Well connected to the central business district and shopping district of Singapore, River Valley can be accessed by Dhoby Ghaut, Brash Basah, even Orchard and Somerset train station nearby. Many apartments are sprawled around the neighborhood including Skypark @ Somerset, Vision Crest, UE Square, Mirage Tower, Aspen Heights and Yong An Park. River Valley not only houses the Istana - official residence and office of the President of Singapore - but it is also home to Fort Canning Park where many performances are held on the outdoor lawns. For a greater peek into Singapore’s diverse cultural history, the Peranakan Museum and Singapore Art Museum is right around the corner as well. Meanwhile, The Cathay and Plaza Singapura shopping mall are steps away from Singapore Institute of Management, offering a spread of retail, fashion and entertainment outlets. Other educational institutions include School of the Arts (SOTA), Singapore’s first pre-tertiary specialized arts school, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Overseas Family School and The University Of Chicago Booth School of Business.