Swieqi is a town in northeastern Malta. It is a residential area just 15 minutes by bus from Sliema and within short distance of Malta's nightlife and entertainment centres, Paceville and St. Julian's. As Is-Swieqi developed, its residential estates took over farmland. The town's name means water channels; a reminder of the region's past. Its quiet environment and central location, combined with its beautiful houses have made it popular with the upper-middle/high class population of the island. In fact, vacant property in this area is notorious for its scarcity. Swieqi has seen its population rise over the years.