In full bloom: Singapore real estate blossoms with record-breaking prices

The property market has become the most expensive in the region, as high-net-worth individuals drive up prices and rental rates

The property sector’s positive performance reinforces Singapore’s standing as a global financial hub and a preferred destination for property investors. LenaSerditova/Shutterstock

Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong in being the most expensive housing market in the Asia Pacific region in 2023, reported Channel News Asia, citing data from the Urban Land Institute. The demand for private properties in Singapore has been on the rise, primarily from high-net-worth individuals, driving prices and rental rates to new heights.

The city-state’s vibrant economy, world-class infrastructure, and efficient governance have attracted investors, both domestic and international, seeking to capitalise on its favourable business environment. The surge in demand for private properties reflects the confidence in Singapore’s long-term economic prospects. 

On this note, leading luxury developers at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2022 are reaping the rewards of this burgeoning market, namely GuocoLand (Best Luxury Developer), Shun Tak Holdings (Park Nova as Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development), and Property Enterprises Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Perfect Ten as Best Luxury Condo Development). 

With the recent developments, Singapore has also earned the distinction of being the most expensive city for high-net-worth individuals, uncovered The Peak Magazine. Among the factors contributing to this ranking are its robust financial sector, quality of life, and luxury offerings. Singapore’s exclusive neighbourhoods and premium amenities have made it a sought-after location for discerning individuals seeking unparalleled living experiences. 

While Singapore’s property market has experienced remarkable growth, experts predict a slowdown in rental price increases. Bangkok Post reported that the rent growth rate is projected to drop to five percent due to the development of new homes. This moderation is expected to provide a more sustainable growth trajectory for the rental market, while ensuring a balance between affordability and the city’s desirability.

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As Singapore continues to attract investments and individuals seeking a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the real estate market’s positive performance reinforces the city-state’s standing as a global financial hub and a preferred destination for property investors. The strong demand for luxury properties, coupled with Singapore’s reputation for stability and prosperity, further cements its position as the premier destination in the Asia Pacific region. 

Witnessed any award-worthy residential, commercial, or industrial projects in Singapore? Nominate them for the 13th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) on or before 1 September 2023. For more information, visit 

Gynen Kyra Toriano, Digital Content Manager at PropertyGuru, wrote this article. For more information, email: [email protected].