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PALM GREEN complex info needed and best $$$$ money xchange..

Post by theodoros » Sat, 22 Dec 2007 6:30 am

hello all, hope you are well.

arrived with my family in singapore safely a week ago from greece,
and started flat hunting for a 2-3 bed.

have seen 8 different places, via agent and liked a place at PALM GREEN at pasir panjang road..

-anyone has any info on this complex please??
-whats the transport like to the centre of the city???
-any daily supermarket/ shopping areas nearby????

we know there's no mrt station nearby, apart from clementi.

its pretty close to my wife's work at the NUS, and we are wondering if its a good choice walking to work (1.2 km) and then having to commute with buses / mrt to the evening amenities in the centre of the city, (gym,restaurants,brs etc..)

what would your advice be please?

is it preferable to rent a flat nearby work, or a bit closer to the centre??????

our budget of 4k $sg can surely give us a 3 bed+1 near nus, or a 2 bed closer to the centre...[/b]

also we would like to know the best place to exchange some money please with an address if possible so we can tell the taxi driver.

kindest regards and god bless you all,
happy xmas
teodoros

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 22 Dec 2007 9:19 am

Will she be enjoying the walking over a kilometer to work in the rain regularly? Will she enjoy walking in the hot humid 33° cloudless days? Does she have drying/showering facilities readily available at work? If so, then it sounds like no problem.

Find a location either closer to the MRT, close to a bus stop that has a direct bus to both NUS and an MRT Station. If it's a wee bit further, the confort will be worth it. If you have been here a week, you already know about the Taxi Fare increases. Avoid if possible.

Money Changers. Best to take the MRT to town and go to Raffles Place Station get off there and go to one of a dozen or so in the shopping centre "The Arcade" there are two at the ground floor, one on either side of the entrance. Go up the escalator to the next level and walk down the aisle and there are several located there including one at the top of the escalator. The upstairs ones generally give a slightly better rate.
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Post by viajera » Sat, 22 Dec 2007 10:16 am

first of all, welcome to singapore!

the best way to answer most of your questions is to go back to palm green, spend half a day and walk around. or get a cab to tour you around the place, or figure out where the nearest bus stop is (should have asked your agent) and which bus she can take to work.

whether it's better to live near workplace or in the city is up to you. personally, i'd prefer to it to be near the kids' school.

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Post by durain » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 10:02 am

i always get a good rate from money exchange in far east plaza. walk around the plaza to find who got the best rate as some are better then others.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 26 Dec 2007 10:31 am

1.2kms is not so far :?

I used to walk more than this back in Hong Kong and you get used to it. The whole walking slow, big umbrella (for sun and rain), stand under the a/c vent etc. can be part of the fun ;)

It is important to keep a locker at work though, and a change of clothes just in case :)

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thx!

Post by theodoros » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 5:44 am

thankyou all for the kind info!

happy new year!!

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