The Ultimate NTU Hall Guide

(This article has been edited on 18 June, 2016)

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 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 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.

Contents:

The Hall Clusters

(aka, neighbouring halls and what facilities you share)

Cluster A Cluster B Cluster C Cluster D Cluster E
Hall 6 Hall 3 Hall 1 Hall 8 Hall 14
Hall 17 Hall 12 Hall 2 Hall 9 Hall 15
Hall 18 Hall 13 Hall 4 Hall 10
Hall 16 Hall 5 Hall 11
Hall 7
Hall 1

Hall 1

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

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $360
• Double Room: $245
• 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: $360
• Double Room: $245
• 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 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: $395
• Double Room: $295
• 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: $340
• Double Room: $245
• 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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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
• Renovation in progress
• Food choices are plentiful
• Close to academic buildings (@South Spine)
• Convenient transportation
• Can be a bit dusty as renovation is in progress

Hall 6

Hall 6

(Photo credit: Sekolah SG)


Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room: $370
• Double Room: $265
• 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: $340
• Double Room: $245
• 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: Spruce Bistro
(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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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: $385
• Double Room: $285
• 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: $395
• Double Room: $295
• 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

Hall 17

(Photo credit: NTU News Releases)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room (w/ aircon): $425
• Single Room: $385
• Double Room (w/ aircon): $320
• Double Room: $280
• 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 two most expensive halls in NTU
• Air-conditioning allocation is not a choice

Hall 18

Hall 18

(Photo credit: NTU News Releases)

Rent (per month): Transport:
• Single Room (w/ aircon): $425
• Single Room: $385
• Double Room (w/ aircon): $320
• Double Room: $280
• Bus Stop (Opposite Hall 17, 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 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 two most expensive halls in NTU
• Air-conditioning allocation is not a choice

 

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#