Where should we consider living? 2+2 family

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Where should we consider living? 2+2 family

Post by flowing » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 1:32 am

I joining the 'flat hunt' and will appreciate suggestions! Thanks upfront!

General parameters:

- Budget: 3000-3500 sgd from looking at . rates - I heard rents went a bit down?
- Will work at Beach Road (Gateway), while our Intl. school is supposed to re-open around Serangoon MRT - priority is to keep a balance between work and school distance and also potential access to viable public schools in future in the vicinity
- Size 80-100 sqm - 2 bedrooms min. (we are a 2+2 family, so we need two decent sized bedrooms)
- condo with decent pool preferred, good kitchen a must. Other facilities less important.
- We will not drive a car

Nice to have:
- access to some 'greens', peaceful environment
- access to decent groceries/supermarket and perhaps a food court / hawker center
- public transport access

Also:
- no pets
- no special needs
- no maid (but storage space appreciated)

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 5:40 am

Might want to consider Woodleigh, 1 stop from serangoon mrt. Ne line to china town interchange at bugis.
Or ne line to doby ghat bus to beach road
Or explore direct bus to beach road.
Serangoon has a nice mall, swimming center, stadium with running track.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:50 am

If your work is near Nicol Highway MRT then live around Paya Lebar.

4 or 5 stops on MRT to both locations from there.
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Post by menudown » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:40 am

Paya Lebar is a good area to stay. its a convenient location to work in town or CBD area

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:49 am

It's also close to Ubi Avenues 1 & 2 if you are a handyman.
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Re: Where should we consider living? 2+2 family

Post by American » Sat, 06 Jun 2015 2:42 am

How about Yishun? We looked at a few places there with nice facilities in that price range. Woodleigh is nice too. There's a larger property next to the MRT and near Stamford we looked at around that price range.

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Post by rarkins » Sun, 07 Jun 2015 7:44 pm

How are the kids getting to school? E.g. School bus, MRT, etc? I ask because if it's school bus then approximate driving time matters and "transit time from serangoon MRT" may not. School bus routes and travel times are notoriously hard to predict though so driving time is only an approximation.

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Where should we consider living? 2+2 family

Post by nltham » Tue, 09 Jun 2015 2:15 am

East coast area also good. Are you Indian? Many Indian expat stay in Bayshore in East Coast. You will think that you are in Mumbai as 90 percent Indian staying there.


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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:59 pm

nltham wrote:East coast area also good. Are you Indian? Many Indian expat stay in Bayshore in East Coast. You will think that you are in Mumbai as 90 percent Indian staying there.


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Not all Indians are from Mumbai :roll:

And Mumbai isn't the only India ...

Now if you said Bangalore.....:idea:;)

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Post by menudown » Tue, 09 Jun 2015 2:47 pm

what does the location got to do with being indian or not...priority should be convenience :-|

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 09 Jun 2015 2:54 pm

menudown wrote:what does the location got to do with being indian or not...priority should be convenience :-|
Exactly ... but some arrivals do like to stick with their own kind ... or want to be near their International Schools..

Now I wonder if Nltham is Indian, to have such insight .. in all things India..... :roll:

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Post by flowing » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 6:06 pm

ecureilx wrote:
menudown wrote:what does the location got to do with being indian or not...priority should be convenience :-|
Exactly ... but some arrivals do like to stick with their own kind ... or want to be near their International Schools..

Now I wonder if Nltham is Indian, to have such insight .. in all things India..... :roll:
We all get different priorities :) But no - I dont know about school bus right now, which doesnt make it easier, just too many things are in the air, so I guess MRT/Bus takes priority. We are a European/Asian mix family and frankly have no special requirements or considerations in this respect......

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Post by Wd40 » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 6:23 pm

ecureilx wrote:
menudown wrote:what does the location got to do with being indian or not...priority should be convenience :-|
Exactly ... but some arrivals do like to stick with their own kind ... or want to be near their International Schools..

Now I wonder if Nltham is Indian, to have such insight .. in all things India..... :roll:


He is either an agent or a local of the TRE types looking for scoops.



His Singlish as well as "Tham" are dead giveaways.
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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 6:25 pm

Wd40 wrote: He is either an agent or a local of the TRE types looking for scoops
:o:o:o:o

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