Ever wondered where the rich and the famous live? We give you the scoop on these celebrity homes in Singapore where both famous personalities and local celebrities stay!
1. Eduardo Saverin: The Orchard Residences, Sculptura Ardmore and Nassim Road
Co-founder of Facebook (and one of our investors) Eduardo Saverin made waves when he moved to Singapore in 2009. In an earlier version of this article, we’ve mentioned that he’s been residing in a 5,000 sq ft penthouse at The Orchard Residences.
We’re not sure if he still lives there though, because over the last few years, there have been speculations of him buying two other properties.
This includes paying S$60 million for a 10,300 sq ft duplex penthouse at Sculptura Ardmore in 2017, and a Nassim Road GCB in 2019. With a land plot of 85,000 sq ft, the sale was a record during that time too.
2. Jackie Chan: Centennia Suites, OUE Twin Peaks and The Orchard Residences
Martial artist and film star Jackie Chan is no stranger to buying property in Singapore. Since he became a permanent resident back in 1998, Jackie has purchased homes at Centennia Suites and OUE Twin Peaks. Rumour has it that he’s also bought a unit at The Orchard Residences — which would make him neighbours with Eduardo!
3. Emmanuel Stroobant: Landed property at Sixth Avenue
Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant cut his teeth working as a dishwasher at several Michelin-starred restaurants within his home country, Belgium. Today, he lives in Singapore, and runs the Emmanuel Stroobant Group together with his wife.
Emmanuel owns a 7,000 sq ft landed property at Sixth Avenue, which cost him a cool S$3,500,000 to purchase, and an additional S$1,800,000 to rebuild and furnish. The property includes a basement, swimming pool, and of course, a beautiful open-concept kitchen.
4. JJ Lin: OUE Twin Peaks
Local singer and songwriter JJ Lin might be based in Taiwan, but he’s still very much a Singaporean at heart. When in town, this talented artiste stays at his 571 sq ft, one-bedroom apartment at OUE Twin Peaks at Leonie Hill Road.
Here’s also another condo where you can find more than one celebrity home in Singapore. It’s also reported that he bought it around two weeks after Jackie Chan and Wakin Chau bought three units in the same condo. The original report has since been taken down, but you can read more about it here.
5. Jet Li: Bungalow at Bukit Timah
Top notch martial artist and actor Jet Li is yet another celebrity who renounced his American citizenship in favour of being a Singaporean. His huge bungalow at Binjai Rise in Bukit Timah was previously owned by retailer FJ Benjamin, and cost a whopping S$19.8 million back in 2009.
The three-storey bungalow sits on 22,723 square foot of land, and is built on a slope with a long driveway leading up to his front lawn. We hear that the inside is both opulent and extravagant, with a grand staircase as the centrepiece of his foyer.
6. Vicki Zhao: Ardmore Park
Vicki Zhao (also known as Zhao Wei) and her husband Huang Youlong made headlines in 2020 when the latter bought a penthouse at Ardmore Park for S$27.65 million. Spanning 8,740 sq ft, the massive five-bedroom house is located on the 29th storey, and comes with a private lift and two open-air terraces.
7. Jade Seah: Tanjong Katong shophouse
If anyone’s got style in spades, it’s local actress and host Jade Seah — and this is evident in the charming design of her loft-style shophouse in Tanjong Katong. This space that she owns with her husband Terence Lim is a vintage-lover’s dream come true. It features statement pieces such as tables made from old sewing machines, vintage bar carts, and adorably kitsch mint-green kitchen counters.
8. Royston Tan: Condominium in Serangoon
Award-winning filmmaker Royston Tan has similar vintage accents in his home, but complements them with a more minimalist, industrial style. The filmmaker invested a significant amount of time and effort into curating his home furnishings and decor. One of the coolest items in his home? His movie seats from Capitol Theatre, circa 1940s!
9. Xiaxue: HDB executive flat at Hougang
One of the most famous bloggers in Singapore, Xiaxue lives in an executive HDB flat in Hougang together with her husband, Mike Sayre. She revealed that they tore down all the existing furnishings and completely rebuilt their flat before moving in — with the renovations taking almost a year to complete.
Xiaxue and Mike went with a vintage beach theme, with entailed plenty of blue, white and sand colours throughout the house. The look was completed with oak beams on the ceilings, as well as various beach-related knick knacks that Xiaxue purchased from online shopping site Taobao.
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Frequently asked questions
Does Jackie Chan have a house in Singapore?
Yes, it’s said that he has multiple properties in Singapore. This includes units at Centennia Suites and OUE Twin Peaks. He’s also rumoured to have a unit at The Orchard Residences.
Which celebrity has a house in Singapore?
As far as we know, non-local celebrities that own properties in Singapore including Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Vicki Zhao.
Where do celebrities live in Singapore?
Locations vary from celebrity to celebrity. For instance, local celebrities such as Romeo Tan lives in Marina One Residences, while Jade Seah lives in a Tanjong Katong shophouse.