The Ultimate NTU Hall Guide

(This article has been edited on 15 Dec 2017)

You’re most likely here because you’re trying to find more information about halls in NTU. Well, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll be able to see everything there is to know about the hall/ hostel that you’ve been allocated here in just one glance.

Information is gathered via NTU websites and experiences of your seniors. Please feel free to add any additional information in the comments section below!

All halls are equipped with lounges, air-conditioned reading rooms, pantries and laundry rooms with washing machines and dryers in the common areas.

• Lounges are where you’ll find a TV. Usually, they are air-conditioned and can be found in the middle of the hall blocks for easy access.
• Reading rooms are where you find study tables/cubicles for mugging and printers for printing. They can get quite crowded during examination periods.
• Pantries are where you can find a hot water dispenser, microwave, and induction cookers (usually pantries have 2 of these).
• Laundry rooms are where you wash and iron your clothes. Washing machines (30 mins/cycle) and dryers (30 mins/cycle) are operated by $1 coins. Iron board and iron are provided for free. Laundry detergent, softener, or any other cleaning agents are not provided.
One more thing: Most halls have hall cat(s). Most of them are friendly since NTU’s Cat Management Network feeds them daily.

All rooms are furnished with a wardrobe (with a full-length mirror in it), a study table attached with a cupboard on the side and a shelf on the top, a corkboard, a bed (varies from a twin to a twin XL-sized bed according to the hall), and a ceiling fan.

With that, you have a basic understanding of what to expect from your hall. You may now look further down for the specific hall you’ll be living in for more detailed information.

The Hall Clusters

(aka, neighbouring halls and what facilities you share)

Cluster A Cluster B Cluster C Cluster D Cluster E Cluster F Cluster G
Hall 6 Hall 3 Hall 1 Hall 8 Hall 14 Binjai Hall Saraca Hall
Hall 17 Hall 12 Hall 2 Hall 9 Hall 15 Tanjong Hall Tamarind Hall
Hall 18 Hall 3 Hall 4 Hall 10 Banyan Hall Meranti Hall
Hall 16 Hall 5 Hall 11
Hall 7

 

Contents:

Hall 1Hall 1

Photo credit:  http://www.ntuhall1.com/about/)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $370
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (near Block 18)
o Campus Rider
o Campus Loop 
o Campus Weekend Rider
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 1 (near Block 16)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 5 (in Hall 5)
• 10-15 mins walk: Co-Op Café (in The Hive)
• Focuses more on Arts and Culture (dance, jam band, cheerleading)
• One of the oldest hall in NTU

Pros: Cons:
• Convenient transport
• Canteen 1 waffles are fresh and good
• Close proximity to Sports Hall for sporting
facilities
• En-suite toilets
• No air conditioning
• Toilet is shared with next door neighbour
• Toilets are cleaned by residents

Hall 2

Hall 2

(Photo credit: Yeo Kai Wen )


Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $370
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (near Hall 2 Canteen)
o Campus Rider
o Campus Loop 
o Campus Weekend Rider
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A
• Bus Stop (near Block 1)
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 2 Canteen)
o Campus Rider
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 2, Block 1)
o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 2
(near Block 2)
• 5-10 mins walk: Art Pastry (inside
School of Art, Design and Media)
• One of the oldest hall in NTU
• Lots of international students mix around Hall 2
• Focuses on sports

Pros: Cons:
• Convenient transport
• Close proximity to Sports Hall for sporting facilities
• En-suite toilet
• Easy access to Giant Supermarket and 7/11 near Canteen 2
• DBS/OCBC ATM in Canteen 2
• Tennis court in the middle of Hall 2 blocks
• No air conditioning
• Toilets are cleaned by residents
• Toilet is shared with next door neighbour

Hall 3

hall 3

(Photo credit: Hall 3 Residence Facebook)


Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $405
• Double Room: $300
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 3)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (Hall 12 & 13, near Hall 3)
o Campus Loop 
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 16 (near Hall 16, Block 16B)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 13 (near Hall 13, Block 63)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 14 (near Hall 14, Block 65)
• 5-10 mins walk: NIE Canteen (near NIE library)
• 5-10 mins walk: North Spine Plaza
• Strong sports culture
• Sports champion for the past 8 years

