Singapore attracts a large number of students and professionals from countries worldwide due to its excellent educational facilities and for better career prospects. Many of the students studying in Singapore Management University and other colleges are interested in finding a suitable place to rent in the vicinity, to reduce their travel time. Similarly professionals working in companies located in the central business district (CBD) of Singapore also want to live nearby, saving money and reducing time taken for commuting. Dhoby Ghaut is one of the central areas of Singapore, named after the Indian laundrymen who were originally based in the area. Though the Indian laundrymen no longer remain in the area, the property rentals in the area are affordable, hence many people are interested in finding a suitable Dhoby Ghaut room for rent
One of the main considerations while choosing a room, is the transport facilities which are available. Dhoby Ghaut being centrally located, has also one of the largest interchanges of the Mass Rapid Transport(MRT) stations, with the circle, north-east, and north-south line intersecting. This makes it easy for a person living in Dhoby Ghaut to travel to most areas in Singapore quickly at a low cost. Additionally there are also a large number of bus stops in the area for students, professionals who prefer traveling by bus.
Sight-seeing Many students and professionals who are likely to stay in Singapore for a few months or years, would like to utilize their free time sight seeing, visiting the historical monuments and other tourist attractions. The Singapore National Museum and the Fort Canning park in the vicinity are popular among those interested in Singapore’s history. Mount Emily park has a wide variety of flora and fauna. The official home of the president, Istana is also located in the area. One of the biggest shopping malls in Singapore, Plaza Singapore is located above the MRT station for the convenience of the commuters. Additionally there are also a large number of restaurants, bars, shops and other facilities for people living in the area.
Since Dhoby Ghaut is a prime area of Singapore, many people are interested in renting a room. The person can either opt for a room with a shared bathroom, or he can rent a room with a private bathroom, paying a higher monthly rent. For individuals who are living in Singapore for the first time, it is advisable to rent a fully furnished room which will reduce the stress of relocating to some extent. Realizing that a large number of people visiting Singapore for shorter periods, cannot afford to rent hotel rooms, there are some companies which specialize in offering furnished room rentals at reasonable rates
Students and young professionals have a limited budget and are interested in finding low cost rental rooms. Hence rooms which are available for $1200 per month or less are likely to get booked quickly. So it is advisable to check the room booking status periodically if the room is not available. Most of the rented rooms are available in condominiums which are shared with others.