When we say expensive in Singapore, we really mean world class with Singapore being ranked as the most expensive city in the world to reside in according to a 2018 Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey!
Without further ado, we have the crème de la crème of living options in Singapore:
If your dream is to live in a quiet and green residential area within walking distance of world-class shopping malls and a wide array of all modern amenities, Orchard Road is heaven sent for you. You want shopping? They’ve got five shopping malls along the famous Orchard Road, a striking contrast to other residential areas!
In Orchard Road area, some of the properties that have recently been taken for more than $4,000 are Sculptura Ardmore, Ardmore Three, Boulevard 88 and Le Nouvel Ardmore.
Located in close quarters to Orchard, the neighbourhood exudes a charming cosmopolitan ambience from famous restaurants as well as premium retail brands to reputable health specialists centres. Besides the wide accessibility to transport links such as the CTE and the AYE, you could walk from Botanical Gardens – a UNESCO claimed World Heritage Site.
Home to several embassies, the prestigious area offers a variety of quality housing options such as luxurious condos, chic apartments and good class bungalows.
Marina Bay is a magnet for mostly top-tier buyers, both for local people and expats as most of the residential buildings are full of luxuries and amenities. One of the top choices in the area, as claimed by property analysts, is the Marina One, which is a group of four dual-use towers with a price of S$2,366. However, there is other Riverfront Residences condominium that provides stunning views of Singapore’s skyline including The Sail.
Holland Village is a Bohemian area famous for a vast array of eateries and vivacious nightlife and is populated by a combination of the upper-middle class and rich Singaporeans and expats. There are private and public housing estates and gated housing communities, which means condos, apartments and landed housing along with HDB flats for expats who wish to live in sync with the locals.
As an island, Sentosa has some of the world’s most luxurious homes in Singapore – there are a variety of wet and dry beach houses too! With the idea of privacy and providing a grand entrance to the waterfront area, the residences are more sprawling than most in the city. Almost all the homes are packed with amenities and facilities like private yacht areas, and a number of swimming pools. Ideal for the ultra-rich locals and foreigners alike as it is the only place in Singapore that lets foreigners own property.
Located right next to Marina Bay, Tanjong Pagar had been considered as a middle-class area for a long time but got its status elevated in the most recent years – all thanks to the young couples and high-net-worth individuals and professionals coming in.
The Wallich Residence, a premium development by Guoco, has a price of around S$3,124 psf, is a 3-storey penthouse above the Tanjong Pagar Centre, situated on the corner of the financial district.