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Location advices if possible

Post by ontheroadagain2016 » Fri, 18 Mar 2016 7:56 pm

Hi there, I believe I will be relocating to Singapore in the coming months and will be working in the Tuas area. Single female don't want to spend half the day commuting, where would one of the better locations to live be, holland park, orchard, etc??? not sure as I want to be half way between work and the CBD.

Any suggestions, condo preferable.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 18 Mar 2016 8:07 pm

Well, Tuas is just about a far away from Orchard Road as you can get. So, you either suck it up during working hours or suck it up partying at night (but taxi fares are high both a peak hours and midnight hours so either way it's gonna bite!
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Post by ontheroadagain2016 » Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:18 pm

Hi again. Thanks for the feedback. Yes I guess it will have to be one or the other. I've looked at map again and I think it is holland road area I meant not orchard. Mount Sinai or towards commonwealth. Would that make better sense ?

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:27 pm

Hi OTRA,
Have a look though this http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewtopic.php?t=101985
'GUIDE: Where should I/we consider living?'

It should help crystallise your thoughts and hence options. As it is I don't think your question is answerable in any productive way. We don't even know your budget or space needs etc...

So have a look at the ^ link and if you want to fill in some of the gaps I expect various thoughts and suggestions will be forthcoming!
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Post by ontheroadagain2016 » Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:14 am

ok this is great, it will help me condense /explain my thoughts


Priorities:
- your budget (approx range) < 4000 per month
- your workplace/s (don't name names, just approx neighbourhood)- tuas
- the size and/or type of property that you are seeking (#bedrooms, on-site facilities etc)- 1 bedroom large, or two bedroom. previous 1 bed has been 100m2, which i appreciate was quite large so can and probably will do smaller here, furnished or partially furnished, pool would be nice to have
- will you have a car here? afraid not but I believe i will manage withought
- proximity to transport required. MRT-subway/buses/the airport/Malay border post (if so, which one). need to be near MRT/ buses due to not having a car
-questions re schools childcare not relevant

Nice to have:
- will you need to be able to say walk to the local shops, a library, your doctor, a market, and so on?yes would be nice < 1km, but don't need to be within walking disctance, can do online delivery ( i'm led to believe and can get taxi where required)
- access to any specific sport, social, and recreation facilities? access to a gym or prefeably warehouse type gym, weights , don't particularly like other gysm
- are you considering bringing any pets. If so what kind, and will they require outdoor access and/or exercise? no pets
- are you considering bringing any parents/in-laws etc? Do they have specific needs (for example difficulty climbing stairs?)

Your current home and commute:
- are you already a city dweller? i.e. Are you used to city-centre hustle and bustle, or would you hope for a bit more peace and quiet? have done both, would like a mix of both, don't particurlalry want to be living down town, where its extrememly busy.
- what is the size and type (apartment, house+garden etc) of your current home? current house 3 bed, but far too big for what i need but like space
- what are any current commute times like? that will be the deciding factor, i don't wish to spend 2 hours commuting per day, each way

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Post by PNGMK » Sat, 19 Mar 2016 8:46 am

I had this dilemna years ago and ended up in the Faber Valley area. However West Coast (Pasir Panjang Road and further west) is pretty civilized these days.
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Post by maneo » Sun, 20 Mar 2016 1:38 am

If you want to minimise travel time you should consider the Jurong East or Boon Lay areas.
From there it should be 45 mins to an hour to get to Tuas via public transport.

If you can handle a 1.5 hour commute, you could consider something further, like the Pasir Panjang / Clementi area. There are some new condоs near West Coast Park that have made it a renter's market in the area. With the Tuas West extension opening up sometime later this year, this commute time could drop to an hour.

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Post by ontheroadagain2016 » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:50 pm

Hi again, just updating with some info now that some items are clearer:

your budget (approx range) < 4000 per month
- your workplace/s (don't name names, just approx neighbourhood)- Tuas
- the size and/or type of property that you are seeking (#bedrooms, on-site facilities etc)- 2 bedroom condo, upper floor, away from direct sun in afternoon if possible. Partially furnished
- will you have a car here? will have access to car
- proximity to transport required.- need to be able to garage car and also access to MRT for weekend commutes

Nice to have:
- will you need to be able to say walk to the local shops, a library, your doctor, a market, and so on?yes would be nice < 1km, but don't need to be within walking disctance, can do online delivery)
- access to any specific sport, social, and recreation facilities? access to a gym or prefeably warehouse type gym, weights , don't particularly like other gyms

Would like to be somewhere that has some social elements but not in CBD

hope this helps

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Re: Location advices if possible

Post by butterscotch7up » Fri, 25 Mar 2016 9:30 pm

I suggest west mere or ivory heights. Google map and find out more


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Post by JR8 » Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:28 pm

You sound well informed Butterscotch, are you an agent?
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