In Singapore, most of the bungalows were built before World War II and are the most significant part of the country. Every bungalow has its own tale to tell. It’s a part of Singapore’s heritage. The bungalows are defined as complete units, which can be one, two or three storey’s high.
They are normally located in the serene and quite regions of the city. Away from the city rush and noise, you will most certainly have to pay a higher price for all the luxuries with privacy. Price range for such type of bungalows can be ranging from S$1.5 million to S$7million or in some cases can be higher than this, depending on the location and sizes of the property. Singapore being a small country and the city being the focal point of all. This type of facility of land is already scarce in Singapore,but Expats Rental will be happy to help you!
Purchase of such homes are restricted to foreigners unless you are a permanent resident (PR), you would be allowed to purchase a landed property with written permission from the Land Development Unit of Singapore. This is applicable for any landed properties.
Landed housing on up to 10,000 square feet of land is to be found in the Bukit Timah and Dunearn areas. Various configurations of landed housing are available, with terraces (ie a landed dwelling sandwiched between two other dwellings) occupying up to 2,000 sq feet, semi-detached (dwelling sharing a common wall with another dwelling) up to 5,000 square feet and Bungalows (free standing houses) from 5,00 square feet onwards.
The houses are to be found in varying vintages, with the bulk greater than 20 years in age and the newer ones (usually renovated by the owners) from 10-15 years in lesser supply. Newly renovated or erected landed dwellings are in short supply, command a greater premium and are usually taken up by excess demand rather quickly.
Dwellings on land plots larger than 10,000 square feet are to be found in the Napier (Pierce, Sweetenham, Nassim, Cluny Roads) and Holland (Leedon, Bin Tong, Oei Tiong Ham, Queen Astrid Parks) areas. These usually house stately mansions with built up areas from 6,000 square feet upwards. The inimitable bohemian shopping hub at Holland Village services the Holland precinct. There is nothing like it anywhere else in Singapore and is a favorite amongst expatriates and locals alike. Shops selling all kinds of merchandise and a delightful variety of dining outlets are to be found there.
There is so much to do whether you are a sport enthusiast or interested in leisurely activities. Most Singaporeans regard East Coast Park as a preferred play area as it is full of diverse possibilities. Activities such as bowling, cycling, windsurfing, canoeing, and roller-blading and sailboarding can be enjoyed at this park. Families can also hold picnics here while enjoying the beauty of the park Other than that, you can also enjoy a good seafood at the popular stretch along the east coast beach. More than 10 seafood restaurants, that you'll be spoilt for choice. Expatriates choose to live in the east coast because it is away from the hustle and bustle of city living, and the east offers more choices for food and the privilege of having the sea closeby.