Ardmore Park Rises as One of the Most Expensive Districts in Singapore

Ardmore Park’s tree-lined streets off Orchard is one of Singapore's most expensive districts and home to some of the world’s wealthiest families. Explore one of the richest districts in Singapore.
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Singapore’s notoriously volatile real estate market seems to be slightly cooling — the high end included — according to a news release of 1st Quarter 2024 real estate statistics by the Urban Redevelopment Agency (URA), except for the Core Central Region (CCR) that stood high above the other regions at 3.4%, following the 3.9% increase in the previous quarter.

This is also where Singapore’s 281 square miles give way to one of the top 5 most expensive districts in Singapore. If you blink, you might miss the short few blocks that uniquely combine natural stately tree beauty and luxurious amenities galore just hidden a block off the prime Orchard Road location.

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Legacies are earned and not inherited at Ardmore Park, one of Singapore’s most expensive and richest districts,  compared with some of the bigger houses in Queen Astrid Park.

Ardmore Park is home to some of the condominiums in Singapore, ranging from S$4,000 to S$6,000 per square foot (psf), making it one of the most expensive Singapore districts by square foot.

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Ardmore Park expensive district Singapore
Ardmore Park expensive District

Ardmore Park is near Orchard Road, one of Singapore’s most famous shopping belts, where Hermes battles with Louis Vuitton and Chanel daily. This prime location makes it an attractive option for those who value convenience and accessibility to the city’s main attractions. The area has a quiet, leafy and cosmopolitan vibe, making it a popular choice for expats and locals. 

Some of the most exclusive developments in the area include Le Nouvel Ardmore and Scupltura Admore. The latter, by top property developer SC Global, comprises only 34 apartments, each spanning an entire floor. It also made a name in the luxury real estate market when Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin purchased his duplex penthouse for $60 million in 2017.

Who lives in Ardmore Park?

Ardmore Park is a highly exclusive neighbourhood located in the heart of Singapore’s prime residential district. The neighbourhood’s condominiums are renowned for their spacious layouts, high-end finishes and stunning views of the surrounding greenery. The private members club neighbourhood hosts many of Singapore’s prestigious individuals, including co-founder of Ali Baba, Sun Tongyu, also known as Toto Sun, who bought the only penthouse at Le Nouvel Ardmore for $51 million in 2019. 

Ardmore Park expensive neighbourhood Singapore

Actress and businesswoman Vicki Zhao (also known as Zhao Wei) and her husband, Huang Youlong, also bought their Ardmore Park penthouse of 8,740 sq ft for S$27.65 million in 2020. The five-bedroom house is on the 29th storey and has a private lift, with two open-air terraces.  

Where to socialise in Ardmore Park

Connection and community define who we are, so let’s look inside Singapore’s most exclusive social clubs spattered around Ardmore Park — for a good reason. 

Singapore is a culture obsessed with the latest and greatest: trends come and go, and restaurants that were once so hot are so not now. One thing has remained constant throughout all this time: the ever-so-exclusive social club. And while these institutions have taken new shapes and forms, the DNA of the members-only club has stayed the same.

The Tanglin Club

The Tanglin Club in Singapore's richest district

Prestige is the game’s name, and only Singapore society’s crème de la crème is invited to play. Ardmore Park is within a stone’s throw from The Tanglin Club, one of Singapore’s oldest and most prestigious social clubs founded in 1865. The British living in the small port settlement founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles came together as “forty good men and true” to form a social club. Here, squash and tennis courts host a defined upper echelon of 4,000 members, with many paying the club’s one-time entrance fee for Ordinary/Lifetime membership of $100,000 for couples and families.

American Club Singapore

The American Club expensive district Singapore

The year is 1948. On a balcony on the fifth floor of the Cathay Building, where a bar and two second-hand slot machines hosted, 146 members took part in sipping whiskey as they smoked cigars, schmoozing. Fast forward to today, and The American Club Singapore at 10 Claymore Hill transports members to a new world of tennis skirts and champagne, where exclusive deals are still made with a gentleman’s handshake. A look inside this private club where you might love to spend the afternoon for a lifetime comes with a non-transferable membership open to U.S. and Canadian citizens at a fee of more than $60,000.

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Where to eat around Ardmore Park

The Orchard neighbourhood in Singapore is a culinary paradise, offering diverse dining experiences that cater to every palate and preference. From Michelin-starred restaurants to casual eateries, this vibrant neighbourhood is a food lover’s dream come true.

Les Amis is a stalwart of French fine dining in Singapore, renowned for its exquisite cuisine and impeccable service. This Michelin-starred restaurant is a must-visit for any food connoisseur, offering a range of classic French dishes with a modern twist. For a more casual dining experience, the same group offers Bistro Du Vin for French casual dining, La Taperia for Spanish tapas, and Sabu Jin for Japanese shabu shabu, all located along the same strip.

Les Amis in Ardmore Park in Singapore

Photo Source: Les Amis

If you’re looking for a bit more authentic Asian, take a short stroll down the street to Summer Palace at the Conrad Singapore Orchard, another Michelin-starred restaurant that shines with its Cantonese and Sichuan dishes. 

Summer Palace

Photo Source: Summer Palace

And, if a taste of Japan is in order, Tatsuya at Goodwood Hotel is the place to be. This traditional Edomae-style sushi restaurant combines the freshest seafood and high-quality ingredients in a traditional setting. 

Tatsuya at Goodwood near Ardmore Park in Singapore

Photo Source: Tatsuya @ Goodwood

These three culinary institutions in Orchard offer only a few in a world of flavours and dining experiences close to Ardmore Park.

Where to drink in the Ardmore Park Neighbourhood

Are you looking for a sophisticated spot to sip on a classic cocktail or try something new and exciting? Look no further than Manhattan Bar and Editions Hotel Bar, two of the most stylish and sought-after bars in the Orchard neighbourhood.

Step into Manhattan Bar, one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, and be transported to a world of whiskey wonder. With over 200 labels from around the globe, this bar is a whiskey connoisseur’s dream come true. But it’s not just about the whiskey – the expert mixologists at Manhattan Bar have crafted a range of classic and modern cocktails that are sure to impress. 

Manhattan Bar near Ardmore Park in Singapore

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If gin is more your flavour, head to Editions Hotel Bar in the ultra-trendy Editions Hotel. This stylish spot is a gin lover’s haven, with over 50 labels from around the world.

Editions Lobby Bar near Ardmore Park in Singapore

Photo Source: Editions Lobby Bar

Whether in the mood for something classic and comforting or new and adventurous, Manhattan and Editions Hotel Bas are the perfect spot for a nightcap before heading back home to your Ardmore Park condo.

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