Melbourne and Singapore might not seem to have a lot in common at first glance. But a wave of money from an increasingly sophisticated buyer base is coming to Australia’s property markets out of South-East Asia, which are giving some Melbourne developments a more Singaporean feel.
Greenery spilling from planter boxes along balconies and development’s being shared with hotels are all trends common across cities like Singapore.
While Singapore is a lot further along the high-density path than Melbourne, Rahul Mittal – Director at Cistri, Urbis Australia’s international arm – believes the two have a lot in common.
“Melbourne and Singapore are similar in size of population and expectations of growth,” Mr Mittal said.
“But Melbourne isn’t just learning from Singapore, Singapore is learning from Melbourne.”