SPOILT for choice

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 September, 2011, 12:00am


Every great global city becomes known for its iconic luxury residential buildings, and in Singapore, several districts stand out.

The waterfront district around Sentosa Cove is highly prized, especially among foreign nationals, who are allowed property ownership.

Sentosa, an island off the south coast famous for its pristine beaches, lush greenery and exciting attractions, meets a growing demand for high-end properties in the city state.

Access from the central business district (CBD) is available by private car, bus, cable car or even walking.

Meanwhile, the Bukit Timah area is a particularly attractive location with a high land value.

It has become a prime residential area flanked by luxury bungalows, high-rise condominiums and hotels.

Luxurious CBD properties are always at a premium and, in Singapore, inner-city convenience is teamed with the waterfront lifestyle of Marina Bay.

Among the iconic developments is One Shenton, Marina Bay, a prestigious twin-tower development linked by sky bridges, which is near Raffles Place and the upcoming Landmark Mass Rapid Transit stations.

The property is also close to Singapore's world-class attractions - the Formula One Grand Prix circuit, Gardens by the Bay and spectacular marina complex.

It is a major luxury project by City Developments, the name behind many of Singapore's luxury residential buildings.

About 20 minutes away from the CBD action, Holland Village suits luxury buyers seeking more greenery and tranquility - with a slightly bohemian touch - within an easy commute. Top-class bungalows and landed properties along Holland Road are famous for their 'pull factor', highly sought after by a large concentration of expats.