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Woodland living vs Holland/Orchard Area

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Post by kopiqueen » Mon, 10 Dec 2007 1:05 am

I'm a writer for a local magazine and I'm working on a story on homes and their proximity to International Schools. I hope some of you can help to give some insights on the following questions:

Would you especially choose to rent or buy a home that is close to your child(ren)’s International School? Why or why not?

Is the rent for an apartment/house close to an international school in the suburbs comparable to the rent for an apartment/house in the town area?

Are you willing to pay a high rent or high price for a home just to be near an international school?

I'd really appreciate your comments. You can e-mail me at [email protected] if you do not wish to post your reply publicly. Please include your name, nationality, number of children and their age and the area where you live at the moment. Thank you very much!


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Post by north » Mon, 25 Feb 2008 7:04 am

Hi - I have a related question. My wife and I will be moving to Singapore in a few months. I will be working in the CBD and she will be in the Woodlands. We are from NY and while we don't necessarily need to be in an expats-only area, we'd want to live where there are a decent amount of expats living (and some w/o kids - like us). Any suggestions of areas in between? Thanks in advance...

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Post by road.not.taken » Mon, 25 Feb 2008 7:26 am

I wouldn't move to the Woodlands, it's too far from your work and unless you have kids at the American School, it's fairly inconvenient (not to her work, but everything else). I think most would agree, the shopping, restaurants and nightlife are really lacking in the Woodlands and the prices are somewhat inflated due to the proximity to the school. You can split the difference and have your choice of many neighborhoods with a nice mix of expats and locals: Holland, Bukit Timah, Bukit Batok or Panjang, etc... many accessible to public transport.

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Re: Woodland living vs Holland/Orchard Area

Post by rasserie » Tue, 04 Mar 2008 2:14 pm

no matter where u live in singapore, its nice to have a car.

and woodlands is a bit cheaper than orchard or holland.
plus u got singapore american school in woodlands and causeway point.
MNsnowgirl wrote:My husband, 6 year old and myself will be moving to Singapore within a couple of months. We haven't decided on schools yet so making a firm decision on where we will live is up in the air. Can anyone tell me if there is a real plus to living in the Woodlands area if your child doesn't go to school in that area? We probably would for sure have to have a car if we lived in the Woodland area, but may not need a car if we lived near the Orchard or Holland Village area correct? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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