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Pros and Cons or east versus West

Postby cutiebutie » Fri, 19 Oct 2007 3:39 pm

Dilemma time:

One of my best friends is coming to live in Singapore and he needs info on which part to stay in.

I live west-ish, in Bukit Timah. :D

My family live in Holland V :)

Some friends and my sister work as FAs with SQ and live on the East Coast 8-)


He doesn't mind commuting and will be working in town, Paragon, and prefers not to live central, as in the heart of the city.

Any suggestions would be great.
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Postby cutiebutie » Sat, 20 Oct 2007 9:54 am

Ay, no-one here lives anywhere or only in he north . . .
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Postby sprite » Sat, 20 Oct 2007 10:16 am

Seems the people that live on the east coast tend to love it and stay there. It would be great if you had a job that required you to travel a lot.

We have always lived around Bukit Timah and that has worked well for us. Everywhere has it's advantages, no?

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Postby Superglide » Sat, 20 Oct 2007 3:31 pm

West not nice, east very nice lah!
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Postby cutiebutie » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 12:50 pm

Ah, east has no shade, west has greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen in abundance.

Hmm, I wonder if these points will sway him one way or the other!? :D
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Postby Superglide » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 1:43 pm

It is hard to put it into words or rationale I am afraid.

East coast just has an ambience unmatched in Singapore imho. I remember moving from east coast to bukit timah 2 years back, then after 8 months already, we missed it so much, we decided moving back to east coast.

Moving out of east coast for me means moving out of Singapore now.
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Postby cutiebutie » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 3:04 pm

Thanks, Superglide . . . the reason why I didn't move to the East, closer to my sister, is that I find it dry and featureless. The west has its hills and a lot of greenery.

Is it the Swiss butcher or the availability of western goods that you can find there?
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Postby road.not.taken » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 3:26 pm

I think it depends a lot on your friend's work and where that will be and how they like to spend their free time.

I couldn't imagine living in the east, seems terribly inconvenient but that's probably because I have built my routines around what is available in the Bukit Timah/Tanglin/Orchard areas. The appeal of it's (arguably) biggest draw, the east coast park has always alluded me. The beach is so littered and so much of the facilities seem so worn out and tired.

I think people like the east because it's more neighborhood-y and quieter, but there are pockets of that all over Singapore, you just have to have patience and keep looking.

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Postby jockney » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 4:09 pm

west coasters are notoriously nicer people...in scotland they are anyhow :wink:

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Postby Saint » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 5:04 pm

The East every time, couldn't imagine staying anywhere else

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Postby cutiebutie » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 5:20 pm

Saint wrote:The East every time, couldn't imagine staying anywhere else


Except maybe Aldershot? :lol:
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Postby Saint » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 5:23 pm

cutiebutie wrote:
Saint wrote:The East every time, couldn't imagine staying anywhere else


Except maybe Aldershot? :lol:


I actually live in the East end of Aldershot so just goes to prove the east is best 8-)

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Postby cutiebutie » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 5:53 pm

Saint wrote:
cutiebutie wrote:
Saint wrote:The East every time, couldn't imagine staying anywhere else


Except maybe Aldershot? :lol:


I actually live in the East end of Aldershot so just goes to prove the east is best 8-)


The 2nd most westerly country in Europe? hahaha, but then you live in the eastern part of the island.

Darn, I give up! :lol:
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Postby Saint » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 9:47 pm

cutiebutie wrote:
The 2nd most westerly country in Europe? hahaha, but then you live in the eastern part of the island.

Darn, I give up! :lol:


I think someone needs a geography lesson :roll: :D

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Postby cutiebutie » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 9:33 am

Hmm, Ireland is the westernmost country in Europe and you live in the eastern part if seen as a whole?

Geograhy lesson, please. :lol:
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