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25 Feb 2012
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Black and White
--- Heritage (Mount Pleasant) & Others
Singapore's black and white bungalows were built during the
British colonial days and are located in various parts of the
island. They are around 50 years old and have had been
renovated extensively before rental.
BLACK AND WHITES BUNGALOWS AT SEMBAWANG.
In North Singapore (Sembawang), nearer to the American
School, rentals are from $10,000. There are two
types of bungalows: Japanese Style and British Colonial
Style. All bungalows have air conditioners and ceiling
fans in the bedrooms,
living room, and dining room. The kitchens are furnished
with a refrigerator, gas range/electric oven, and
cabinets. The bedrooms are furnished with wardrobes.
Washers and dryers are provided.
Bungalows have maids quarters and a small garage.
The majority of bungalows are black and white, British
colonial style homes. The living space is located on the
second floor of the unit. The ground floor is an open
breezeway (covered patio). These units have
three bedrooms and two baths. The living area is
approximately 2,200 square feet. The second type of
bungalow is Japanese Style, constructed of brick. These
units have two or three bedrooms and two baths. The
living area is approximately 1,700 and 2,000 square feet
BLACK AND WHITES BUNGALOWS OFF ADAM ROAD, ENG NEO ROAD,
KHEAM HOCK ROAD, TURF CLUB, YARROW ROADS.
bungalows available for rent at small pockets of
neighbourhood. The renovated ones with large gardens are
easy to rent except for those facing the road.
Monthly rentals vary from $10,000 in Sembawang (North
Singapore) to $50,000 (near downtown, Mount Pleasant area with
129,000 sq. ft, 3 units) to South-West Singapore (Portsdown
Road, Rochester Road). They are mostly managed by two managing agents
although a handful may be individually owned.
THE BLACK AND WHITES BUNGALOWS AT PORTSDOWN AND
ROCHESTER PARK AREAS
At Portsdown Road,
the 24 walk-up blocks are in great demand as they are
located in a serene and green neighbourhood. However, there
is a noisy flyover nearby. The
flyover starts at Normanton Park, cross the Ayer Rajah
Expressway (AYE) and ends at the archery field in
Portsdown Road, in front of Colbar Restaurant (demolished as at 208) at Jalan
From 2005, the flyover will continue to be
built from Portsdown Road to Queensway. In the Portsdown
and Medway Road area, there are smaller black and white
bungalows for rent and they are within walking distance
to the Tanglin Trust School.
A 2-min drive to the United World
College, Tanglin Trust and Dover Preparatory Schools, the
bigger bungalows of Rochester Park rent from $8,000 per
month. Some units face the subway train line but they are
still rented as they have a large garden of over 10,000
sq ft of land.
BLACK AND WHITES BUNGALOWS AT MOUNT PLEASANT
In this report, the
Heritage (Mount Pleasant) black and white bungalows are
described in greater detail as asiahomes.com provide a service
to connect prospective expatriate tenants to rent them.
FACILITIES, BENEFITS &
BACK TO NATURE
Historical significance as
British colonials had lived in them.
Spacious land size and built in areas.
Large bedrooms, living rooms and balconies.
Swimming pool may be available or rented
Generally in quiet leafy residential enclaves unless there is
SNAKES, TOADS AND
BATS. The black and whites are not suitable for Caucasian
wives who get hysterical when they see snakes and fruit bats
as these will be your neighbours together with butterflies,
birds, crickets and mosquitoes.
MOSQUITOES. There is an incredibly frequent
number of insecticide fogging in the areas with black and
white bungalows sometimes as much as once a week. In most
areas, there is an absence of mosquitoes in most houses you
visit. One of the aims of fogging is to eliminate mosquitoes
which may cause denque fever in people.
POOLS may or may not be provided by the Landlord. An
above-ground pool rents at around $300 per month inclusive of
maintenance. It may cost $20,000 to install an inground
pool. Some managing agents insist that the new Tenant buys
over the pool from the incumbent who had paid for the
installation or the pool would be removed by the ex-Tenant.