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms have air conditioning
• All blocks have a lift
• Multi-purpose hall for performances
• Recently renovated
• Close proximity to academic
buildings (@ North Spine)
• Choices for meals are plentiful
• Difficult to attain hall residency for another year
Hall 4

hall 4

(Photo credit: NTU Hall 4 Facebook)


Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (near Block 26)
o Campus Loop
o Campus Weekend Rider
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 4)
o Campus Loop

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 4 (near Block 26)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen B/Koufu
• 5-10 mins walk: Co-Op café (in The Hive)
• Strong culture of giving back to community

Pros: Cons:
• Interior is much bigger and better than
what meets the eye
• Renovation in progress
• Food choices are plentiful
• Close to academic buildings (@South Spine)
• Convenient transportation
• Canteen 4 has a Thai Mookata and an innovative
Western stall
• No air-conditioning
• Can be a bit dusty as renovation is in progress

Hall 5

hall 5

(Photo credit:  http://nomadicmeg.com/living-at-ntu/)


Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $410
• Double Room: $310
• Bus Stop (near Hall 5)
o Campus Weekend Rider
• Bus Stop (outside Hall 4, Block 26)
o Campus Loop
o Campus Weekend Rider
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 5)
o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 4 (near Block 26)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen B/Koufu
• 5-10 mins walk: Co-Op café (in The Hive)
• Family-like
• Laid back

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Food choices are plentiful
• Close to academic buildings (@South Spine)
• Convenient transportation
• Can be a bit dusty as renovation is in progress (update: renovation is complete)

Hall 6

Hall 6

(Photo credit: Sekolah SG)


Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $380
• Double Room: $270
• Bus Stop (near Block 34)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 6)
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A
• Bus Stop (near Hall 2 Canteen)
o Campus Rider
o Campus Loop 
o Campus Weekend Rider
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 2 (near Hall 2,
Block 2)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 1 (near Hall 1,
Block 16)
• 10-15 mins walk: Art Pastry(inside
School of Art, Design and Media)
• One of the oldest hall in NTU
• Focuses more on sports and recreation
• Family-like

Pros: Cons:
• Convenient transport
• Close proximity to Sports Hall for sporting
facilities
• Easy access to Giant Supermarket and
7/11 near Canteen 2
• DBS ATM in Canteen 2
• No air-conditioning

Hall 7

Hall 7

(Photo credit: NTU)


Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $350
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (near Block 39)
o Campus Loop 
o Campus Weekend Rider
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A
• Bus Stop (near School of Physical and
Mathematical Science)
o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 10-15 mins walk: Canteen B/Koufu
• 10-15 mins walk: Sukho Thai
(in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication
and Information)
• Family-like
• Laid back

Pros: Cons:
• 2 Tennis & Squash courts exclusively
for hall 7 residents
• Quiet environment
• Toilets are recently renovated
• No air-conditioning in rooms
• Nearest canteen is an uphill climb away

 

Hall 8

Hall 8

(Photo credit: NTU)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $290
• Bus Stop (near Block 44)
o Campus Loop 
o Bus Stop (opposite Hall 8)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (near Block 41)
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 9 (in Hall 9)
• 10-15 mins walk: Fusion Spoon (in Campus Clubhouse)
• 10-15 mins walk: Art Pastry(inside School of Art, Design and Media)
• Strong dance culture
• Family-like
• Focuses more on Arts and Culture (dance, jam band, cheer leading)

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Convenience store located in Hall 8
• BBQ pits available for rent
• Inconvenient transportation
• Limited food choices
• Far from academic buildings

Hall 9

Hall 9

(Photo credit: http://www.hexagon.edu.vn/dien-dan/mot-goc-nhin-ntu-singapore-nd10.html)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $290
• Bus Stop (near Hall8, Block 44)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (opposite Hall 8)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (near Hall 8, Block 41)
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 9
• 10-15 mins walk: Fusion Spoon (in Campus Clubhouse)
• 10-15 mins walk: Art Pastry(inside School of Art, Design and Media)
• Strong in recreational games
• Recreational games champion for the past 7 years
• Family-like

