Book Short Term Rentals In Singapore Heritage Shophouses

Flexible, furnished short term accommodations with an instant community in central locations

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What is a Figment?

Your artfully furnished short term rental within a heritage shophouse in central locations.

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.

Inspired by local art and architecture, Figment curates heritage shophouses in the trendiest neighbourhoods. We design them as well-appointed rooms and apartments for your fuss-free rental.

Our commitment to arts-based placemaking means we draw on arts and culture to reimagine our homes as the heart of our local communities.

At Figment, home is where the art is.

Why Rent A Figment?

Feel Shophouse-proud

Stay inspired with distinctive architecture, handpicked furniture & curated artworks

Embassy House Membership

Enjoy free access to our members-only 'homespace' and creative community

Social & Cultural Impact

10% of rental proceeds supports local creators with commissions & residencies

Fuss-Free Comfort

Weekly cleaning, prompt maintenance, laundry & high-speed WiFi all included

Flexible & Convenient

Sign flexible monthly contracts for central locations minutes from public transport

Room To Breathe

Your own studio, your own bathroom, your own floor in a huge 3500ft² shophouse

Welcome To Embassy House

You’re invited to join the Figment community’s ‘living-room-away-from-home’.

Meet new friends and friends of friends over takeout and drinks.

For this month only, all new members will receive 6 months of free, complimentary membership to our newly launched Embassy House.

What Our Members Are Saying

A design-led Singaporean home

"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

Spacious, flexible, and fuss-free living

"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

Community of open-minded professionals

"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

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our Rental Guide To Short Term Accommodation in Singapore

What’s included in the rental rate?

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’, Embassy House.

What type of social life can I expect?

We hope you’ll get to know your fellow housemates as soon as you move in. The Embassy 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.

Tell me more about the Figment member community!

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.

Wait a minute, isn’t this just coliving with others?

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.

Can I work in the common area?

Most definitely. We think you'd figure out a nice arrangement with your housemates if they would also like to work there.

Does Figment offer any health and fitness amenities?

We provide you with 11 free monthly credits for ClassPass that lets you access top-rated gyms, fitness studios, and other amenities within your neighbourhood. Step out of your shophouse and get to know your vibrant historical neighbourhood while supporting your local gyms and fitness studios!

What is the application process like?

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.

What is a short term rental?

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.

Why choose to rent a short term rental apartment?

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.

Is short term rental illegal in 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.

Is Airbnb legal in Singapore?

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.

What is the minimum rental period for short term rentals in Singapore?

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.

Where can i find the cheapest short term rentals in Singapore?

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
Facebook Groups
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.

Can I lease a short term rental in Singapore as a foreigner?

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.