Me & My Property

A fruitful experience with first property in booming Shanghai

The facade of Ms Pam Chuang's cluster house, which has cross-ventilation with front and back balconies and an unblocked view. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM Ms Pam Chuang, vice-president of sales and partnerships at GoBear, and her husband Ivan Lee, with their
Ms Pam Chuang, vice-president of sales and partnerships at GoBear, and her husband Ivan Lee, with their children Adrea and Aden in front of their four-storey cluster house. The house is a 99-year leasehold in the east which Ms Chuang bought in 2016 for $1.6 million. The couple appreciate the estate’s “kampung feel” and the luxury of space and condominium facilities that the house provides. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Ms Pam Chuang in the master bedroom of her cluster house, which comes with four bedrooms, a maid's room and four bathrooms. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Ms Pam Chuang in the master bedroom of her cluster house, which comes with four bedrooms, a maid's room and four bathrooms. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Pam Chuang is in search of the next investment property or a freehold landed house with plenty of space for her children

When start-up executive Pam Chuang entered Shanghai's property market as a wide-eyed Singaporean, little did she expect real estate prices to more than double in three short years.

"Investing in China property was an exciting experience for a foreigner," says Ms Chuang, who had lived with her family in Shanghai for almost 10 years before moving back to Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 27, 2019, with the headline 'A fruitful experience with first property in booming Shanghai'. Print Edition | Subscribe