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Singapore luxury co-living comes with steep prices and no apologies

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Figment's heritage shophouses offer its residents their own piece of the city-state's history and local flavour

Co-living concepts are largely similar across Asia. Residents pay for a private room with a bed, and common areas like living, dining, kitchen and often bathroom, are shared.

Singapore's Figment is setting out to change that, offering residents their own piece of the city-state's history and local flavour.

Its residences are heritage shophouses - some built in the 1930s - with differing interior concepts. At one in Little India, a 10-minute drive from the Orchard Road shopping district, the space has a mix of colonial and oriental vibes. At its entrance, columns have been hand painted with animal-patterned chinoiserie by an artist flown in from China's Fujian province; Islamic-influenced eaves adorn the roof. Stepping into the house, the walls and staircases are chalk white. The floors and kitchen splash-backs are fitted with charcoal tiles.

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