This area of Singapore is known as the city’s medical hub, and has also grown in popularity due to its excellent transport links and proximity to popular shopping centres. Nestled just North of Singapore’s downtown, Novena benefits from being situated close to the best places to see in Singapore, with enough distance to offer a more peaceful and friendly local environment.
Popular amongst corporate travellers and expatriates, Novena provides excellent connections to some of Singapore’s main business hubs and corporate HQs. Offering the perfect work-life balance, Novena is also close to the popular Clarke Quay nightlife and entertainment district, the famous Orchard Road shopping boulevard and the spectacular Singapore Botanic Gardens.
There are plenty of places to visit in Novena, including the Raffles Town Club for golfing enthusiasts, the Newton Food Centre for foodies and the Velocity @ Novena Square Specialist Sports Mall. If you are a fan of fresh produce, Novena Markets include the Hokkaido Fish Market, the Balestier Market and the Pek Kio Market – so you’ll never run short of your favourite food.
Any visitor planning some serious shopping during a stay in Singapore should consider staying near the Novena area, due to its close proximity to some of the best shopping malls in Singapore. From the local United Square Mall to the famous Ion mall on Orchard Road, shopping will never fall short of expectations here. Those looking to get around quickly will find Novena MRT Station an excellent transport hub, offering connections to the main financial district in 25 minutes, the National Museum in 17 minutes and the airport an hour away.