While some Asian currencies may have fallen in value, investors from the region are expected to continue buying up real estate in Britain and the United States. The flood of Asian money into the London and United States property markets over the past few years largely has come from wealthy Singaporeans and Hong Kong Chinese, whose home currencies have been least affected by the recent regional turmoil. 'There will still be money out there looking for secure markets,' said David Faulkner, a partner at Brooke Hillier Parker property consultants. London is seen as the market most favoured by Asians, followed by the US. Asians have accounted for 43 per cent of sales so far this year in London's Docklands, for instance. Asian investment in US real estate topped US$6.3 billion over the past four years, with Hong Kong investors leading the way, according to an Ernst & Young survey. The survey, released by Los Angeles-based E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group (EYKL) at last week's Mipim-Asia conference in Singapore, said 42 per cent, or $2.91 billion worth of purchases, had been from Hong Kong buyers. The study, which tracks only larger transactions, showed Singaporeans were the second biggest buyers, having invested $1.2 billion since 1995. California attracted the most Asian funds, luring $1.4 billion over the period, with hotels the favoured investment. Jack Rodman, EYKL director, said: 'Asian investment in US properties should continue its strong pace due to the 'safe haven' attraction of US real estate, its relative bargain price compared to world property markets, and the healthy US economy.' He said funds also had come from Chinese investors in Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia and other Asian countries.