5 Freehold Shophouses in Kampong Glam launched for sale by tender

SINGAPORE – Knight Frank Singapore is pleased to offer an island block of 5 adjoining, freehold conservation shophouses in Kampong Glam for sale via public tender.

The shophouses are located prominently at the prime corner of Baghdad Street and Muscat Street, right at the heart of excellent eateries and trendy retail shops.

Kampong Glam shophouses. Picture: Knight Frank Singapore

With the support of the Singapore Tourism Board, the back alley of Muscat Street has a charming outdoor art gallery with delicate art pieces adorning the walls. The location is popular among both tourists and locals for their free guided tours of the neighbourhood.

No. 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25 Baghdad Street have 5 individual titles with a total land area of 4,892 sq ft and gross floor area of approximately 8,013 sq ft. They are zoned Commercial under the Master Plan 2014.

The island block of 5 adjoining shophouses are currently fully tenanted. They are occupied as F&B outlets on the ground floor and offices or additional dining areas on the upper floors.

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Ms Mary Sai, Executive Director of Investment and Capital Markets, Knight Frank Singapore, says, “It is a rare opportunity to acquire a block of 5 adjoining shophouses in Kampong Glam as more often than not, transactions in the vicinity are of a smaller scale, such as a single shophouse unit with a land area of about 700 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft at say, Bali Lane or Bussorah Street.

“In fact, a shophouse at Bussorah Street with a balance lease of 83 years and land size of 1,741 sq ft was sold for S$5 million in July last year. With the guide price for the 5 shophouses at S$23.8 million, the potential for capital appreciation is indeed promising.”

As the shophouses are zoned Commercial, there will be no Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty and Seller’s Stamp Duty payable. Foreigners and companies are also eligible to purchase the properties.

Ms Sai further shares, “Kampong Glam is an area with rich architectural heritage and holds an eclectic blend of Singapore’s history and culture. The shophouses are situated within the bustling part of this conservation area and are surrounded by F&B establishments, souvenir shops and boutique hotels.

“The combined large floor plate of the 5 adjoining shophouses allows for flexibility in space reconfiguration for the new owner, to meet needs be it for owner-occupation or investment. As such, the owners are expecting a healthy interest from both investors and corporate entities in acquiring the freehold commercial asset.”

The sale is subject to existing tenancies. The public tender will close on Thursday, 24 October 2019, at 3 pm.

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