I'm a full-time artist working in music and media. Environmentally concerned, liberal and vegetarian by choice. My partner and I live in this apartment. We work from home and enjoy meeting travellers.
For the seasoned traveller who has tired of the lack of character of the majority of international hotels and is nostalgic for the charm of buildings from an earlier era JJ's apartment is the equivalent of nirvana. Set in a lush and verdant setting the apartment, and particularly the open verandah, has a tranquility and serenity which is a rarity to find in Singapore. Simple, yet elegant furnishings, complement the picture.
JJ and her partner were welcoming and gracious hosts and we fully intend to stay with them the next time we are passing through Singapore.
We had a perfectly lovely stay at Viv's & Les' apartment.
You will find no better hosts than Viv & Les. They are very detail-oriented, neat and caring. This shows with the way the apartment is decorated and organised, and the way they welcomed us.
We felt like we were treated in to a secluded resort or boutique hotel instead of a regular apartment. Everything was charming and simple. The room is very comfortable to sleep in and we never had trouble sleeping after a long day exploring Singapore. The bathroom was particularly inspiring & relaxing!
The environment is very quiet, lush and peaceful, yet it is only 10 or 15 minutes from the next modern public transportation. We took everything from Commonwealth MRT and one-north MRT and it was always easy to access the apartment. Modern oasis is a perfect description!
The photos look exactly like the real things.
We would definitely consider staying here again - not just for the apartment, but for the great hosts.
Don't take my words, try it for yourself.
Response from J J:
Lovely to have met you and Lintang. Thanks for the super endorsement. We look forward to future stays. Best of luck in this new chapter of your life!
Vivian and Les were great hosts. I loved their place, it was exactly as described and they were very helpful with information about Singapore.
The apartment was gorgeous and very comfortable, and Viv was a wonderful, accommodating host. She helped make my stay in Singapore a convenient and enjoyable one.
Viv and Les were wonderful hosts and the room, their house and the neighbourhood was more than we had ever hoped for! Our first Airbnb experience was amazing. Thanks!
I had a brilliant stay at Vivian and Leslie's place. Their beautiful home is set in a quiet, charming and leafy setting and is a real urban sanctury. They're real airbnb pros and provide everything you could possibly want in a room away from home - from guidebooks to umbrellas to an iron, very thoughtful and I felt at home right away.
Vivian and Leslie were generous with their knowledge of the city and the local area and fascinating to talk to as well. I had a great time and I would have happily stayed for much longer - this place comes highly recommended!
These two are the chillest, mostest lovely people you could possibly hope to stay with. Their place is completely wonderful. Their hosting is completely wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Out of nine days in Singapore my experience with them was the highlight.
This is my first stay at airbnb and it is beyond my expectation. The room and surroundings are just described. Vivian is really an excellent host. She even care for me as if we are friends not just a guest. I have a great time sharing experience with her on the last day and I'm sure that we are not stranger to each other at all. From now on, Airbnb is my preferred choice!
I had a really great stay at Vivian & Leslie's place. Really nice neighbourhood, green, with MRT station a few minutes by walk, some good restaurants down the road, and the more local Tanglin Halt Market nearby.
Vivian & Leslie are the perfect hosts, and the apartment itself if very convenient and nicely decorated. I would stay again with great pleasure!
My friend and I had the best stay at Vivian and Leslie's home. They were the perfect hosts - warm, generous and friendly. Before we even arrived they emailed us details about their home, a guide of what and what not to do and this prepared us mentally to what to expect. When we arrived, Vivian met us by the doorway and gave us a short tour of her home and its amenities. Their home was clean, bright, airy and was just refreshing. The view and location from our room was perfect, we were surrounded by trees and the chirping birds add a lovely touch to our mornings. Going around their address was a great trip too, seeing this part of Singapore was truly a privilege for any visitor. Our hosts were generous with their depth of knowledge about food, fashion and music that listening to them would lead visitors away from the tourist-y side of Singapore. We would definitely want a repeat of this experience :)
she was a perfect guest ever
thank you so much
JJ and Les were extremely consideate guests. They visited Santa Monica during an unusual heat wave, though the average daily temperature is 68 degrees. Fortunately we provide a continual flow of filtered water to keep our guests hydrated! They were really easy-going, gave us a copy of their fantastic CD and were a pleasure to host. I would love to have them stay again and highly recommend them.
JJ was a great guest. Tidy, respectful, quiet. Also very interesting to talk with. She's an airbnb host herself which gives her a good perspective on how to be a guest. She would be welcome back anytime.
JJ Wang is an interesting, friendly guest and a litte bit crazy :)
JJ is really a nice and delightful person. She left the apartment in very very good conditions. I would be more than happy to host her (and friends) again in the future!
Vivian (JJ Wang) was a great guest, welcome any time !
Vivian and her band were staying at my flat in Oslo for a few days, and they were very easy to communicate with, ontime for check inn and left the place spotless. Vivian and her friends are welcome back anytime.
Vivian and Les are fabulous guests. I was in touch regularly with Viv before they arrived and also while they were staying at the house.
They unfortunately had to experience some unexpected construction as well as an earthquake during their short stay. Viv was the first to inform me of the earthquake and she provided some great feedback as to how to make her stay even better, in the future... I really appreciate their enthusiasm and their creativity!
I can confirm with 100% certainty that everything positive said, by all other guests about urban sanctuary, is true. Vivian and Leslie are top notch; you wont find better people in the world. True dyed in the wool multi-generational Singaporeans, they are knowledgeable, relevant and their sanctuary rocks. Nearby Tanglin Halt had excellent food, with not enough meals in the day to try everything.
I know Vivian and Leslie from my time living and working in Singapore. Knowledgable and strait up, fun and open minded I can't think of better hosts, especially if you're interested in the young creative scene on the island!
Friendly and warm the very first day I met her. Definitely a recommended host :)
Very responsible and organized individual with a pleasant personality. Good listening ear, too.