Whenever most people think about expat living and monthly serviced apartments in Singapore, places like Bras Basah, Orchard, and other centrally located areas are usually preferred for their close proximity to Singapore’s Central Business District, where many expats tend to work. However, given the country’s efficient and convenient public transportation system, it’s also worth considering staying in the heartlands, where it’s quieter and generally more peaceful. Jurong East, once an unassuming industrial area, has evolved over the years into a vibrant neighbourhood packed with entertainment and leisure activities without losing its quiet charm. Let’s find out what’s in store for you there.
Just a few years ago, Jurong East really only had one shopping centre, but it now boasts not one, two, or three, but four shopping centres that are all within walking distance from each other and from Jurong East MRT station — JEM, Westgate, IMM, and JCube. Whether you’re looking for restaurants, bars, cinemas, bookstores, or even an ice skating rink, you’ll find all these and more in one of these malls. This doesn’t even factor in the many quaint shophouses in the neighbourhood that you will find along the way. The good news is that here at Expat Corporate Apartments, most of our Jurong East service apartments are situated near the malls and the MRT station, making it really convenient for you to commute to work and explore what these malls have to offer.
Besides shopping malls, Jurong East also has its fair share of attractions outdoors. Despite Singapore’s land scarcity, there are a surprising number of recreational parks, some more impressive than others. Jurong East is home to several large parks, like the recently refurbished Jurong Lake Garden, Chinese Garden, and Japanese Garden; with the latter two boasting spectacularly themed decorations and edifices. There’s also the Singapore Science Centre if you’re bringing your family along with you to Singapore and wish to take your inquisitive little ones to exciting science exhibitions. Speaking of families, Expat Corporate Apartments can easily accommodate yours with our 2-bedroom serviced apartments in Singapore.
Jurong East is an excellent location despite its distance from the city centre. It’s also a hub in itself for western Singapore as its train station is actually an interchange where you can catch north-, west-, and east-bound trains. There are also family-oriented amenities in the area, like the Canadian International School, as well as the impressively large Jurong Library. If you’re driving, Jurong East is also close to two major expressways, PIE and AYE, which will take you to most parts of Singapore in no time at all. With Expat Corporate Apartments, you can dip your toe into the neighbourhood first simply by getting an apartment for rent in Singapore on a monthly basis. That way, you can relocate if you’re not feeling it.
Serviced Apartments in Jurong
If you’re ready to give the neighbourhood a try, Expat Corporate Apartments has both long and short-term service apartments in Jurong that are situated near the train station, malls, and other essential landmarks. Whether you’re looking for a 1-bedroom serviced apartment in Singapore, or a 2-bedroom equivalent, we’re able to accommodate your requirements as well. These serviced apartments also come with a wide range of amenities that you’d expect to have at a condominium, such as a swimming pool, a gym, barbecue pits, and even spa facilities. As mentioned above, our lease contract also caters to short-term rentals, right down to a month, so you’re free to switch things up if needed; although with the many amazing activities and amenities to be found in the once-sleepy neighbourhood of Jurong East, we have a feeling that you might just grow to like it there.
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