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Renovating a very old condominium in Singapore

I recently purchased a “Freehold” condominium in Singapore for a low price of SGD$880,000, about US$628K.

It’s very old for Singapore, about 25 years old located in the central west area of Singapore next to some great shopping.  25 years is ancient in Singapore where new condos/buildings are going up every hour. 

The good news is that many condos next to mine are going for 1.5 times a price premium (at the least) making this place a pretty good buy if you intend on keeping it.

Here are some pics when I took it over:

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It gets worse, trust me, so I only included the tidy pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Anyhow, I obviously need to renovate since I will be moving there soon with my wife, and she likes a clean place too.

Basically, the entire condo will be renovated.  All flooring will be pulled up, all walls retiled or repainted, new everything, etc. etc. etc.

It’ll cost a lot, around 50K USD for all of the work – then I need to buy the appliances, etc.

Kind of a waste of money, renovation is, but since the condo is a freehold, it’ll be worth it in the long run I think.


Gotta include one of the wife 🙂

Anyhow, more on this condo renovation next posting – I will show you the CAD drawings I’m creating and the software I’m using.  It’ll be cool 🙂


  1. July 26, 2012 at 9:22 PM

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  2. March 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Hi ! I was inspired by your renovation… is this the Le Conney at Telok Kurau just curious? just me and my gf are also looking to buy a older condo… may wanna seek ur kind advice

  3. March 21, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads
    up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking
    issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

  4. October 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Hello all, here every person is sharing these know-how, therefore it’s fastidious to read
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  5. bruno nang
    February 19, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    what is the floor size of your condominium?any way with ‘freehold” property with this price is a “good buy”(not ‘good bye”!haha!)

  6. Anonymous
    September 10, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    hi im currently a student doing project in school regarding entire condo renovations. hope you can provide more details that can help me in my project esp in terms of budgeting and timeline!. thanks

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