Beginner’s Guide To Districts And Regions In Singapore

Most of us would have come across property analysts mentioning terms like Core Central Region (CCR), Rest of Central Region (RCR) and the Outside Central Region (OCR) in their report. But many of us may not be aware what does these terms mean and which district is located in which region in Singapore.

Singapore is divided in 28 Districts and these 28 districts are located in different regions. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has divided Singapore into three main regions, namely Core Central Region (CCR), Rest of Central Region (RCR) and the Outside Central Region (OCR). The boundaries of these regions can be quite confusing and here’s a Singapore District Map that can make it clearer for us to understand.

Singapore District Map

This area, often described as the heart of Singapore, consists of three districts – 9, 10 and 11, plus the Downtown Core Planning Area and Sentosa. This region is where most of the luxury properties are located.

Core Central Region – CCR
Districts Planning Areas
1 Boat Quay, Chinatown, Havelock Road, Marina Square, Raffles Place, Suntec City
2 Anson Road, Chinatown, Neil Road, Raffles Place, Shenton Way, Tanjong Pagar
6 City Hall, High Street, North Bridge Road
9 Cairnhill, Killiney, Leonie Hill, Orchard, Oxley
10 Balmoral, Bukit Timah, Grange Road, Holland, Orchard Boulevard, River Valley, Tanglin
11 Chancery, Bukit Timah, Dunearn Road, Newton

The Rest of Central Region, also known as the RCR, is just outside of the CCR and beside the Outside Central Region (OCR). The RCR is usually consider as city fringe, the properties here are usually mid-tier private residential properties, and is a very popular area due to its close proximity to the CBD. The gap between the CCR and RCR properties his closing recently based on market reports.

Rest of Central Region – RCR
Districts Planning Areas
3 Alexandra Road, Tiong Bahru, Queenstown
4 Keppel, Mount Faber, Sentosa, Telok Blangah
5 Buona Vista, Dover, Pasir Panjang, West Coast
7 Beach Road, Bencoolen Road, Bugis, Rochor
8 Little India, Farrer Park, Serangoon Road
12 Balestier, Moulmein, Novena, Toa Payoh
13 Potong Pasir, Macpherson
14 Eunos, Geylang, Kembangan, Paya Lebar
15 Katong, Marine Parade, Siglap, Tanjong Rhu
20 Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Braddell Road, Thomson

The Outside Central Region (RCR) covers more than 70% of the area in Singapore, and the properties in this region are basically refers to areas where mass-market condos at the lower range of price points are located, including Executive Condominiums (ECs). This region is termed for the general masses due to it housing the highest number of HDB flats amongst the 3 regions. The pricing for this region is the most affordable.

Outer Central Region – OCR
Districts Planning Areas
16 Bayshore, Bedok, Chai Chee
17 Changi, Loyang, Pasir Ris
18 Pasir Ris, Simei, Tampines
19 Hougang, Punggol, Sengkang
21 Clementi, Upper Bukit Timah, Hume Avenue
22 Boon Lay, Jurong, Tuas
23 Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Hillview Avenue, Upper Bukit Timah
24 Kranji, Lim Chu Kang, Sungei Gedong, Tengah
25 Admiralty, Woodlands
26 Tagore, Yio Chu Kang
27 Admiralty, Sembawang, Yishun
28 Seletar, Yio Chu Kang
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