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13 Mar 2011   
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Downtown Singapore. Kim Yam Road, near Clarke Quay.
A favourite nice historical area. Kim Yam Road Conservation shophome. Some are one-storey townhouses, some are two- or three-storey townhouses. Rents vary from $5,000 - $15,000.
For example, one unit for rent is illustrated below:

Two-levels. 3-bedroom, 1400 sq. ft, was asking $6,000 rental in 2003.  In 2011, the rentals have increased.
A white long bath in powder room downstairs.
The air well brings in natural daylight, provides ventilation by convectional means and you can have a small garden.  The windows have transparent plastic covers in case the tenant wants to use the air conditioning.  In the master bedroom upstairs, there is the sky light to count the stars with your significant others.
For romantic at heart only.  Expats who do not want the most modern condo which they can do so in any international city. Those who want to live in history and perhaps, romance the Singapore beauty? This unit has considerable appeal to single Caucasians in the banking or advertising and sales area and is usually rented within a month.

One shower bathroom upstairs shared by two bedrooms.  A small 50-sq. ft terrace between the rooms.  As demand by young Caucasian expatriates exceed supply, it is difficult to get one unit immediately. Therefore, you need to contact us at +65 9668-6468 or e-mail to get the latest update. For the new expats, the layout and images of the one-storey unit are shown below:


3-bedroom, built-in area is 1,400 sq. ft. $6,000

Air well. 
The window has been sealed with a clear Perspex glass so that the house can be fully air conditioned.  
A modern living cum dining area tiled by white homogeneous tiles.  An air well with  bamboo trees, bringing nature and light into the room.  One bedroom is on the left.  The open concept kitchen can be hidden by folding doors. The kitchen, off the living area, has folding doors to conceal the kitchen. A long bath powder room is on the left inwards.
Kim Yam shophomes attract younger Caucasian couples
There are 2 bedrooms sharing a common bathroom upstairs.  No long bath.


Wooden steps bring you up into the past where migrants from the Asia Pacific region had had toiled long hours to build their future, just as some of you are building yours. Upstairs study room with a terrace above the air well. Potted plants bring nature into house. Some units do not have a terrace. The master bedroom is next door, separated by a shower bathroom.

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Kim Yam Road shophomes rent from $4,500 - $11,000Kim Yam Road shophomes, 3-bedroom 1600 sq. ft shophomes rent from $6,000. One has been rented at $11,000 (two shophomes combined with indoor pond). Some have a waterfall central pond, others have an airwell with plants.  Near Robertson and Clarke Quays and the Singapore River.  5-minute drive to Orchard Road.

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Kim Yam Road shophomes for single or couples. 3-bedroom. Kim Yam Road shophouse 3-bedroom 1400 - 1600 sq. ft. From $6,000
Young, Caucasian, single usually or a couple from 25 - 35 years old. Works in the creative fields of advertising, marketing, banking or finance.  A few lawyers too.  Such houses do not suit expats with small children. However, chief executive officers rent the $15,000 - $20,000 shophomes which have large rooms, roof top jacuzzis and maybe, a private car parking lot.

Reference:  Singapore Unique Homes
Other units available 
E-mail Tel: +65 9668 6468. 

Only permanent residents and Singaporeans can buy shophomes not designated as condos or strata-titled.


Article was written in 25 Jul 2002 and is outdated as many search engines are no more. For historical records only.

The vast majority of our tenant clientele are from the internet. Advertisers will miss them if they don't advertise in the internet. Newspaper advertisements in the Straits Times will remain the main source of listings but they can't be read by overseas expats as they last at the most one day. 

An example of a typical expat email enquiring about Singapore housing is given below.

Aug 9, 2000.

Dear Judy,

First of all, congratulations for a great Internet site which has already been of great help for me. I am a (European) who is relocating to Singapore September 1 this year.  

I look for at least 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms, kitchen, living room and maybe another room. I would also love to have a balcony and live in a quiet and green area of town.

I have visited a friend who lives in a walk-up, some kind of an old warehouse or photo studio - one big room. This was quite nice. 

Then I came across your site and that inspired me a lot. Particularly,  the section with Unique Homes gave some ideas:

1. conservation, Niven Road shophome or heritage shophomes.
2. conservation, Niven Road shophome terrace houses.
3. Unique architecture - Townhouses.

My friends have also told me that those kind of homes would suit me well being a "marketing and advertising person". This would leave much more room for creativity and personal style than the modern living houses, condo's etc.

The latter ones might be suitable for me but I just have a feeling that the above ones are much more a picture of the true Singaporean heritage.

I am therefore preferably looking for a charming place like the ones above,
an old warehouse, shop house, photo studio etc. It most be relatively close
to the center. I will be working in Suntec City  I would like to have some greenery around and it most be quiet - at least not noisy.

I hope this gives you an initial idea and maybe we can work together to focus my requirements. 

Do you have photos that you can email to me of some of the options? I very much appreciate your help in advance. Thanks! Any other sources that you would suggest?


Article was written in 25 Jul 2002 and is outdated as many search engines are no more. For historical records only.

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As does well on the sites listed below, it will probably do well on others too.

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Ask Jeeves
Top Search Directories in 2002
Yahoo - The biggest search site of all. Do well here.
Open Directory

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Singapore Kim Yam heritage shophomes $12,000

Kim Yam Road shophome offices.  These 3-storey shophomes at Kim Yam Road are deep and are used as offices. They impress visitors. The level one can accommodate at least 5 staff and the upper two levels may have 4 bedrooms. Rentals vary from $8,000 - $12,000. Attracts Information Technology companies.

Email or tel: +65 9668 6468 for more info or viewing.


Singapore, Niven Road pre war shophomesNiven Road shophomes. For expats who prefer to live in heritage houses,  refer to:
Niven Road heritage pre-war townhouses.

15-min walk to Dhoby Ghaut subway or Orchard Road. These have marble tiled living areas, modern and spacious bathrooms and kitchens, but have no garden plot or maid's room. Rents around $3,500.  Picture shows the master bedroom. 

Tenant's profile - Young, 25 - 35 year old
Caucasian/Asian single or couple. Predominantly Caucasian tenants.

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Subdivisions (condo & house details) has some of the details of the advertised condos.
Tel: +65 9668-6468, e-mail for viewings

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Pte Ltd.  Website:
Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, #01-1477, Singapore 319074, Republic of Singapore
Estate Agents Licence No. L3007306B
Salesperson Name/Registration No.  Sing Kong Yuen/R030822Z

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