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Rooms and toilets are clean
• Relatively new
• Limited food choices
• Far from academic buildings

Hall 10

Hall 10

Photo credit: NTU Hall Ten Facebook

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (opposite Hall 11)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (near Hall 11, Block 53)
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 9 (in Hall 9)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 11 (in Hall 11)
• Family-like
• Focuses more on cheer leading

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Rooms and toilets are clean
• Relatively new
• Inconvenient transportation
• Limited food choices
• Far from academic buildings

Hall 11

Hall 11

( Photo credit: http://www.hexagon.edu.vn/dien-dan/mot-goc-nhin-ntu-singapore-nd10.html)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (opposite Hall 11)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (near Block 53)
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 11
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 9 (in Hall 9)
• Family-like
• Laid back

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Rooms and toilets are clean
• Relatively new
• Inconvenient transportation
• Limited food choices
• Far from academic buildings

Hall 12

Hall 12

(Photo credit:  https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/07/NTU_Hall_12.jpg)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 16 & 3, near Block 60,
Hall 12)
o Campus Loop
• Bus Stop (Hall 12 & 13)
o Campus Loop 
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 13(near Hall 13, Block 63)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 16(near Hall 16, Block 16B)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 14 (near Hall 14, Block 65)
• 5-10 mins walk: North Spine Plaza
• Social hall

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Choices for meals are plentiful
• Difficult to attain hall residency for another year

Hall 13

Hall 13

(Photo credit: http://www.hexagon.edu.vn/dien-dan/mot-goc-nhin-ntu-singapore-nd10.html)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 16 & 3, near Block 60, Hall 12)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (Hall 12 & 13)
o Campus Loop 
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 13(near Block 63)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 16(near Hall 16, Block 16B)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 14 (near Hall 14, Block 65)
• 5-10 mins walk: North Spine Plaza
• Tries to be an all rounded hall
• Scattered achievements in sports, dance, and recreational games

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Choices for meals are plentiful
• Famous for their Korean and Japanese stalls in Canteen 13
• Difficult to attain hall residency for another year

Hall 14

Hall 14

(Photo credit: NTU Undergraduate Housing)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 14)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop(near Block 65A)
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199
• Bus Stop (Hall 12 & 13)
o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 14 (near Block 65)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 13 (near Hall 13, Block 63)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 16 (near Hall 16, Block16B)
• 10-15 mins walk: North Spine Plaza
• 10-15 mins walk: NIE Canteen (near NIE library)
• Focuses more on sports

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Choices for meals are plentiful
• One of the furthest hall from facilities shared by Cluster B

Hall 15

Hall 15

(Photo credit: NTU)

 

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room: $250
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 14)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (near Block 65A, Hall 14)
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199
• Bus Stop (Hall 12 & 13)
o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 14 (near Block 65)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 13 (near Hall 13, Block 63)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 16 (near Hall 16, Block16B)
• 10-15 mins walk: North Spine Plaza
• 10-15 mins walk: NIE Canteen (near NIE library)
• Family-like
• Laid back
• Strong soft-ball team

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms are air-conditioned
• Choices for meals are plentiful
• One of the furthest hall from facilities shared by Cluster B

Hall 16

Hall 16

(Photo credit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/NTU_Hall_16.jpg)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $405
• Double Room: $300
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 16)
o Campus Loop 
• Bus Stop (Hall 12 & 13, near Hall 16)
o Campus Loop 
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 16(near Block 16B)
• 3-5 mins walk: Canteen 13 (near Hall 13, Block 63)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 14 (near Hall 14, Block 65)
• 5-10 mins walk: North Spine Plaza
• 5-10 mins walk: NIE Canteen (near NIE library)
• All round over-achiever
o Sports
o Dance
o Recreational games

Pros: Cons:
• All rooms have air conditioning
• All blocks have a lift
• Communal hall has various facilities
• Recently renovated
• Close proximity to academic buildings (@ North Spine)
• Choices for meals are plentiful
• Difficult to attain hall residency for another year

