Jalan Berseh is situated in Central Area. Jalan Berseh is located alongside Syed Alwi Road and Jln Besar. It is one of those dense areas of Singapore which got developed during British rule. Since 1990s, many areas got developmental project for improving their infrastructure and Jalan Berseh was the first one of them. Since then, numerous properties got built in this area and subsequently, the price rates of HDBs went up. Jalan Berseh is one of the few areas in Singapore, where only certain class of people could afford to own a property and do business or live here. During the period of renovations, the local administration didn’t want to damage the pre-colonial times architecture which resembled the Singaporean culture. That’s why you can still find many 100-year-old buildings in this place. Apart from that, there are many modern facilities built around this area such as entertainment centres, healthcare centres, recreational gardens, schools etc. The main attractive point for this place to gain country wide recognition is its demography of higher class of people. Jalan Berseh is home to many rich personalities of Singapore and now, there are few HDBs left that can be affordable by middle class segment.
Jalan Berseh is a medium sized commercial place, where you can see many 100-year-old shops and business centres still running. Here, there are around 3 blocks of HDBs with 421 HDB units. The postcode range is from 200025 to 200027. This property was built in 1979. This property provides flats with 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms. The USP about these HDBs are they give you much closer access to both costliest and cheapest facilities present nearby.
Apart from HDBs, you also get proper transportation facility to move around the city. There are four major bus stations present alongside the lane of Jalan berseh i.e. Block 04, Block 03, Block 02 and Block 01. The buses that passes by these bus stations are 2, 9, 55, 58, 62, 66, 66A, 35M, 69, 69W etc. These buses reach out to entire southern part of Singapore so if you board them, it will automatically take you most corners of the city.
If you want to consider going via MRT, there are several MRT stations from Jalan Berseh i.e. Jalan Besar MRT station, Rochor MRT station and Lavender MRT station. Although travelling in MRT might cost you extra but there are people who prefer to go via train. This MRT station is 500 meters away from the centre point of Jalan Berseh.
Well, transportation facility is covered but the primary factor to move in this area is its closer proximity to educational and healthcare facilities. Jalan Berseh gives its residents some of the finest schools and childcare centres that are popular throughout Singapore and Malaysia. For your reference, we have mentioned a few renowned centres where the localities prefer to go.
- Care Corner Child Development Centre (Leng Kee)
- Child Care Link
- Iman Kindergarten (Tenagaville) Pte Ltd
- Mulberry Learning @ Cairnhill
- Brightyears Childcare Centre Pte Ltd (subsidiary of Early Learning @Brightyears)
Preschool and Secondary Schools
- Chatsworth International School – Orchard Campus
- Invictus International School
- Fengshan Primary School
- Anglican High School
- Tanglin Infant and Junior School
- Tanjong Katong Primary School
- Melbourne Specialist International School
As far as entertainment is concerned, there are many traditional restaurants and international food outlets to enjoy your brunch or dinner. You also get in closer proximity to various supermarkets, shopping malls, giant recreational gardens etc. Apart from that, there are many small bistro bars, multiplexes present in Jalan Besar area where you can enjoy your nightlife. These are the names of few popular places over here and nearby areas of Jalan Besar:
- Interim Park at Terang Bulan Avenue
- Pandan Gardens Leisure Park
- Pandan Garden Park Connector
- Faber Walk Extension Park
Shopping Malls/ Supermarkets:
- West Coast Plaza
- The Star Vista
- The Clementi Mall
- Hakata Japanese Restaurant @ NeWest
- Ba Shu Sichuan Restaurant
- Royal Steam Seafood Restaurant Pte Ltd
- Min Jiang at One-North
- Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King
- Meat n’ Chill
- Steak n’ Ribs Restaurant
Even though it is a medium sized area with ancient buildings and influence of traditional culture, it has been home to many renowned personalities of Singapore. If you still aren’t sure about this area and want to look at other places, you could visit Kelantan Lane and Kelantan Road.