Rent Walk-Up Apartments In Singapore Heritage Shophouses

Flexible, furnished walkups with an instant community in central locations

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What is a Boutique Home™?

Your artfully furnished walk-up apartment within a heritage shophouse in central locations.

We know apartment rental hunting can have you feeling lost, with boring, cookie-cutter walk-up 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 Boutique Home?

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

Room To Breathe

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

Flexible & Convenient

Sign flexible monthly contracts for central locations minutes from public transport

Fuss-Free Comfort

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

Feel Shophouse-proud

Stay inspired with distinctive architecture, handpicked furniture & curated artworks

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

Spacious, flexible, and fuss-free living

"I've found Figment's Walkup Apartments 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

A design-led Singaporean home

"I’m thrilled 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What’s included in the rental rate?

You get a furnished walkup apartment 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.

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!

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.

How do I book a stay?

Enquire with us by clicking the orange button on the top right. You would already need to know your budget and expected move-in date. We’ll give you a call within the next business day for us to get to know you better, followed by a viewing if you wish. You’ll be able to book on the spot if you like what you see.

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.