Luxury homes set the scene throughout Crazy Rich Asians, the film based on the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name, which hit cinemas last week. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures
It’s no surprise that Singapore real estate lives up to its luxury image, both onscreen and off.
If you had infinite funds, which slice of Singaporean real estate paradise would you choose to call home?
Last week saw the release of the highly anticipated movie Crazy Rich Asians, set in Singapore, and as you would expect a number of luxurious homes form the backdrop for many scenes.
Off screen, all that glitters is not necessarily gold, and Singapore’s luxury residential market has had a blow this year in the form of government-introduced cooling measures.
“The stamp duty imposed on foreign buyers of 15 to 20 percent is certainly being felt at the upper end of the market,” Dave Loo of Christies International Real Estate in Singapore told Property Report. “However, we’re still experiencing interest from UHNWIs from around the world, proving that Singapore is still very much a key destination for luxury property seekers.”
We’re guessing that if you’re “crazy rich”, piffling concerns such as a bit of extra tax will be batted away with a perfectly manicured hand.
Here are five properties where you can drop some serious SGD:
1. Oceans Drive, Sentosa
Sitting on a unique 23-acre seafront plot in the popular Sentosa beach area, this masterpiece from architect Chan Wai Kin of Timur Design has everything a Crazy Rich Asian could wish for. With five generous bedrooms, the property also features a spa, library, boat facilities, and not to mention that glorious pool.
Price tag: SGD36 million (USD26.3 million)
2. Marina Bay Residences
If a fabulous city skyline and central location is what you’re after, then look no further than this luxury four-bedroom penthouse with unobstructed views of the world-famous Marina Bay. Designed by one of the world’s leading architects, Gene Kohn of Kohn Pedersen Fox, Marina Bay Residences offers the ultimate waterfront city living.
Price tag: SGD15.8 million (USD11.6 million)
3. One Shenton
The striking gold façade of One Shenton cuts a dashing figure against the Singapore skyline. Situated in the heart of the new city centre on the edge of Marina Bay, this five-bedroom home lets the lucky owner enjoy proximity to landmarks such as the Integrated Resorts Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay.
Price tag: SGD25 million (USD18.3 million)
4. Bishopsgate Residences
What could be grander than the prestigious and highly coveted District 10, surrounded by embassies of the United Kingdom, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei? As the only condominium project in a Good Class Bungalow area, this is a perfect place for “crazy rich” expats to snap up a slice of the action.
Price upon request
5. Copper House
This six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home on Sentosa Island is surely one of the most extravagant homes on the market right now in Singapore. So named due to the unusual copper façade, this property offers 9,500 square feet of fabulousness, with honey and white onyx flooring and a 2,000-bottle wine cellar.
Price tag: SGD48 million (USD36 million)
Photos courtesy of Christies International Real Estate