Call it the kampong spirit, but Singaporeans are quite a "kay poh" bunch when it comes to gossiping about the neighbours. And this is all the more evident when your neighbour is someone famous.
Whether you just need some water cooler material or genuinely want to live near your idol (JJ Lin or Romeo Tan, anyone?), here’s a list of celebrity homes in Singapore and how much it costs to live in the area block, condo and/or street.
1. JJ Lin – OUE Twin Peaks condo
When pop star JJ Lin is taking a break from recording, performing and appearing on TV in Taiwan, he hangs out at his 1-bedroom apartment at OUE Twin Peaks. His 571 square foot condo unit, chosen no doubt for its central location on Leonie Hill Road, was purchased in 2011 and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding Orchard and Grange Road. The selling price range for OUE Twin Peaks is $1,200,000 to $4,780,000.
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2. Romeo Tan – Marina One Residences
If you work in the CBD, you might bump into actor Romeo Tan, who owns a one-bedroom apartment at Marina One Residences for which he reportedly paid at least $1.67 million. One-bedroom apartments at Marina One Residences are generously sized, with the smallest units starting at about 657 square feet. Thinking of following suit? Units at Marina One Residences will set you back anywhere from $1,467,770 to $23,000,000.
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3. Vincent Ng – Landed home in Ang Mo Kio
Wushu pro and former actor Vincent Ng, who previously rented a three-bedroom apartment at Sentosa Cove’s W Residences, purchased a three-storey landed home in Ang Mo Kio in 2017. He currently shares it with his wife, son and mother. Landed Property in the area tends to cost at least $580 per square foot, or $1.8 million per unit.
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4. David Gan – The Boulevard Residence condo
To get to his hair salon at Palais Renaissance, David Gan just has to stroll out of his apartment at The Boulevard Residence at Cuscaden Walk. The celebrity hairdresser lives in an opulently-decorated three-bedroom freehold apartment which he reportedly bought for $5 million in 2007. These days, units at The Boulevard Residence cost from $6,000,000 to $19,500,000.
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5. Vivian Lai – $8m semi-detached house in central area
Taiwan-born actress and TV host Vivian Lai lives in a 3,500 square foot, three-story semi-detached house with its own karaoke room and walk-in closet. The property is reportedly worth about $8 million. She moved in in 2018 with her husband, two daughters and two helpers. Landed homes in central Singapore tend to be priced at a premium, with houses in the Orchard area easily costing over $7 million.
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6. Xiaxue – Executive HDB flat in Hougang
Xiaxue lives with husband Mike and son Dashiel in a HDB executive flat in Hougang, which is decorated in a beach-style, according to her last update. Executive flats in Hougang typically cost anywhere from $600,000 to $755,000.
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7. Lee Teng – 5-room HDB flat in Bishan
TV host Lee Teng lives together with his younger sister in a 1,300 square foot, 5-room HDB flat in Bishan in which one bedroom has been converted into a walk-in wardrobe. His mother, who lives in Taiwan, used to be a fashion designer and played a big part in decorating the space. Five-room flats in Bishan typically sell for about $700,000 to $850,000, with some crossing the $1,000,000 mark.
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8. Dennis Chew – $500,000 HDB maisonette flat
In August this year, Love 97.2 FM DJ Dennis Chew bought an HDB executive maisonette near his parents’ home for $500,000. Executive maisonettes, which are spacious two storey flats with balconies, were discontinued in 1995 and continue to be in high demand on the resale market. While the location of Dennis Chew’s home remains undisclosed, maisonettes typically enjoy healthy resale prices, with some going for over $1,000,000.
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9. Halimah Yacob – Jumbo flat in Yishun
The President of Singapore was living with her family in a 6th floor jumbo flat in Yishun before moving out due to security reasons. She is Singapore’s first president to have lived in an HDB flat while in office. Her home is actually a combination of two flats, a 4-room unit that she bought as a newlywed together with her husband, and a five-room flat next door that they later bought on the resale market. Newer five-room flats in Yishun typically cost about $490,000 to $560,000.
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10. Jade Seah – Tanjong Katong shophouse
Jade Seah and her husband live in an ultra-chic freehold conservation shophouse in Tanjong Katong, decorated in a whimsical vintage style. The actress, host and Miss Singapore 2006 runner-up initially purchased the property as a one-storey high-ceilinged shophouse and later had a loft built above the living room. Conservation shophouses can cost anywhere from about $2 million to over $10 million.
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11. Mark Lee – Apartment in Upper Thomson Road
Comedian Mark Lee’s Upper Thomson Road apartment houses an art collection and is decorated in a style that some might say is as umm, colourful as his on-screen personas. The 2,600 square foot, five-bedroom apartment houses his wife, mother, elder sister and three children and also has a spacious balcony. Five-bedroom apartments on Upper Thomson Road are typically priced at about $2.8 million to $3.4 million.
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12. Pornsak – condo in Bukit Timah
Thai-born host Pornsak lives in a three-bedroom, 1,420 square foot condominium in Bukit Timah which he purchased in 2010, paying about $800,000. He lives in one of the bedrooms and rents out the other two. Today, a 3-bedroom apartment in Bukit Timah would set you back at least $1.1 million to $1.8 million.
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13. Jamie Yeo – condo in Sunset Way
Gold 95.FM DJ Jamie lives in a 1,200 square foot, two-bedroom condominium at Sunset Way with her husband, two kids and helper. She has been living there since the end of 2015. These days, you can expect to pay at least $1.1 million to $1.7 million for a two-bedroom apartment in the same area.
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