Once again, an Instagram influencer has got into trouble, this time for photoshopping himself into stock photos of holiday destinations. Well, if only he knew there are condos in Singapore that actually look like overseas resorts!
Whether you’re renting, buying or just looking for jaw-dropping eye candy, check out these newly-completed, infinitely Insta-worthy condo projects. Our five picks come at various price points, so you’ll never have to fake it — no matter your budget.
Average sale per square feet (psf) price: $1,385
Average rent psf price: $3.20
*All prices listed are based on transactions in the past six months from the date of the article
Located in the midscale neighbourhood of Tanah Merah in the East of Singapore, Eco is a condominium that’s true to its name. Its design and landscaping takes the cue from eco resorts — complete with raintrees and lush garden spaces. The condo also mimics nature by being eco-friendly, with bioswales and rainwater harvesting features that help the greenery thrive.
What’s Insta-worthy: The rows of townhouses in Eco are the most resort-like, we reckon, with long pools that look like a million dollars, especially in the evenings when twilight comes.
Average psf price: $1,997
Average rent psf price: $5.50
Remarkably, this newest residential addition to the popular Tiong Bahru neighbourhood was 100% sold when it was launched. The 36-storey Highline Residences sets a high bar by including unique facilities and services such as a communal urban farm and a concierge, as well as privileged rates on yacht charters and courses at the members-only Marina at Keppel Bay for residents.
What’s Insta-worthy: There’s a green ridge specifically built at a five-storey height to provide unobstructed views of the city. With lush greenery in the foreground, we’ve not seen such a refreshing perspective of Singapore’s skyline in awhile. (The function rooms on the top floor also provide a stunning vista.)
Average sale psf price: $1,251
Average rent psf price: $3.20
Taking architectural inspiration from some of the world’s best and most exclusive resorts such as the Maldives, the Caribbean and Fiji, Coco Palms even has a salt water pool.
What’s Insta-worthy: The Grand Lagoon, the main pool at Coco Palms, measures about 50 by 50 metres, enough to give residents — and the odd flamingo float — plenty of elbow room. There’s even communal seating areas that resemble lily pads, that put you right at the water’s edge.
Kingsford Hillview Peak
Average sale psf price: $1,370
Average rent psf price: $3.30
Literally wrapped in nature despite being just next to civilisation (HilV2 Shopping Mall, Hillview MRT Station), living in Kingsford Hillview Peak must be a great stress reliever. While many condo projects essentially force you to choose between a pool view or a greenery view, this gives you the best of both worlds. This project is also a short distance away from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, making it a choice location for nature lovers.
What’s Insta-worthy: If we told you to picture an infinity pool with a backdrop of lush green hills, you’d think we’re describing a resort in Bali. But here were are at Hillview.
Average sale psf price: $2,229
Average rent psf price: $5.30
Completed in 2017, the centrally-located Duo Residences is so massive and distinctive it looks like a monument. Its lead designer is renowned architect Ole Scheeren, who’s behind similarly distinctive projects such as the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, China, and the MahaNakhon in Bangkok (Thailand’s tallest skyscraper ever built). He gave this project sweeping curves and a distinctive honeycombed facade. Sweet.
What’s Insta-worthy: Besides the honeycomb facade, residents can take a dip one of the few rooftop pools. One of the pools offers an unobstructed view of Parkview Square, the enigmatic and imposing Gothic-themed building next door.
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