Hall 17 (Crescent)

Hall 17

(Photo credit: NTU News Releases)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room (w/ aircon): $435
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room (w/ aircon): $325
• Double Room: $285
• Bus Stop (Opposite Block 17D)
o Campus Rider
o Campus Loop
o Campus Weekend Rider
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Pioneer Canteen (between Hall 17 and 18)
• 3-5 mins walk: The Night Owl café (in Block 17B)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 1 (near Hall 1, Block 16)
• NTU’s scholars’ hall
• “Traditions” are still developing as it is a new hall

Pros: Cons:
• Many facilities (eg. gym, dance studio, music room, basketball court)
• Convenient transportation
• Supper café
• Pioneer canteen’s Pad Thai is very famous in NTU
• University Scholars Programme seminars are held in the hall
• One of the most expensive halls in NTU
• Air-conditioning allocation is not a choice

Hall 18 (Pioneer)

Hall 18

(Photo credit: NTU News Releases)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room (w/ aircon): $435
• Single Room: $395
• Double Room (w/ aircon): $325
• Double Room: $285
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 17, Block 17D)
o Campus Rider
o Campus Loop
o Campus Weekend Rider
o SBS Transit Bus Service 179o SBS Transit Bus Service 179A

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
• 3-5 mins walk: Pioneer Canteen (between Hall 17 and 18)
• 3-5 mins walk: The Night Owl café (in Hall 17, Block 17B)
• 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 1 (near Hall 1, Block 16)
• Developing into NTU’s scholars’ hall
• “Traditions” are still developing as it is a new hall
• More activities are happening

Pros: Cons:
• Many facilities (eg. gym, dance studio, music room, basketball court)
• Convenient transportation
• Supper café
• Pioneer canteen’s Pad Thai is very famous in NTU
• University Scholars Programme seminars are held in the hall
• One of the most expensive halls in NTU

• Air-conditioning allocation is not a choice


North Hall Residences

(Photo Credit: NTU)

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Hall 19 (Binjai Hall)
Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room (w/ aircon): $435
• Single Room: $400
• Double Room (w/ aircon): $325
• Double Room: $290
  • Bus stop (Hall 11)
      o Campus Loop 
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199
  • Bus Stop (Opp. Hall 10 & 11)
      o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
  • 3-5 mins walk: North Hill Food Court (Blk 21A)
  • 3-5 mins walk: Ananda Kitchen (Blk 19A)
  • 3-5 mins walk: Spruce Bistro, Top Pot Steamboat & Mookata (Blk 20A)
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 11
• “Traditions” are still developing as it is a new hall (2016)

Pros: Cons:
  • Many facilities (Multi-purpose hall, dance/music rooms, design studios)
  • Has a minimart
  • The North Hill halls have the largest gym in NTU
  • Sky-garden and sky-lounge in every block

 

• Slightly out of the way

• One of the most expensive halls in NTU

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Hall 20 (Tanjong Hall)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room (w/ aircon): $435
• Single Room: $400
• Double Room (w/ aircon): $325
• Double Room: $290
  • Bus stop (Hall 11)
      o Campus Loop 
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199
  • Bus Stop (Opp. Hall 10 & 11)
      o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
  • 3-5 mins walk: North Hill Food Court (Blk 21A)
  • 3-5 mins walk: Ananda Kitchen (Blk 19A)
  • 3-5 mins walk: Spruce Bistro, Top Pot Steamboat & Mookata (Blk 20A)
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 11
• “Traditions” are still developing as it is a new hall (2016)

Pros: Cons:
  • Many facilities (Multi-purpose hall, dance/music rooms, design studios)
  • Has a minimart
  • The North Hill halls have the largest gym in NTU
  • Sky-garden and sky-lounge in every block

 

• Slightly out of the way

• One of the most expensive halls in NTU

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Hall 21 (Banyan Hall)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room (w/ aircon): $435
• Single Room: $400
• Double Room (w/ aircon): $325
• Double Room: $290
  • Bus stop (Hall 11)
      o Campus Loop 
o SBS Transit Bus Service 199
  • Bus Stop (Opp. Hall 10 & 11)
      o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
  • 3-5 mins walk: North Hill Food Court (Blk 21A)
  • 3-5 mins walk: Ananda Kitchen (Blk 19A)
  • 3-5 mins walk: Spruce Bistro, Top Pot Steamboat & Mookata (Blk 20A)
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 11
• “Traditions” are still developing as it is a new hall (2016)

