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Moving to Singapore in Sep

Postby samrv » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:58 am

I am a 34 year old male based in India planning to move to Singapore in Sep 2014 along with my wife. I have taken up an offer with a Company at 6000SGD per month. I understand that the salary is not great but can you give me suggestions as my intention are to save some money from the monthly salary. As per my initial check, rentals will be anywhere between 2300-3000 for a decent accommodation. Any suggestions would be of great help.

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Re: Moving to Singapore in Sep

Postby the lynx » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:15 am

samrv wrote:I am a 34 year old male based in India planning to move to Singapore in Sep 2014 along with my wife. I have taken up an offer with a Company at 6000SGD per month. I understand that the salary is not great but can you give me suggestions as my intention are to save some money from the monthly salary. As per my initial check, rentals will be anywhere between 2300-3000 for a decent accommodation. Any suggestions would be of great help.


Rent a master bedroom with attached bathroom in a condo or HDB for privacy and to save cost. Depending on area, you can get one such room in a HDB in Bukit Panjang for SGD700 per month, or in a condo in The Sail for SGD1,500 per month. Whole unit rental may be very expensive and unnecessary if you really want to save money. Plus you have two mouths to feed with that salary.

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Postby Isda Ryan Ismail » Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:17 pm

U can try to find a nondescript agent whom u can instruct on ur preference, budget, location, etc and he will do the necessary searching for u. Depending on location, u can rent a whole house for about 2000 per month. :)

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:34 am

Isda Ryan Ismail wrote:U can try to find a nondescript agent whom u can instruct on ur preference, budget, location, etc and he will do the necessary searching for u. Depending on location, u can rent a whole house for about 2000 per month. :)


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Postby GSM8 » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 1:05 am

Isda Ryan Ismail wrote:U can try to find a nondescript agent whom u can instruct on ur preference, budget, location, etc and he will do the necessary searching for u. Depending on location, u can rent a whole house for about 2000 per month. :)

Agent is not essential nowadays and is an avoidable cost if you are not being reimbursed for it. If you are being reimbursed for it, using an agent can arguably reduce the amount of first hand searching time though. There are several online property portals and quite a bit has been covered in other threads on this forum.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 1:05 am

rental for a whole unit is likely to be 2500+ , and be prepared to shell out agent fees if you do decide to go that route.
if you can search on . or . or similar sites you might want to look for listings where you deal directly with the landlord.
Also for the 6k salary, its not too bad for 1 person, but with a family its going to be a bit tight.
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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 4:38 am

PNGMK wrote:
Isda Ryan Ismail wrote:U can try to find a nondescript agent whom u can instruct on ur preference, budget, location, etc and he will do the necessary searching for u. Depending on location, u can rent a whole house for about 2000 per month. :)


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Indeed. Having said that, there are an awful lot of nondescript agents in Singapore.
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Re: Moving to Singapore in Sep

Postby aster » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:10 pm

samrv wrote:I am a 34 year old male based in India planning to move to Singapore in Sep 2014 along with my wife. I have taken up an offer with a Company at 6000SGD per month. I understand that the salary is not great but can you give me suggestions as my intention are to save some money from the monthly salary. As per my initial check, rentals will be anywhere between 2300-3000 for a decent accommodation. Any suggestions would be of great help.


You can definitely get a studio at under $3k in a central location if that's where you'll be working. Or for that money something bigger out of the "city so to speak.

The problem with taking on a job offer in Singapore is not negotiating housing bonuses, etc. A lot of people tend to think that "surely we'll get something decent at a reasonable price" when coming to Singapore and are quite surprised at the dent that rent can cause in their monthly budget.

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Postby hotandhumid » Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:34 pm

AngAiLing,

I am not sure if what you are suggesting is even possible these days.
Note that we now have caps on mortgages, additional stamp duties for buyers etc. And of all places you are suggesting one right smack in D10.
It seems that you are either a property agent or out of touch.

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Postby bgd » Wed, 13 Aug 2014 3:10 pm

It must be tough out there seeing the number of agents that flock to a thread like this.

Or it could be the same person... :wink:

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 8:46 am

bgd wrote:It must be tough out there seeing the number of agents that flock to a thread like this.

Or it could be the same person... :wink:


Usually the ones who post with a full name as a forum ID are always agents. Hey, they want to earn their commission. If not, how else a "potential customer" zero in to an individual agent? So they've gotta stand out.


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