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Not too long ago, I came across an Infographics prepared by a talented local agency, Infographics.Sg. It made me think a little, as to what other things people might not know about Singapore...so here's a little trivia on Singapore's property market!
What Singapore's postal history has in common to the property market
The 28 Singapore Postal Districts that we commonly refer to in the Singapore property market when listing properties that are newly launched was part of the 2-digit postal code system introduced in 1950.
Considering the fast pace of growth in Singapore, the 4-digit postal code system (which some of us may still remember using) was adopted in 1979. The 1st 2 digits of the 4-digit postal code retained the 28 districts numbering, while the last 2 digits indicated which postal sector the housing unit was in. For example, if you lived in Bedok (District 16) in the 1980s, your postal code could possibly have been 1646.
Now you may start thinking, I either stay in Bedok, or know someone who stays in that district and often post letters to them, or have a super ability to remember postal sectors. Well the answer is simple really, go check the postal code for Bedok MRT!
Fast forward to 1995, to further facilitate automation of mail sorting, the present-day 6-digit postal code system started to be in use. If you did complete the activity to check the postal code for Bedok MRT (Singapore 467347), you would be able to guess and derive the postal sectors of the old code. 46 refers to one of the 81 postal sectors in Singapore, and 7347 refers to the specific delivery point. These last 4 numbers correspond to residential block numbers or were assigned (to private houses and buildings) according to the alphabetical order of street names located in that sector.
So interestingly, while our friendly post office have totally phased out the use of the 28 Districts in sorting their letters, real estate agents, buyers, sellers and investors in the local property market continue to use the old district coding.
If you need to post a letter, click here to find out the 6-digit postal code.
If you are keen in a new launch property, click here to find out which district it belongs in, and where it sits on the Singapore map.
This local trivia was referenced from an article written by Joshua Chia.
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