5 Affordable New Condos in Town (@less than $1 Million!)

We were on a mission to find affordable, centrally located new private condos in Singapore, and yes – they still exist. Check out our finds in some of Singapore’s most colourful streets around town!

  1. 12 on Shan, Novena
    Tenure: Freehold | Starting Price: $670,000 | TOP: 2019

12 on Shan is a brand new 78 units residential development located in the heart of central Singapore. Nestled in the charming street along Shan Road within an attractive location wired by city conveniences on foot, car and public rain, this is a development that will flourish over generations.

To top it off, 12 on Shan’s choice location provides convenience in every way possible, with amenities of every kind at the doorstep. A few minutes on foot will bring you to a myriad of food choices along a vibrant stretch of shophouses while shopping malls such as Novena Square, United Square, Balestier Plaza and Zhong Shan Mall pulsates with more dining and retail options.

Yet the buzz of the city is never far away as you are close to the Novena MRT station and major CTE and PIE expressways to connect you islandwide via a choice of public transport or private ride.

With everything in place, 12 on Shan provides a haven for dining and retail indulgences with private sanctuaries to retreat home to. Revel in the colour and vibrancy of this bourgeoning location as you appreciate the comfort and serenity of your private space.


  1. Gem Residences,Toa Payoh
    Tenure: 99 Years | Starting Price: $751,000 | TOP: 2020

Living at Gem Residences means comfort in a house fitted with thoughtful design, multiple facilities, and unparalleled views from rooftop spaces, catering to every facet of living.

Being in one of Singapore’s most mature estates also means that the best hawker food and daily essentials are within easy reach. Besides a 20-minute drive away from CBD, and a mere three train stops from the Orchard shopping belt, the town also boasts well-established public transport nodes. The relatively small size of the town means that it is almost too easy to get to the many infamous hawker and cafe joints dotted along the lorongs. And the town is still spotlighted for upgrading under the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) Remaking Our Heartland programme, which will see a revamped town centre and town park, along with improved pedestrian access to the town centre. It will also benefit from the new Thomson East Coast Line (TEL), which adds 31 stations in stages from 2019 onwards.

Gem residences is just minutes’ drive from the city’s prime shopping belt and walking distance from two MRT stations. To make the deal sweeter, they have an integrated concierge service with access to international priority bookings and personalized requests for all occasions.


  1. 10 Evelyn, Novena
    Tenure: Freehold | Starting Price: $1,294,000 | TOP: 2020

Tucked away, yet in the heart of it all. That’s 10 Evelyn, a modern yet lush 56-unit freehold development in Newton. A five-storey boutique residence, 10 Evelyn is designed by acclaimed architect Mok Wei Wei and developed by the award-winning hospitality and lifestyle group, Amara Holdings Limited. The development is located on Evelyn Road — a stone’s throw away from the bustle of Orchard Road, Novena and Bukit Timah, and within reach of several top primary and secondary schools and some of Singapore’s best healthcare services. 10 Evelyn is designed to offer residents the intimacy and lush tranquillity of a village, with seamless connectivity and exquisite modern touches of luxury living.

  1. Neem Tree, Jalan Kemaman (Balestier)
    Tenure: Freehold | Starting Price: $720,000 ($1,7o0 psf) | TOP: 2020

Located at the heart of Balestier, Neem Tree is situated in a prime location, just minutes walk away from Novena MRT, Wampoa Drive, Curtin University and Shaw Plaza. The development is 17 storeys-high and houses 84 residential units including 1-3 bedroom units and 2-3 bedroom penthouses.

Amenities at Neem Tree have been built to fulfill the necessities of a comfortable lifestyle – including a swimming pool, BBQ and outdoor dining area, and an outdoor gym.


  1. VA Residences,Boon Teck Road (Balestier)
    Tenure: Freehold | Starting Price: $720,000 ($1,700 psf) | TOP: 2020

VA Residences is a boutique condomium  with 52 residential units. It offers more spacious 1 and 2-bedroom choices than the other properties we’ve featured, with the units being at least 500sqft in size.

Built to cater to the luxury market, VA Residences offers personalised concierge services to residences, as well as a full suite of amenities including a Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Pool Deck, BBQ Area, and a Jacuzzi.


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