Maplewoods? or Heritage View?

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Maplewoods? or Heritage View?

Post by Jennie » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 1:48 am

Hi!
We are moving next month now and still haven't found our condo :(
My husband is in Singapore now looking at some houses, and he would really appreciate feedbacks on Maplewoods (Upper Bukit Timah) and Heritage View (Dover Rise).
We have two pre-schoolers and would like a family-oriented compound.
Anyone??
Thanks!

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take your time...

how about serviced apt?

Post by take your time... » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 1:12 pm

Hi there,

Why not look into a Serviced Apartment for a month or two and really take your time to see what you like and don't like about the areas. We have a few friends who have moved here recently, have chosen their housing fairly quickly and have regrets now. We learnt a lot in the first few months here that really changed our opinions on what we thought we wanted in a place and location the first 3-4 weeks here. I'm really glad to have had the time to look around at my own pace - not whirlwind and also for our shipment to have arrived before we moved in.

Best of Luck!

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Re: how about serviced apt?

Post by guest-sk » Fri, 15 Apr 2005 7:57 am

take your time... wrote:Hi there,

We learnt a lot in the first few months here that really changed our opinions on what we thought we wanted in a place and location the first 3-4 weeks here.
Like what, if you don't mind me asking?

Cheers,
SK

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Post by Wham » Fri, 15 Apr 2005 9:32 am

i am on my third tour here in Singapore and i agree very much with the service apt idea. Each time my wife and i (and we also now have two kids) came here we took a service apt for one to two months while we searched for an apt. One time we were in the Ascott on Scotts Road and right now we are in Great World City Service Apartments. Doing this will allow you to 1) get to know the neighborhoods 2) get comfortable 3) get a better deal and most importantly 4) give your personal belongings time to arrive. With regard to the neighborhoods, there is the central area, the east coast, the bukit temah area, and several other distint neighborhoods. Singapore also has an abundance of apartments on the market, so there is no need to rush. Take a deep breath and relax. Singapore is a wonderful place to live and there is no need to rush into an apt.

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Thanks for the replies.

Post by Jennie » Fri, 15 Apr 2005 3:24 pm

Yeah, I guess you do have to take some time to get to know the neighborhoods before finding the right apt.
We will actually be living at Ascott for a month. My husband and I just wanted to find a good apt. soon so that the kids could feel "settled in." I guess no need to hurry, though.
Thanks for your feedbacks! Can't wait to go~ :P

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Heritage View

Post by scottishsteve » Tue, 19 Apr 2005 12:52 pm

F.Y.I

Im have a two bed apt in Heritage View here's my thoughts.

Great Place,
Loads of Kids (who all seem to behave themselves)
Great Mix of People (from all places)
If the kids like swimming pools (Heritage must be one of the best) around 5 pools i think (keep finding more)
Great Location (i.e. ten minutes from Orchard, twenty five mins from Aiport)
Shuttle bus to MRT ( B Vista) every morning, (although its only ten min walk
Taxis always available right outside condo (unless Friday Night)
CLean (although pretty much everything is here)

Downsides :-
Apartments are a little small (i origianlly had planned to move with my wife and two kids but no more) and to be honest even living on my own you run out of cuboard space. (one of my worries was where would all the kids toys go????)
last but not least NO BALCONY, maybe the only reason i have to move


I had my kids over for 10 days at the end of last year and they LOVED the place was never away from the pool.

I also read a lot on these sites that NOISY neighbours can be a problem (from next door to above) i can honestly say that i have never heard anything from Heritage (and yes both apts are occupied)

Enjoy your Apt hunting, im sure all will go well

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Thanks!

Post by Jennie » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 9:15 am

Heritage sounds great!!
My husband did say the neighborhood looked great and it was close to practically everything.
I wasn't sure if there were many kids though, but from your info., I guess there are many :D
But..not much of a cupboard space...hmmm..that does pose a great problem :cry:
Would the kitchen be the same for all the apartments? Oh, well, better wait to go and see.

Again, thank you!!

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Kitchen

Post by scottishsteve » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 10:16 am

Cant say about the other apartments but my two bed kitchen is actually not to bad

Loads of storage space for all food etc (room for fridge freezer).

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Post by Kellyb » Thu, 05 May 2005 5:51 pm

All l can say is DONT RUSH

We have been here for 2 months and i wish we took more time to look at apartments. There are plenty out there!

The most important thing for me is size. Make sure you get one that is big enough!

Good luck

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