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moving to singapore - looking for a place by the sea -ideas?

Post by kerry » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 7:37 pm

Hi all,

Sorry to bother you, but I am relocating from london to singapore in about a month, and this lovely web site has a few technical issues with searching for houses (i.e. it crashes :) ) so I'll ask the audience...

I would like to live by the beach somewhere, hopefully somewhere where I can windsurf and have a sea view, and would ideally like a 3 bed place (but beggars can't be choosers...). My budget can stretch to 5k Sing $ a month on rent, but (obviously) I would like to pay less. What would that get me in terms of apartment (I'm not worried about a Serviced Apartment, although I don't quite know what one of those is...)? Anything nice, a 3 befd place, or barely a studio flat? I don't mind being part of the expat areas or mixing with locals...

Also, how long are the rental agreements? I would prefer to have a 6 month rolling agreement, or are they just yearly ones?

Many many thanks to any info you can provide!

K

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Post by dot dot dot » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 12:10 pm

Hi Kerrie,

welcome in Singapore, although it is only virtually by now.

With a 5k per month to spend, a 3 bedroom condo appartment near the beach is not hard to find. Beach area should be the east coast area, although there are a few other areas with options for living near the beach as well.

In downtown area there is the Caribbean at Keppel Road. Directly at the sea, but no beach around. Not a high rise condo (5 or 6 storeys is considered low rise in Singapore), but quite a big development, to me it feels already like a village on its own. 3 bedroom will cost you anything between 3k - 5k I'd say, maybe even a penthouse would be possible (not sure about availability though).

At east coast there are many new developments, low rise and high rise, close to the beach or a bit further away, but still with seaviews.

There is a windsurfing club and facility at east coast lagoon, with nearby condos like Bayshore, Bayshore park and Costa del Sol, but also new ones like The Taipan (as of 6th storey with great seaviews, small development) or others.

They all vary in age, facilities and size (both the development and the appartments).

Get yourself an agent specializing in east coast area once you hit down or otherwise try again at this site, the owners here do property and will help you out as well.

Serviced appartments are more costly, as they cater for extra servcies as fully furnished, cleaning and other stuff. For shortterm it might be a solution, but for longterm I would strongly suggest you just rent an appartment.

One to consider as well, great seaviews, new and nice condo: Cote d'Azur at Marine parade road.

Good luck!

Eric

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Re: moving to singapore - looking for a place by the sea -id

Post by Pal » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 2:48 pm

kerry wrote:Hi all,

Sorry to bother you, but I am relocating from london to singapore in about a month, and this lovely web site has a few technical issues with searching for houses (i.e. it crashes :) ) so I'll ask the audience...

I would like to live by the beach somewhere, hopefully somewhere where I can windsurf and have a sea view, and would ideally like a 3 bed place (but beggars can't be choosers...). My budget can stretch to 5k Sing $ a month on rent, but (obviously) I would like to pay less. What would that get me in terms of apartment (I'm not worried about a Serviced Apartment, although I don't quite know what one of those is...)? Anything nice, a 3 befd place, or barely a studio flat? I don't mind being part of the expat areas or mixing with locals...

Also, how long are the rental agreements? I would prefer to have a 6 month rolling agreement, or are they just yearly ones?

Many many thanks to any info you can provide!

K
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Post by fx8fx » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 9:44 pm

wonder how much to get a 1 bed room which beach view or near the beach so i could swim in the sea daily ?

tks :)

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Post by dwrigh10 » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:04 pm

Hello,

I have just moved to Singapore from Australia and have found some great places to Windsurf along the East Coast. You sail size will be quite big here (8 - 11m) as the wind is not too constant or strong. Please feel free to send me an email if you would like to know more. danielwright@email.com

In terms of accommodation $5K will get you a great nice place along the East Coast.

Daniel

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Post by muzzy » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 8:53 pm

Hi all,

Sorry to bother you, but I am relocating from london to singapore in about a month, and this lovely web site has a few technical issues with searching for houses (i.e. it crashes ) so I'll ask the audience...

I would like to live by the beach somewhere, hopefully somewhere where I can windsurf and have a sea view, and would ideally like a 3 bed place (but beggars can't be choosers...). My budget can stretch to 5k Sing $ a month on rent, but (obviously) I would like to pay less. What would that get me in terms of apartment (I'm not worried about a Serviced Apartment, although I don't quite know what one of those is...)? Anything nice, a 3 befd place, or barely a studio flat? I don't mind being part of the expat areas or mixing with locals...

Also, how long are the rental agreements? I would prefer to have a 6 month rolling agreement, or are they just yearly ones?

Many many thanks to any info you can provide!

K


hi kerry

I live downtown, but have a friend living at Pebble Bay, with sea view near East Coast, yet close to central. Full of expats.

Btw, typical contracts are 1 or 2 years. If you are good at negotiating, you can get 6 months + 6 month etc contracts. Also, be aware that everytime you renew a lease, the property agent will take his/her commission, (something I have never understood) even though it is simply a renewal, so a longer contract with a diplomatic clause, might be better. (I have a 2 year, with diplomatic clause stating that I can leave after 6 months with two months notice, but my sweey old landlady can't kick me out) :D

Oh btw, I moved here 6 years ago after living in the Uk for 10 years, belive me, once you are here, you will never miss the weather in the UK :wink:

Have a great time here

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