5 Best Pet-Friendly Neighbourhoods In Singapore

Singapore Jul 22, 2022

Are you a paw-rent looking for a new home? Then search no further. These are the best pet-friendly neighbourhoods in Singapore to live in that are filled with paw-some things to do.

Living with a pet comes with many daily responsibilities. Accompanying them on their daily walk or play dates at a nearby park, are just some of the considerations you have to think about before picking a location for your next home. It can get surprisingly hard to find the perfect rental apartment in a neighbourhood that caters to all the needs of a happy and healthy pet.

To cut through the noise (and save you hours of Googling), we've summed up these pet-friendly neighbourhood options for you without compromising on essential lifestyle amenities.

Tiong Bahru Neighbourhood

Being a pet owner doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on your social life or be separated from Fido during the weekends. Especially not when you are living within the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood because there are a plethora of eateries around the area that allow pets to be part of the weekend brunch party or dinner date.

Plus studio apartments are in abundance at Tiong Bahru, making it a great place for those who own pets and not looking to flat share.

Tiong Bahru Bakery / 56 Eng Hoon Street

Delicious pastries and plenty of outdoor seating for you and your furry friend.

Merci Marcel / 56 Eng Hoon Street

Located right next to Tiong Bahru Bakery, enjoy a cuppa Joe or hearty meal with your pupper at the outdoor seating provided.

Flock Cafe / 78 Moh Guan Terrace

From handcrafted paninis to pastas, burgers to freshly baked cakes, your tummy’s in for a treat here.

Located directly underneath our Hmlet Moh Guan Terrace property. 

Plain Vanilla / 1D Yong Siak Street

This cafe doesn’t need any introduction. Plain Vanilla serves your typical cafe fare and is located just a couple of steps from our Hmlet Yong Siak property.

The Butcher's Wife / 19 Yong Siak Street

Think of healthy and hearty meals made with love. As it tends to get a little crowded during dinner time, we recommend making reservations.

River Valley and Robertson Quay Neighbourhood

River Valley and Robertson Quay are popular and highly-desired locations for expats. With a view of the Singapore River, there are countless cafes, bars and restaurants within walking distance — who wouldn't want to live in this neighbourhood.

A bonus for families with pets or pawrents, you have the entire stretch of Robertson Quay to walk your fur-pal. And for those looking to go on longer walks, Fort Canning Park is just a short 1km away.

Super Loco / 60 Robertson Quay

Serving up piping hot Mexican fare, Super Loco has plenty of al fresco seating that overlooks the scenic Singapore River.

Three Buns Quayside / 60 Robertson Quay

Burger aficionados will know what’s good. Head on over here to enjoy a burger (or two) with your best bud.

Publico / 1 Nanson Road

Bubbles, salads and pizzas. Publico's a no-brainer crowd favourite.

Toby's Estate / 8 Rodyk Street

The place to be for coffee and hearty breakfast lovers, and only a nine minute walk away from Hmlet Urbana.

Joo Chiat or Katong Neighbourhood

The East side of Singapore in general is a great place to live with pets. With public options like East Coast Park, or Changi Beach, families with pets and kids will find that the East provides everything they need — food, entertainment and culture, the East has it all.

Rabbit Carrot Gun / 49 East Coast Road

This all-in-one restaurant, bar, hotel, florist and grocery delivery business will easily become your favourite.

The Garden Slug / 55 Lor L Telok Kurau

Loved by many, this cafe that serves everything from bar bites to cocktails and hearty plates is great for slugs and pets alike! Oh, and did we mention that they have a special pet-friendly food menu as well? You’re welcome.

Prarie by Craftsmen / 462 Joo Chiat Road

Quite literally a minute walk away from our Hmlet Joo Chiat property, enjoy a freshly baked kaya (pandan coconut jam) croissant at their outdoor seating area with your pet.

If you don't have any pets, it's still a charming neighbourhood to live in where old meets new. Looking for your own private studio apartment? Hmlet Tanjong Katong might just work for you. If co-living is more your style, Hmlet Lorong G is a great building to consider. It even comes with a rooftop pool and a lounge area near the lobby!

Jalan Besar and Lavender Neighbourhood

Jalan Besar and Lavender is such an underrated neighbourhood with hidden gems that anyone with a pet will love. In the area, you'll find all the services you need for your pet — Animal Infirmary for a vet, pet bakery like Barking Good, OLO for pet grooming, and of course pet-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Our pet-friendly apartments in Hmlet Hamilton is perfect for pawrents or families with pets.

Chye Seng Huat Hardware / 150 Tyrwhitt Road

Laidback vibes, good coffee and hearty grub, spend your afternoon at the spacious outdoor seating area with your beloved pet!

Druggists / 119 Tyrwhitt Road

Enjoy an expertly poured pint of craft beer as you escape from the heat with your goodest boy or girl.

Downtown Neighbourhood, Marina Bay Sands

If you’re constantly on the lookout for socialising — both for you and your pet — living in this area would be a dream come true. With Gardens by the Bay just a stone throw away, you are not just limited to regular strolls with your pets. Not to mention, you’ll also find many food and lifestyle establishments that are kid and pet-friendly.

Marina Barrage (just a little further down the stretch) is another great place you can bring your pet or kid for a little picnic or an evening walk.

With apartments in popular buildings like Hmlet The Sail and Hmlet One Shenton plus these pet-friendly cafes in your area, you and your pet are in for a pawrific treat!

My Awesome Cafe / 202 Telok Ayer Street

Great food, awesome selection of imported beers, and the best table service — this is a must-visit on your list.

Sarnies / 136 Telok Ayer Street

Coffee, booze, sarnies, salads and coffee, you'll find options on options at Sarnies. Major plus point, Sarnies has plenty of shaded outdoor seating for you and your pet!

Park Bench Deli / 179 Telok Ayer Street

One of the best places in the city area to get a filling sandwich (by that we mean sandwiches bigger than our faces) hands down.

BONUS! If you're looking for a place short-term or maybe even a week's staycation, check out Hmlet Cantonment that’s located on the fringe of the Central Business District. Offering five accommodation options, plunge pool, wellness studio, laundrette and more, living your best life is just a few clicks away.

Did any of these neighbourhoods catch your eye? Get in touch and speak to our friendly sales representative who can help you with a place that's perfect for you and your fur-pal.


Isabel Pangestu

Along with Fizah Hatman

Marketing Intern at Hmlet. Coffee Enthusiast with a passion for all things related to Art and Film.