Geographical Segmentation of Districts in Singapore

Using Previous Postal Code from 1950s

Singapore District Numbering System

History of Singapore Districts

The derivation of Singapore Old District Numbering system came about in the 1950s as the initial postal code system.  Currently, the postal code is using a 6-digit system which was enhanced in 1995 from a 4-digit system which was implemented in 1983.  The main purposes were to make the sorting and conveyance of mail much less demanding.

Usage of Singapore Old District System

Today, this district numbering system is still being used primarily by people dealing in real estate including property agents, buyers, sellers and use quite widely to differentiate the ‘wealth weight’ of each area.   Not surprisingly, two side by side district (such as for District 10 and 11), would host different price structure for properties in the respective district.  District 10 is perceived to be more affluent than District 11, even though it could be just a small road dividing both districts.

Some districts are more popular than the others and even infer the status of people who bought in a particular district or people who stay in a particular district.  For instance, District 15 people are from the East of Singapore, would like to be at the higher class who love the beach.  District 9 and 10 residents are usually regarded as the richer group of people in Singapore.

Appended below are the specific location and popular streets of each district number:

District Number of Singapore.001

Singapore District Locations

Location/Popular Road
D 1 Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Chinatown, Temasek Avenue, Cross Street, Havelock Rd, South Bridge Rd, Robinson Rd, Shenton Way
D 2 Anson, Tanjong Pagar, Spottiswoode Park
D 3 Queenstown, Tiong Bahru, Jalan Bukit Merah, Alexander Rd, Commonwealth Avenue, Stirling Rd, Margaret Drive
D 4 Sentosa, Telok Blangah
D 5 Pasir Panjang, West Coast, Clementi, South Buona Vista Rd
D 6 High Street, Part of Beach Rd
D 7 Rochor, Bras Basah Rd, North Bridge Rd, Ophir Rd, Victoria Street, Golden Mile, Bugis, Part of Beach Rd
D 8 Little India, Serangoon
D 9 Orchard, Hullet Rd, St Thomas Walk, Leonie Hill Rd, Cairnhill, Martin Rd, Lloyd Rd, River Valley, Anguilla Park, Robertson Quay, Scotts Rd
D 10 Bukit Timah, Holland Rd, Tanglin, Grange Rd, Cuscaden Walk, Draycott, Balmoral Rd, Leedon Height, Jervois Rd, Sarkies Rd, Queen’s Rd, Stevens Rd, Farrer Rd, Holland Rd, Napier Rd
D 11 Newton, Novena, Whitley Rd, Adam Rd, Dunearn Rd, Lornie Rd
D 12 Balestier, Toa Payoh, Serangoon, Boon Keng, Irrawaddy, Kampong Bugis, Thomson Rd
D 13 MacPherson, Braddell, Potong Pasir, Woodleigh
D 14 Geylang, Guillemard, Eunos, Paya Lebar, Sims Avenue, Changi Rd, Geylang East
D 15 Katong, Joo Chiat, East Coast, Meyer Rd, Amber Rd, Carpmael Rd, Siglap Link, Tanjong Rhu, Still Rd, Mountbatten Rd, Marine Parade Rd
D 16 Bedok, Upper East Coast, Xilin Avenue
D 17 Changi, Loyang, Flora Drive, Airport Boulevard, Upper Changi North
D 18 Tampines, Pasir Ris, Jalan Loyang Besar, Elias Rd
D 19 Serangoon Rd, Hougang, Sengkang, Punggol, Part of Yio Chu Kang Rd, Serangoon North, Upper Serangoon, New Industrial Rd, Lorong Lew Lian, Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Serangoon Garden
D 20 Thomson, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Upper Thomson, Sim Ming Avenue
D 21 Ulu Pandan, Clementi, Sunset, Part of Upper Bukit Timah, Rifle Range
D 22 Jurong, Tuas South, Boon Lay, Benoi Rd, Corporation Rd, Jurong Port, Jurong West, Pioneer Rd
D 23 Hillview, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok, Part of Upper Bukit Timah
D 24 Lim Chu Kang, Tengah, Neo Tiew Rd
D 25 Woodlands, Admiralty, Kranji Rd, Turf Club Ave
D 26 Upp Thomson, Springleaf, Lentor
D 27 Yishun, Sembawang, Canberra Link
D 28 Seletar, Belgravia Drive, Nim Rd, Fernvale Street, Jalan Kayu