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Life Amidst COVID-19 And Why Living Close to Amenities Matters

In a previous article, we looked at the importance of living close to amenities. Now with the

pandemic still disrupting our daily lives, living near some amenities becomes more apparent. Many countries are experiencing second and third waves of infections. At the time of writing, there are more than 20 million people worldwide infected and approximately 750,000 fatalities. In Singapore, the number of infections surpassed 55,000 with 27 deaths.

Even with the easing of some Circuit Breaker restrictions, our daily lives and how we live and work cannot be what it used to be. So let’s take a look at the importance of living near which amenities that matters most during this difficult time.


Firstly, for families with school going kids, living near schools is of paramount importance now, as you would not want your children to be taking public transport as it could be crowded with the morning rush. If the school is within walking distance, commuting is safe and easy. You can observe safe distancing and avoid crowds at the same time. And once school is over, your children will be able to reach home quickly and safely. The less time your children stay outside, the safer they will be.


Remember back in March when rumours of the government implementing a lockdown were spreading like wildfire? Everyone was rushing to the supermarkets and clearing everything off the shelves. Living within 300m or less from the nearest supermarket will ensure that you are able to replenish your groceries and necessities quickly and easily. There is no need to drive and waste time looking for a parking lot, and you can even visit the supermarkets in the odd hours to avoid the crowds if they are open 24 hours.

Healthcare facilities

As the pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down and with a vaccine yet to be discovered, living close to medical clinics may be a good idea. The government has advised citizens to seek medical attention if one does not feel well or if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

Recreational facilities

After an extended period of working from home and not going out, one feels some lethargy and the need to go out for some fresh air. If you live near a park or nature reserve, you can go out for a quick jog or stretch but be mindful of social distancing and practice safe habits. If you find the parks getting crowded, it’s best to stay away and return when there are not so many people there.

As the government is encouraging everyone to stay at home and go out only when necessary, amenities such as MRT stations, public libraries and major shopping malls become less important. For daily necessities, neighbourhood malls and shops should serve your needs. As working from home is now the default and many of us are telecommuting, it is important to be living near eateries and coffee shops. These will ensure that you can buy food easily when you do not have the luxury of time to cook your meals.

So if you are looking to buy your first home or upgrade to a bigger home, stack keywords related to amenities that matter to you on MOGUL's intuitive search platform and find your dream home today.


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