While moving to a new city is an amazing experience which fulfils your need for discovery and wanderlust, gives you a chance to reinvent yourself and start new, it can also be overwhelming. Researching the neighbourhoods, the cost of living and types of accommodations in each location, reaching out to people in your network to get advice… while doing all these things, the least interesting to do on your list is probably dealing with real estate agents, followed by a bunch of house chores (like selecting the right internet service providers, connecting the utilities, and visiting furniture stores…) These are the most annoying elements of a global relocation. That’s where coliving comes in.
Coliving in Singapore provides affordable accommodation, in fully furnished and serviced apartments, with everything that one needs to just move in and start enjoying their new homes. Coliving companies here make it easy to find new accommodation in interesting locations, in about half the time of the regular house-hunting process. The entire process with coliving companies can be completed online, while the traditional house-hunting process is mostly offline. Finally, coliving comes with a community of like-minded peers.
Do you want to learn more about coliving in Singapore? Here is Casa Mia’s complete guide to coliving
Well, that depends a lot on what you are looking for. In general, my answer is central Singapore. When you are new to the city, you do not exactly know where your area of interest is going to be. Going with a central location is a sound bet. Three or six months later you can move to your favorite neighborhood, once you have made up your mind on which is the neighbourhood for you.
While there are a lot of interesting locations in Singapore, for someone who just landed here, the convenience of River Valley and Robertson Quay is unbeatable (I spent the first five years in Singapore there myself…)
All main coliving companies in Singapore will have some presence here. Do you want to learn more about what this neighbourhood offers? Check out our blog post Your room in a coliving apartment in Robertson Quay and River Valley)
After five years in Robertson Quay, I moved to Orchard. Not the busy shopping road itself, but a quiet road off the end of Orchard.
A few coliving companies have options in Orchard (and then if you move the neighbouring Newton, you will find plenty of coliving options). We have dedicated a blog post to rooms in coliving apartments in Orchard, which you can check out here.
Tiong Bahru is extremely close to River Valley and other central locations such as Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar.
If you can't make up your mind about living in Tiong Bahru, read some more about it in our blog post ‘Your room in a coliving apartment in Tiong Bahru’!
Newton and Novena are two areas that are a little less busy and bustling compared to the ones mentioned above. However, they are both conveniently located next to Orchard which means you are never far from the action but can also enjoy peace and serenity.
Read more about coliving spaces in Newton and Novena in our blog post ‘Your Room In A Coliving Apartment in Newton-Novena’!
The central business district (CBD) and Tanjong Pagar are both extremely convenient areas to live in, especially if you work there.
As far as coliving goes, this area is a bit more expensive than the rest of Singapore. A few companies offer options in a few residential codos, and also Hmlet has a whole coliving building here.
Do you want to learn more about other interesting neighbourhoods for expats in Singapore? Check this out: Moving in Singapore: The expat guide (where you can also read about the CBD, Newton-Novena, and Katong ...all interesting options, depending on your preferences).
If you are moving to Singapore for work by yourself, the answer is “absolutely yes”. No doubt… the only question is “which coliving company?” The convenience is simply unparalleled.
Need more convincing? Check this out from one of our first members, Our Members: Christina, from the UK to Newtown, Singapore or have a read of this article we posted "Is Coliving For Me"!
Don’t take my word for it. Check out these two recent articles about coliving in Singapore:
Singapore offers a few options when it comes to coliving. We have built Casa Mia Coliving for young professionals in their 20s (the accommodation, locations, service, and most of all the community). Would you like to learn more about Casa Mia Coliving? Check this out: How Casa Mia Coliving Makes It Easy for Young Professionals to Move to a New City