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Seletar Airport area

Post by vandy » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 7:11 am

Any info on what the area around Seletar Airport is like? Is it nice? How does it compare cost wise with other areas of SG?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 9:59 am

The rents there on the units that aren't being torn down for the "airtropolis Hub" :roll: are quite high considering how ulu place is. You almost have to have a car to live there although it's possible to rely on the Bus. I lived in Seletar Camp for 15 years up until 1999 when I bought my HDB Flat. I loved it out there but when it got to be 4 digits for rent I said the hell with it. (and these places are barebones) No Partially furnished. No White Goods at all nor waterheaters (instant or storage types). Now the rentals are in multiples of 4 digits e.g., 3K+. The waiting list for the remaining units is long, long, long. It is primarily an expat enclave there with over 60% of the units taken up by them. (Local can no longer afford them). A lot of the units are being converted to office space as well.

If I could go back out there at a decent rental I would rent out my HDB and be there in a flash even considering how far away from everything it is. The property Management Agent for the Government Reverted Housing out there is Premas International which is a part of the Pidemco group.
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Post by durain » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 6:38 pm

sms, how the hell you know the word ulu :shock:
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Post by seasider » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 6:43 pm

People are having to BID for them now, sms.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 9:53 pm

durain wrote:sms, how the hell you know the word ulu :shock:
I've been here 25 years. Ought to know sumtin! :P
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 9:57 pm

seasider wrote:People are having to BID for them now, sms.
I had heard that from my wife but didn't have confirmation. Aside from the two big units opposite the 9th hole, are any of them hitting over 10K? So sad. I really loved the place. My wife was born there and live there her entire live until '99 we we bought the flat.
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Post by seasider » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 10:26 pm

I've only heard of the smaller ones going for 6k.

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Post by vandy » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 12:52 am

The job that I believe I will be getting is at Seletar Airport. Part of the package is that it comes with a shared apartment. I would have my own private bedroom but share the common areas. Supposedly, the apartments are mostly three bedroom but the company only houses two people in them at a time. Not an ideal situation, sharing with a stranger but I guess it could be worse. :?

As long as the apartment is decent, I guess it is a significant benefit based upon the prices I have seen quoted here.

I wonder if I can request a cute babe as an apartment mate? :lol:

What is ulu? Is that from the famous singlish language I've been hearing so much about?

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Post by seasider » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 8:46 am

Ulu refers to the fact that Seletar is very villagey (apart from the planes!) and green.

Vandy, if you're getting put up in a black and white apartment in one of the few remaining pockets of sanity and character left in Singapore, count yourself very lucky. It may not come with en suite bathrooms or aircon though. :lol:

HOWEVER, can I assume you are a youngish single male? Will you get much free time? You'll be miles from the nightlife and it's a considerable taxi fare.

I do know 3 incredibly hot babes living up there. ;)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 9:02 am

aiyoh, seasider, still matchmaking I see!

Of course a pre-requisite will be the sewing circle sarong test right? :lol:
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Post by seasider » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 9:49 am

Absobloominglutely, and for that they'll need extra judges. :D

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Post by vandy » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 4:08 am

seasider wrote:Ulu refers to the fact that Seletar is very villagey (apart from the planes!) and green.

Vandy, if you're getting put up in a black and white apartment in one of the few remaining pockets of sanity and character left in Singapore, count yourself very lucky. It may not come with en suite bathrooms or aircon though. :lol:

HOWEVER, can I assume you are a youngish single male? Will you get much free time? You'll be miles from the nightlife and it's a considerable taxi fare.

I do know 3 incredibly hot babes living up there. ;)
seasider,

Thanks for the definition of ulu.

Another question, what do you mean by a black and white apartment? I have seen that phrase a few time on this site. I assume it does not refer to their color.

So is there no night life in the Seletar area at all? That would suck!

When I get in country, I might ask you more about those 3 hot babes!

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Post by vandy » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 3:03 am

Thanks seasider. That was informative. Sounds like the area is undergoing a lot of changes. I was disappointed to read that they were closing down some of the clubs and golf courses. I guess by what i've read that if I do end up at seletar, I will have to travel some distance to have fun.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:42 pm

The Seletar Golf course on the base is closed down but their other course is just outside of the camp off the airport road (there is a gate there). It's a full 18 hole course.

Other than a multitude of restaurants on Jalan Kayu just outside of the camp, there is very little to do there except watch the Cobra's, Kingfishers, and other assorted wildlife out there.

Here's a map of seletar that you can take a closer look at the place.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=1.409666 ... &t=h&hl=en

I used to live a block from the Camp Golf course Clubhouse on Oxford Street and also on Mornington Crescent. with the map of course you can zoom out and travel around some to try to get your bearing where you will be on the island.
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