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Tanjong Pagar, Singapore: Cost of Living, Healthcare, Local Clubs and Activities, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in Tanjong Pagar | Expat Exchange
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Tanjong Pagar

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Tanjong Pagar?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Tanjong Pagar, they said:

"Tanjong Pagar is a historic district located within the Central Business District in Singapore, known for its rich history and vibrant nightlife. It is a popular residential area for expats due to its central location and proximity to many offices and businesses. Before moving to Tanjong Pagar, expats should know that the cost of living can be quite high, especially when it comes to housing. The area is filled with high-rise condominiums and luxury apartments, which can be expensive to rent or buy. The district is well-connected to the rest of the city through public transportation. The Tanjong Pagar MRT station is on the East-West Line, making it easy to commute to other parts of Singapore. Tanjong Pagar is known for its diverse food scene. The area is filled with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and hawker centres offering a wide range of cuisines from around the world. The district is also home to several shopping malls and boutiques, making it a great place for shopping enthusiasts. Tanjong Pagar is a safe area with a low crime rate. However, like any other place, it's always important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions. The area is also known for its vibrant nightlife with many bars, clubs, and lounges. However, it's important to note that alcohol can be quite expensive in Singapore. Expats moving to Tanjong Pagar should also be aware of the hot and humid climate in Singapore. It's important to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun. Lastly, while English is widely spoken in Singapore, it can be beneficial to learn some basic phrases in Mandarin or Malay, as these are also commonly spoken languages in the area," wrote a member in Tanjong Pagar.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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