The French Road is an HDB Street located in HDB Estate of the Central area of Singapore. This Cetral Area is a name collectively given to areas such as Marina East, Marina South, Newton, Orchard, Outram, River Valley, Rochor, Singapore River, to name a few. The Central area is more popularly known as the Central Business District (CBD). The Central Area has a combination of both HDB residentials as well as commercial developments. However, the Central area has a population of around 28k HDB residents spread across 12.3k flats under the HDB (Housing and Development Board). Designated as a commercial area due to its proximity to the harbour, it has remained the commercial and administrative centre of Singapore ever since the Colonial era.
There are about 5 blocks of HDB flats in French Road with postal codes ranging from 200008 to 200811 which consists 582 HDB units. Most of these blocks date back to 1979 and the great maintenance by HDB make them look as new as possible. These blocks sit in a leasehold land with the tenure of 99 years. This property offers flats with 1 bedroom, 3 bedrooms and 5 bedrooms.
Travelling in and out of the vicinity of French road has never been an issue for its residents as the area is well served by a number of public transportation services, of which the bus service is the most common. One can always find a bus stop at a walking distance from any given block in the French Road. The bus stops around French Road are Kallang Road/ Home Road, Blk 8. Lavender Stn Exit B, Aft Allenby Rd, Bef Kallang Rd, Sri Maju Group, OppVeerasamy Rd, Aft Kallang Rd, Beach Rd- opp St. John HQ to name only a handful. The buses that run along these stops include bus 7, 7A, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197, 100, 961, 961C, 980 and SMAJU.
The second most popular form of public transportation prevalent in the area is the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) services. In fact, there are a couple of MRT stations in the vicinity of French Road. These MRT station to name would be Lavender MRT Station, Farrer Park MRT Station and Nicoll Highway MRT station. Private transportation is also a viable option for those who prefer to as French Road lies at the heart of a network of roads. The expressways linked to French Road are Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Nicoll Highway, Ophir rd and flyover, Victoria St, Rochor Rd, JlnBesar and Sungei Rd.
French Road isis also an apt location for families with children or students because of its proximity to a number of day care centres, schools and other educational institutions. There are a plenty of options in case of primary schools and daycare centres in the vicinity.
Child Care Centres:
- Enfant Educare Pte Ltd
- Our Klass-Room
- Apple Tree
- MWS D’Joy Children’s Centre
- Hong Wen School
- Stamford Primary School
- Pusat Pendidikan Azhar
French Road is also great for those families and young adults who look forward to a urban lifestyle because of all the modern amenities. Shopping centres, eateries and food stalls, entertainment hubs, recreational centres and sports club. Other than that there are also places of importance aplenty aroundit such as clinics, filling stations, banks and ATMs, places of worship, grocery stores, etc.
- Mahota Commune
- Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine
- Scuba Corner
- Burn It Group Exercise
- Zombie Tag Sigapore Horror Team Building Events
- Singapore Recreation Club
- City Square Mall
- Golden Mile Complex
- Paragon Mall
- Plaza Singapura