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A Guide To Popular Landed Property Areas In Singapore

1. Number of Designated Landed Property Areas and Their Locations

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore has designated 58 landed housing areas in Singapore. Singapore has four types of landed housing areas: Good Class Bungalow (GCB) areas, Bungalow areas, Semi-Detached housing areas and Mixed-Landed housing areas. There are non-designated landed housing areas in Singapore such as in Joo Chiat, Telok Kurau, Eunos and Kovan where you can find various housing types such as small-scale apartment developments mixed with landed houses.

Good Class Bungalows in Singapore are located in 39 Good Class Bungalow Areas (GCBA). Most of the GCBs are found in prime residential districts such as District 10 and District 11. To maintain its exclusivity and prestige, there is a set of planning parameters to adhere to, including but not limited to a minimum plot size of 1,400 sqm with a height limit of 2-storeys with an attic, a maximum site coverage ratio of 40%.

2. The Complete List of 39 Good Class Bungalow Areas (GCBA) in Singapore

Currently, there are only about 2,800 bungalows in this these 39 Good Class Bungalow Areas (GCBA).

These Good Class Bungalows are mainly located in these 5 districts in Singapore: District 10, District 11, District 20, District 21 and District 23. The prime Good Class Bungalow Areas are in District 10 and District 11. 

There are Good Class Bungalows with land sizes below 1,400 square metres in the GCB areas, that originated before the authorities began gazetting GCB areas around 40 years ago; these properties are still considered as GCBs.

Good Class Bungalow Housing Areas
Good Class Bungalow Housing Areas
1Belmont Park21Gallop Park / Wollerton Park
2Bin Tong Park22Garlick Avenue
3Binjai Park23Holland Park
4Brizay Park24Holland Rise
5Bukit Sedap25Kilbum Estate
6Bukit Tunngal26King Albert Park
7Caldecott Hill Estate27Leedon Park
8Camden Park28Maryland Estate
9Chatsworth Park29Nassim Road
10Chee Hoon Avenue30Oei Tiong Ham Park
11Chestnut Avenue31Queen Astrid Park
12Cluny Hill32Raffles Park
13Cluny Park33Rebecca Park
14Cornwall Gardens34Ridley Park
15Dalvey Estate35Ridout Park
16Eng Neo Avenue36Swiss Club Road
17Ewart Park37Victoria Park
18First/Third Avenue38Windsor Park
19Fort Avenue39White House Park
20Fourth/Sixth Avenue

3. How Many Landed Housing Areas Are There?

Singapore has approximately more than 73,000 landed properties with the most common being terrace houses making up more than 50% of the total stock. The major landed housing districts are:

District 10 – Ardmore, Bukit Timah, Holland Road, Tanglin

District 11 – Chancery, Novena, Newton, Thomson

District 14 – Eunos, Geylang, Paya Lebar, Kembangan

District 15 – East Coast, Marine Parade, Joo Chiat, Katong

District 16 – Bedok, Upper East Coast

District 19 – Hougang, Kovan, Punggol, Sengkang, Serangoon Gardens

District 20 – Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Braddell Road, Thomson 

District 19 has the highest number of landed properties, followed by Districts 15, 10, 16 and 20. It is also the district with the highest volume of transactions and the largest cluster of landed homes in District 19 can be found in Serangoon Gardens. 

Each landed housing area comes with different parameters such as 2 storey or 3 storey height control limit and mixed landed, semi-detached or detached types of houses. 

Click here to view URA’s landed housing map.

4. Prominent Landed Housing Areas

Nassim and Dalvey Landed Housing Areas

Singapore has several popular landed property areas, offering a mix of luxurious bungalows, semi-detached houses, and terrace houses. With 8 different types of landed property in Singapore, it is pertinent to learn about the features of the land and the building control guidelines.  Some of the prominent landed housing areas in Singapore include:

  1. Bukit Timah: Situated in the central region of Singapore, Bukit Timah is renowned for its lush greenery and low-rise landed properties. It is a popular choice for those seeking tranquility and a close connection to nature, as it is nestled near the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and various prestigious schools. The area offers a mix of bungalows, semi-detached houses, and terraces, providing diverse housing options.

     

  2. Nassim Road: Located in the upscale Tanglin neighbourhood, Nassim Road is synonymous with luxury and prestige. It is lined with grand colonial bungalows, many of which are nestled amidst lush tropical greenery. Living in Nassim Road offers residents a sense of seclusion and serenity, as well as easy access to the city center and various amenities such as high-end shopping and dining establishments.

     

  3. Oei Tiong Ham Park: Situated in the exclusive District 10, Oei Tiong Ham Park is a serene landed housing estate offering a sanctuary away from the bustling city. It features beautifully designed bungalows and semi-detached houses, often surrounded by well-manicured gardens and private swimming pools. Oei Tiong Ham Park provides residents with a tranquil and upscale living environment.

  4. Holland Road: Holland Road is highly sought after due to its proximity to prestigious schools, popular shopping and dining destinations, and the lush greenery of the nearby Botanic Gardens.

     

  5. Sentosa Cove: Located on Sentosa Island, Sentosa Cove is an ultra-exclusive waterfront residential enclave. It is home to lavish bungalows, villas, and terrace houses, many of which boast stunning views of the sea. Living in Sentosa Cove presents residents with a resort-like ambiance, complete with private yacht berths and access to exclusive amenities.

     

  6. East Coast: The East Coast area has a mix of terrace houses and semi-detached homes. It’s popular for its proximity to the beach, parks, and recreational facilities.

  7. Siglap: Another area along the East Coast, Siglap, offers a variety of landed properties in the Frankel and Opera Esates. It’s known for its relaxed atmosphere and proximity to amenities. Siglap features shopping, dining and easy access to scenic spots on Singapore’s eastern coast. It is also surrounded by relaxed cafes and eateries highlighting different cuisines.

