Lakeside is a gorgeous heartland district in Singapore, nestled in the heart of nature. Surrounded by lush parks, water, and large open spaces, Lakeside will soon become a popular destination for leisure in Singapore.
The main attractions in the area will be the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, but tourists will also enjoy several water sports.
That said, the neighbourhood appears to be penetrating this wild nature with its high-rise buildings.
These monuments of human skill contrast with the tranquil pagodas and stone bridges you can admire in the nearby Chinese Garden. Besides, it’s this contrast that makes Lakeside a perfect district for nature lovers, plus families and young professionals.
Its distance from Singapore’s CBD could be a potential disadvantage for professionals.
However, there are four MRT stations here:
- Boon Lay
- Jurong East
- Chinese Garden
Additionally, the SBS and SMRT have many buses crossing this district. The two interchanges where you can catch them are Jurong East and Boon Lay.
Besides, the International Business Park in Jurong East is a short distance away.
Another possible disadvantage could be the lack of shops and restaurants compared to other districts. The most important shopping areas in the community include:
- Taman Jurong Shopping Centre
- Boon Lay Shopping Centre
That said, this elegant parkland area is neat and orderly.
The streets are well-organized and clean, outlining a picturesque, calm neighbourhood. The main places of interest include:
- The beautiful Chinese Garden with its Imperial-style Chinese architecture
- The Singapore Science centre with 1000+ interactive exhibits
- The Chinese Heritage Centre that hosts several galleries
The choice of schools is convenient, especially with the Canadian International School in the area. Other schools include:
- Lakeside Primary School
- Rulang Primary School
- Shuqun Primary School
- Yuhua Secondary School
- Hua Yi Secondary School
- Jurong Secondary School
- Jurong Junior College
You can also count on several dental and family clinics, along with the Alexandra Hospital.