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condos near Science Park

Post by second time around » Sat, 31 Mar 2007 11:58 am

Hi all....I'm looking for some condo recommendations if you don't mind. I'll be working in Science Park and our children will hopefully be attending the new ER International School on Ulu Pandan. I realize there are a lot of condos in this vicinity but I'm dealing with a relatively small budget and need a 3br for under $3000. I plan to take bus 92 to work and the kids will take the same bus to school. Would also like to be near a Cold Storage or Fair Price.

Some of the top choices I've come up with are Heritage View and Dover Parkview but those might be just out of our price range. I don't mind to stay farther away such as West Coast, Upper Bukit Timah or Harbourfront as long as public transport doesn't become a huge pain.

We lived in Singapore from 2000-2003 and stayed at Springdale on Upper Bukit Timah so I'd prefer a chance of scenery from that area.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Post by iis » Wed, 04 Apr 2007 4:39 pm

You can also stay in west coast crescent/pasir panjang area. There're lots of condos in Pasir Panjang area and in west coast crescent there're 3 condos: Blue Horizon, West Cove & West Bay. Behind Blue horizon is West Coast Park, it's a huge park and has 24hr Mc Donalds. I live in Blue Horizon, quite nice, however the rent price is hiking these days..., maybe bcoz of the market. 2 years ago I rent my 3 BR condo for 2k, now they're asking around 3k-3.5k for the same unit.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 04 Apr 2007 6:11 pm

I was getting offered 3-br units in Blue Horizon last week between 2.5 and 3.0k but in the end it's wasn't the place for me.

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Post by iis » Wed, 04 Apr 2007 8:43 pm

wow you're having a good deal for the amount, as i'm moving out (my husband transfrred to Jakarta) the agent showing my unit said the market is abot 3.5-4 k (which I don't believe... :) )

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 10:12 am

I ended up getting a nice 4-br in a CCK condo for 2.8k so while it is a bit further out there it's right on the MRT, something the Blue Horizon and those around it is not.

Don't believe everything the agent is telling you :wink:

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Post by iis » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 1:04 pm

You're right scoobidoes, can't believe everything agents told us.

In Blue horizon, specially tower C facing the west coast park is so hot bcoz of afternoon sun & also incredibly very very very noisy, as the westcoast highway is very busy with the containers & trucks, almost 24/7 so I always turn on my aircon.

One of the agent showing my unit to prospective tenants told them it's only during peak period which I know exactly not true....
But what can I say?

However, back to Blue horizon, eventhough it's far from MRT, there's shuttle bus to Clementi MRT ($70/3 mths/household). Not bad, specially for me to go to the market, bank etc.

I also seen science park bus in the market near my place, but don't know the exact route.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 5:07 pm

iis wrote: In Blue horizon, specially tower C facing the west coast park is so hot bcoz of afternoon sun & also incredibly very very very noisy, as the westcoast highway is very busy with the containers & trucks, almost 24/7 so I always turn on my aircon.

One of the agent showing my unit to prospective tenants told them it's only during peak period which I know exactly not true....
But what can I say?
To be honest the agent is telling the truth, it's only during peak hours.....

The problem is that with the PSA port just along the road peak hours are 24/7. McD's in the park is open 24hrs for a reason! :wink:

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Post by iis » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 5:26 pm

Ha ha :lol: you're right again...peak hours for them is 24/7

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Post by Sawasdee210 » Sat, 14 Apr 2007 12:09 am

Hi
I'm working in Science Park II and one of my colleague stay at Normanton park - Science Park I. Maybe you can check this out.

Cheers.

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Post by second time around » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 3:52 am

Cool... thanks to all for the input.

Sawasdee, at the risk of asking a silly question, are you Thai? My wife is Thai...

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Post by Sawasdee210 » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 8:57 pm

Hi Second Time Round ,,

What a coincidence !! yes, I'm Thai,came here since 2004.
So you probably understand Thai, I guess.

Anyway for the condo, it locate at the end of the road throgh SC 1. If you don't mind that it's a bit isolated you can consider. My colleague he rents at 1350 for 3 BD but I don't think this price is valid anymore.

Cheers :D

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Post by second time around » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 2:35 am

Cool....I understand some Thai, yes. Trying to learn more to keep up with our daughters. :-)

I'll definitely look into Normanton. Sounds like it would be very convenient to where I'll be working.

Thanks for the tip! Khap khun khrap!

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