working in marina bay - where should I live?

Discuss about where to live, renting a property, tenancy issues, property trend and property investment in Singapore.
Post Reply
xtiner
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon, 12 May 2014 7:47 pm

working in marina bay - where should I live?

Post by 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?

Singapore Property Search

 

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16522
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:43 pm
Location: K. Puki Manis

Post by 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.

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11504
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 12:13 am
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Post by 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?

User avatar
aster
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1599
Joined: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 12:15 pm

Post by 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.

beppi
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1764
Joined: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 11:15 am
Location: Ahlongistan (O$P$)

Post by 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!)

CaptainBullus
Regular
Regular
Posts: 112
Joined: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:09 am
Location: Way out West

Post by CaptainBullus » Wed, 14 May 2014 1:33 am

Hi,

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

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39641
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by 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.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

User avatar
BillyB
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1807
Joined: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 11:01 pm
Location: My laptop

Post by 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!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Property Talk, Housing & Rental”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests