For the past decade, District 04 has been increasingly sought after in Singapore’s property market. The reason? Not only is it ideally situated adjacent to the core of the business district, but also because it is part of an ambitious plan to rejuvenate the Greater Southern Waterfront.
Situated in the southern region of Singapore, District 04 includes:
• Harbourfront: As the name suggests, this private district is coveted for its waterfront front living, central location, and accessibility to adjacent business and lifestyle hubs and a gateway to Sentosa Island.
• Telok Blangah: In contrast with the private enclave that is Harbourfront, Telok Blangah on the other hand, is the public residential town closest to the Southern waterfront right next door.
Parks and Sports Centres
Want a seaside view? Check out the expansive 22-hectare Labrador Nature Reserve which is a popular site for family picnics, barbeques, and even fishing trips along the jetty.
Want a dose of history with your nature trail? That’s Kent Ridge Park for you. Enjoy your canopy walk while learning about World War II events that occurred in this historic park.
Alternatively, if you prefer to take your nature walks overlooking views from up top then there’s the Southern Ridges (a 10-kilometre trail) that connects 3 parks, Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, and Kent Ridge Park in the vicinity.
For fitness enthusiasts in other fields, there’s also a wide array of sports facilities and centres around the neighbourhood to choose from. This includes the Sports Lifestyle Centre (which has a swimming pool), Anytime Fitness Telok Blangah, a futsal court, basketball court, swimming pools, and even bowling alleys at SAFRA@ Mount Faber.
District 04’s heritage can be traced back to the days when Singapore was a small trading port rife with pirates.
Some notable heritage attractions in the district include the Tanah Kubor Raja, a burial ground of descendants of Sang Nila Utama (Singapore’s founder), Fort Faber, where many historical and military structures can still be found, Fort Siloso (on Sentosa Island) which was a historic defensive battle site against the Japanese in World War II amongst many others.
Schools, Libraries, and Other Public Facilities
The main public schools in the vicinity include CHIJ Kellock Primary School, Blangah Rise Primary, and CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent Secondary School.
Being located near the Mapletree Business City, Harbourfront office towers, and Alexandra Technopark, there are also plenty of daycare centres to choose from.
When it comes to public facilities, there’s a library located at Vivocity mall, at least 3 community clubs, Telok Blangah Community, Blangah Garden RC, and Radin Mas Community Club in the vicinity, and SAFRA@Mount Faber.
Food & Beverages (F&B) and Retail Options
Home to Singapore’s largest retail shopping mall with mall than 300+ shops, Vivocity, residents of Harbourfront, and Telok Blangah are just a stone’s throw away from all their daily needs.
Need anything more? For food, there’s always affordable hawker fare to be found at the famous Seah Im Food Centre, leisurely waterfront cafes at Keppel Bay, or high-end dining at Sentosa Cove. For entertainment, there is a whole suite of options at the nearby beaches on Sentosa Island or even more exciting choices at Resorts World Sentosa Casino, Resorts World Sentosa, or Universal Studio Sentosa.
Easy Access Island wide and To Neighbouring Islands
With a major expressway (West Coast Highway) running through the neighbourhood, and Harbourfront MRT station (accessing the Circle line and Northeast Line), District 04 offers easy access across the island wide.
Additionally, it is also home to the Harbourfront Cruise and Ferry Terminal, where you can easily access ferries and cruises with regional routes.