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2 bedroom apartment v's 3 bedroom apartment...

Post by Clueless Student! » Tue, 10 May 2005 11:17 am

Hi there,

I am an Australian girl moving to Singapore soon to attend Lasalle Sia College. I need to find a fully furnished place on the East Coast, so that travelling is minimal. I know that prices for renting are relatively cheap, but what i want to know is the general quality. I have seen 2 bedroom apartments for $1200 and also 3 bedroom apartments for the same price. What is the difference? (Other than the extra bedroom of course!) I don't care about all the fancy facilities like swimming pool etc, what i do want to know, is what price could i rent a reasonable 2 bedroom apartment at? How does this price compare to a reasonable 3 bedroom apartment? Obviously i want the best deal possible.

Thanks! :)

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Re: 2 bedroom apartment v's 3 bedroom apartment...

Post by Immortal » Thu, 12 May 2005 2:09 pm

Hiya. I found some things in common so I decided to drop a note. My Australian boyfriend used to work for LaSalle too, but the design school. Anyhoo, back to your topic. I think you can live quite comfortably in a 2 bedroom apt, the East Coast is always sprouting up more apartment complexes so the choice is abundant. I think The Bayshore apartments are quite cheap these days to rent. It's not a swanky new place but it's alright, has character. If you can get a place with 3 rooms for 1.2k, it's a pretty good deal. Especially since the whole unit is yours and you aren't renting with others. The East Coast is not known for affordable rents, it's constantly being developed. There still are some 'jems', the older walk up apartments that are relatively affordable, near ammenities etc. You will only pay more if the apartment is new or has more facilities. Other than that, I think if you scout around a bit, you can get a 2 bedroom under 1.2k. Give it a shot. If you are already in Singapore, check out apartments for rent in the EC. Oh yea, the price also varies if it's a furnished or partially furnished or empty unit. So it's best to check with the agent. Good luck eh :D

Clueless Student! wrote:Hi there,

I am an Australian girl moving to Singapore soon to attend Lasalle Sia College. I need to find a fully furnished place on the East Coast, so that travelling is minimal. I know that prices for renting are relatively cheap, but what i want to know is the general quality. I have seen 2 bedroom apartments for $1200 and also 3 bedroom apartments for the same price. What is the difference? (Other than the extra bedroom of course!) I don't care about all the fancy facilities like swimming pool etc, what i do want to know, is what price could i rent a reasonable 2 bedroom apartment at? How does this price compare to a reasonable 3 bedroom apartment? Obviously i want the best deal possible.

Thanks! :)

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 12 May 2005 2:28 pm

I guess you know that LASALLE SIA is going to move from its new quarters to a brand new facility in the Rochor area (Prinsep and Albert streets) in January of 2007. Might want to keep that in mind when negotiating lease length.

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Re: 2 bedroom apartment v's 3 bedroom apartment...

Post by trina01 » Thu, 12 May 2005 4:43 pm

Immortal wrote:Hiya. I found some things in common so I decided to drop a note. My Australian boyfriend used to work for LaSalle too, but the design school. Anyhoo, back to your topic. I think you can live quite comfortably in a 2 bedroom apt, the East Coast is always sprouting up more apartment complexes so the choice is abundant. I think The Bayshore apartments are quite cheap these days to rent. It's not a swanky new place but it's alright, has character. If you can get a place with 3 rooms for 1.2k, it's a pretty good deal. Especially since the whole unit is yours and you aren't renting with others. The East Coast is not known for affordable rents, it's constantly being developed. There still are some 'jems', the older walk up apartments that are relatively affordable, near ammenities etc. You will only pay more if the apartment is new or has more facilities. Other than that, I think if you scout around a bit, you can get a 2 bedroom under 1.2k. Give it a shot. If you are already in Singapore, check out apartments for rent in the EC. Oh yea, the price also varies if it's a furnished or partially furnished or empty unit. So it's best to check with the agent. Good luck eh :D

Clueless Student! wrote:Hi there,

I am an Australian girl moving to Singapore soon to attend Lasalle Sia College. I need to find a fully furnished place on the East Coast, so that travelling is minimal. I know that prices for renting are relatively cheap, but what i want to know is the general quality. I have seen 2 bedroom apartments for $1200 and also 3 bedroom apartments for the same price. What is the difference? (Other than the extra bedroom of course!) I don't care about all the fancy facilities like swimming pool etc, what i do want to know, is what price could i rent a reasonable 2 bedroom apartment at? How does this price compare to a reasonable 3 bedroom apartment? Obviously i want the best deal possible.

Thanks! :)
Are you actually referring to Bayshore Park instead of The Bayshore? The former is the older and cheaper of the two.

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Post by Clueless Student » Fri, 13 May 2005 8:03 am

Thanks for your help!

Yes, i don't mind if the apartment is on the older side....just need it to be fully furnished and as cheap as possible. I will probably stick to the 3 bedroom apartment idea, and yes, i will sign a short lease so that i can move when the campus relocates.

Its just hard when you've never been to singapore....you see these really cheap rent prices (like $1200 for fully furnished, 3 bed, 2 bath) and you think 'Is that good or is it totally dodgy?' I really appreciate the help you have given me, and if theres any more information please share!

Clueless Student

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Mandarin Gardens

Post by venus75 » Mon, 30 May 2005 1:01 am

Hello there. Mandarin Gardens will be a great place...
Its a fully condo facilities and rent are reasonable.
Free barbeque bookings, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, etc.
You'll get to know many international friends in the condo.
Its so international! Hardly see locals.
Direct bus to present Lasalle College and also to the new college.
Singapore is so small after all, why bother to move to a new apartment.
I'm presently doing my Masters in Lasalle :-)
Good Luck!

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Why not consider renting a unit in the mature estates ?

Post by guestlim » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 6:14 pm

Hi there

I thought i drop in a note ....since you are not too particular about the facilities, why not consider staying in the mature estates in Singapore ? Mature estates refers to the popular heartlands where amenities are abundance. Rental for 2 / 3 rooms apartments are also reasonable (of course no facilities).

For one, i know of someone who is renting out their 2 bedroom unit in Ang Mo Kio near the train station at around $950. The place is also near to the bus station, eating places, library, and many more.

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Post by Onneb » Mon, 04 Jul 2005 1:25 am

Hi there....
If you're not so concerned about facilities.
I'll recon those HDB flats, its cheaper & the have more shops, eating places & maybe entertainment...

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