Singapore Expats Forum

Housing

Discuss about life in Singapore. Ask about cost of living, housing, travel, etiquette & lifestyle. Share experience & advice with Singaporeans & expat staying in Singapore.

Sponsored by:
Image
AE Logistics - Movers & Storage

stephaneh79
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon, 14 Dec 2015

Housing

Postby stephaneh79 » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 9:36 am

Hi Everyone,

I am moving to Singapore in January 2016 and would like some recommendations on a which area to stay in with an easy commute to Marina Bay. Thank you all so much for your help!! 8-)
Stephan

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9258
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: RE: Housing

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:39 am

stephaneh79 wrote:Hi Everyone,

I am moving to Singapore in January 2016 and would like some recommendations on a which area to stay in with an easy commute to Marina Bay. Thank you all so much for your help!! 8-)
Stephan

If you can afford, The Sail.

It would be great if you mentioned some specifics, like how long a travel you don't mind, what you like - beach, jogging track, bbq, and other amenities.

Minus the above, you won't get much responses I guess.

stephaneh79
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon, 14 Dec 2015

Re: Housing

Postby stephaneh79 » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:51 am

Thanks Ecureilx. Will look up "The Sail"

20 mins transit time max to Marina Bay would be good. Would like to be pretty close to the beach, Bars, Restaurants & shopping mall. Only visited Singapore once before so not sure if all these wishes can be accomodated.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9258
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: Housing

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 1:31 pm

stephaneh79 wrote:Thanks Ecureilx. Will look up "The Sail"

20 mins transit time max to Marina Bay would be good. Would like to be pretty close to the beach, Bars, Restaurants & shopping mall. Only visited Singapore once before so not sure if all these wishes can be accomodated.


Well, 20 minutes ? and Beach and Bars ? If you can afford, go and stay in Sentosa :D

That was tongue in cheek.

My 2 cents is, come and stay in a Serviced Apartment for a month, or a week or so in a hotel, and do the house search.

There are too many choices, and even the Waterside etc are all within 20 minutes, if you drive, and with the newer MRT lines, more places are within reach, if you stretch if to 30 minutes.

In fact, 45 minutes from Marina Bay, you can be pretty much in quieter neighborhoods.

Maybe the others can chime in, but my suggestion to come and look and decide is best.

BBCWatcher
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1035
Joined: Sun, 13 Sep 2015

Re: Housing

Postby BBCWatcher » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 3:15 pm

We have beaches in Singapore? :mrgreen:

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Re: Housing

Postby JR8 » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 3:55 pm

This might be a useful starting point...

'GUIDE: Where should I/we consider living?'
viewtopic.php?t=101985
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9258
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: RE: Re: Housing

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 4:17 pm

BBCWatcher wrote:We have beaches in Singapore? :mrgreen:

Yes. Imported from Indonesia and Vietnam!!!

BBCWatcher
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1035
Joined: Sun, 13 Sep 2015

Re: Housing

Postby BBCWatcher » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 5:39 pm

The sand and much of the trash washing up on the sand are imported, yes. The cargo ship emissions and effluent are home grown. :mrgreen:

Anyway, the point is that Singapore has beaches, yes, although some would argue that's only in a technical sense. Granted, they're not the worst beaches in the world. I'd be much less comfortable dipping my toe into the water at a beach in Rio de Janeiro, to pick an example.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34260
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Re: Housing

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 6:16 pm

Or Aberdeen Bay in HK. :o

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Re: Housing

Postby nakatago » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 8:04 am

BBCWatcher wrote:The sand and much of the trash washing up on the sand are imported, yes. The cargo ship emissions and effluent are home grown. :mrgreen:

Anyway, the point is that Singapore has beaches, yes, although some would argue that's only in a technical sense. Granted, they're not the worst beaches in the world. I'd be much less comfortable dipping my toe into the water at a beach in Rio de Janeiro, to pick an example.


Going into Sentosa beach waters:

NOPE. Nope, nope, nope, nope.

JaCe10
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon, 28 Dec 2015

Re: Housing

Postby JaCe10 » Mon, 28 Dec 2015 9:41 pm

Hi Stephan,

Around the East Coast area would be great. Nice area. Lots of good restaurants and it is close to the East Coast Park beach as well. Nice niche little area with it's own little character.

But if your budget allows, somewhere in the city would be good as well..
In Singapore, where you stay will depend on your budget.

Hope this helps.
Cheers,
JaCe


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Staying, Living in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest