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Staying at "The Clift"

Postby mele123 » Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:27 am

Hello,

I am looking for a good condo either in the central area at River Valley or in the Marina area.

Yesterday my agent showed me the clift. It looks quite good but I read a lot of bad reviews on ..

So is there anyone who has some experience with the clift?

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Postby Brah » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:40 pm

Is The Clift a hotel?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:57 pm

Private condo

http://www...sg/condominium-di ... EC-17-GOO-[The%20Clift-condo-sale]-S-[the%20clift%20singapore]

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Postby Brah » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 8:27 am

I was being facetious.

The title of the thread is "Staying at "The Clift"".

One stays at a hotel, and lives in a condo.

Unless of course one was staying at a friend's place like The Clift.

I've only heard that since coming here. And consistently.

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Postby Addadude » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 9:04 am

Brah wrote:One stays at a hotel, and lives in a condo.


Not in Singapore. It's very common for locals to ask "where do you stay?" in place of "where do you live?" I even find myself saying it these days.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 9:15 am

The concept of having a full on airport-style cocktail lounge on the ground floor is very different. [I wonder how that fits in with the owner's service charge accounts, and the knock-on into the rent].

It's hard to give an opinion, since you have not outlined your circumstances/wishes.

For me, I'd hate to live so 'downtown'. Like moving to London, working in the City, and getting a cocktail lounged up condo on Finsbury Circus or something...

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 9:18 am

Addadude wrote:
Brah wrote:One stays at a hotel, and lives in a condo.


Not in Singapore. It's very common for locals to ask "where do you stay?" in place of "where do you live?" I even find myself saying it these days.


To throw a further spanner into the works, one of my traders used to live at the Oriental Hotel. Yes, really, apparently it is possible!

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Postby Brah » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 9:34 am

JR8 wrote:
Addadude wrote:
Brah wrote:One stays at a hotel, and lives in a condo.


Not in Singapore. It's very common for locals to ask "where do you stay?" in place of "where do you live?" I even find myself saying it these days.


To throw a further spanner into the works, one of my traders used to live at the Oriental Hotel. Yes, really, apparently it is possible!

That makes perfect sense.

But I won't do what addadude does and accept the mangled English.

My usual respose - "Stay? Oh no, I live here".

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 9:45 am

Besides I think 'The Clift' is a jarringly awkward name. [Side thought: I wonder who dreams these things up, and whether they speak English]. It's one stop short of D'Clift.


Resident: I've moved into a condo: The Clift
Resident's mother: The what?
Resident: The Clift!
Mother: Isn't that a medical condition?
Resident: No Mum [sigh], the condo is called The Clift
Mother: Oh no you're living on a cliff, do be careful!?

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Postby bgd » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:31 am

JR8 wrote:Besides I think 'The Clift' is a jarringly awkward name. [Side thought: I wonder who dreams these things up, and whether they speak English]. It's one stop short of D'Clift.


Even The Economist has noted the "pounding" English takes in Sg property circles.

http://www.economist.com/node/21525464

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:56 am

Brilliant....

Where to live...

'Poshgrove East' > http://condo.singaporeexpats.com/condo/ ... GROVE-EAST

[Thinks: From Westbourne Grove > Poshgrove.... can only be good right? :)]


'The Morning Glory' @ Sirat Road. (the site auto-deletes any link)
Do they run no kind of linguistic audits on what these names mean? :shock:

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:19 am

JR8 wrote:Brilliant....

Where to live...

'Poshgrove East' > http://condo.singaporeexpats.com/condo/ ... GROVE-EAST

[Thinks: From Westbourne Grove > Poshgrove.... can only be good right? :)]


'The Morning Glory' @ Sirat Road. (the site auto-deletes any link)
Do they run no kind of linguistic audits on what these names mean? :shock:


Use to have a friend who lived there :D
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:22 am

Barnsley wrote:Use to have a friend who lived there :D


Ooh which one! :)

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:25 am

JR8 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Use to have a friend who lived there :D


Ooh which one! :)


Poshgrove ..... I thought she was kidding when she gave the name.

Who thinks up this stuff.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:29 am

Barnsley wrote:Poshgrove ..... I thought she was kidding when she gave the name.

Who thinks up this stuff.


Brilliant. I'm going to go and stand in front of a mirror and try and repeat.. 'Yah, I live at Poshgrove, yah really, no'really I do, yah no rilly I do yah'... :lol:


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