Pros: Cons:
  • Many facilities (Multi-purpose hall, dance/music rooms, design studios)
  • Has a minimart
  • The North Hill halls have the largest gym in NTU
  • Sky-garden and sky-lounge in every block

 

• Slightly out of the way

• One of the most expensive halls in NTU


 

Nanyang Crescent Halls

Nanyang crescent halls

(Photo Credit: NTU)

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Hall 22 (Saraca Hall)

Rent (per month): Transport:
  • Single Room (en suite w/ aircon): $580
  • Single Room (en suite): $500
  • Single Room (+ sized w/ aircon): $440
  • Single Room (+ sized): $405
  • Single Room (w/ aircon): $435
  • Single Room: $400
  • Double Room (w/ aircon): $325
  • Double Room: $290
  • Bus stop (outside the halls)

 

 

 

       o SBS Transit Bus Service 199
  • Bus stop (opposite the hall)
      o Campus Loop 
  • Bus stop (opposite Nanyang Crescent Halls)
      o Campus Loop 

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
  • 3-5 mins walk: Foodgle Food Court (Blk 23)
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 11
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 14
• “Traditions” are still developing as it is a new hall (2017)

Pros: Cons:
  • Many facilities (Multi-purpose hall, dance/music rooms, discussion pods, gym)
  • Rooftop garden
  • Connected to Nanyang Crescent’s Halls via “Living Street”, a shared pedestrian space
• One of the most expensive halls in NTU

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Hall 23 (Tamarind Hall)

Rent (per month): Transport:
  • Single Room (en-suite w/ aircon): $580
  • Single Room (en-suite): $500
  • Single Room (+ sized w/ aircon): $440
  • Single Room (+ sized): $405
  • Single Room (w/ aircon): $435
  • Single Room: $400
  • Double Room (w/ aircon): $325
  • Double Room: $290
  • Bus stop (outside the halls)

 

     o SBS Transit Bus Service 199
  • Bus stop (opposite Saraca hall)
      o Campus Loop 
  • Bus stop (opposite Nanyang Crescent Halls)
       o Campus Loop

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
  • 3-5 mins walk: Foodgle Food Court (Blk 23)
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 11
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 14
• “Traditions” are still developing as it is a new hall (2017)

Pros: Cons:
  • Many facilities (Multi-purpose hall, dance/music rooms, discussion pods, gym)
  • Rooftop garden
  • Connected to Nanyang Crescent’s Halls via “Living Street”, a shared pedestrian space
• One of the most expensive halls in NTU

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Hall 24 (Meranti Hall)

Rent (per month): Transport:
  • Single Room (en-suite w/ aircon): $580
  • Single Room (en-suite): $500
  • Single Room (+ sized w/ aircon): $440
  • Single Room (+ sized): $405
  • Single Room (w/ aircon): $435
  • Single Room: $400
  • Double Room (w/ aircon): $325
  • Double Room: $290
  • Bus stop (outside the halls)

 

     o SBS Transit Bus Service 199
  • Bus stop (opposite Saraca hall)
      o Campus Loop 
  • Bus stop (opposite Nanyang Crescent Halls)
       o Campus Loop

Nearest place to eat: Culture/History:
  • 3-5 mins walk: Foodgle Food Court (Blk 23)
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 11
  • 5-10 mins walk: Canteen 14
• “Traditions” are still developing as it is a new hall (2017)

Pros: Cons:
  • Many facilities (Multi-purpose hall, dance/music rooms, discussion pods, gym)
  • Rooftop garden
  • Connected to Nanyang Crescent’s Halls via “Living Street”, a shared pedestrian space
• One of the most expensive halls in NTU

 

I hope that this bite-sized information is useful in helping you get to know the hall you’ll be living in for the next academic year. Most people end up being hall ghosts (aka, not involved in hall activities). But if you do want the full hall life experience, my advice is to go for hall camps and join the JCRC (Junior Common Room Committees)(aka, hall exco members) when given the chance.

