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Moving from UK to work at khoo teck puat hospital

Post by Fifer » Sun, 16 Oct 2011 5:01 pm

I would like to get information on what the surrounding area is like.

What accommodation is available within easy commute of the hospital.

Roughly what price is accommodation?

Thanks

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Post by beppi » Mon, 17 Oct 2011 4:35 am

This is a new hospital in Yishun new town (which has lots of HDB flats at S$1800-2500/month rent), walking distance to the Northern MRT line, so you could stay anywhere along that line. Rents go up towards the city centre.

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Post by richie303 » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 9:23 am

Aha, a fellow medical Jock, my wife is one of those working at Tan Tock Seng!! What discipline are you in? May be worthy of a chat with her in regards tot he industry etc in Singapore as well.

Oh, and if you are indeed a Fifer, EVERYWHERE is expensive for housing, $1800 for a flat is about as cheap as property comes in Singapore too!
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 9:41 am

beppi wrote:This is a new hospital in Yishun new town (which has lots of HDB flats at S$1800-2500/month rent), walking distance to the Northern MRT line.
As an aside and also to give a POV, with the new Circle line open, if I'm still here when our current lease expires, this could turn out to be an attractive option.

Train commutes aren't as long as they are in Tokyo--and Tokyo's got probably the most expansive and most efficient train system in the world.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:46 am

The only good thing to come out of Fife....... the Tay Bridge.





Sorry, an open door I just had to walk through, welcome ;)
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Post by richie303 » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 1:54 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:The only good thing to come out of Fife....... the Tay Bridge.





Sorry, an open door I just had to walk through, welcome ;)
I beg to differ, how can you say something so cruel?
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 2:27 pm

Technically it's not the Forth Rail bridge at all, but I know the one you mean.



Yes, maintenance costs are huge.
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Post by richie303 » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 4:36 pm

Correct, it's simply the "Forth Bridge" but for those who are not familiar with it I identified it by it's 'common' name :P :P
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Post by lindsayvine » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:21 am

Hello - when you're over here get in touch. I'm from Kirkcaldy and working in TV development. Everything is slightly more expensive here but you're out of Scotland... so it's all worth it!

We live in Atrium Residences and 4 of us (2 couples sharing a 3 bedroom apartment with a spare room for friends and family) are paying $3400 a month - with pool, gym and everything else. A bargain - we think.

Might be wrong.

Anyhow - welcome to Singapore. It's freak lovely!
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Post by rob w » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 3:26 pm

Lots of places quite close in Yishun.
I lived there for a few years and like it a lot, depends on what you want .
Rents are much cheaper.
I stayed in Euphony gardens and its very cheap compared with the City.
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Post by Fifer » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 3:01 am

richie303 wrote:Aha, a fellow medical Jock, my wife is one of those working at Tan Tock Seng!! What discipline are you in? May be worthy of a chat with her in regards tot he industry etc in Singapore as well.

Oh, and if you are indeed a Fifer, EVERYWHERE is expensive for housing, $1800 for a flat is about as cheap as property comes in Singapore too!
Thanks for the info

Coming out as a newly qualified nurse, looks like it will be around the 1st February now.

Would that be a 2 bed flat at that price, not sharing?
I am a single female so would like to share with another Nurse or go it alone.

I have contacted the hospital and hope they can assist.

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Post by Fifer » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:37 pm

Looking like late January, i've been looking for hotel/weekly accomodation to stay while i find permanent residence.

Any nurses looking for flatmates???

Looking forward to arriving, roll on the New Year :)

Thanks again

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Post by richie303 » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 1:16 pm

I'd check with the hospital for people looking for flat mates, also maybe the classified here and the likes of craigslist and gumtree.

Oh, and ..
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Post by Wilson01 » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 5:06 pm

Fifer, has you manage to get your perm accommodation sort out?

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Post by Fifer » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 9:46 pm

Not yet. I have been advised to wait until I arrive, hence the reason for the request of temp accommodation.

Why do you ask Wilson01?

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