This Mount Pleasant
black and white bungalow has an extensive garden of over
30,000 sq ft of land
expat enclave of Mount Pleasant Road and Gymkana Road have
33 black and white bungalows with or without above ground
pools, one or two storeys.
one-storey black and white bungalow with sprawling
grounds is shown at left. Rental is around $15,000 - $20,000.
Heritage (Mount Pleasant)
Black & White Bungalows
Monthly Rental Excluding 7%
Goods & Services Tax
rates in 2012 above are guidelines and exclude the 7%
Goods and Services Tax. It is not possible to provide
latest info in this webpage.
As at Feb 2012, all units have been rented.
Vacancy may be available in
email@example.com or sms/tel +65 9668-6468 for latest
info and to book a unit for you especially when you are
still overseas and have plans to relocate to Singapore in
Dec 2012 or in 2013.
AND WHITES BUNGALOWS AT MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD. Generally,
there are 2 types and they are fully renovated to a high
standard expected by Caucasian expats.
13 UNITS. One or two storeys. 3 or 4 bedrooms.
Built in 1,400 sq ft. Land 12,500 sq. ft. The
main complaint is that the bedrooms are small. Rentals
are from $13,000.
17 UNITS. Two-storey. 3 or 4 bedrooms. Built in 4,300 sq ft.
Land 40,000 - 70,000 sq. ft. The main complaint is
that the gardening expenses will be S$1,000 per month and
other air conditioning expenses. The living, dining and family
rooms may not be air conditioned.
Picture of a bungalow (left) with
over 30,000 sq ft manicured
garden area! Large pool with deck and cabana. Far away from
neighbours. Privacy. Song birds, crickets, bats, mosquitoes
(rarely present), snakes and greenery.
3. 3 UNITS. Two-storey. 3 or 4 bedrooms.
Built in 7,200
sq ft. Land 130,000 sq ft. Rentals around $30,000. Very
long driveways and lots of privacy.
Large bedrooms and living areas and gardens with land of
from 10,000 - 60,000 sq ft characterise the 2-storey
black and white bungalows in Singapore
and white bungalows attract expatriates who has a
love of history and nature (as there may be bats and snakes in the
backyard). Built by the British
colonial masters, they usually have very high ceilings
and wooden floor boards. Many of them are rented by
ambassadors and have been enclosed for air conditioning.
who want spacious accommodation and be near nature while
enjoying the amenities of a modern city
TO RENT BLACK AND
TO NOTE THE FOLLOWING SITUATION IN 2012:
Caucasians who grow up with nature and love these black
and white bungalows may have to search and make appointments for the best deal
themselves as one Managing Agent (PREMAS) rents by tender.
2. To rent the Heritage
(Mount Pleasant) black and white bungalows as
described in this report, there is no vacancy till
possibly Dec 2012. Expats will have to plan ahead and
be committed to book these bungalows.
firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +65 9668 6468 to
update you and schedule viewing and getting the best rental package for
3. The incumbent tenant may demand that the new
prospective tenant buy over the pool to favour a prospective tenant
who can afford to pay for taking over the pool. He can do that if he
markets his property as early as 3 months before the expiry of
the lease. Usually he is reasonable as the depreciation of
the pools, air conditioners, bamboo blinds and water
heaters taken over from the previous tenant is taken into
account. Such properties are usually not listed by the
managing agent in the early stages and are known by word of
As at Feb 2012, there is no vacancy till Dec 2012, but
some expatriates may terminate their leases
MORE DETAILS ON THE LATEST RENTAL OR TO MAKE A BOOKING
FOR HERITAGE (MOUNT PLEASANT) BLACK AND WHITE
tel: +65 9668 6468,
5 03. Cluny Park new modern bungalows in a leafy Botanic Gardens area
and a very high class suburb, $32,000. This unit may be
available for rent now, depending on vacancy
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