Hidden Studio Apartments In Tiong Bahru

Singapore Mar 14, 2022

Tiong Bahru is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Packed with trendy cafes, restaurants and aesthetically-pleasing street art, it’s no wonder why many locals and non-locals crown Tiong Bahru as their most preferred neighbourhood. If you've tried looking for a rental home in the neighbourhood, you'd know the homes and rental buildings are constantly occupied all year round.

But what if there were some lesser known hidden gems in this charming neighbourhood? And what if there were more options than just a private room for rent? Here's a list of rental studio apartments to discover within the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood and its surrounding area.

Facade of Hmlet Moh Guan Terrace

Emerald Park

Address: Indus Road, Singapore 169586  

Let’s start with Emerald Park. Located on the fringe of the Tiong Bahru area and a 15-minutes walk to the heart of the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood. Built in 1993, this condominium has a range of apartments that range from studio to 3-bedroom apartments. Its facilities include a gym, swimming pool, tennis court, barbecue pits and a fully covered parking area.

Staying on the fringe of Tiong Bahru comes with its benefits and that includes convenience! You need a car to get around the island if you stay here because you are surrounded by bus stops and the Tiong Bahru MRT Station. Not to mention, shopping malls like Tiong Bahru Plaza, Great World City and Valley Point that house gyms, supermarkets and other lifestyle amenities are no more than a 10 to 15 minute walk away.

Havelock Road

Address: Havelock Road

Sticking to the fringe of Tiong Bahru, we have to mention Havelock Road because it is simply packed with studios for rent. While it's leaning towards the River Valley area, it's only 1km away from the iconic Tiong Bahru Bakery!

This is a great place to live for those who own pets or have young children as it is situated close to the Tiong Bahru Park. A fixture in the neighbourhood, it houses a running trail, exercise corner and a large playground — making it a great place to hang out with friends and family.

On the topic of public transportation, the Tiong Bahru MRT Station is a five-minute walk away and there are plenty of bus stops surrounding the area that should get you to your intended location in a jiffy.

You can easily find a place here on property rental platforms, where independent developers and landlords regularly post open rooms or studios all year round, offering short and long term leases with a diverse price range.

Studio unit in Hmlet Tiong Bahru Rd

Hmlet Studios

Address: Multiple locations within Tiong Bahru

In February 2020, we launched a slew of studio apartments and 2-bedroom units scattered in and around the Tiong Bahru area.

Unlike the two above, Hmlet's studio apartments are situated at the heart of where all the action is. For example, Hmlet Tiong Bahru Road is only a five-minute stroll away from Tiong Bahru Market, and Hmlet Guan Chuan Street that sits right above P.S Cafe Petit.

Available studio unit in Hmlet Tiong Poh Rd

Monthly rent for these studios range from S$2,100 to S$2,940 and come fully-furnished with Wi-Fi, running water and a fully-functioning kitchen with utensils. And if you’re looking for something a little larger like a 2 or 4-bedroom apartment to stay with your family or with a couple of friends, we have that too! View all our Tiong Bahru properties here to find a home that best suits your needs.

Oh, and did we mention that most of them are also pet-friendly?

Yong Siak View

Address: 21 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168651

Yong Siak View is a 4-storey apartment that holds fully furnished studios in the centre of Tiong Bahru estate. Taking a stroll outside Yong Siak View will give you immediate access to the many hipster cafes, restaurants and local stores that Tiong Bahru is known for.

A leisurely 10-minute walk from this location would also bring you to the Tiong Bahru MRT Station that sits under Tiong Bahru Plaza. For public medical care, there’s polyclinics (Bukit Merah and Outram) and the Singapore General Hospital nearby.

This location may be perfect for you if you especially love the old-school charm of Tiong Bahru and appreciate the culture and heritage of the area. Think about all the local delicacies and cool restaurants that you'll have easy access to!

All utilities, including Wi-Fi, are included in the studio that is ideal for singles or couples alike. Facilities include air conditioning, water heater and an open car park.

Bonus tip: Our Hmlet property in Yong Siak offers more accommodation options, and is also just down the road from Yong Siak View.

Communal dining area in Hmlet Yong Siak
Master room in Hmlet Yong Siak

Highline Residence

Address: 9 Kim Tian Road, Singapore 168593

Highline Residence is one of the newest condominiums located on Kim Tian Road, within the Tiong Bahru Estate. Living here will allow you to be within an arm’s reach from rows of quaint and vibrant facades to cafes and shopping malls.

Similarly, if you're living in Yong Siak View, living here means it'll only be a five-minute walk to reach the Tiong Bahru MRT Station and Tiong Bahru Plaza. Highline Residence is also within close proximity to many well-reputable schools such as Zhangde Primary School, Gan Eng Seng Secondary School, and PSB academy. All in all, this location gives you equally easy access to a diverse range of eateries, amenities and an open scene of many heritage building sites.

Highline Residence comprises two 36-storey buildings that offer from one to four pax studios and rooms. The building’s interior design has a hyper modern twist to it and is finished with quality materials. Wi-Fi and all other utilities are also included in the rental price. As this is the newest property on the block (quite literally), you can expect to pay a little more here for a studio compared to the rest on this list.

Like what you see? Get in touch with us and arrange for a physical or virtual viewing to see the studios in Tiong Bahru for yourself! No obligations, just check out the space and see if it works for you!


Isabel Pangestu

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