PropertyGuru Green Score: 5 Most Eco-Friendly Districts in Singapore

Joanne Poh
PropertyGuru Green Score: 5 Most Eco-Friendly Districts in Singapore
There is plenty we can do for the environment as individuals. Other than taking away food in our own reusable containers or saving electricity, one eco-friendly thing we can do is to choose to live in more sustainable homes.
PropertyGuru’s Green Score is a sustainability rating assigned to the properties listed on our site, allowing users to assess, at a glance, the eco-friendliness of a particular housing project based on factors like connectivity via public transport and green awards the building has received. Find out more about the Green Score here.

5 Most Eco-Friendly Districts in Singapore

As ranked by the PropertyGuru Green Score, here are the top five districts in Singapore with the highest proportion of properties rated Excellent.
Percentage of Properties Rated Excellent
D06 City Hall / Clarke Quay
D07 Beach Road / Bugis / Rochor
D01 Boat Quay / Raffles Place / Marina
D02 Chinatown / Tanjong Pagar
D23 Dairy Farm / Bukit Panjang / Choa Chu Kang
The Riviere condo.

D06 City Hall / Clarke Quay

Located in the heart of the city core adjacent to the CBD, the City Hall / Clarke Quay area is a major shopping and entertainment district. It is ideal for those working in the CBD who wish to enjoy the convenience of living in the city centre.
Divided into two by the Singapore River, the area is served by multiple MRT stations:
  • Clarke Quay on the North East Line,
  • City Hall on the North South and East West Lines
  • Esplanade on the Circle Line.
The area abounds with cultural and entertainment hotspots, including the party district Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay, the Esplanade and Victoria Concert Hall, just to name a few. Notable shopping malls in the area include The Central at Clarke Quay, Raffles City Shopping Centre and Funan. It is bordered by the CBD, Chinatown, Bugis and Marina Bay.
Notable new housing projects in the area include The Landmark, which was launched last year, and the upcoming Rivière.
Midtown Modern.

D07 Beach Road / Bugis / Rochor

The Beach Road / Bugis / Rochor district lies at the edge of the CBD, while at the same time offering easy access to some of Singapore’s most vibrant cultural sights. It is an ideal location for those who work in the city centre, as well as anyone who wishes to take advantage of the cultural gems in the city core.
Lying to the north of the civic district, the area is served by MRT stations:
  • Bugis and Rochor on the Downtown Line
  • Nicoll Highway on the Circle Line
It is also bordered by Little India, City Hall and Orchard, and is about two MRT stops from the CBD.
The Bugis area is a major cultural and entertainment hub, and encompasses Kampong Glam with its hip bars and cafes on Arab Street and Haji Lane, the Bugis commercial area which includes popular malls such as Bugis Junction, and the heritage shophouses on Waterloo Street and Albert Street. The Rochor area has a youthful vibe thanks to major institutions SMU, SOTA, NAFA and LA SALLE College of the Arts.
New housing projects in the area include The M Condo @ Middle Road, which was launched last year, and Midtown Modern, which launched in March 2021.
Marina One Residences,

D01 Boat Quay / Raffles Place / Marina

Those working in the CBD will find the Boat Quay / Raffles Place / Marina area to be of the utmost convenience. Not only does living in the area offer easy access to the office, it also enables residents to take advantage of the entertainment and recreational options in the area, such as Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, the bars on Boat Quay and the chic shophouses in Telok Ayer.
The area is served by numerous MRT stations, including:
  • Raffles Place on the North South and East West Line
  • Telok Ayer and Downtown on the Downtown Line
  • Bayfront on the Circle and Downtown Lines
  • Marina Bay on the North East and Circle Lines.
It is also within easy walking distance of Chinatown, Clarke Quay and the civic district.
There have been numerous residential projects in the CBD and Marina Bay area in recent years, including V on Shenton and Marina One Residences.
One Bernam.

D02 Chinatown / Tanjong Pagar

Living in the Chinatown / Tanjong Pagar area lets residents immerse themselves in Chinese culture while living in the heart of the CBD.
Chinatown is not just an Instagram-friendly tourist destination but right next door to chic bars and restaurants on Ann Siang Hill, Club Street and Duxton Hill. Neighbouring Tanjong Pagar has one foot in the CBD via Shenton Way and the other in an authentic local neighbourhood.
MRT stations serving the area include:
  • Chinatown on the North East Line
  • Tanjong Pagar on the East West Line
  • Telok Ayer on the Downtown Line.
Nearby shopping malls include Chinatown Point and People’s Park Complex.
Upcoming residential developments in the area include freehold condo Sky Everton and One Bernam.
Mont Botanik Residence.

D23 Dairy Farm /Bukit Panjang / Choa Chu Kang

This area in the West of Singapore is swathed in greenery and offers easy access to nature parks such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park and Bukit Batok Nature Park, to name just a few. Living here is ideal for those who wish to spend lots of time in nature or engage in outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking.
The area is served by the following MRT stations:
  • Hillview, Cashew and Bukit Panjang MRT stations on the Downtown Line
  • Choa Chu Kang MRT station on the North South Line.
Those in the Bukit Panjang area are also served by the Bukit Panjang LRT line. Amenities include shopping malls HillV2, Bukit Panjang Plaza and Lot One.
Upcoming housing projects on the Dairy Farm side include Mont Botanik Residence, Midwood and Dairy Farm Residences.
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This article was written by Joanne Poh. A former real estate lawyer, she writes about property and personal finance and spends her free time compulsively learning languages and roller skating in carparks.
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