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Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by ke7in » Sun, 18 Dec 2016 4:34 pm

Hi all :wave:

I'm relocating from Vancouver and would love some feedback on neighborhoods that might be a good fit for me and my family. Thanks in advance!

Priorities:
- your budget (approx range) 3,000 - 4,000
- your workplace/s (don't name names, just approx neighbourhood) CREATE Tower @ NUS
- the size and/or type of property that you are seeking (#bedrooms, on-site facilities etc) 2 BR, modern
- will you have a car here? Nope
- proximity to transport required. MRT-subway/buses/the airport/Malay border post (if so, which one). MRT proximity preferred
- will you have any accompanying children needing to attend school? If so, age/s? Likely will try out nannies for our 1 year old (suggestions for agencies welcome as well)
- are you looking at private (international/fee-paying, or local schools?) No
- will your employer being funding any fees; or will you, 'out of pocket'? Out of pocket

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? Restaurants and shops nearby preferred
- access to any specific sport, social, and recreation facilities? Interested in martial arts gyms such as Evolve but proximity to this is less of a priority
- are you considering bringing any pets. If so what kind, and will they require outdoor access and/or exercise? No
- 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? City-centre
- what are any current commute times like? Commute < 30 min preferred

Any feedback appreciated, cheers

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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by singaporeflyer » Sun, 18 Dec 2016 8:39 pm

You can consider to stay at Clementi?

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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by gayan1991 » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 9:46 am

I would say Queenstown


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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 22 Dec 2016 1:57 pm

gayan1991 wrote:Anyone who wants to join the WhatsApp group, send me your WhatsApp contact.


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Why are you sending the same message across multiple groups?

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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by gayan1991 » Thu, 22 Dec 2016 2:26 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
gayan1991 wrote:Anyone who wants to join the WhatsApp group, send me your WhatsApp contact.


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Why are you sending the same message across multiple groups?
In case if someone doesn't see the other thread. Sorry


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Re: RE: Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by ecureilx » Thu, 22 Dec 2016 9:38 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
gayan1991 wrote:Anyone who wants to join the WhatsApp group, send me your WhatsApp contact.


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Why are you sending the same message across multiple groups?
Lucky he's not doing the daily "bump" ;)


gayan1991 wrote: In case if someone doesn't see the other thread. Sorry


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in decent forums, that's considered spamming.

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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:35 pm

Nah, he's not spamming, he's just desperate.
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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by gayan1991 » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:08 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nah, he's not spamming, he's just desperate.
Yeah. Is there a problem? ImageImage


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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 1:56 am

gayan1991 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nah, he's not spamming, he's just desperate.
Yeah. Is there a problem? ImageImage


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Don't cross post the same topic in multiple threads. Post in one and only one thread.

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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by ke7in » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 2:34 am

gayan1991 wrote:I would say Queenstown

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Any popular buildings or specific MRT stations where I should start my search?

Appreciated.

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Post by ecureilx » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:12 am

ke7in wrote:
gayan1991 wrote:I would say Queenstown

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Any popular buildings or specific MRT stations where I should start my search?

Appreciated.
Kent Ridge is the station in NUS !

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Re: RE: Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:22 am

ecureilx wrote:
ke7in wrote:
gayan1991 wrote:I would say Queenstown

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Any popular buildings or specific MRT stations where I should start my search?

Appreciated.
Kent Ridge is the station in NUS !
Haw Par Villa is close to NUS too..

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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by rarkins » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:49 pm

ke7in wrote:
Any popular buildings or specific MRT stations where I should start my search?
Because CREATE tower is not particularly close to any MRT stop itself, you may find that some of the more convenient commutes will actually be via bus.

There are condos in pretty much all directions that fit your budget, but perhaps as a city dweller you may prefer ones closer to Singapore centre (i.e. towards the east). As someone suggested earlier, Queenstown area might be good. A really nearby condo there is "Heritage View", and further east you can find "Queens" and "Alexis". Even further east you can consider "The Metropolitan" or the internet-famous "The Interlace".

To the north of your workplace, consider "The Trizon" and "The Levelz", and very conveniently - but further from the city - to the west of you, you can look in Clementi at "The Parc", "Hundred Trees", and "Carabelle". There's also quite a few further north in Bukit Timah area. Finally, if you were to ignore proximity to MRT (i.e. be content with buses most of the time) then there's a cluster of convenient condos further south in Clementi, nearer to West Coast Park.

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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by ke7in » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 1:12 pm

rarkins wrote: Because CREATE tower is not particularly close to any MRT stop itself, you may find that some of the more convenient commutes will actually be via bus.

There are condos in pretty much all directions that fit your budget, but perhaps as a city dweller you may prefer ones closer to Singapore centre (i.e. towards the east). As someone suggested earlier, Queenstown area might be good. A really nearby condo there is "Heritage View", and further east you can find "Queens" and "Alexis". Even further east you can consider "The Metropolitan" or the internet-famous "The Interlace".

To the north of your workplace, consider "The Trizon" and "The Levelz", and very conveniently - but further from the city - to the west of you, you can look in Clementi at "The Parc", "Hundred Trees", and "Carabelle". There's also quite a few further north in Bukit Timah area. Finally, if you were to ignore proximity to MRT (i.e. be content with buses most of the time) then there's a cluster of convenient condos further south in Clementi, nearer to West Coast Park.
Rarkins, thank you for the detailed answer. I'm definitely focusing my search in the immediate area around NUS and towards downtown. Are all of these suggestion near shops/restaurants?

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Re: Working at the University, where would you live?

Post by rarkins » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 3:05 pm

@ke7in, you'll find grocery stores within walking distance of most condos. As for shops/restaurants - it varies, and especially according to personal preferences. I suggest first typing the condo names into Google Maps to see what it shows in the surrounding areas. For "shops", look for if there are any good malls within walking distance. If you want to look in more detail about nearby food/restaurants then type the condo street address into Yelp to see how people rate what's nearby.

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