The SMU Residences @ Prinsep Street welcomed its first student residents in the second quarter of the 2007 academic year, and it has since been serving as a catalyst for fresh undergraduates, freshly uprooted from their home towns, to get used to life in SMU and in Singapore.
The residence is within close proximity to Little India, Arab Street , Bugis Junction and the National Library. In addition, the hostel is surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and a range of retail outlets. Here in the midst of the civic, cultural and commercial district is a haven of exotic sights, scents and sounds. Located at 83 Prinsep Street , it is just 10 minutes walk from the campus.
The residence consists of 3 blocks of 4-storey apartments in a tropical setting with landscaping and abundant foilage. There are total of 48 individual apartments. Each has a lounge cum dining area, equipped with refrigerator and microwave oven, 2 toilets & 2 showers and 4 bedrooms with multi-split air conditioning (2 single and 2 twin sharing bed) which can accommodate up to 6 residents. Rooms are furnished with a Loft Bed/Study table, wardrobe, towel rail, study chairs, waste bins and mattress (pillows and sheets are not provided). Rooms are also equipped with Power points, LAN points and LED lighting.
The apartment concept gives students a chance to experience independent living, while allowing for close interaction with other apartment residents. Housing a mix of students from around the world, allows them a taste of diversity. Each apartment has a senior student to assist with any concerns that students may have. In addition, the House Master and the Resident Manager act as guardians and work to create a strong, close-knit family culture.
Last updated on 29 May 2015.