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Address Format

SingPost recommends the following format for addresses:

Example Format
Ms. Tan Bee Soo
16 Sandilands Road
SINGAPORE 546080
REP. OF SINGAPORE
name of addressee
street number and name
name of town + postcode
Mr. M. Rajendran
Blk 35 Mandalay Road
# 13–37 Mandalay Towers
SINGAPORE 308215
REP. OF SINGAPORE
name of addressee
block number and street name
floor – apartment number + building name
name of town + postcode

Generally, the last line REP. OF SINGAPORE is omitted when posting within the country.

Postal Codes

Background

Singapore was originally divided into 28 postal districts in 1950, with a number being allocated to each district, for example, the Orchard Road area was in District 9.

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 9

This was superseded by a new four-digit system in 1979, with the last two digits representing a sector in each district. There were in total 81 sectors.

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 0923

On 1 September 1995, this was replaced by a six-digit system, in which every building was given its unique postcode, the first two digits of which represented the old sector, i.e. 23.

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 238858

Although the old districts are no longer used by Singapore Post, they are still widely used to refer to locations of properties for sale or rent

6-Digit Postal Code

The 6-digit postal code is made up of the sector code and the delivery point. The sector is represented by the first two numbers of the postal code. The remaining four numbers define the delivery point within the sector. e.g.

56 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247964

24 is the sector code; 7964 is the delivery point, i.e. house or building.

For Housing & Development Board (HDB) residential blocks, the block number is included in the postal code. e.g.

Blk 335 Smith Street
Singapore 050335

HDB residential blocks with the same number in the same postal sector are differentiated by their postal codes as follows: e.g.

Blk 110 Simei Street 1
Singapore 520110

Blk 110 Tampines Street 11
Singapore 521110

The postal codes for private residential, commercial and industrial houses and buildings are assigned based on the alphabetical sequence of the street names in each sector. This means that the codes for a particular postal sector have been assigned first to houses and buildings located along street names beginning with ‘A, followed by ‘B’ and so on. The postal codes for such properties do not contain the corresponding house or building numbers included in the postal code. HDB industrial and commercial blocks also use this system.

Postal Districts

This table lists the different postal districts:

Postal District Postal Sector
(1st 2 digits of 6-digit postal codes)
General Location
01 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 Raffles Place, Cecil, Marina, People’s Park
02 07, 08 Anson, Tanjong Pagar
03 14, 15, 16 Queenstown, Tiong Bahru
04 09, 10 Telok Blangah, Harbourfront
05 11, 12, 13 Pasir Panjang, Hong Leong Garden, Clementi New Town
06 17 High Street, Beach Road (part)
07 18, 19 Middle Road, Golden Mile
08 20, 21 Little India
09 22, 23 Orchard, Cairnhill, River Valley
10 24, 25, 26, 27 Ardmore, Bukit Timah, Holland Road, Tanglin
11 28, 29, 30 Watten Estate, Novena, Thomson
12 31, 32, 33 Balestier, Toa Payoh, Serangoon
13 34, 35, 36, 37 Macpherson, Braddell
14 38, 39, 40, 41 Geylang, Eunos
15 42, 43, 44, 45 Katong, Joo Chiat, Amber Road
16 46, 47, 48 Bedok, Upper East Coast, Eastwood, Kew Drive
17 49, 50, 81 Loyang, Changi
18 51, 52 Tampines, Pasir Ris
19 53, 54, 55, 82 Serangoon Garden, Hougang, Ponggol
20 56, 57 Bishan, Ang Mo Kio
21 58, 59 Upper Bukit Timah, Clementi Park, Ulu Pandan
22 60, 61, 62, 63, 64 Jurong
23 65, 66, 67, 68 Hillview, Dairy Farm, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang
24 69, 70, 71 Lim Chu Kang, Tengah
25 72, 73 Kranji, Woodgrove, Woodlands
26 77, 78 Upper Thomson, Springleaf
27 75, 76 Yishun, Sembawang
28 79, 80 Seletar

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