So this quiet little town that we've decided to live in has a population of just slightly over 5,000 people. However during summer, due to the attraction of the sun, sand and sea, the population would swell to over 20,000.
This beautiful Victorian-style house that we've rented was built in 1905. It has a living area of over 1,800sqft and a gross area of 3,300 if including the porch, deck, storage areas and wood. Such a house would easily cost over USD700,000 to purchase and yet the rent is relatively low. With the same rent that we are paying for this house, I doubt we'll even be able to rent a 4-room HDB flat back in Singapore!
While the house is over 100 years old, it is not dilapidated at all. It appears that much remodeling and renovation works had been carried out by the various owners over the years.
Given that the landed properties in Singapore are so costly, we can only dream to live in such houses. I'm happy that we've got this chance to enjoy this charming century old house at least for now.
Here are some photos of the house that I'd like to share with you. The credit goes to my landlords who obviously have great tastes in home furnishings and decorations.