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Where to live?

Post by qmotion » Mon, 23 Jan 2017 6:43 pm

Hello, I will be relocating to Singapore for work somewhere later this year and am now interested to know what would be a nice location to live and if the budget I'm getting is sufficient for a nice accomodation for me and my partner (in our twenties). I've been recommended that Holland village is a nice area to live. Our situation is as follows:

Priorities:
- your budget (approx range) --> 5000 SGD per month
- your workplace/s (don't name names, just approx neighbourhood) --> Tuas area
- the size and/or type of property that you are seeking (#bedrooms, on-site facilities etc) --> preferably 2 to 3 bedrooms and a gym/pool
- will you have a car here? --> Yes
- proximity to transport required. MRT-subway/buses/the airport/Malay border post (if so, which one). --> Preferably close to a MRT station
- will you have any accompanying children needing to attend school? If so, age/s? --> No Children
- are you looking at private (international/fee-paying, or local schools?)
- will your employer being funding any fees; or will you, 'out of pocket'? --> Employer will pay any agent fees + utilities, TV & Internet fees


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? --> Would be nice to have shops/restaurant/markets nearby
- access to any specific sport, social, and recreation facilities? --> Not specifically
- 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?) --> No

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? --> Currently living in a city, however not city centre. In Singapore would like to live in/near city centre.
- what is the size and type (apartment, house+garden etc) of your current home? -->Current home is approx 900 sq. ft.
- what are any current commute times like? --> Approx. 45 mins to 1 hr

Thanks in advance! :D

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Re: Where to live?

Post by American » Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:42 pm

A car or taxi to work every day is an absolute must if you will work in Tuas and want to live anywhere near the city fringe

You can consider holland village, fatter road, Clementi, one north. All fairly cosmopolitan areas with a good mix of locals and expats. These are with 30 minutes of Tuas via taxi. There are some nice areas by west coast park with sea view condos. Though these are not in the CBD.

If you're looking to cut down on commute times you can consider JURONG west which is growing and will be the transport hub for the KL bullet train. You can even look into something like the Caribbean or other Keppel properties like reflections which are quite fancy have nice water features and amenities and close to Sentosa and Vivo city - more resorty less urbany.

I would say living somewhere like orchard Tanglin river valley or east coast will be way too far even with a car for your commute - is stay clear.

5000 3 bedroom condos are going to be pretty nice in this market. If you opt for clementi you'll be staying in some of the best condos in the areas consider some landed properties like semi detached. The price has gone down drastically the last few months with all the disappearing expat packages. Slightly about your price range but you might be able to snag a deal.

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Re: Where to live?

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 08 Feb 2017 8:26 am

Tuas is a pain in the ass. I work at Benoi and it's bad as well. There are no decent housing options within a 15 min drive of Tuas. You'll need to go out to 45 or even an hour perhaps (esp in peak traffic). If I had the ability to move I would probably look at the west coast area (West Coast Road) or Faber Valley or the Chinese Garden area - somewhere near the AYE. I would avoid the northern PIE side as the traffic is worse in my opinion on the north side coming into Tuas in the morning. There's a lot of options opening up as the rental market slows down.
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Re: Where to live?

Post by ecureilx » Mon, 24 Apr 2017 5:31 pm

PNGMK wrote: You need to report this to CEA. Also I think your agent is dishonest in this as well and probably in cahoots.
the conniving agents need to be fried!

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Re: Where to live?

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 24 Apr 2017 7:12 pm

ecureilx wrote:
PNGMK wrote: You need to report this to CEA. Also I think your agent is dishonest in this as well and probably in cahoots.
the conniving agents need to be fried!
In oil or just butter?
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Where to live?

Post by ecureilx » Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:46 pm

PNGMK wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
PNGMK wrote: You need to report this to CEA. Also I think your agent is dishonest in this as well and probably in cahoots.
the conniving agents need to be fried!
In oil or just butter?
Maybe roasted? ;) seems it's been a while they been able to pull this scam

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