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Post by KC82 » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 3:06 pm

Hi,

I'm moving to sinapore in 2 weeks and I was wondering if someone would kindly recommend an ideal place to live in singapore. I am a female professional 24 years old. Ideally I would like to share with other expats.

Thank you in advance

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Post by muratkorman » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 5:37 pm

Hi,

It is not easy to give suggestions upon the limited information you provided. The first question would be your budget. I would say you have to spare around 2.5-3k for a condo away from the CBD. If you want to be close to the city center, the rents will rise up. Secondly, if you will have a car, you will have more options. Some places out of MRT route are reasonably cheaper so if you have a car, you may reduce the cost for rent.

It all depends on your preferences, the location, size and other details of the flat. At the moment, rent prices are still increasing so don't expect to find something under 2.5k if you won't share it with someone.
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Post by KC82 » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 4:00 pm

Thank you for your responses.

I'm looking to share with other expats and will need to be close to public transport as I won't have a car. I will be working on orchard Rd. I would also like to live in a condo style apartment. In terms of a budget- I don't thinkI would want to spend more than $1500

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Post by muratkorman » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 5:20 pm

If you share a condo with another expat, you can find some condos which ask around 3k for rent. They are around 20 minutes or more to Orchard by MRT. But to find an expat to share the condo is also a problem. I have heard there are people sharing flats, but I always thought of it as a sacrifice from your freedom for the sake of budget. Of course, if you have limited budget, you don't have another choice. There are postings even in classifieds for rooms for rent. Perhaps you can find something from there.

Good luck with the search.
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Post by KC82 » Sat, 25 Aug 2007 5:08 am

Thanks for your assistance Murat.

Do you know if there are any particular districts that are better to look in than others for shared accomodation?

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Post by jpatokal » Sat, 25 Aug 2007 1:16 pm

KC82 wrote:Thanks for your assistance Murat.

Do you know if there are any particular districts that are better to look in than others for shared accomodation?
The further away you are from the center, the lower the prices. Take a look at the busy apt share/room for rent section of the Classifieds for an idea.
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Post by imalone » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:40 pm

You may find the rent is more like 1800 for half of a condo apartment in areas as far out as Bukit Timah hill and dairyflat, same for the East Coast.

If you share in a 3 bedroom it will be way cheaper.

A few people I know moved into a temporary flat (short term lease while someone is overseas, ect) that they found in the classifieds, and then waited until they met someone through work to go in with.

You shouldn't find it too difficult to get a place, I have had a flatmate for two years and it's great.

If you don't mind something a bit more basic, you can find two bedroom places for less than $2500. You may be next to an expressway though. Still good for sharing and going out a lot!

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Post by Yooj » Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:29 am

Sorry- i'm new to this...
i know this is an old forum but was wondering how u went finding a flatmate? I'm about to relocate to Sing in 2 weeks and find myself in exactly the same position.
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Post by ching » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 9:46 pm

Yooj,

Do you have any friends in Singapore who can ask around for you?

Colleagues at work, school chums, friends of friends, check if your school has an alumni association email list, etc...

Good old-fashioned networking is another common way of finding flatmates. Plus it helps with finding compatible folks, after all you'll have to live with them.

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Post by Springer » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 5:46 pm

Hi Yooj,
Hope you have settle down, if not please let me know and see how I can help you.

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Post by Saint » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 7:45 pm

Springer wrote:Hi Yooj,
Hope you have settle down, if not please let me know and see how I can help you.
Now let me try and guess what you do for a living :-k

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