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Your designer short term rental by local artists in a heritage home within the trendiest neighbourhoods.
We know looking for a place to stay short term can have you feeling lost, with inflexible, cookie-cutter rental options and a whole lot of hassle.
Figment handpicks exceptional heritage homes across the best cultural districts in Singapore. In collaboration with homegrown artists, we design them as clean, comfortable rooms and apartments for you to truly live like a local.
Figment is a 'home for aesthetes'. For the aficionado of the aesthetic and the artistic. For the culturally curious.
At Figment, home is where the art is.
Live artfully with heritage architecture, vintage furnishings & original artworks
Get to know the local creative scene with exclusive access to Figment Club House
15% of rental proceeds for artist commissions, fellowships & residencies
Sign flexible monthly contracts for central locations minutes from public transport
Weekly cleaning, prompt maintenance, laundry & high-speed WiFi all included
Your own studio, your own bathroom, your own floor in a huge 3000ft² home
Did you know you could live in a heritage shophouse? Figment’s Art Houses are artfully designed shophouses, a type of local heritage building and emblem of Singaporean identity. Be one of the few to live in the 857 shophouses that remain today, each showcasing a vernacular architectural style depending on when it was built.
Modelled after the clan associations of old, the Figment Club House welcomes global citizens like you with open doors.
Work out of Figment’s ‘living-room-away-from-home’, plug into a community of like-minded members, and make friends with local creatives over takeout and drinks – all on the house.
Linghao Architects built the Club House as a ‘machine for living’ from reclaimed timber, poured concrete, bespoke terazzo and overgrown tropical hanging plants.
"I’m glad to have experienced living in a design-led Singaporean home. It fulfilled my sense of adventure - off the beaten track of cookie-cutter condo living."
Colin, Design Director
"I've found Figment's Short Term Accommodations to be great for flexible and fuss-free living. Shophouses being more spacious than condos of the same price was an added bonus."
Shruti, Tech Entrepreneur
"I enjoyed a warm welcome from Figment's community of open minded, well-travelled professionals. It made all the difference as a new expat in Singapore."
Charlotte, Brand Manager
You get a furnished short term rental that’s move-in ready. WiFi, utilities, and weekly cleaning of the common areas are all included. We’ll also provide one free set of bedding and towels, basic household essentials and a welcome gift bag. Your rent includes use of shared laundry, kitchen facilities, living and dining areas. New members also enjoy free access to our members-only ‘living-room-away-from-home’, Figment Club House.
We hope you’ll get to know your fellow housemates as soon as you move in. The Figment Club House is a members-only ‘homespace’ for you to meet the Figment community. You're also invited to our curated events. Think private dining with local chefs or book-binding classes hosted by independent creatives. Through these events, we hope you’ll get to know more Figment members from other homes.
You will be joining a creative community of open-minded, well-travelled professionals. Creative souls from diverse backgrounds in tech, finance, design, and other knowledge industries. Although most members are in their thirties, many are in their sixties and seventies! Rather than our age though, what matters is our shared appreciation of art and culture. It helps to bring a sense of adventure going off the beaten track of cookie-cutter condo living.
Not so much, this is Figment’s vision of shared housing for grown-ups. We are not slicing and dicing apartments into cages just to stuff two hundred people into a building. With Figment you always have room to breathe. Socialise as much as you like, or choose to retire to your private studio within a huge 3000ft² shophouse.
Most definitely. We think you'd figure out a nice arrangement with your housemates if they would also like to work there.
The application process is easy and can all be completed online, or in-person if you’re local. First you’ll fill out the application form on our site by clicking the orange ‘Find My Home’ button. We’ll give you a call within the next business day for us to get to know you better. If you’re local to the area, you can go for an in-person tour, or if you’re remote, we can tour with you virtually. At that time, you can reserve the space by e-signing your lease and transferring the security deposit.
The term short term rental describes a fully-furnished self-contained apartment that is rented out for a short period of time, say 3-months or 6-months. Short term stay options tend to be convenient to book, comfortably furnished, and allow you to experience living like a local in charming residential neighborhoods.
Short Term Rentals are often prized for their affordable rentals, fully-furnished convenience and added opportunity to authentically live like a local in a residential neighbourhood in the heart of Singapore.
Under the local Guidelines, residential properties are not allowed to be used for short-term accommodation – defined as stays of less than 3-months. This is so as to protect the interests of residents who live in the same estate, so that their quality of life is not compromised by the disruptive coming-and-going of short term visitors.
Local guidelines preclude Airbnb’s legal operations in Singapore for stays shorter than 3 months. But while it is technically illegal, that hasn’t stopped some from listing their property on the online platform, nor has it fully deterred people from booking them in turn. Just bear in mind its risky status if you do consider booking on Airbnb or similar short term apartment rental platforms.
For private properties, such as condominiums and landed houses, the minimum rental period is 3 months. For public housing, which are known HDB flats, the minimum rental period is 6 months.
Figment provides plenty of affordable short rentals starting from $1,500 monthly. However, if you are looking for the cheapest short stays under $1,500 in Singapore, here are some good places to start.
Rental Property Platforms such as VRBO, 99.co and PropertyGuru
Usually, the quality and number of amenities and options should improve as you move further East. Make sure to do some price research on the area in question on URA’s website so you don’t get ripped off. You might also want to use a property agent to help with your search.
According to the Council for Estate Agencies, to rent property in Singapore, you need to be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident. Non-citizens may rent if they hold an employment or work permit like an S-pass, a student pass, dependent pass or long term social visit pass. That said, even with foreigners holding legal residence, the problem is that most Singapore landlords may not be too pleased with short term leases and would typically require at least a 1 or 2 year contract. Figment provides a much-needed, flexible alternative for short stays with flexible lease terms and a 1-month notice period.