Prime residential property prices in Singapore saw the sharpest decline over the past year out of the 32 cities profiled in residential and commercial property consultancy Knight Frank's latest Prime global Cities Index.
Prices fell 7.7 percent in the 12 months to June 14, the index showed.
Knight Frank classifies 'prime property' as the most desirable and normally most expensive in a defined location.
According to Alice Tan, director and head of consultancy and research at Knight Frank's Singapore office, the luxury segment of the property market has been significantly affected by government's series of cooling measures - which it first began in 2009.
Property prices in Singapore - which is deemed one of the world's most expensive cities to buy a home - have surged over 60 percent since 2009 thanks to record-low global interest rates and quantitative easing in developed economies, stoking fears of the formation of a bubble.
"Especially since the early part of 2013, we have seen the luxury segment experience more pronounced falls," she said.
"This is mainly because of one of the property cooling measures - which is the 15 percent Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty [on top on the 3 percent stamp duty] imposed on foreign home buyers - who form a significant proportion of the luxury home buyers' market. This has led to transactions falling by more than half, and therefore effected prices," added Tan.
Tan told CNBC luxury properties located in the core central region have seen five consecutive quarters of price declines.
Nowadays, a typical property in this area with a square footage of between 1,600 and 2,000, will sell for 2,500 Singapore dollars ($1,999) per square foot, according to Tan, which would equate to 4 million Singapore dollars ($3.1 million) and 5 million Singapore dollars ($3.9 million) respectively.