About the Homestay
We stay in an apartment in Hougang, a residential part of the island, accessible to Orchard Road just 20 mins by subway. Our home is a newly renovated 3 bed-room apartment. We have a living room, kitchen and 2 bathrooms, all fitted with modern amenities: AC units, micro-wave, washer and dryer, clothes steamer etc. To keep you connected, we have high-speed internet and cable tv. It's a comfortable and cozy home to come back to.
There are only 2 persons in the house, an elderly dear friend of mine who has a wealth of experience and stories which you'll find most engaging and myself. I am an English teacher. We also have Cotton. She's an endearing cat. We love having guests with us. We have many from all over the world, who have enjoyed their stay with us.
We are conveniently located with amenities nearby. Food is easily available. Some food stalls operate 24 hours in the neighbouring buildings. Medical and dental clinics are about 3 mins walk. The Hougang MRT and the shopping mall is 7 minutes walk away. There is a bus right below the apartment that goes there if you choose not to walk.
The surroundings are quiet and tranquil. Opposite my apartment block, is a river and beside it a jogging-cycling track that can connect you for miles to the east and north of the island. It's a popular recreation corridor for those who love to explore the out-doors.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is 20 minutes away from Orchard Road and 30 minutes from Shenton Way by subway. There's a bus-stop right below as well as opposite my apartment block that brings you the Hougang and Kovan Subway station. If you choose to walk, it's just 7 mins away. We are also just 10 mins drive from Changi International Airport.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
House rules are as usual -no smoking, no guests and no major cooking.
Kindly ask for instructions before using house electrical gadgets and appliances.
Do keep our home safe and treat it as your home.
Smoking is not allowed.
I had happy time in Singapore. Regina's home is near Hougang station and it takes about 10 minutes by walk. To go to station I could take the bus, too. But the area is a suburb and quiet safe area. So I felt walking is more comfortable.
There is Hougang Mall at the station, and between her home and the station there are a few local restaurants. Some of them open all day. I tried the local food there after watching New Year's fireworks. It was good.
I didn't research anything about Singapore before my trip, but Regina always gave me good advice. Although I am not good at direction, I could enjoy sightseeing without stress. While I stayed in her home, there is an anther guest. I got much interesting information and an unforgettable memory from them. I really appreciate it.
My first experience of a Homestay..anywhere..very positive..really enjoyed staying in a local suburb, with local people. felt not lonely which was good. Regina was very welcoming and showed me where everything was, and soo close to bus and MRT, food etc. Bed was supa comfortable and a nice local breakfast included. Would definitely stay again. Thank you !
Very decent and cordial hospitality.
A very good homestay!!! A nice family with a very kind cat. I recommend it!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.