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Real Estate in Bishan

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 01, 2023

Summary: People living in Bishan, Singapore offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Bishan? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Bishan?

"A typical expat home or apartment in Bishan, is usually a high-rise condominium or an HDB (Housing Development Board) flat. These homes are known for their modern architecture and design, with clean lines and sleek finishes. The living spaces are often open plan, with a seamless flow between the kitchen, dining, and living areas. The bedrooms are usually spacious, with built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen is typically equipped with modern appliances, including a refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. Some homes may also have a separate laundry room with a washer and dryer. The bathrooms are usually modern and stylish, with high-quality fixtures and fittings. Most expat homes in Bishan also come with a range of amenities. These may include a swimming pool, gym, playground, and barbecue area. Some may also have a tennis court, sauna, or even a mini-mart within the condominium complex. The homes are often located close to public transportation, making it easy for expats to commute to work or explore the city. They are also usually within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, and schools, making them convenient for families. Despite being in a bustling city, many expat homes in Bishan are located in quiet, residential areas. They often offer stunning views of the city skyline or surrounding greenery, providing a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. In terms of decor, many expats choose to bring a touch of their home country to their Singaporean apartment. This could mean incorporating traditional furnishings or artwork, or simply choosing a color scheme that reminds them of home. However, the overall aesthetic tends to be minimalist and contemporary, in keeping with the modern architecture of the buildings. In summary, a typical expat home in Bishan, Singapore, is a stylish and comfortable space that offers all the conveniences of city living, while also providing a peaceful and relaxing environment to come home to," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Bishan.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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