13 dreamy overseas homes you can get for the price of a Bidadari BTO flat

Didn't manage to get a #Bidadari flat? How about something bigger instead?

He Ruiming| Eisabess Chee| November 19, 02:26 PM

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this article suggested that singles could purchase four and five-room flats. This information is wrong. Click here to see what flats singles can buy. 

2,139 flats in the new Bidadari were offered to Singaporeans yesterday. Easily among the world's top contenders for public housing. Easily.

Naturally, the demand was sick  overwhelming – there were 259 applicants for 151 units of 5-room Bidadari flats (151 incidentally is the number of original Pokemon) yesterday. That means at least 101 couples will be going home disappointed. Expect it to be over-subscribed even more as application is open for 10 days.

Well, if you happened to be any of these people. We'd just like to say that it's not the end of the world. You didn't get the flat – big deal. Now you have a whole lot of money you can park elsewhere. Perhaps you could consider these beautiful, beautiful homes. Quadruple times bigger. Freehold. Breathtaking views. The catch?

They're overseas. Where land price isn't incredibly jacked up like in Singapore.

(Prices for Bidadari start at $433,000 for four-room flats and $544,000 for five-room flats. The following properties, excluding taxes/maintenance costs are similar in pricing. Enjoy.)

1. This suburban cottage styled home in Golden Square (Victoria, Australia)


- Bedrooms: 3

- Bathrooms: 1

- Land Size: 1195 m² (approx)

- S$406,189

You'll also get a wooden shed in the backyard to put all the junk in your bomb shelter   store room. 


2. This amazeballs red brick home with its own amazeballs yard in Petrie (Queensland, Australia)

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- Bedrooms:4

- Bathrooms:1

- Land Size:662 m² (approx)

- S$406,200+

You'll never visit another East Coast chalet again. 


3. This tropical family home with your own personal lagoon in Kirwan (Queensland, Australia)

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- Bedrooms:3

- Bathrooms:2

- Land Size:633 m² (approx)

- Mid to high S$300,000s

Poolside party, anyone?

4. This partially solar-powered home with a humongous garden in Ranelagh (Tasmania, Australia)


- Bedrooms:4

- Bathrooms:2

- Building Size:168.00 m² (18 squares) approx

- S$401,122

Probably has space for five non-HDB approved dogs. And a cat. 


5. This riverfront home, located on the banks of the Derwent River, where you can kayak, fish, or water ski (Sorell Creek, Tasmania)

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- Bedrooms:4

- Bathrooms:1

- Building Size:190.00 m² (20 squares) approx

- Land Size:981 m² (approx)

- Mid A$400,000 (S$406,133)

ALSO: Sun tanning has never been so easy.

6. This house, overlooking the vast Bass Strait at Greens Beach (Tasmania, Australia)

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- Bedrooms:3

- Bathrooms:2

- Building Size:174.00 m² (19 squares) approx

- Land Size:771 m² (approx)

- S$380,750

You know that aunty that likes to boast about her Marine Parade sea view? Now you can be that aunty. 


7. This massive property that spans over four football fields located in the country in Geeveston (Tasmania, Australia)

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 - Bedrooms:3

- Bathrooms:1

- Land Size:4.69ha (11.60 acres) (approx)

- At least S$390,903

More than enough space for you to rear chickens or plant fruits and vegetables. Maybe even your own cow.  Feel free to call it Bess.  +1 to being self sufficient.


8. This private hilltop getaway located in Taupo, New Zealand


- 3 Bedrooms

- 1 Bathroom

- 674 m2 Land

- S$351,209

Your kids can play without the neighbours complaining about noise. No more awkward silences in the lift because ah boy tore the leaves off that makcik's plants.

9. This wooden fortress, paradise for outdoor lovers in Turangi, New Zealand


- 4 Bedrooms

- 812 m2 Land

- 2 Bathrooms

- S$406,809

Don't need four rooms? Just use two and AirBnB out the other two, lor. Alternatively, AirBnB the whole place out and stay in the backyard. In a tent.

10. This wooden wonderland, with unobstructed lake and mountain views in Acacia Bay, New Zealand


- 3 Bedrooms

- 1 Bathroom

- 80 m2 Floor

- 663 m2 Land

- S$351,209

With a home like this, everyday is a holiday. With the picturesque environment, you'll probably jog everyday and be super fit. Too bad must fly back to take IPPT.

11. This riverside home on the banks of the Tongariro River, New Zealand complete with its own spa pool


- 4 Bedrooms

- 2 Bathrooms

- 701 m2 Land

- 160 m2 Floor

- S$352,136

Did someone say spa pool?


12. This more than affordable double storey suburban home, located in the heart of the Fiordlands, New Zealand


- 3 Bedrooms

- 1 Bathroom

- 840 m2 Land

- 130 m2 Floor

- S$249,275

"Wah, after I buy house still got S$200,000 left over sia. Maybe buy another one."


13. This perfect creative hideout situated within the mountain ranges 


- 2 Bedrooms

- 2 Bathrooms

- 8,774 m2 Land

- 170 m2 Floor

- $384,569

Probably one of the best places to start another TRS write a book and be a famous author. 

Disclaimer: Buying property overseas comes with its own set of problems that these writers are not qualified to explain. Readers are advised to do their own research before putting down sizable chunks of their life savings. Mothership.sg is not responsible for your poor life decisions, failed investments or any attacks by wild animals living in these countries (but will most likely report on it if it has considerable entertainment value).

All pictures, unless stated, are from www.realestate.com.au and www.realestate.co.nz.


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