Are cheap serviced apartments a myth?

Check out these budget serviced apartments in central Singapore and judge for yourself.

Location location location. It’s the only thing we look at when searching for lodging. Actually, no. Price location price. Yea, that’s more like it.

It’s not easy trying to find the ideal apartment with a reasonable price at the perfect location. Fret not, for I have taken the time out of my day to help a fellow traveller. This piece is dedicated to those picky tight-budgeters.

Home is where the heart is. If the heart of Singapore is the Central District, then this home isn’t too far off. Located within the bustling parameters of Farrer Park, you’ll just be a stone’s throw away from the core of Singapore.

Location – Farrer Park offers a plethora of options for food, shopping and fun. Good thing Sky Perch is located where the good choices are.


Littered everywhere around Little India and Serangoon, you will find a great number of Indian restaurants, western style cafes and local coffee shops. Grocery shopping at Tekka and luxury shopping at City Square Mall means you won’t have to travel far to get what you need and want.

Sky Perch is also located just 10 mins away from Farrer Park MRT; which connects you to the city in less than 15mins.

Amenities – Even at a low price, this apartment comes with condo facilities like a long lap pool and a modern gym. So you won’t be losing when paying less for this apartment. (You also won’t have an excuse not to work out.)

Living – The budget one bedroom option here offers a quaint space in a clean contemporary interior. Modern travellers needs are met with a pleasant bathroom featuring a gorgeous view. Oh yea, the view from the balcony? It’s great.

Positioning – Placed on a relatively high floor, this unit offers quite the spectacle come nightfall. Busy Farrer park turns into a calming light show from up there. Giving you space to chill and soak it all in.

Somewhere closer to town you ask? I know just the place. Here’s one in Newton. That’s one stop away from Orchard; the spectacle of Singapore’s city scene, laden with shopping malls and luxury brands.

Location – Manhattan Park is a 10 mins walk away from Newton MRT. The proximity to this train station is only the tip of the convenience-iceberg.

Being close to Newton station also means its next to Newton Food Centre; a famous grub hub with a wide selection of local and regional dishes that will have your back late into the night. Newton is also known for its rich expatriate neighbourhoods.

Those lovely expats coming into Singapore will be glad to know that you’ll be joining well-established support community.

Amenities – Just like the condo before, you can look to a daily refreshing dip in the pool this building offers and it comes with a spanking new gym. For those with families, you’ll be glad to know that Newton houses a number of high profile education institutes. Also, just 10 mins away, you’ll find a Cold Storage Supermarket for your grocery needs.

Living – The building is less than 4 years old so you can expect new facilities, infrastructure and services.

Positioning – This particular unit is located on a high floor. The seat on your balcony will be overlooking a great view of town. Turn up for work with ease of a strategic location, turn down after with a picturesque scene up high.

This next cheap serviced apartment option in Singapore is chock-full of amenities and is ideal for the traveller who would rather not drive their time away here. Introducing Sumato Grand V.

Location – Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, this apartment is located on the fringe of the city centre. The tall lush trees conveniently block out the hum of traffic and it isn’t too far from Novena MRT station.

With malls like Velocity, United Shopping Mall, Square 2 and Novena Square just a mere walk away, you’ll be drowned in the ease of living with this choice.

Amenities – Here’s where it gets exciting. The building of this apartment houses a handful of great amenities. To start it off, there isn’t just one swimming pool. You’ll be glad to know that through this unit you’ll be connected to a various number of pools.

Ever feel like a change of scenery or perhaps incorporate some greenery into your life? Well, Sumato Grand offers a number of sky gardens to kick back relax in.

If you would rather head outdoors to have a meal, you’ll find the alfresco dining area right up your alley. For parties and gatherings, you are even given the option of a function pavilion. More reason to get the crew together!

Living – This one-bedroom sits next to a wide panel window. You can expect the warm sunshine to greet you in the mornings and great views to come back to at night. The apartment is designed to give a clean and minimal feel, with pale wood interiors and crisp marble flooring.

Positioning – Sumato Grand V offers a balcony with an intriguing view. Stretched across central Singapore, you get to overlook a scenic expressway. The sun sets particularly cinematic as the cars fade into the horizon here.

Counting cars and chasing light, the tall trees around the area dampen and block out the sound from the busy street so you won’t have to worry about the noise.

So that’s my pick for a great stay in central Singapore of you’re looking for budget short or long-term serviced apartment stays. Love to see more? Check out our website for even more frugal deals and other apartments!

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