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working in marina bay - where should I live?

Postby xtiner » Mon, 12 May 2014 7:56 pm

I'm looking for a flat or studio somewhere close-ish (or with convenient public transportation) to Marina Blvd, where I'll be working for the next three months. The cheaper the better. Does anyone know of any good places near there that I should look at for housing?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 12 May 2014 9:06 pm

You can't rent a stand-alone apartment for just 3 months. So you're left with either a hotel or a Serviced Apartment, neither of which will be cheap.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 12 May 2014 9:20 pm

If you are working for three months, what kind of a employment pass do you have?

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Postby aster » Tue, 13 May 2014 1:15 pm

I hope it's not the same type of entry stamp that tourists get...

On the understanding that everything is legit, you will still not be able to rent for 3 months. 24 is the standard (though there is a "diplomatic clause" you can use that would let you out of the lease after 14 months), 12 months can be difficult to find, 6 mths borderline impossible... and less than that you might as well forget about it.

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Postby beppi » Tue, 13 May 2014 7:30 pm

Short term (serviced) apartments are your best option.
Small ones are available for S$3500/month and up.
Hotels, the other option, will cost more.
(Yes, welcome to Singapore prices!)

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Postby CaptainBullus » Wed, 14 May 2014 1:33 am

Hi,

You could try airbnb, there's quite a few places on there.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 May 2014 6:43 am

Be advised, they are all illegal and could bite you in the arse at any time. Even NYC is cracking down on them. It will only be a matter of time before the authorities crack down on this pretty hard.

In Singapore, it is illegal to rent out a property/room for less than 6 months (assuming the renter has some kind of residency). It it illegal to rent anything other than a Serviced Apartment or hotel without a valid residency visa of some sort.

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 15 May 2014 1:35 pm

Hotel 81: 50 dollars a night, monthly discounts no doubt, hookers galore and paper thin walls. Everyone's a winner!


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