U should look for apartments closer to Mrt or work and other public utilities such as access to shopping, That would be a good start, If single, try to stay closer to the city, (provided U work in the city) I live close to Chinatown and Clark Quay, I find in very useful.
I am currently staying at Redhill area. Looking for a better place to move out to. I am a mother of 3 young kids. Definitely child care services and facilities would be the upmost opinion. Thanks for your opinion and sharing.