being 20 years of age, the full-facility condo is remarkably well-maintained, with recently refurbished tennis courts. There are several eateries, cafes and even a bar serving gastropub cuisine (Birdie Num Num) nearby, while a park connector links residents to East Coast Park. There’s even an open field and running track next to the condo, where football lessons for kids are conducted every week, amongst other activities.
The cheapest condo units for rent in Astoria Park are listed for as low as $1,700 per month.
Cheap and accessible condo for rent #5: D’Nest
Average PSF price: $2.90
Nearest MRT: Pasir Ris MRT (7 minutes walk)
Time to CBD by MRT: 35 minutes
Time to airport by car/taxi: 10 minutes
Living in Pasir Ris, the easternmost town of Singapore, is an experience that’s more laid-back than most. The town has a sprawling waterfront park with a mangrove boardwalk, on top of recreational facilities such as a water theme park, bowling alley and cinema. Leveraging this family-friendly aspect of the town is D’Nest, one of the newest condos in the estate that happen to boast comprehensive facilities for children. There’s a kids’ cross-training facility, trampoline area and water cascade that resembles a huge nest. In fact, the condo is jam-packed with more than 60 facilities for all ages, including an aqua gym and a music jamming studio.
For expat families with children, the Overseas Family School is located in Pasir Ris.
The cheapest condo units for rent at D’Nest are listed for as low as $1,700 per month.
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