Floating flats, 24/7 room service: Why some live in yachts and hotels

Rather than buying or renting a flat, some in S'pore have opted to live in yachts and hotels. These offer a living experience like no other, be it the closeness to nature or the comfort and convenience.

Owning a boat is often associated with the super rich, but for a tiny group in Singapore, it is an attractive alternative to a home on land.

Boats big enough to double as homes range from $50,000 to several millions of dollars, with under $1 million "more than sufficient" to get one a new, decently sized floating flat, owners say.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'Floating flats'. Print Edition | Subscribe