Property Investment: What Can You Buy For US$1 Million In Bangkok, Singapore, And Kuala Lumpur?


Property Investment: What Can You Buy For US$1 Million In Bangkok, Singapore, And Kuala Lumpur?

As Southeast Asia’s capital cities see a surge in residential developments, we look at what you can purchase right now for around US$1 million in three very different markets – Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.

Published on 2 August 2017

Southeast Asia’s property markets are diverse, offering investors a wide array of options and opportunities. What you can attain for US$1 million across the region can vary quite drastically depending on where you are and how strong the US dollar is at any given time. If you have US$1 million to burn and are looking to add a property to your portfolio, here’s a taste of what you can buy in three of Southeast Asia’s hottest real estate markets – Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur:

Bangkok, Thailand

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium at Saladaeng One in the heart of Bangkok’s financial district offers approximately 1,218 square feet of luxury living. Large bay windows will provide incredible views over the city, particularly historic Lumpini Park, while three-metre-high ceilings in the bedrooms and living spaces will contribute to the bright and airy feel of the home. Under development by SC Asset and slated to be completed in 2018, the condominium features an abundance of facilities – from a large swimming pool to a fully-equipped gym. Our personal favourite, the manicured sky terrace, will be perfect for getting lost in Bangkok’s ever-expanding skyline. This unit is available now for US$1.05 million.


Located in District 09, UP@Robertson Quay from City Developments Limited is a new residential property with luxurious recreational facilities that is ready for occupation. Adjacent to the M Social Singapore — a Philippe Starck designed hotel — residents have access to a suite of fee-based hotel services (which may be modified according to availability and at the discretion of the hotel operator). Robertson Quay‘s central location along the Singapore River, with its numerous waterfront restaurants and bars, makes it one of the ­most sought-after neighbourhoods in the city. You’re also only a short drive to Orchard Road, the Botanical Gardens, and Central Business District. Approximately US$1.18 million will get you the keys to a stylish 570 square-foot, one-bedroom apartment with a study.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A short drive from the city centre in Bukit Kiara, this spacious East Residence townhouse in Sime Darby’s Alya development has magnificent views of the 36-hole TPC Kuala Lumpur  – a golf course that hosts both PGA and LPGA tournaments. Thus, owners will be perfectly positioned to watch some of the best golf played in Southeast Asia in the comfort of their gated and guarded community. With a built-up area between 4,422 and 4,455 square feet, townhouse B1 is all about space. Spanning over four floors, it has five bedrooms and five and a half baths. You’ll also find some pretty incredible features and designs, such as a private lift and a master bedroom that occupies the entire top floor. And if you don’t want to fit a gym into your home, a Residents’ Club provides one along with an infinity pool and spa.

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