Walk-Up Apartments
In Singapore Shophouses
For Rent

Rent fully furnished walkup apartments and all-inclusive, flexible leases in prime central locations

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What is a shophouse suite?

Your very own fully furnished walk-up apartment in a shophouse within the trendiest neighbourhoods.

We know apartment rental hunting can be stressful for you, with boring, cookie-cutter walk-up options and a whole lot of hassle.

Figment offers you a thoughtful take on boutique living in Singapore.

Inspired by local art, design, and architecture, we handpick heritage shophouses in vibrant neighbourhoods and offer wonderfully furnished walkups for your fuss-free stay.

Why Rent With Figment?

Room To Breathe

In the era of social distancing: Your own walk-up, your own bathroom, on your very own floor

Freedom & Flexibility

Just a 3-month minimum contract with a month-to-month lease thereafter

All-inclusive Living

Leave it to us: Weekly cleaning and prompt maintenance, all included

Live Like A Local

Delight in the distinctive designs of rare heritage homes that celebrate Singapore's history

Sustainable Development

Historic redevelopment conserves built heritage; architectural salvage offers decor with a story

Prime Central Singapore

Only the best walkups right in the city centre, well-connected to public transport systems

Fancy a Shophouse Tour?

“I've had the privilege of staying in one of Singapore’s most beautiful heritage shophouses, and I finally get to give you all a tour on this huge minimalist house.”

- Georgia Caney, Figment Member

Go on a shophouse tour with Georgia Caney as she shares her experience with shophouse living in Canvas House.

What Our Members Are Saying

It was amazing living in a shophouse walkup

"I stayed here for 3 months as they had short term / month-to-month lets. It was amazing living in a shophouse walkup."

Shruti, Entrepreneur

Ready-to-move-in walkup apartments

"This is the easiest option for ready-to-move-in walkup apartments with flexible leases in style in historic shophouses with renowned designs."

Charlotte, Brand Marketer

Stepping out to a great feel of daily life

"The location gives you a great feel of daily life - upon stepping out of the shophouse, from all directions you’ll be able to find something interesting happening."

Colin, Design Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our Rental Guide To Walk-ups For Rent In Singapore

What is a walk-up apartment?

In Singapore walk up apartments, as the name suggests, are apartments that are accessible only by staircases and lack elevator access. This is because they are mostly part of older developments, with many characteristics that differ from apartments built more recently. For example, these older walk-ups tend to be much more spacious and are housed in charming heritage buildings.

Who are walk-up apartments for?

Walk-up apartments are the perfect rental option for singles, whilst Figment’s furnished apartments are large enough to accommodate couples and co-sharing friends.

How many can live in a walkup apartment?

Our shophouse walk-up apartments can comfortably accommodate up to two people. You might find that sharing a place with your significant other would be much easier than sharing one with a close friend. That said, Figment provides spacious shared common areas for you to let loose beyond the confines of your walkup.

What are the differences between a walk-up and a condo apartment?

Most walk-up apartments do not come with condo facilities, although some may offer basic features such as a barbecue area and pool. We'd argue that most of the amenities that come with Figment's walkups extend into the neighbourhood with walkable surrounds and great coffeeshops and bars a short distance away.

Where can walk up apartments be found?

You can find walk up apartments in various conservation buildings around Singapore, including apartment blocks and shophouses. These buildings are located in prime liveable areas such as Joo Chiat and Tiong Bahru. These locations tend to be amenity rich and convenient to access.

Can I rent a walkup apartment 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 a month-to-month lease agreement and would typically require at least a 1 or 2 year contract. Figment provides a much-needed. flexible alternative for walk-up apartment rentals with flexible lease terms and a 1-month notice period.

Can foreigners buy walk up apartments in Singapore?

Foreigners can buy real estate in Singapore, with some restrictions around buying landed property. For non-landed property, foreigners can own as many walk-up apartments or condos as they can afford. There is no limit on the number of apartments they can buy.

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