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kitchen utensiles and houshold supplies

Post by fkoelbl » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 3:26 am

Hi everyone,
we (2 adults + 1 baby) are coming to Singapore from Germany in September, but will only stay for about half a year. So of course we will be looking for a fully furnished condo, but I am wondering if this will also include houshold supplies such as dishes, cooking supplies and also things like pillows and plankets. It will be quite a big hussle to bring everything from home and also I don't really want to buy everything new for that short time. What do other short trem workers like we do with their stuff - is there some place where we can maybe get used things?
Thanks for any ideas!

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Post by skye » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 11:02 am

For such a short stay, the easiest option would be a Serviced Apartment which comes with everything you need, from towels and bedding to cutlery, cooking utensils to orange-squeezer. They also include a cleaning service, towel and sheet changes etc. They come in a range of budgets depending on location and luxury level. Most other apartments are either "part-furnished" which basically just means air-cons, curtains and white electrical goods, or "fully furnished" which is normally all furnishings but doesn't often include bedding, towels, plates and cookware. The other advantage of a serviced apartment for a short stay is that utilities are included and you don't have to sign up for these yourself and put down deposits for everything.

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Post by HunBunny80 » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 9:18 pm

I don't think you can get 2nd hand stuff that easily in Singapore.
I will be bringing everything there, pillows - pots and pans.
From what I notice is if you like your feather down pillows, you will have to bring them along. If you are not fuss, go to local neighbourhood and you can get cheap household items. Polyester pillows about $10-$15.00. Very affordable.
European quality carries a premium there. Don't expect to get Rosle/Le Crusent at the same price as back at home.

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Post by silverfern » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:20 pm

We moved into a partially furnished place and needed some basics before our shipment arrived from home so we bought various things cheaply including some kitchenware from the Salvation Army. Also found a warehouse full of ex hotel pieces including crockery, glassware, furniture etc advertised in the newspaper.

The large supermarkets (Giant) sell cheap products including homewares, small appliances, sheets, towels etc. It really depends on how fussy you are. Irons, toasters, electric jugs are so cheap (made in China) here it wouldn't cost much to set yourself up although finding a lease for 6 months might be the hard part.

Good luck

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Post by Loops » Tue, 06 Mar 2007 3:09 pm

People who stay for such a short time usually stay in serviced accommodation. My friend stayed at Fraser suites and it was very nice - like staying in a hotel but with all the amenities of a normal apartment.

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