  8. Serangoon Gardens: Serangoon Gardens is generally a private housing estate. The estate features a mix of landed housing, including terrace homes, semi-detached and bungalows. This area is popular with affluent Singaporeans, with its close proximity to amenities and generally prestigious schools.

These landed property areas often attract affluent residents due to their desirable locations, access to amenities, and spacious, private living spaces. Each area offers its own unique lifestyle, and the choice of landed housing often depends on preferences for location, proximity to schools or amenities, and the specific type of landed property desired. Of course please get in touch with us if you need help to navigate through the nuances of purchasing a landed property.

6. Characteristics of Landed Housing Areas in Singapore

Landed housing areas in Singapore are highly sought after due to their distinct characteristics and unique benefits. These areas are known for their spaciousness, exclusivity, and a sense of privacy that they provide to homeowners.

Here are some key characteristics of landed housing areas in Singapore:

  1. Exclusive and Low-Density: Landed housing areas are typically designed to be low-density, meaning that they have a limited number of properties. This ensures a quieter and more private living environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  2. Space and Garden: Landed homes are renowned for their generous land sizes, allowing homeowners to enjoy ample indoor and outdoor space. The spaciousness provides room for various activities, such as gardening, relaxation, and recreation.

  3. Individuality and Customisation: Landed homes offer the opportunity for homeowners to express their individuality and personal tastes. Unlike high-rise developments, these houses are often built with unique architectural designs and can be customised according to the homeowner’s preferences.

  4. Sense of Community: Landed housing areas often foster a strong sense of community, with neighbours forming close-knit bonds. This sense of community creates opportunities for social interactions, neighbourhood gatherings, and a supportive living environment.

  5. Serene Environment: Landed housing areas are known for their peaceful and serene surroundings. These neighbourhoods are typically situated away from the main roads, providing residents with a tranquil living experience amidst lush greenery.

  6. Parking Convenience: Unlike condominiums or apartments, landed homes usually come with dedicated parking spaces within the property premises. Homeowners can enjoy the convenience of parking their cars right at their doorstep, eliminating the need to search for parking spaces.

  7. Investment Potential: Landed properties in Singapore have long been considered as stable and valuable real estate investments. The scarcity of land in Singapore contributes to the high demand for landed housing, making them a desirable asset with the potential for capital appreciation.

When considering property options in Singapore, landed housing areas offer a unique lifestyle choice, combining spaciousness, exclusivity, and a strong sense of community. Whether it’s the allure of a private garden, the freedom of customization, or the tranquil surroundings, these areas provide an aspirational living experience for discerning homeowners.

5. Landed Homes of The Rich and Famous

i. Sir James Dyson

James Dyson's Good Class Bungalow (GCB)

James Dyson famously set a record for the S$73.8 million purchase of a super penthouse in Singapore held under his wife’s name in 2019.

The 99-year leasehold triplex penthouse at Wallich Residence was acquired by Dyson founder James Dyson’s wife, Deirdre. The penthouse has since been sold at a loss.  

The Dysons still own a Good Class Bungalow property at 50 Cluny Road near the Singapore Botanic Gardens, bought around six months after their penthouse purchase for a reported S$50 million. The freehold GCB property, which comes complete with an infinity pool and indoor waterfall, faces Singapore’s UNESCO-listed Botanic Gardens.

ii. Lim Hock Leng

Sheng Siong supermarket boss, Lim Hock Leng and his family live on a sprawling 33,700 sq ft Good Class Bungalow plot along Ridout Road near the Dempsey lifestyle enclave

The massive land plot houses two buildings and nine bedrooms for Mr Lim and his wife; the couple’s four children, and their families; as well as his parents-in-law.

He first paid S$35 million for the land with the bungalow and later spent S$30 million to restore a small pre-war bungalow to its former glory as well as build a new house as an attachment.

iii. Haidilao Family

The son of one of Singapore’s richest billionaires, a co-founder of Sichuan hotpot chain Haidilao, bought a freehold good class bungalow (GCB) at Gallop Road in Holland/Tanglin at the highest price per square foot for the area.

The 21,649 sq ft bungalow, located a stone’s throw from the Singapore Botanic Gardens, was acquired by Mr Zhang Hanzhi at S$42 million. This works out to S$1,940 psf, which analysts say is the highest price per square foot paid for a GCB in that area.

Mr Zhang Hanzhi is the son of Mr Zhang Yong, the chairman of Haidilao International Holding, which went public in Hong Kong in September 2018.

The Gallop Road property is located next to Mr Zhang Yong’s existing bungalow, which was purchased at S$1,700 psf or S$27 million in 2016.

Mr Zhang Yong, a naturalised Singapore citizen, topped Forbes’ Singapore’s Richest list in 2020 for a second straight year.

iv. Jet Li

Martial arts movie star Jet Li and his wife, former actress Nina Li Chi, bought a sprawling bungalow in Bukit Timah for S$19.8 million back in 2009. It was reported that Jet Li renounced his American citizenship in favour of being a Singaporean.

The freehold landed property is a 22,723 sq ft Good Class Bungalow (GCB) in Binjai Rise.

A three-storey bungalow sits on the prime land and is built on a slope with a long driveway leading up to the front lawn. 

Do you intend to buy a landed property?

You may be thinking what is the next step for you and if it is worth going through the necessary groundwork to buy a landed property.

When is the best time to buy and how can I purchase it at the best price?

Here at The Landed Collective, we specialise in residential properties and that means, HDB flats, Condos, Landed Houses and New Developer Sales. 

Before you start anything, speak to us for a complimentary consultation as we will provide you with comprehensive advice, run through the essentials on the property market and answer any questions you may have. 

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