Living with strangers

Tenants of co-living like the independent and flexible arrangement as well as the chance to meet different people

Singaporean Christine Tan and Malaysian Chow Beatus have been sharing a two-bedroom apartment in Sarkies Road for the last five months, but they were strangers before moving in together.

They are among a growing group of young working professionals here who rent a room in an apartment shared with other tenants, usually strangers, in an arrangement called co-living.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2019, with the headline 'Living with strangers'. Subscribe