Suggestion on Housing - pls help

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Suggestion on Housing - pls help

Post by trufflehk » Thu, 16 Nov 2006 8:40 pm

I am moving to Singapore in mid Feb 2007 from HK. I will have my preview trip in mid Dec 2006. Is it too early to look for apartment? If yes, when is the right time to start? As I will bring my 2 cats there, I do really want to move to a condo immediately after I arrive Singapore.

I want the apartment to be well-furnished, safe to live in, allow to have pets, 3 bedrooms preferred, walking distance to MRT (I will be working in Tampines), have good dining places nearby and as new as possible. My budget is around S$3000.

I have selected the below options from surfing this website, your comments will be highly appreciated.
1) Bishan Loft in district 20
2) Amaninda in district 11
3) Savannah Condo Park in district 18
4) The Waterina in district 14
5) Changi Rise in district 17
6) Country Park in district 16

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Re: Suggestion on Housing - pls help

Post by SgExpat » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 11:38 am

1) Bishan Loft in district 20 Too Far from TAMPINES.
2) Amaninda in district 11 Too Far from TAMPINES & MRT.
3) Savannah condo Park in district 18 Near Tampines, but not MRT.
4) The Waterina in district 14 Too Far from TAMPINES & MRT.
5) Changi Rise in district 17 Not sure where.
6) Country Park in district 16 Too far from MRT

Melville Park, Pinevale, Tampines Vista, The Tropica,
or contact this site moderator for help.

Are u sure you are able to bring in your cats? Singapore got very strict laws on bringing in "LIVE" animals.

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Post by trufflehk » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 1:51 pm

Thanks for your comment.

Yeah, I've checked that the cats can come together with me, but need to go thru the 30 days' quarantine.

Do you have any suggestions on new condo close to MRT in the east coast which is around S$3000/month?

Can't answer your "pm", not have enough posts yet.

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Post by SgExpat » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:32 am

Not too sure where to recommend
this website people are property people i think,
try to ask them and i think they be able to help.

Not sure why my nick is being change from SingaporeExpats to SgExpats at the moment without my knowledge or control..??

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Post by bunty » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 11:41 am

hi trufflehk

I stay in Tropica in Tampines. it is a very good condo and for the budget that u are looking at , you will get a place in tropica for lower.....
it is not very far from the MRT and very well connected by buses to the MRT/Orchard/East Coast etc.

also do start looking out now.. so that u can close out...before u move..

do check it out....

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 12:23 pm

SgExpat wrote: Not sure why my nick is being change from SingaporeExpats to SgExpats at the moment without my knowledge or control..??
The better question would be why would you choose a nick that resembles the hosts name? It's pretty obvious why it was changed. They cannot have a loose cannon on the board appearing to represent the site. Common Sense? :roll: See that's what I mean.
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Post by SgExpat » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 3:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
SgExpat wrote: Not sure why my nick is being change from SingaporeExpats to SgExpats at the moment without my knowledge or control..??
The better question would be why would you choose a nick that resembles the hosts name? It's pretty obvious why it was changed. They cannot have a loose cannon on the board appearing to represent the site. Common Sense? :roll: See that's what I mean.
Then have the courtesy to inform me through email or such. How am I to know there is a restriction to a nick/ID which we had choosen? its just a generic nick, those who know this site knows that there is always a "MODERATOR" beside the nick of the hosts. I am just a newbie member pls.

Directing comments on my dad (who had passed on) is not appreciated at all. By the way, I am not a young punk who is trying to create trouble on your site. Look through all my posts, did i cause any trouble or anything?

Thank you for your clarification on the nick.

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Post by Grim Reaper » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 3:51 pm

Sms,

Why did you change it to sgexpat, knowing that is also a forum for expats in Singapore?

I agree with sgexpat, you should have just told him not to choose the nick he chose and then advise him to change it to another one he or she likes.

Bit silly, don't you agree?
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Post by yahoo » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:44 am

trufflehk,

how do you define good dining places?? aircon, good ambience??

tampinese is a town in the sub skirt. if you do not like hawker probably the good dining places u referring to are located in the malls..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 2:32 pm

Grim Reaper wrote:Sms,

Why did you change it to sgexpat, knowing that is also a forum for expats in Singapore?
I agree with sgexpat, you should have just told him not to choose the nick he chose and then advise him to change it to another one he or she likes.

