Sales of luxury apartments in Singapore hit record in 11 years hinh anh 1General view of apartment blocks consisting of private and public housing, in Singapore, September 27, 2018 (Source: Reuters)

Hanoi (VNA) - Sales of Singapore apartments worth at least 10 million SGD (7.3 million USD) have hit an 11-year high, fueled by increased demand from Chinese millionaires seeking safe-haven assets, according to Reuters news agency.

According to property consultants OrangeTee & Tie, investors have long viewed Singapore as an island of stability that attracts the super-rich from its less developed Southeast Asian neighbours, as well as multimillionaires from mainland China.

In the first eight months of 2019, 68 condominium units priced at at least 10 million SDG were sold, the highest tally since the corresponding period of 2008.

Expensive apartments in premium neighborhoods are mainly bought by foreigners, because at such high prices Singaporeans have the option to buy landed property, such as bungalows and mansions.

Singapore does not allow foreigners to buy landed homes, except for those on the resort island of Sentosa.-VNA