I am moving to Singapore in a couple of months. Looking for information on Serviced Apartments. Would need a studio or 1 bedroom.
Will be working in Financial District- but would like to live in an area that has quaint shopping, restaurants, Coffee houses etc. (an area similar to Soho area in New York) but not far from the financial district.
Someone suggested Holland Village. Do you think this would be the best area? How far is that from the Financial District?
Can you recommend any names of nice Serviced Apartments in Holland Village or other areas that you think would be good for expats?
What are good websites to find information on serviced aparments.
Near financial district would be near to Raffles Place no?
But as you found too, it seems that most service-apartments are aound downtown.
A colleague lives in a service-apartment near Shangrilla Hotel, not that fancy though.
Why a service-apartment by any chance?
LDG, There are nice service apt's right in the heart of town (at the corner of Scotts and Orchard) at a place called the Ascott. Treetops is also centrally located and nearby. You could take a subway from there to the office with no problem. There are also nice apts at Great World City and Riverview - but both more out of the way.
My advice is to stay in town for 4 to 6 weeks - while you look for a normal 1 bedroom. THe service apts are nice, but they cost 50% more than you really need to pay, and unless it is someone else's dime, not worth the money. Also - they do feel like hotels as opposed to homes and there are a lot of furnished apt on the mkt that would be more comfortable in the long run.
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