Bit silly, don't you agree?
GR,

First of all, as "you" well know, only the Admins can change a registered nick. :wink: Moderators have never had that ability (on this site anyway - don't know about your site). We do have the ability to ban however as you are also well aware.

Secondly, I would question why a poster would claim "its just a generic nick" and also try to explain it away as "I am one". If it was innocent in design then it probably would not have been capitalized "SingaporeExpats" and it would have been in the singular and not plural exactly like the site's name.

Having said that, I will admit that I was the one who brought it to Admins attention and to have a look. I did so because if the poster started posting garbage it would look like it was being done by someone connected with the site. Trying to explain it away with the Moderator/Admin/Newbie tag doesn't cut it. I actually queried Admin on the 12th, a week before the nick was changed, e.g., the day he/she started with his/her first post. It wasn't until a number of posts in the 'Relocating, Moving to Singapore' and 'Staying and living in Singapore' Forums on the 19th that Admin did something about it.

I would also assumed that those being the main two forums for property Queries on this site and that being our hosts primary purpose coupled with the fact that the poster hasn't posted anywhere else (with the exception of one Xmas tree post), the connotations would be obvious.

As far as being a bit silly is concerned, no worse than complaining when caught breeding mosquitoes in a country plaqued by dengue and with mozzie campaigns everywhere on TV, especially after having lived here a half dozen years or more. You think? :wink:

SgExpat,

I am sorry if you took offense at what is a very common comment on these boards when someone posts childish like comments. Unfortunately, your writing style is very much like a young person's, therefore my assumption. Again, please accept my apologies if I am wrong.

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Post by Grim Reaper » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 3:37 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Having said that, I will admit that I was the one who brought it to Admins attention and to have a look. I did so because if the poster started posting garbage it would look like it was being done by someone connected with the site. Trying to explain it away with the Moderator/Admin/Newbie tag doesn't cut it. I actually queried Admin on the 12th, a week before the nick was changed, e.g., the day he/she started with his/her first post. It wasn't until a number of posts in the 'Relocating, Moving to Singapore' and 'Staying and living in Singapore' Forums on the 19th that Admin did something about it.

sms
Fair enough. But why change it to Sgexpat? Coincidence?

btw, good to see you follow our discussions at the other board! :D

When reading again, you may notice the problem is not so much not being aware how to prevent, but merely getting fined for a result beyond control. :(
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 4:15 pm

GR,

I've always followed a lot of the threads in the General and Hot Box forums. I'm the persistent "1 unregistered person"! As I use FF 2.0 with the tabbed browsing, I have 6 home pages with 5 of them being local expat forums. Your's included.

I understand your beef with NEA, but as they say, ignorance is no excuse. If's it's any consolation, I got fined when I moved from landed property to and HDB flat because of pots left there on the balcony by the former owners. I hadn't even moved in, and was still doing renovations. Zapped with a $150 fine and couldn't talk my way out of it (I was the only one there when it happened). For your info, the 2nd offense is $1000. I see & hear about it happening all the time (I'm the HR & Finance Mgr of a large pest control company here. I have lots of dealings with NEA on a daily basis.

Oh, the shortened version of the posters nick? I doubt seriously that it had anything to do with the other site as much as it did trying to let him have the same nick in meaning without the obvious visuals. I don't think there was anything sinister intended. :? (course I'm not a mind reader either)

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Post by AusBayshore » Wed, 22 Nov 2006 2:25 am

to : trufflehk

Are those places you had mentioned near to "town" ?
Have you got the place yet? I need some help too.

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Post by trufflehk » Thu, 23 Nov 2006 9:31 am

Thanks for everyone's help. I will go to a preview trip in mid Dec and the company I work with there will bring me to see some housing. I'll give them my criteria, my selected ones (thru the site) and also the suggestions you make.

For good dining places, I don't need too fancy ones but at least air con is a must. Singapore has got high temp in the evenings I suppose.

Btw, anyone has any comments on the funiture comes with the flat (in those full funished flats) ? I've looked at pics in this site. The furniture looks medium-low quality.

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