"A historical source of delight and nostalgia" The Shophouse

Shophouses are a prevalent building type in Singapore's architectural and built heritage. These buildings are generally two- to three- storeys high, built in contiguous blocks with common party walls.

"We re-engineered Shophouse Portal within affordable means."

12,688

Total Shophouse

29

Total Transaction This Year

$216.5M

Total Transacted Value This Year

6,449

Total Shophouse (Commercial Land Use)

18 (62%)

Total Transaction This Year


$156.33M

Total Transacted Value This Year


6,239

Total Shophouse (Residential/Commercial At 1st Storey & Others)

11 (38%)

Total Transaction This Year


$60.17M

Total Transacted Value This Year


Shophouse Sales

Top 5 deals In 2023

No.Address Area (Sqft)PsfPurchased PriceTypeDate Land Used
15X CLUB ST7,180$ 12,842$ 92,200,000ResaleApr-2023Commercial
23XX SERANGOON RD9,042$ 6,912$ 62,500,000ResaleJan-2023Commercial
32X CHEONG CHIN NAM RD11,947$ 3,432$ 41,000,000ResaleSep-2023Commercial
42XX JAL BESAR6,378$ 6,037$ 38,500,000ResaleSep-2023Commercial
5X ANN SIANG RD1,446$ 22,136$ 32,000,000ResaleJul-2023Commercial

Shophouse Sales

Property gains for shophouses transacted in 2023

No.Address Area (Sqft)PsfPurchased PriceCapital Gains(%)Date Est No Of Years Held
13X BUSSORAH ST724$ 6,626$ 4,800,0001,196.00%Jul-202320
29X EAST COAST RD1,344$ 5,951$ 8,000,000708.08%Jun-202320
33X BOAT QUAY1,426$ 21,034$ 30,000,000631.71%May-202323
41X BUSSORAH ST662$ 6,798$ 4,500,000592.31%Apr-202316
51XX DUNLOP ST459$ 8,505$ 3,900,000550.00%Aug-202321

The Shophouse

Shophouses —a historical source of delight and nostalgia— are a prevalent building type in Singapore’s architectural and built heritage. These buildings are generally two- to three- storeys high, built in contiguous blocks with common party walls. They are narrow, small terraced houses, with a sheltered ‘five foot’ pedestrian way at the front.

Historic Cities

Constructed between the 1840s and the 1960s, these shophouses formed the majority of the pre-World War 2 urban fabric of the old city centre as well as several other parts of Singapore. They are also commonly found throughout the historic cities of South East Asia.

Key Elements

Shophouses therefore form the bulk of our gazetted conservation buildings. The key elements of the shophouses have been carefully restored and conserved according to our conservation guidelines.

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Shophouse Count : 1,183, Price : $2,366
SMS Count : 1,366, Usage Hour : 78 & Credits($) : $473
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1AMOY STREET81-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $18.69M
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2ANN SIANG HILL7--View List
3ANN SIANG ROAD37Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $32M
Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $54.29M
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4BOAT QUAY92Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $30M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $17.2M
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5BOON TAT STREET17--View List
6CANTON STREET5--View List
7CARPENTER STREET23--View List
8CIRCULAR ROAD96-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $47.47M
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9CLUB STREET69Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $92.2M
Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $55.38M
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10GEMMILL LANE16--View List
11HONGKONG STREET67Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $9.6M
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12LORONG TELOK24--View List
13MCCALLUM STREET2--View List
14MOSQUE STREET51Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $15.6M
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15NEW BRIDGE ROAD40Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $29.3M
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16NORTH CANAL ROAD40-Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $44.63M
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17PAGODA STREET57--View List
18SAGO STREET20--View List
19SMITH STREET53--View List
20SOUTH BRIDGE ROAD158Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $50.7M
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21STANLEY STREET25Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $29M
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22TELOK AYER STREET83--View List
23TEMPLE STREET59--View List
24TRENGGANU STREET24--View List
25UPPER CIRCULAR ROAD14--View List
26UPPER CROSS STREET23--View List
Shophouse Count : 728, Price : $1,456
SMS Count : 867, Usage Hour : 48 & Credits($) : $291
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1BLAIR ROAD2--View List
2BUKIT PASOH ROAD43--View List
3CANTONMENT ROAD25-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $11.3M
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4CRAIG ROAD28--View List
5DUXTON HILL35Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $14.3M
Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $33.66M
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6DUXTON ROAD67Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $8.6M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $8.58M
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7HOE CHIANG ROAD25--View List
8JIAK CHUAN ROAD10-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $48.7M
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9KEONG SAIK ROAD79Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $15.5M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $17M
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10KRETA AYER ROAD29--View List
11LIM TECK KIM ROAD25--View List
12NEIL ROAD110Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $9.4M
Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $27.96M
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13NEW BRIDGE ROAD18Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $29.3M
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14PECK SEAH STREET15--View List
15SPOTTISWOODE PARK ROAD7--View List
16TANJONG PAGAR ROAD109Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $24.6M
Total Tran : 5
Total Value : $60.73M
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17TECK LIM ROAD17--View List
18TEO HONG ROAD30--View List
19TRAS STREET54Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $11.9M
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Shophouse Count : 240, Price : $480
SMS Count : 154, Usage Hour : 16 & Credits($) : $96
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1HAVELOCK ROAD48--View List
2KAMPONG BAHRU ROAD53Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $21.53M
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3OUTRAM ROAD71Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $9M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $5.72M
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4TIONG BAHRU ROAD7--View List
5YONG SIAK STREET61--View List
Shophouse Count : 143, Price : $286
SMS Count : 74, Usage Hour : 9 & Credits($) : $57
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1CLEMENTI ROAD21--View List
2JALAN MAS PUTEH38--View List
3PASIR PANJANG ROAD66--View List
4SOUTH BUONA VISTA ROAD18Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $7.3M
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Shophouse Count : 886, Price : $1,772
SMS Count : 1,056, Usage Hour : 59 & Credits($) : $354
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1ALIWAL STREET34--View List
2ARAB STREET112Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $9.89M
Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $27.27M
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3BAGHDAD STREET10-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $9.6M
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4BALI LANE33Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6.45M
Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $41.5M
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5BEACH ROAD74-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6.2M
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6BENCOOLEN STREET29--View List
7BUSSORAH STREET57Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $16.4M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $6.8M
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8HAJI LANE86-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $17.3M
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9JALAN KLAPA18-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $12.19M
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10JALAN KLEDEK7--View List
11JALAN KUBOR6--View List
12JALAN PINANG23--View List
13JALAN PISANG15Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6.88M
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14JALAN SULTAN29-Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $83.6M
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15KANDAHAR STREET30--View List
16LIANG SEAH STREET24-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $1.55M
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17MIDDLE ROAD18--View List
18NORTH BRIDGE ROAD130Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $8.28M
Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $21.2M
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19PAHANG STREET24--View List
20PRINSEP STREET16--View List
21PURVIS STREET21Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $2.04M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $28M
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22SEAH STREET29--View List
23SELEGIE ROAD42--View List
24SULTAN GATE10--View List
25TAN QUEE LAN STREET9--View List
Shophouse Count : 2,571, Price : $5,142
SMS Count : 2,676, Usage Hour : 171 & Credits($) : $1,028
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1BEATTY ROAD10--View List
2BELILIOS LANE9Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $7.05M
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3BIRCH ROAD15--View List
4BUFFALO ROAD38Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $4.4M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $4.3M
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5CAMPBELL LANE49--View List
6CAVAN ROAD44--View List
7CHANDER ROAD30-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $9.3M
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8CLIVE STREET17-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $4.1M
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9CUFF ROAD49Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6.5M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $10.73M
