District 07

Bugis, Beach Road, Golden Mile

Food lovers and shopaholics would love the wide range of local food and bargain treasures found in District 07. Comprising of Middle Road, Bencoolen Street and Bugis street, a trip to Singapore is never complete without visiting at least one of these places to experience the true Singaporean lifestyle.

Overview

District 07 is one of Singapore’s important heritage districts. Comprising of the Bugis and Beach Road areas, a good portion of its architecture is conserved because of its significant and distinct representation of Singapore’s history.
Before its current transformation, Bugis was already a tourist hotspot during the 1950s to 1980s when it was a rendezvous point for those with creative and urban counter-culture leanings.
Fast forward to today, Bugis is now redeveloped into a modern arts, cultural and shopping destination with vibrant malls such as Bugis Junction and Bugis Plus. Some semblance of its pasar malam past is also retained by the existence of the largest street market in Singapore at Bugis Street Market.

Perfect For

People who desire to live close to the city, with a balance of cultural delights. Young families, Expatriates, Professionals, Retirees.

Lifestyle Vibes

An active atmosphere on workdays with an ease of access to major businesses whilst still having culture on the weekends.

The Market

District 07 is a city fringe residential area in close proximity to the CBD. Staying here gives you easy access to the CDB & Orchard Belt.

Fall In Love With

Convenience and Accessibility, awesome cafe scene, diverse community of residents.

Middle Road

In the centre of Downtown Core and Rochor, within the Central Area of Singapore, lies Middle Road, an area where the Hainanese immigrant community originally settled in. This community has contributed greatly to the diverse Chinese food fare of Singapore. It is one of the earliest Singapore roads which appeared in George Drumgoole Coleman’s Map of Singapore in 1836. Back in the 19th century until the Second World War, Middle Road’s Hylam Street and Malay Street was famous for its Japanese brothels and traditional shops.

Bencoolen Street

Bencoolen Street starts from the junction of Rochor Road and Jalan Besar towards the junction of Fort Canning Road, Stamford Road and Orchard Road. The street is home home to hotels, serviced apartments and other famous landmarks.

Bugis

Bugis Street offers a mixture of new and old Singaporean culture. The old Bugis Street is now a large avenue where buildings such as Bugis Junction shopping complex are located. The New Bugis Street is billed as “the largest street-shopping location in Singapore” by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board. Revamped in the mid-1980s for a newer and fresher look, the New Bugis Street is now a street market or ‘pasar malam’ lined with stalls selling all sorts of knick-knacks, food and cheap bargains. Back in the days between the 1950s and 1980s, Bugis Street was famous for its transsexuals. It was a colour and unique time in Singaporea, as it drew many curious tourists to the spot. Over the years, Bugis underwent major makeovers and it is today a retail haven full of shopping malls, eateries, nightclubs as well as traditional back-alley ‘pasar malam’ stalls.

Amenities

Middle Road is the place to be for authentic Hainanese Cuisine. Tantalize your taste buds with age-old recipes from the Hainanese.

Bencoolen Street offers a wide range of hotels such as Summer View Hotel, Bayview Hotel Singapore, Hotel 81 Bencoolen, Strand Hotel, Hotel Rendezvous and Somerset Bencoolen. Landmarks such as Sim Lim Square, Bencoolen Mosque and Albert Complex are in the area. For the IT-enthusiast, SLS or Sim Lim Square is a 390,000 square feet electronics and IT hub with all the electronic goods you need under one roof.

Bugis Street is the ultimate destination for street shopping or for getting ‘pasar malam’ goodies. You can find the cheapest bargains here by just haggling with the stall owners until you achieve a mutually agreeable price. Bugis Street is often recommended for shopping besides the famous Orchard Road.

Transportation

Bugis MRT Station will take you to other destinations in Singapore easily. There are also buses and taxis in the area for your convenience.

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