Moving to Singapore in a few months - Where's best to live??

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Moving to Singapore in a few months - Where's best to live??

Post by Maverick1 » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 8:59 pm

Hi there, I'm a UK national and have just secured a job offer, starting in the New Year.

I was hoping to gain some advice on the best areas to rent accomodation, which would be be close to work / commutable.

Im moving alone, so at this point unsure if the best option is to look for other expats renting a room out / or look at 1 bed appartments myself.

I'll be working on North Bridge Road and dont mind a short commute in the morning.

Aslo, was keen to understand if there is addtional rates paid on tp of monthly rent cost, i.e power / gas / local taxes?

Any help /advise would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 26 Aug 2014 4:28 am

There are already so many posts about this it's not funny.

Start here:
http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic101985.html

Use this site to figure out what is "close" for you: http://gothere.sg

You can take a subway ride between the far edges of the country in under 90 minutes. Everything is relatively "close".

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Post by aster » Tue, 26 Aug 2014 8:41 pm

Has the employer given you a housing budget, or are you paying everything out of your salary? Either way, how much do you plan on spending on accommodation and what is "close" in your opinion?

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Post by brian_singapore » Wed, 27 Aug 2014 7:23 am

aster wrote:Has the employer given you a housing budget, or are you paying everything out of your salary? Either way, how much do you plan on spending on accommodation and what is "close" in your opinion?
I remember co-workers in the UK who thought a 1-hour commute was decent.....

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Post by babydust » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 3:35 pm

Hi, Maverick.
you may want to checkout The ARRIS @ Tanjong Pagar, this is really a nice and quiet environment. Yet near to shopping, pubs and some near cozy restaurants. Small development. Good for single and couple. The rental for a 2 bedrooms about $5k, if budget permit, this is really a near place to start with. I love it myself.

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Post by bgd » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 4:07 pm

brian_singapore wrote:
I remember co-workers in the UK who thought a 1-hour commute was decent.....
That is decent, for London. :) But it's relative. A 1 hour commute in Sg will soon become tiresome when everyone around you is getting in in 15min. And it's even worse if you are playing a sardine for that commute.

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Post by Suzy Taurus » Sun, 21 Sep 2014 3:40 pm

Hi, I would think that

First, tell us how much is your budget including utilities or without.

Second, u would like to share room, a room on your own or a whole flat/department.
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Post by Ramekins » Wed, 24 Sep 2014 5:42 am

Heyo,

most condos in sg are pretty accessible,
so what's the budget?

cheers

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