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10DALHOUSIE LANE29Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $2.9M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $2.55M
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11DESKER ROAD110Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6.5M
Total Tran : 6
Total Value : $29.75M
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12DICKSON ROAD39Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6M
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13DUNLOP STREET129Total Tran : 6
Total Value : $27.23M
Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $19.83M
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14FLANDERS SQUARE45--View List
15FOCH ROAD27--View List
16HAMILTON ROAD54-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $5.6M
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17HINDOO ROAD8--View List
18HORNE ROAD62--View List
19JALAN BESAR289Total Tran : 5
Total Value : $90.09M
Total Tran : 11
Total Value : $125.16M
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20KELANTAN ROAD4--View List
21KERBAU ROAD47Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.55M
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22KING GEORGE'S AVENUE89--View List
23KINTA ROAD13--View List
24KITCHENER ROAD51Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $18.2M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $8M
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25LEMBU ROAD15-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $11.51M
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26MADRAS STREET16Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.6M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $1.79M
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27MAUDE ROAD16Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $7.62M
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28MAYO STREET37--View List
29NORRIS ROAD40-Total Tran : 7
Total Value : $33.56M
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30OWEN ROAD85Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $1.9M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $0.57M
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31PENHAS ROAD15--View List
32PERAK ROAD18Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $13.08M
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33RACE COURSE LANE5--View List
34RACE COURSE ROAD123Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $24.5M
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35RANGOON ROAD105-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $14M
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36ROBERTS LANE29-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $7.12M
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37ROWELL ROAD115Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $23.65M
Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $15.76M
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38SAM LEONG ROAD41Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $7.5M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6.5M
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39SERANGOON ROAD313Total Tran : 6
Total Value : $107.8M
Total Tran : 10
Total Value : $74.13M
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40SYED ALWI ROAD104-Total Tran : 8
Total Value : $47.62M
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41TESSENSOHN ROAD31--View List
42TOWNSHEND ROAD12--View List
43TYRWHITT ROAD66-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $15.3M
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44UPPER DICKSON ROAD42Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $6.2M
Total Tran : 8
Total Value : $35.76M
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45UPPER WELD ROAD40Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $9.98M
Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $18.35M
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46VEERASAMY ROAD46Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $13.48M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $10.58M
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Shophouse Count : 173, Price : $346
SMS Count : 245, Usage Hour : 11 & Credits($) : $69
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1BUKIT TIMAH ROAD19Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $5.4M
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2DEVONSHIRE ROAD6--View List
3EMERALD HILL ROAD4Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $16M
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4KILLINEY ROAD34--View List
5MACKENZIE ROAD20--View List
6MOHAMED SULTAN ROAD24--View List
7RIVER VALLEY ROAD63Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $11.5M
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8TANK ROAD3--View List
Shophouse Count : 317, Price : $634
SMS Count : 160, Usage Hour : 21 & Credits($) : $126
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1ANAMALAI AVENUE10--View List
2BUKIT TIMAH ROAD44Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $5.4M
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3HOLLAND AVENUE26Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $12.7M
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4LORONG LIPUT29Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $11.6M
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5LORONG MAMBONG57-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $18.2M
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6NAMLY PLACE16--View List
7RIVER VALLEY ROAD110Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $11.5M
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8SIXTH AVENUE25--View List
Shophouse Count : 685, Price : $1,370
SMS Count : 493, Usage Hour : 45 & Credits($) : $274
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1BALESTIER ROAD251Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $12.43M
Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $11.85M
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2KIM KEAT LANE12--View List
3KIM KEAT ROAD57--View List
4LAVENDER STREET160Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $71.28M
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5MOONSTONE LANE21--View List
6OPAL CRESCENT57Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $15.72M
Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $16.78M
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7RUBY LANE24-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6.89M
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8SERANGOON ROAD88Total Tran : 6
Total Value : $107.8M
Total Tran : 10
Total Value : $74.13M
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9WHAMPOA DRIVE15--View List
Shophouse Count : 251, Price : $502
SMS Count : 136, Usage Hour : 16 & Credits($) : $100
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1BRADDELL ROAD12--View List
2JALAN RIANG19--View List
3JALAN WANGI28--View List
4MACPHERSON ROAD165Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $1.82M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.7M
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5TAI THONG CRESCENT27-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6M
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Shophouse Count : 2,138, Price : $4,276
SMS Count : 1,477, Usage Hour : 142 & Credits($) : $855
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1ALJUNIED ROAD16--View List
2CHANGI ROAD364Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.98M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $10M
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3GEYLANG ROAD724Total Tran : 9
Total Value : $78.87M
Total Tran : 8
Total Value : $119.02M
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4GUILLEMARD ROAD135Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.4M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $4M
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5JALAN AYER6--View List
6JALAN KEMBANGAN12--View List
7JALAN MASJID18--View List
8LORONG 10 GEYLANG12-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.4M
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9LORONG 11 GEYLANG51Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $8M
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10LORONG 12 GEYLANG23Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $7.2M
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11LORONG 13 GEYLANG53--View List
12LORONG 14 GEYLANG17--View List
13LORONG 15 GEYLANG68--View List
14LORONG 16 GEYLANG21-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $19.2M
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15LORONG 18 GEYLANG28--View List
16LORONG 20 GEYLANG37-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $7.7M
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17LORONG 22 GEYLANG28--View List
18LORONG 23 GEYLANG51--View List
19LORONG 25A GEYLANG50Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $4.66M
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20LORONG 4 GEYLANG45-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $4.2M
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21LORONG 6 GEYLANG55--View List
22LORONG 8 GEYLANG53--View List
23LORONG BACHOK16--View List
24SIMS AVENUE215Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $12.54M
Total Tran : 3
Total Value : $17.18M
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25WARINGIN PARK20--View List
26WESTERHOUT ROAD20-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $11.55M
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Shophouse Count : 1,604, Price : $3,208
SMS Count : 1,187, Usage Hour : 106 & Credits($) : $641
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1CEYLON ROAD2Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $4.14M
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2CRANE ROAD22--View List
3EAST COAST ROAD352Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $14.8M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $22M
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4EVERITT ROAD1--View List
5FIGARO STREET22--View List
6FRANKEL AVENUE41--View List
7HAIG ROAD16--View List
8JALAN JAMAL6--View List
9JALAN SAUDARA KU24--View List
10JALAN TUA KONG20Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $1.65M
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11JOO CHIAT PLACE96Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $4.2M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $7.2M
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12JOO CHIAT ROAD456Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $17.5M
Total Tran : 8
Total Value : $41.46M
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13JOO CHIAT TERRACE2--View List
14ONAN ROAD35Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $6.35M
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15SIGLAP DRIVE32Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.94M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $7.35M
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16STILL ROAD20--View List
17SWAN LAKE AVENUE27--View List
18TANJONG KATONG ROAD289-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $5M
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19TELOK KURAU ROAD24--View List
20TEMBELING ROAD20--View List
21UPPER EAST COAST ROAD97Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $5.8M
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Shophouse Count : 126, Price : $252
SMS Count : 55, Usage Hour : 8 & Credits($) : $50
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1BEDOK ROAD92-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $8.56M
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2JALAN PARI BURONG34--View List
Shophouse Count : 560, Price : $1,120
SMS Count : 382, Usage Hour : 37 & Credits($) : $224
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1BRIGHTON CRESCENT20--View List
2JALAN LIMBOK14--View List
3KENSINGTON PARK ROAD30--View List
4LICHFIELD ROAD26Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.8M
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5LORONG 1 REALTY PARK20--View List
6LOWLAND ROAD18--View List
7MAJU AVENUE38--View List
8ROCHDALE ROAD17--View List
9SERANGOON GARDEN WAY65Total Tran : 4
Total Value : $45.04M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $9.4M
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10SIMON ROAD15--View List
11UPPER PAYA LEBAR ROAD133Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.3M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $10.53M
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12UPPER SERANGOON ROAD145Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $11.2M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $14.05M
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13YIO CHU KANG ROAD19-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $2.8M
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Shophouse Count : 272, Price : $544
SMS Count : 176, Usage Hour : 18 & Credits($) : $108
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1CASUARINA ROAD20Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $5.7M
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2CLOVER WAY8-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $4.8M
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3JALAN GELENGGANG16--View List
4JALAN KURAS16--View List
5JALAN LEBAN20--View List
6JASMINE ROAD18--View List
7SOO CHOW WALK8-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $8M
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8THOMSON HILLS DRIVE18--View List
9THOMSON RIDGE10Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $17M
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10UPPER THOMSON ROAD138Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $11.22M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $15.5M
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Shophouse Count : 259, Price : $518
SMS Count : 663, Usage Hour : 17 & Credits($) : $103
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1BINJAI PARK47--View List
2BUKIT TIMAH ROAD18Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $5.4M
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3CHEONG CHIN NAM ROAD44Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $41M
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4CHUN TIN ROAD30--View List
5ENG KONG TERRACE40Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.9M
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6JALAN BINGKA12Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $0.85M
Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $0.9M
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7JALAN JURONG KECHIL52--View List
8RIFLE RANGE ROAD10--View List
9UPPER BUKIT TIMAH ROAD6--View List
Shophouse Count : 122, Price : $244
SMS Count : 64, Usage Hour : 8 & Credits($) : $48
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1KALIDASA AVENUE24--View List
2SEMBAWANG ROAD14-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.3M
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3THONG SOON AVENUE12Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $1.72M
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4UPPER THOMSON ROAD72Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $11.22M
Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $15.5M
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Shophouse Count : 176, Price : $352
SMS Count : 97, Usage Hour : 11 & Credits($) : $70
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1JALAN LEGUNDI8--View List
2JALAN MALU-MALU35--View List
3JALAN TAMPANG22--View List
4SEMBAWANG ROAD111-Total Tran : 1
Total Value : $3.3M
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Shophouse Count : 143, Price : $286
SMS Count : 61, Usage Hour : 9 & Credits($) : $57
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1JALAN KAYU83-Total Tran : 2
Total Value : $9.6M
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2JALAN KELULUT24--View List
3JALAN SELASEH36--View List
Shophouse Count : 129, Price : $258
SMS Count : 72, Usage Hour : 8 & Credits($) : $51
No.StreetShophouse Count2023 Transaction2022 TransactionView
1GREENDALE AVENUE (D11)8--View List
2GREENWOOD AVENUE (D11)38--View List
3HILLCREST ROAD (D11)8--View List
4TOH AVENUE (D17)6--View List
5YUNNAN CRESCENT (D22)3--View List
6CHU LIN ROAD (D23)15--View List
7PHOENIX ROAD (D23)36--View List
8UPPER BUKIT TIMAH ROAD (D23)15--View List
* Those district has less than 100 shophouses.

