Nestled between the popular shopping district of Orchard and the bustling downtown Central Business District (CBD), District 6 is a unique neighbourhood with a fun mix of options for residents who know how to balance work and play.
Situated in the southern region of Singapore, District 06 includes:
• City Hall: Once the heart of government in Singapore, City Hall is home to some of the most important heritage buildings that played a part in the nation’s growth story, now transformed into an arts and cultural hub.
• Clarke Quay: A stark contrast to its neighbour, Clarke Quay is Singapore’s official party central, a hotspot for its nightlife with its dazzling array of riverside clubs, restaurants, and bars.
Nature and Sports Centres
In contrast with most prime real estate in Singapore, District 06 offers an unexpected balance between city life and nature.
Right smack in the middle of the heart of the city, there is Fort Canning Park, an 18-hectare park full of historical artefacts within its 9 different gardens. From exploring the historical sites via a walking trail, having a ball at the massive playground, or even enjoying a movie under the stars on its huge lawns, there is so much to do.
On the other side of the district, there is yet another two green spaces running parallel to the Singapore river – the Empress Lawn and the adjoining Esplanade Park. Both offer residents, fellow Singaporeans, and tourists alike, an enjoyable scenic stroll along the river.
While there aren’t too many public sports facilities in the area, there is no lack of private fitness centres and gyms in the district thanks to its proximity to the working district.
While District 06 has transformed completely from its past as a historical trading port alongside a heavily polluted Singapore River, and the old seat of the government, there are still many signs of this important and culturally significant past that have been retained.
Some notable heritage attractions in the district include Singapore’s old Parliament House (now the Arts House), the newly refurbished Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the National Gallery Singapore (previously the former Supreme court), and St Andrews’ Cathedral, Lim Bo Seng Memorial and many more.
Schools, Libraries, and Other Public Facilities
While there are no public schools in the vicinity for younger kids, City Hall is home to one of Singapore’s top universities – The Singapore Management University – also the only university to be located right in the heart of the city.
Need to borrow a book? The library in this district is none other than the flagship national library of Singapore. At 16 storeys tall, it is also Singapore’s largest public library which also hosts exhibitions and stage plays.
Food & Beverages (F&B) and Retail Options
With a high concentration of malls, hotels, and the bustling Clarke Quay entertainment district, everything is easily accessible to residents in the district.
Raffles City Singapore and Suntec City Mall are two mega malls in the area that are not only amazing retail and dining destinations, but also double up conference centres for major events.
Other smaller malls that cater to specific needs include Funan Shopping Mall (for IT gadgets and tech), Clarke Quay Shopping Mall and Liang Court (for Japanese products and services), Capitol Singapore (for high-end luxury shopping), and more.
Convenient Accessibility Via Public Transport
With quick access to one of Singapore’s most popular expressways, the Central Expressway (CTE), City Hall’s major interchange (North-South and East-West Lines), and Clarke Quay station (North-East Line), District 06 offers easy access across the island wide – whether you drive or not.