District 12 - Toa Payoh, Balestier, Moulmein
Did you know Toa Payoh was one of the first areas to have an MRT Station? What’s more, it is a mere few MRT stations away from the Orchard Road shopping area and Singapore’s City Centre. Newton train interchange is also a few stations down, with the newly introduced Downtown MRT line. This increase in connectivity that has enhanced Toa Payoh making it one of the most desirable districts of live in Singapore.
Nearby Toa Payoh is the Upper Thomson area and Marymount with nearby Braddell, Kim Keat and Boon Teck, also southward is another popular city fringe area – Balestier, with many popular local eateries.
Neighbouring Balestier area provides a linkage to Thomson Road and Serangoon Road which carries on towards Lavender Street. Those areas are home to many shop houses and lower-rise apartment status buildings and commercial centres such as the old Shaw Plaza.
Young couples and families who want a home closer to town without the super high price tags. Retirees and students.
Relatively closeby to every modern convenience you can possibly imagine. Wide array of eateries, entertainment & shopping.
Not all condos here appreciate equally, while located in the central area - choosing a clear winner takes extensive research.
You’ll Fall In Love With
The feeling of being relatively close to everywhere in Singapore and being able to live in mature neighbourhoods.
Location - District 12
Toa Payoh, Braddell, Caldecott
Good mix of private and public housing, with excellent connectivity
Because the Toa Payoh area is one of Singapore’s foremost established housing estates, Toa Payoh is an early entrant that has gained via the Government’s Estate Upgrading Program, making older flats more updated when compared to younger neighbourhoods. These widespread estate renewal programs has transformed the Toa Payoh area to a mature and lively district where it is also home to the HDB Hub, the Housing and Development Board’s primary headquarters – which is integrated close to a MRT Station, Mall and Bus Interchange.
It’s nearby cousins, the Balestier/Whampoa neighbourhoods are highly reputable in terms of local delights and cheap eats – if one knows where to find them. These areas have a mix of apartments and small condos, most were developed on freehold land and smaller land plots – making them somewhat affordable for owners on a budget, willing to sacrifice space in exchange for city fringe living at a slightly lower price tag. Most of the newer units are compact in size, with a few more popular larger condo land plots – which also come with higher price points.
Investing in the Balestier area however, is challenging, as prices vary wildly due to how the area is developed upwards, newer condos are usually built when old developments that go through En Bloc proceedings with wildly different prices for similar project sizes even within a few streets of reach other.
The culinary delights within District 12
Wheeler’s Yard: huge industrial factory turned popular hipster cafe in the Balestier area
The voluminous space was split into two - a cafe and a huge open bicycle workshop. This makes for a rare… Visit >
Balestier Market and Food Centre, Variety of Relatively Cheap Eats, Some Open Late too.
Excellent food, and prices are so much better than the cafes and restaurants nearby on Balestier Road.
Whampoa Drive Food Centre, Delectable wide variety, weekend mecca for cheap eats
A hidden gem in the enclaves of Balestier is Whampoa Drive Food Centre - home to some of the best heartland hawker eats in… Visit >
Landmarks / Culture
Defining areas, places, events & architecture in District 12
Besides being our headquarters, HDB Hub is also a convenient shopping and dining place for the town's residents. The many… Visit >
Toa Payoh Stadium & Safra
Toa Payoh Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It is currently used mostly for football…
Explore Other Districts
Find out what’s happening in every district around Singapore
District 01 - Boat Quay, Chinatown, Havelock Rd, Raffles…
Shiny skyscrapers, breathtaking skylines, a thriving entertainment scene and a bustling hub for business that never... More >
District 07 - Beach Road, Bencoolen Road, Bugis, Rochor
Fast forward to today, Bugis is now redeveloped into a modern arts, cultural and shopping destination with vibrant... More >
Guiding You From Coast To Coast:
Our Systematic P.E.B ™ [Property Elevator Blueprint] Methodology