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Post by vuieeuivnzpi » Sun, 06 May 2007 8:10 am

Hey everyone, I just found out that I won't be able to live in the dorms at NUS during my study abroad next year (from the US). I have a few questions relating to room rentals and I hope someone can help me and answer them! First, you should know I'm just looking for a room to rent from someone, I definitely can not afford an entire apartment to myself. I'd like to keep it under $1000/month but we'll see.

I've been looking around websites, the best I've found so far is http://sg...com and in a lot of listings it says 'pub included'.. what is pub?? Also, does anyone know of another website that's good for finding roommates? I would really like to keep it to a younger crowd as I've just turned 20.

Does anyone know what the norm is for students in Sg? I imagine most just live at home since they are probably relatively close to school already... that or they live in dorms. I am worried it will be hard to find people my age to live with because Singaporeans start university a little later, especially the guys.

Is it going to be impossible/very difficult for me to rent a room for 10 months or will I have to get at least the full 12?
This is my first time getting an apartment and the fact that it's overseas makes it a bit unnerving. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 May 2007 9:49 am

In answer to your pub question it stands for Public Utilities board. Your water, electric, gas (if not using bottled gas), waste removal and sewage charges are covered in the PUB charges. An HDB apartment will usually average between 100 and 400/mo depending on how much you use the airconditioning.

For your reference regarding commonly used abbreviations here this link may help: Singapore Abbreviations

You should be able to find a room in the neighbourhood of $300-$600 month. The low end being a room with a common toilet. The upper end being a master room with private toilet (probably the better bet if you can afford it).

Hopefully someone else will be able to update you on possibly areas to find roommates. Do check our own classifieds as we often have them here as well. 'The Straits Times' classified often has rooms for rent for students.

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Post by vuieeuivnzpi » Wed, 09 May 2007 2:05 am

Thank you, I will check those places out!

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