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A good place to live.....

Post by pco27 » Thu, 03 Nov 2005 1:53 pm

hello all and i hope you can help...

i have a budget of $1600sgd per month, nearly 40, i'm no party pooper but i like a peaceful place, maybe with some green out the window, will be working central on orchard road, dont mind a 30min walk, 20 bike ride or 15min/30min mrt.......would be nice to have cheap food options and supermarket within walking distance nearby but not essential (i wont be buying a car).

looked at the maps and have an idea of the size of singapore but doesnt seem to help me come up with a district that i may call home for the next year or so.....i hear the holland area is ok but looking at the rent page looks a little out of my range.

would be great to hear any opinions out there......

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Post by Scorpion » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 2:32 am

Look into Novena or Newton area, it would easily fit.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 9:38 am

pco27 wrote:hello all and i hope you can help...

i have a budget of $1600sgd per month, nearly 40, i'm no party pooper but i like a peaceful place, maybe with some green out the window, will be working central on orchard road, dont mind a 30min walk, 20 bike ride or 15min/30min mrt.......would be nice to have cheap food options and supermarket within walking distance nearby but not essential (i wont be buying a car).

looked at the maps and have an idea of the size of singapore but doesnt seem to help me come up with a district that i may call home for the next year or so.....i hear the holland area is ok but looking at the rent page looks a little out of my range.

would be great to hear any opinions out there......

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As much as we'd like to walk and bike to commute, thing is it's just too hot here. Not sure your co-workers would appreciate your efforts...

You have a lot of options, Novena/Newton is a good suggestion. Not sure what the prices are on Nassim? I love it up there... Or St. Martin's? Right in the heart of the city but so quiet.

You'l have a lot of choice, no worries.

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Post by Wind In My Hair » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 10:37 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:You have a lot of options, Novena/Newton is a good suggestion. Not sure what the prices are on Nassim? I love it up there... Or St. Martin's? Right in the heart of the city but so quiet.
those are lovely places. rent though is in the region of S$10k for the nassim and st martin areas. at least for the people i know who stayed there. newton and novena are nice too. some of the older walk-up apartments could perhaps be gotten for under S$2k. the new high-rise ones are probably over S$2k.

for a S$1600 budget your best bet for a nice place would be somewhere further out of town but near an mrt station. best to get a housing agent to give more concrete information.

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 12:06 pm

rent though is in the region of S$10k for the nassim and st martin areas. at least for the people i know who stayed there.



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Post by Wind In My Hair » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 12:18 pm

Vaucluse wrote:You move in lofty heights, WIMH - =D>
ha ha, too bad i don't live there myself, or i would agree! actually i live and move in my humble hdb... :)

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 3:05 pm

Aren't there lower priced, older apartments on Nassim? I had friends that rented there for about $3 K, but that was years ago. Place has probably been torn down twice over since then.

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Post by rv224 » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 12:07 pm

Try the Mt. Sophia area - its near Orchard Road by Plaza Singapura. You can easily get a 1/2 bedroom for 1600.

As for Holland area, try the walkups near Holland village. I think one is called Warner Court. about 1400 for a two bedroom.

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Post by JetVan » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 2:49 am

rents in district 9,10(orchard)are the highest in the city, with 1600 budget, look at the bukit timah/dunearn road(dist 11) area or newton/novena, distance is not really a fear factor here, it is mitigated by excellent public transport.

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