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32 yr old single male...location, location, location??

Postby AD1982 » Mon, 08 Sep 2014 2:54 am

Hi Guys

Subject to employment pass approval I should be moving to Singapore from Australia (originally from UK) next month. I am looking for some advice on which district to live (flatshare) based on the following basic criteria. I haven't included all the items in the criteria template used by others as at this stage I am just looking for advice on location.

Budget: $1600
Private / master bedroom
Commute: 30 mins approx (to Raffles Place)
Close to: Red/Green MRT, pubs/bars/social areas, supermarkets

As a single male that doesn't know anyone in Singapore, the social aspect will be important initially and as such I would prefer 'hustle and bustle' to areas that are quieter from an entertainment perspective. I can be flexible on however so it would be great to hear your thoughts and experiences.

Cheers

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Postby life_is_great » Mon, 15 Sep 2014 4:32 pm

Try The Plaza Apartments at Beach Road. Lots of European interns rent rooms there. Google the intern forums in SG. Location is Central and rooms should be in your budget.

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Postby waleed123 » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 6:58 pm

Your next step would be checking out this website's classifieds. Some landlord/main tenant advertise for a single expat to move into one of the available rooms in the house.

Your budget is definitely enough for ONE room within Orchard. In fact, it is enough to rent a whole condominium for yourself a little bit farther from the city centre.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 8:02 pm

Waleed, how long have you been in Singapore? Two weeks perchance? Is one of your nicks hassan321?

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 9:20 am

waleed123 wrote:Your next step would be checking out this website's classifieds. Some landlord/main tenant advertise for a single expat to move into one of the available rooms in the house.

Your budget is definitely enough for ONE room within Orchard. In fact, it is enough to rent a whole condominium for yourself a little bit farther from the city centre.


Gawd, if you can find me a condominium for $1,600 farther from the city centre, I will give you 120% commission.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:21 pm

waleed123 wrote:Your budget is definitely enough for ONE room within Orchard. In fact, it is enough to rent a whole condominium for yourself a little bit farther from the city centre.


pray! where may I ask is this fabled location far away from the city center?
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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:27 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
waleed123 wrote:Your budget is definitely enough for ONE room within Orchard. In fact, it is enough to rent a whole condominium for yourself a little bit farther from the city centre.


pray! where may I ask is this fabled location far away from the city center?
JB?


No, no, no... wrong sentence construction... May I know the location of this fabled establishment?

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:35 pm

By any typical, regular size country standards, "a little bit farther" could be well into Johor.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:41 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
waleed123 wrote:Your budget is definitely enough for ONE room within Orchard. In fact, it is enough to rent a whole condominium for yourself a little bit farther from the city centre.


pray! where may I ask is this fabled location far away from the city center?
JB?


No, no, no... wrong sentence construction... May I know the location of this fabled establishment?


thanks for the correction, I was trying to figure out how to word it :D
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Postby MikeJones » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 2:15 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
waleed123 wrote:Your budget is definitely enough for ONE room within Orchard. In fact, it is enough to rent a whole condominium for yourself a little bit farther from the city centre.


pray! where may I ask is this fabled location far away from the city center?
JB?


No, no, no... wrong sentence construction... May I know the location of this fabled establishment?


thanks for the correction, I was trying to figure out how to word it :D


Well stick commas after the where and the ask and you would have been fine :)

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Postby CaptainBullus » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:39 pm

Look around Tiong Bahru, a lot of my single mates hang out around there...

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Re: 32 yr old single , Male...location, location, location??

Postby amarettoSour » Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:42 pm

River valley and tiong bahru area fits the bill. But for a master bedroom you may have to shell out a bit more ($1800-2000) depending on the condo. Ours is $1600 for master but we got pretty lucky with the landlord.


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