Facilities and amenities in Novena

Novena is a residential district in the country that is situated within the Central Region. The district is under the Novena Planning Area (an urban development planning zone) which in turn is under the management of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

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Housing in Novena has a tendency to be quite high-priced due to its first-rate facilities and location. The area has no Housing Development Board (HDB) buildings; instead it is composed of condos and personal lodgings. There are a number of condominiums in the districts, such as Thomson Euro-Asia, Lion Towers and Birmingham Mansions. Up-to-date condominiums include establishments such as Novellis, Strata, Soleil at Sinaran, Novena Suites and a five-star hotel situated across Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

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These apartment houses usually border the principal schools within the district such as Balestier Hill Secondary School situated at Novena Rise along with St. Joseph’s Institution Junior (was once referred to as St. Michael’s School) situated at Essex Road and San Yu Adventist School located on the angle between Chancery Lane and Thomson Road. The district is joined with downtown Singapore via buses, taxis and MRT. Novena does not have any bus junctions.

Found in the center of the district is the Novena Medical Center which is situated at floors 8 to 11 o Square 2 (shopping mall) and the Novena Square Shopping Mall located straight above the MRT Station. Adjacent to the latter is Velocity, a sports-themed shopping mall. Another shopping hub in the district is the United Square Shopping Mall, which centers on children. Novena is known to house a number of outlets for international brands such as Spinelli, Harvey Norman and Starbucks.

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