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in the East Coast for rent - Jan 2003.
4+1 3000 sq ft $9,000. Blk 112, 18th floor. Waterfront
views. Construction of expressway seen.
The Sovereign 4+1 3305 sq ft $7,500. High floor with sea
views .....-02. Dated bathrooms and kitchen.
Bay 4+1 2600 sq ft $8,500. Lobby H, 8th
floor. Low floor. No waterfront views.
Rhu 4+1 2239 sq ft $5,500. Blk 9, 10-09. Waterfront
views on left. Pebble Bay condos in distance acrss the
Camelot penthouse $10,000
Bay condos 1-bedroom to penthouses for rent
Nov 12 02. The Palisade renovated, with large terrace
and sea views, 3300 sq ft $9,500
River fronting Costa Rhu 4-bedroom with big balcony for
rent in Jan 2003
Details of above condos are at:
OVERVIEW OF CONSERVATION SHOPHOMES
Conservation shophomes vary in quality. Most popular ones will
be the Emerald Hill conservation shophouses which are within a
5-minute walk to the Somerset subway and Orchard Road. One or
two units are available for rent. One of the units in the image
was rented to an oil executive for $20,000! Click on image to
view bigger image.
Owners do get $10,000 - $20,000 rent for remodelled units as
there is sufficient demand from expats who want to experience
nostalgia an history in a great downtown location. No condo
facilities obviously and no privacy.
Orchard Road, Somerset subway and the Chatsworth International
School is a 2-minute walk to the right. Surprising quiet during
daytime as the area is off-limits to outside traffic and there
are more convenient parking lots at the Orchard malls!.
2. Some of the Cairnhill Road conservation
shophouses are quite pretty but
some are really run down. See image on right. They have a loft
or attic room with skylight.
One or two units are available for rent from $10,000. Some
owners have divided the house into 2 parts for 2 tenants or 3
parts for 3 tenants but this is not common.
3. The ones in Chinatown area within walking distance to the
Outram subway are in demand. They are located at Everton,
Blair, Neil and Spottiswood Park Roads. One or two in
this area may have wall cracks. Do be careful in the selection.
A handful of units are available for rent.
4. One Peranakan shophome in Petain Road has
great appeal to Caucasians. 5-bedroom, 4500sq. ft built-in area.
This renovated unit with metallic mesh staircase has a unique
one-of-a-kind appeal to Caucasian bankers. This is for rent at
$7500 in 2000. Petain Road is north and a 10-minute drive to
downtown. It is not near any subway.
5. Kim Yam Road. One big shophouse is available
for rent at $13,000. 5-minute walk to Clarke Quay and the
Singapore River. This waterfront al-fresco cafe area has great
appeal for Caucasians despite on-going construction activities
and worries about house security. Unit available in December
1999. One unit for rent at $14,000.
The four remodelled 2 bedroom models renting at $6000 have been
snapped up over the past 12 months.
6. Makepeace Road. A recently re-modelled wood
board flooring. 3-level with one loft. Around 10-minute walk to
the Newton subway. Fully air conditioned and enclosed air well.
Asking rent is $10,000. Brand new. Fully air conditioned and all
wood flooring. Large roof terrace. The air well has 2 plantar
boxes (see image of air well and roof terrace below).
7. Bugis Street's one bedroom with loft and
other areas rent from $2,500 but usually there is no vacancy.
Others are at Liang Seah Street, Mohd Sultan Ismail Road,
Spottiswood Park Road. Communal kitchen or you have a
Narrow width around 20-foot wide. 2 or 3-storeys. Less than 3
years old if remodelled.
Usually there is no car parking lot in the Chinatown shophomes.
The Cairnhill ones may have one lot at the back. Emerald Hill
ones have public car parking nearby.
garden or patio. Living area goes to dining area and then the
back with kitchen, bathroom and store room or maid's room. The
living area may be ceramic tiled with old type or just plain
modern type seen in condos, (as in the image on left, unit is
for rent) or wooden floored. There may be a patio or small
garden outside the living area.
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Level 2 may
have 2 or 3 bedrooms, usually with wooden strips although some
may have parquet flooring common in new condos. Owners
are proud of the "original" wooden strips which are
replicas of those in the old days. Bathrooms are modern and so
are air conditioners. Click on image to view bigger image of
wooden floor strips.
The area near the air well between the front and the back rooms
may have a long bath with open windows at the side. It can be a
family area or part of the study room connected to the master
Level 3, if available may have attic room and high loft with an
attached bath and skylight to appreciate the stars with the
other signifcant ones.
May have 2 bedrooms. One in Joo Chiat Road has a lounge pool at
the back area.
roof terrace may be present. A jacuzzi bath for those who love
to bathe in the public view. Large entertainment area for those
who love barbecues and impress friends and associates. This
Makepeace unit is available for rent at $11,000.
air well may be enclosed or open. If open, the living and dining
areas are usually cooled by fans. If enclosed, the whole areas
are air condtioned. Most homes have a plantar box in the air
well area (see image on left).
More expensive ones have water globe fountain. Very few have a
koi pond. Unit available for rent.
Renovation cost usually exceed S$1 million. Rent in the Emerald
Hill ones are $15,000 - $20,000 per month for the upscale units.
Of all the conservation shophomes and Balinese-style house I
have had seen, I like one at Everton Road. The front faces
Everton Road. On entering, the living area is separated from the
dining area by a display partition. Ventilation is provided by
the air from the open air well as the living and dining areas
are fan-cooled, not air conditioned.
As from the living to the dining area, there are a few steps on
the side to access the kitchen and backyard.
At this side, cascading water flows down the steps into a
good-sized koi pond which is the floor of the air well. Bright
daylight and air comes into this area.
The nostalgic ambience of the wooden floor strips, the
historical past romances you while gently flowing waters and the
orange koi fishes calms you after a hard day's work.
The koi fishes will swim to one corner to avoid you as you are a
stranger but for the Tenant, they look forward to meeting you.
Road shophomes. Historically, Geylang is known as the
red light district. This neighbourhood is being gentrified with
at least twenty new condo apartments being built.
rows of very beautiful 2-storey conservation terrace
shophomes renting from $6,000.
new heritage shophomes
for single Caucasians $2,000, 5-min walk to Paya Lebar
subway and supermarkets.
Heritage Award winning
Conservation bungalow at Geylang, modern 3-bedroom 2300 sq ft
$4,000. Five years old only. 2 attached bathrooms. One
attached bathroom. Impressive facade and entrance. Side garden
for barbecue and entertain friends. Parking lot. Security guard
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