For more information, you can check out these official websites:
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Undergraduate/Pages/index.aspx
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Undergraduate/Pages/NTUNewStudents.aspx
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Undergraduate/HallsofResidence/Pages/Halls.aspx
http://maps.ntu.edu.sg/maps#

6 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry to say, but some of your views on certain halls are a bit warped and biased. To say Halls 3, and 16 focus purely on sports and that there is limited hall activities/life is very untrue. The cultural scene is very lively in both halls, and perhaps it just seems that sports is all there is because many sportsmen like to involve themselves in all sorts of hall activities such as Drama Productions, Dance, and Cheer. Both these halls have countless numbers of hall-wide events, such as talent time, Chinese New Year, Mooncake Festival, Cultural Night, AND joint-hall events (Hall 3, 12, 13, 16) like Halloween and Christmas. Also, some of the information is inaccurate. Hall 3 has won Sports Champions for 8 consecutive years, not 6. And to say that there is an “exclusive social circle” in Hall 18 and 17, is also rather questionable considering that these are brand new halls who you have claimed to still be forming hall traditions. How then would this exclusive social circle be formed? Halls 17 and 18 are very ambitious Halls that are doing their best to sends teams to IHG and to be a part of the NTU community as a whole. It seems rather unfair to write certain things for some halls that are entirely untrue but write no cons at all for one hall in particular, which has, in recent years, sown discord amongst many halls, and played very, very dirty matches in the Inter-Hall Games for both Sports and Recreation.

    No doubt, you have a substantial knowledge of the halls in NTU, but there is clear bias in this post and is not a well-rounded view of the halls in NTU. Hall 2 is also one of the major Sports Halls in NTU and have a very strong sense of pride for their sports. So does Hall 6, which also has a very strong sense of family. Hall 15 has a very strong Softball team which is highly respected around NTU for their hard work and dedication to the sport. If you want to write an article about the different Halls in NTU, don’t post on the negative things that you ASSUME form their hall culture and history. But write things that are good about each hall, and what might attract future residents. Such as, Hall 9 has an incredible history of being the best in recreational games which would attract those who enjoy recreational games to test their skills amongst the giants of NTU. Hall 16 is the Jack of All Trades and would be the Hall for those who want to expand their horizons and try to become the best they can in their new experiences. Hall 14, upcoming sports Hall that invites hardworking residents who are willing to work hard together to become the best hall around. Hall 17 and 18, baby Halls that are building up a new tradition from scratch, which would be the best for those that want to push a Hall to become something that NTU has never seen before. Hall 3, for those that want to be a part of a generation of sports champions. Hall 6, for those that love a strong community and a well rounded sports scene.

    There is no issue of writing cons such as “expensive hall” or “far from this place or this place” because those are facts. But to write “cons” on various Halls’ culture without fully understanding them or being a part of them yourself, that is not right, and will simply make freshmen that are coming in dread some of the Halls they might have been posted to, and cause them to look at the Hall in a negative way from the start.

    It’s a good article, nonetheless, it just needs to be written in a more concise and more thoughtful manner.

    • Thank you very much for your long comment, I really appreciate it.
      I do not have extensive knowledge of each hall and the happenings as a Year 1 student in NTU, but that is no excuse for my bad writing. Apologies for not being as neutral as I thought, I will make amendments to the guide and remove negativity that are based on assumptions and opinions. I was unaware of them while writing them.

      I will leave your comment here so that future readers could refer to it. Once again, thank you very much.

      • Glad to see that you understand where some people might feel upset at the points brought up in the article. Great to see how well you’ve handled it. There’s no fault in not fully understanding the various Halls, what’s most important is that you accept that there will always be things in other Halls’ culture that others might not understand or appreciate without being a part of it. (:

        Cheers to you, and hope that you continue writing and accepting criticism as gracefully as you did! Keep it up and I’m sure you will be writing amazing pieces in the future! ^^

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