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Recommendation for condo!

Post by tigertmoore » Sun, 25 May 2008 10:57 pm

Friends: I'll be traveling for a look & see in a week to be stationed in Singapore for at least several years... the Office location is at Block 42 Benoi Road x st Gul Ave.

I'm looking for a nice bachelor condo, something for a single 47 yo American Exec expat, perhaps around S$8-10K... any advice here on a place nearby... where to go and where NOT to go?

Thanks!

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Post by durain » Sun, 25 May 2008 11:15 pm

with a budget of S$8k to S$10k, you will be spoil for choice. have a look at www.singaporeexpats.com for some rough guide and engage an estate agent. you really need to view the property yourself as one man's mansion is another man's mud hut.

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Post by puppetshow1 » Mon, 26 May 2008 5:03 pm

Your office will be in Jurong Industrial Park, it is in the West part of the country. I’ve been to that area for interview before, it is not very convenient indeed. The nearest MRT station is Jurong East, but then you still need to take a bus ride to that area. So I suggest you to go for condos in the West, otherwise you need to spend too much time on transportation everyday. If you have extra budget for transportation, get a car may be a good idea for you.

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Post by chixchix » Wed, 28 May 2008 6:19 pm

Hmmm Office in Benoi, then the only condo accessible will be Floravale. The rent there is about $ 3500..(highest) ...however, if you are not driving .then you still have to take the shuttle bus out to Boon Lay interchange....there are some feeder bus 257...

In fact I think that Jurong West condo's are a little inconvenient. Even if you stay at those Condo's located near Chinese Garden MRTT, you still have to take buses twice. :)
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Post by tigertmoore » Wed, 28 May 2008 8:47 pm

Sounds like I need wheels... or maybe carpool with someone... I don't think I can ride a scoot in my business suit everyday...

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Post by greenback » Thu, 29 May 2008 12:21 pm

tigertmoore wrote:Sounds like I need wheels... or maybe carpool with someone... I don't think I can ride a scoot in my business suit everyday...

TM!
If you have a bugdet of $8-10K you can easily get a really nice penthouse at Floravale (2800 sqft) and a decent european car to commute from home to work.

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Post by tigertmoore » Thu, 29 May 2008 2:26 pm

hmhmhm... maybe also a nice european maid to come with the condo or would that cost extra...???

swedish would be nice... not that I'm all that particular about nationality...

TT! :shooting:

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Post by greenback » Thu, 29 May 2008 11:46 pm

tigertmoore wrote:hmhmhm... maybe also a nice european maid to come with the condo or would that cost extra...???

swedish would be nice... not that I'm all that particular about nationality...

TT! :shooting:
haha...then I would recommend a Saab...when is your job commencing?

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Post by tigertmoore » Fri, 30 May 2008 1:25 am

Friends: timing is still unknown... I've been working the lead where I discovered the job prospect for over 3 months now... almost took me to Dubai to work with the Shieks but I like the idea of S-pore better...

I'm actually on the tele tonight (tomorrow to you) to speak with the P of the entire AP Region and under the assumption that I impress him and then he's supposed to invite me over from the say-so of the International P who wants me looking for and fixing trouble at the the new Sands Casino money-making machine... a job that big and there's bound to be lots of trouble-makers running around creating mischief... and alot of those are other boss's...

The look & see will hopefully be next week and the move over to stay by the middle of June... my bags are packed and belongings boxed and I am ready to get the heck outta beach-hippy San Diego and get back to work.

I've been 2 months now non-stop researching the company and the customers and the politics and the region - customs - protocol - etiquette -business practices - local scenes - expat package - bikies (the snarly ones with vests on 2 wheels!) - you name it and I've researched it...

And I'm leaving my guns/knives/chewing gum here in the states...

TT!

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Post by chixchix » Sat, 31 May 2008 7:37 pm

hiiiiii me too shifting to FLoravale soon ..love the condo but I hate the place..i cant imagine going to work from there ..gosh!!! :shock: anyways ,,i think i will get used to it. :)

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