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Any info on Toa Payoh?

Post by Tsilivi » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 1:00 pm

Hi,
I will be moving to Singapore in mid December 2010. My office is based in Toa Payoh..and I would appreciate any information regarding the area/housing/facilities etc.

All info welcomed!
Thanks in advance :D

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Re: Any info on Toa Payoh?

Post by Barnsley » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 1:19 pm

Tsilivi wrote:Hi,
I will be moving to Singapore in mid December 2010. My office is based in Toa Payoh..and I would appreciate any information regarding the area/housing/facilities etc.

All info welcomed!
Thanks in advance :D
On my first visit there on Saturday, I found it quite difficult to find a Coffee shop selling beer!!!

Other than that it seemed to have plenty of shops n things.
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Re: Any info on Toa Payoh?

Post by JR8 » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 5:36 pm

Tsilivi wrote:Hi,
I will be moving to Singapore in mid December 2010. My office is based in Toa Payoh..and I would appreciate any information regarding the area/housing/facilities etc.

All info welcomed!
Thanks in advance :D
I just lived there for 2+ years and thought it ideal. It's not expatville, a plus. It was built as a 'new town'.... so all the facilities are within walking distance. 3 stops from Orchard....

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Post by Tsilivi » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 9:54 pm

Thanks guys,
I'm relocating faster than I had anticipated. My company will provide accommodation for the first two weeks but that will leave me in a pickle in the middle of Christmas/New Year. I'd imagine it will be a nightmare trying to arrange accommodation during this time. Any info on short term rentals in the area?
Thanks again :D

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 10:11 pm

I'm not sure that SG gets a 'Christmas slowdown' as such... and can't see that impacting you renting a place.

Anything short-term is more likely to be in the CBD, and area (central business district) in my opinion...

p.s. I liked Toa Payoh, as it is right in there and 'real', but not quite 'heartlands' real ;). Some days I'd go home and tell the wife, 'Hey I saw three whiteys today!' hehehe

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Post by local lad » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:18 am

Barnsley wrote:
Tsilivi wrote:Hi,
I will be moving to Singapore in mid December 2010. My office is based in Toa Payoh..and I would appreciate any information regarding the area/housing/facilities etc.

All info welcomed!
Thanks in advance :D
On my first visit there on Saturday, I found it quite difficult to find a Coffee shop selling beer!!!

Other than that it seemed to have plenty of shops n things.
:???:.....what kind of beer you are looking for?

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Re: Any info on Toa Payoh?

Post by JR8 » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 4:42 pm

On my first visit there on Saturday, I found it quite difficult to find a Coffee shop selling beer!!!
Other than that it seemed to have plenty of shops n things.

If you go to Fork & Spoon yes it is as dry as a bone. Indeed it is halal.

Mysteries of Toa Payoh include how can say about 60-70 mobile phone and accessory shops stay in business all situated within the Mall.

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 4:45 pm

Tsilivi wrote:Thanks guys,
I'm relocating faster than I had anticipated. My company will provide accommodation for the first two weeks but that will leave me in a pickle in the middle of Christmas/New Year. I'd imagine it will be a nightmare trying to arrange accommodation during this time. Any info on short term rentals in the area?
Thanks again :D
It's business as usual over Christmas and New Year so you will be fine, if you were moving during Chinese New Year that would be different

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Post by Tsilivi » Thu, 16 Dec 2010 2:33 am

Cheers guys :D

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Post by wwww » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 1:46 pm

JR8 wrote: Mysteries of Toa Payoh include how can say about 60-70 mobile phone and accessory shops stay in business all situated within the Mall.
This does not only apply to Toa Payoh, but to the entire country... :cool:

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 4:57 pm

I've never quite seen it as in TP. The wonder there never seems to be anybody in the shops...
:) :???:

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Post by imogenben » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 2:47 pm

If you do not want to go too local and live in a HDB flat (public housing), there are a couple of condominiums. Or commute into Toa Payoh using the underground. Newton is an alternative place to rent a place with lots of private apartments and a few more malls.

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Toa Payoh update

Post by Tsilivi » Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:23 pm

Well guys I've been here for a month now and every little wander around makes me love it all the more. It is indeed NOT expat-ville but has most things an expat would need..well me at least!
I managed to rent a room in a condo next to the HUB. Takes me 5 mins to walk to work and there's shelter from rain all the way. The array of food is immense..cheap and more expensive palates available. Found a little sushi shop which is fresh but cheap..and 3 MRT stops from Orchard. I've even found a couple of bars Waves (under OrangeTee) has a happy hour from 1pm till 9pm and Paddy's Point is open all day. I'm a very happy bunny! :cool:

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 28 Jan 2011 3:58 pm

Good to hear.

Is you condo one of the big two? Oleander and Trellis?

And I'm curious where this sushi place is!

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Sushi!

Post by Tsilivi » Sun, 13 Feb 2011 5:53 pm

Hey,
Nipped in yesterday and picked up a card. The place is called Joujou Sushiya and is in the little food area behind the 711 outside the mall..close to Paddy's' Point. I got a platter for a work do yesterday and it was fab. Think it's a family outfit. The chef said he'd previously worked at the Shangri-La Hotel. Not the prettiest place in town but fresh and great for taking home. Nice and friendly.
Moved into Trellis Tower. A lick of paint wouldn't go amiss and the games room smells of sweaty feet but we've learnt to load ourselves up with air freshener for a game of pool :lol: Not a bad choice of condo all in all :D

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