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Key Elements of the Shophouses

Find out more on the good practices for maintaining a conserved shophouse.

The quality restoration of a shophouse requires an appreciation and understanding of the architecture of the building.

The key elements that need to be respected in the restoration of a typical shophouse are:

Key Elements of the ShophousesDescription
Party WallsThese are principle load bearing walls that separate a shophouse from its neighbouring shophouse.
Timber Structural MembersThis refers to the main and secondary timber beams, that span from one party wall to the other and supports each floor. .It also includes the timber floor boards, and timber rafters that support the roof.
AirwellsAirwells are courtyards that are exposed to the sky, they provide natural ventilation and lighting to the interior of the shophouse They facilitate a comfortable indoor environment in our tropical climate.
Rear CourtAn open courtyard located at the back of the shophouse. It is bounded by the rear boundary wall, service block, rear elevation of the main shophouse and the party wall. This area was traditionally used for functional needs such as the kitchen and the toilet.
Timber WindowsTimber framed windows that are designed in the French or Casement style. Some have solid infill panels while others will have operable timber shutters/jalousies to allow for air and light.
Timber StaircaseThis refers to the staircase inside the shophouse, which are often of timber structural construction In some houses, the timber balustrades can be of ornate design.
Front FacadeThe front ‘face’ of the house that faces the street. Facades from different architectural eras will have different aesthetic approaches.
The Upper FloorThis projects over the five-footway to form a covered pedestrian arcade.
The ColumnsLocated at the front of the building. They support the upper floors and form five-foot way colonnades.
The Five-FootwayThis provides pedestrians with a sheltered environment for passage away from the hot sun and torrential rain. This feature was mandated by Raffles since the first Town Plan for Singapore.
The RoofThe roof is usually of a ‘pitched’ construction on a timber structural frame and laid with natural coloured, unglazed V-profile terracotta roof tiles. Shophouses from the 1900s onwards tend to use natural coloured, unglazed flat-interlocking tiles (also commonly called ‘Marseilles’ tiles).

Source : URA