Singapore District Numbering System

History of Singapore Districts

The derivation of Singapore Old District Numbering system came about in 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 was 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 thought it could be just a small road dividing both districts.

Appended below are the specific location of each district number:

DistrictLocation
D1Raffles Pl/ Marina /Chinatown
D2Anson / Tg Pagar
D3Queenstown / Tiong Bahru
D4Sentosa / Telok Blangah
D5Pasir Panjang / West Coast / Clementi
D6High Street / North Bridge Road
D7Rochor / Bugis / Beach Road
D8Little India
D9Orchard / Cairnhill
D10Bukit Timah / Holland Rd / Tanglin
D11Newton / Novena
D12Balestier / Toa Payoh / Serangoon / Boon Keng
D13MacPherson / Braddell / Potong Pasir
D14Geylang / Eunos / Paya Lebar
D15Katong / Joo Chiat / East Coast
D16Bedok / Upp East Coast
D17Changi / Loyang
D18Tampines / Pasir Panjang
D19Serangoon Rd / Hougang / Sengkang / Punggol
D20Thomson /Bishan / Ang Mo Kio
D21Ulu Pandan / Clementi / Sunset /Bukit Timah
D22Jurong / Boon Lay
D23Hillview / Bukit Panjang / Choa Chu Kang
D24Lim Chu Kang
D25Woodlands / Admiralty
D26Upp Thomson / Springleaf / Lentor
D27Yishun / Sembawang
D28Seletar