Clementi has a large variety of shops and hawker stalls. Students can get affordable tertiary textbooks at the Clementi Bookshop in the Clementi Town Centre. During the first quarter of 2009, a 4-level shopping complex “CityVibe” was opened opposite the MRT station.
Near Pasir Panjang, there are 24-hour restaurants such as Fong Seng nasi lemak, Niqqi’s The Cheese Prata Shop and the takeaway food store, Ai-Takeaway. Students from National University of Singapore often frequent these late-night restaurants.
Security and order is assured as there is the Singapore Police ‘D’ Divisional Headquarters at Clementi Avenue 5. In addition, there is a fire station off Commonwealth Avenue West.
In the West Coast of Singapore, there stands West Coast Plaza, a neighbourhood shopping centre. It was known as Ginza Plaza in 1993 and was closed in 2007 for renovations. In November 2008, it was re-opened and renamed as West Coast Plaza. In the central area of West Coast, there is a HDB estate with a Neighbourhood Centre that comprises of a Market & Food Centre, shophouses, a temple as well as the West Coast Community Centre. Health-conscious people can exercise at Clementi Stadium, Clementi Swimming Complex and parks like West Coast Park and Clementi Woods. Children may also enjoy the varous playgrounds scattered all over the HDB estates.
As District 05 is an educational hub, here is a list of schools and colleges in the vicinity.