Which area to live if work is in Sentosa Island

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Which area to live if work is in Sentosa Island

Post by NewtoSing » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 9:16 am

Hello, we will be transfered to Singapore from US this summer. Both my husband and I work for the same company located in Sentosa Island and we were offered expat contracts. We have 2 kids age 9 and 7. Which district should we consider for our home, please? Is there residential area on the Sentosa Island? I am not sure if we are going to have a car yet. Any kind of help will be much appreciated.

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Post by road.not.taken » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 10:00 am

I would sort out school first. The American School is on the opposite side of Singapore I'm afraid, but you can live in the middle (Orchard, Bukit Timah, River Valley, Holland are all central areas) if you want, then you are proximal to everything (including other schools). There are residential properties on Sentosa now, but if you choose to live there you're a bit 'locked in' to that area. In other words -- if I could, I wouldn't want to live in an outlying area if I had a choice (Changi, Woodlands, Sentosa), it can make getting around a real hassle. Especially with two kids in tow.

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Post by joop » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 12:13 pm

I think you should consider Harbourfront area, The Berth, Caribbean @ Keppel Bay, Harbourlights, Harbour View Towers and more..

There is a Harbourfront MRT Station and VIVO City Shopping Mall.

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Post by durain » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 3:22 am

habourfront is fantastic and you got everything you need in vicocity. you can even swim to work! but...

you got to think about which school your kids gonna go to as both of you will be working. most schools will have a school bus for pick up and drop off, so you need to know if they will cover where you gonna be living.

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Post by NewtoSing » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 6:54 am

Thank you so much for the input. I guess we would have to sort out the school first before finding a place to live, especially when finding schools seems to be a more challenging task than finding a place to live.

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Post by sprite » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 6:58 pm

Yes, school needs to be sorted out first. You'll want to be reasonably close to school, the after-school activities there and their school chums (especially if you are both working full-time) and you may hire a helper to fill in the gaps. That's the best way to make a smooth transaction I think. Happy kids = happy parents. :)

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