Here are some of the hottest and most popular hangout locations for new permanent residents. If you truly enjoy living in Singapore thus far, and really want to live here in the long term, consider changing your work pass, and make an application for a Singapore PR! This way, you and your family can hangout in Singapore for the long term and indefinitely.
One of the most popular hangout locations for nightlife in SG for expats, Clarke Quay has lots of bars and an absolutely thriving expat community around this area. With lots of Western bars and eateries as well as it being already a popular spot with new immigrants since over a decade ago, this effect has only snowballed in recent years! Till date, it is a very popular locations for new migrants to Singapore city. Clarke Quay is an exceptionally popular place for single PR to mingle around.
One of the most famous places in Singapore for people to hang out in would have to be Orchard Road, and that is no different for newly minted permanent residents. With world famous stores, eateries and shopping experience all along one street, Orchard Road is a hot spot for expats to meet their friends and family at for leisure. Also, since many of the stores along Orchard Road are found internationally as well, many new PR are very familiar with these food and shopping outlets and feel right at home there.
Heartland malls in places like Tampines, Hougang, Jurong, Bishan etc
For the locals who already have kids and an entire family here, heartland malls are popular for them. This is because the entertainment, food and shopping outlets at heartland malls are often more geared and targeted towards children and teenagers, hence these expat parents prefer bringing their kids to hang out at such locations instead as they are more family friendly.
It is hence no surprise also that the demographics of these new migrants to Singapore affect not only the places they like to hangout at, but also the neighbourhoods that new migrants like to stay at.