Singapore Property Types

Singapore Property Types

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Singapore properties can be divided into these five broad property types: Office / Retail / Shophouse / Industrial / Others.

If you are familiar with these different Singapore property types, know their pros and cons, you will be to focus on those that best suit your profile and objective, whether you are renting or buying.



Offices can be found in buildings in CBD (Central Business District), Orchard Road, HDB and private shophouses and SOHO (Small Office Home Office)

The more commonly office properties in this category popular with investors are strata-titled offices in International Plaza, Shenton House, GB Building, Suntec City Tower and The Central @ Clarke Quay.

Factors in evaluating a potential unit will include: accessibility by MRT, nearby amenities (banks and eateries), parking facilities, lobby frontage, regular layout etc



Such commercial properties include retail shops, fashion outlets, showrooms, restuarants, pub and clubs.

Popular retail units can be found in the strata-titled People’s Park Centre, The Arcade, Queensway Shopping Centre, Lucky Plaza, Sim Lim Square and Sim Lim Tower.

Factors in evaluating a potential unit will include: existing tenant mix, building theme, human traffic, shop frontage, floor traps & water supply (F&B) etc



These are usually developments with shops on the ground floor and residential or offices on the 2nd or 3rd storeys.

They are in great demand as there are limited supply in Singapore. Shophouses are wonderful alternatives to high-rise office towers as they have historic value and tend to attract businesses in the creative industries like architectural firms, design houses and publishing houses.

Investing in shophouses at good locations such as the Duxton Road and Ann Siang Hill areas are savvy investment strategies because they tend to show great capital appreciation.

Other shophouses can be found at these locations: Arab Street, Amoy Street, Tras Street, Telok Ayer, Beach Road, Joo Chiat etc

Their investment-worthiness depends on factors such as tenure, zoning (residential or commercial), location, age, maintenance costs, shop frontage etc



Industrial space can be further classified into:

  • Light & Heavy Industrial Factory (Flatted and Stand-alone)
  • Ramp-up Factory / Warehouse
  • Logistics Hub and Distrbution Centres
  • High-tech business space
  • Business Parks
  • Science Parks


Light Industrial / Heavy Industrial / Factory / Warehouse / Logistics Hub and Distribution Centre are found in these areas:

EAST (D12, D13, D14, D16, D17, D18)

Eunos, Kaki Bukit, Defu, Joo Seng, Genting, Tai Seng, Ubi, Paya Lebar, Kallang, Macpherson, Kampong Empat, Kolam Ayer, Kallang, Aljunied, Chai Chee, Loyang, Changi North, Changi South, Tampines

WEST (D5 D21 D22 D23 D24)

Penjuru, Pioneer, Joo Koon, Jurong Port, Toh Guan, Jurong East, Jurong West, Boon Lay, Tuas, Tuas South, Clementi, Benoi, Chia Ping, Lok Yang, Tractor, Pandan, Benoi, Gul, Kian Teck, Ahmad Ibrahim, Buroh, Neythal, International Road

NORTH (D19 D20 D25 D26 D27)

Bishan Woodlands Kranji Ang Mo Kio Serangoon Toa Payoh Yishun Admiralty Tagore Yio Chu Kang Sembawang

SOUTH (D3, D4)  

Keppel, Depot, Telok Blangah, Pasir Panjang, Bukit Merah, Tiong Bahru, Alexandra, Queenstown


Hi-tech Business Space (Polished corporate image façade with internal office-like environment):

Techlink @ Kaki Bukit Road, Techview @ Kaki Bukit View, Siemens Center, KA Place @ Kampong Ampat, KA Centre, Platinum 28, Techpoint @ Ang Mo Kio,  Pacific Tech Centre, Vertex, 6 Serangoon North Ave 4, Admirax @ Woodland


Business Parks

Icon @ International Business Park (IBP), Nordic European Centre, iQuest @ IBP, Plaza8@Changi Business Park, One @Changi City.


Science Park space:

Alpha@ Science Park II, Cintech@ Science Park I,  Kendall @ Science Park III


Techno Park space:

Alexandra Technopark, New Tech Park @ Lorong Chuan, Chai Chee Technopark etc


Depending on your business needs, we will help you source for Industrial spaces with features such as: B1, B2, Container Loading, In-house Canteen, Ground floor, High Ceiling, Air-Conditioned, Ramp Up, Ample loading, Ample car parks, doc levellers, raised flooring, Unloading bays, High floor loading, Single storey, Stand alone, High power electrical supply, Hi Tech, Overhead Crane etc


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