Me&MyProperty

Home sweet home is also a wise investment

Mr Sebastian Tan bought his current freehold 1,518 sq ft apartment in St. Patrick's Road in 2015, a year after the property got its TOP, for $2.05 million. It is valued at $2.5 million or about $1,650 psf.
Mr Sebastian Tan bought his current freehold 1,518 sq ft apartment in St. Patrick's Road in 2015, a year after the property got its TOP, for $2.05 million. It is valued at $2.5 million or about $1,650 psf.
Mr Tan in his living room, his favourite part of the apartment, where he spends lots of time with his wife and daughter chit-chatting, playing board games or watching TV. It is where he also has a huge collection of rare figurines, toys and collectib
Mr Tan in his living room, his favourite part of the apartment, where he spends lots of time with his wife and daughter chit-chatting, playing board games or watching TV. It is where he also has a huge collection of rare figurines, toys and collectibles in a custom-built display cabinet.ST PHOTOS: JOSEPH CHUA

Civil servant Sebastian Tan has come a long way from poor childhood days to own property, stocks and insurance

Saying that civil servant Sebastian Tan had it tough growing up doesn't come near to describing the hardship of his childhood.

Having three decent meals a day was a luxury for him. His home was a cramped three-room HDB flat in Queen's Crescent that he shared with 10 or 11 others at times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 24, 2019, with the headline 'Home sweet home is also a wise investment'. Print Edition | Subscribe