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Places to live with children

Post by ablanche » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 6:01 pm

Hi
My husband has just been offered a job in Singapore.
We have 3 children aged 5,3 and 1.

Could anyone recommend the best areas to live for families? My husband would be working in the Orchard area.

Thanks

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Post by QRM » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 6:31 pm

Depends on budget, near your kids school or your hubbies office would be a good choice as he can zip home for lunch.

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Post by ablanche » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 7:00 pm

QRM wrote:Depends on budget, near your kids school or your hubbies office would be a good choice as he can zip home for lunch.
Hmmm... what sort of budget would we be looking for to get a 4 bed place near Orchard?

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Post by durain » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 7:13 pm

have you looked at www.singaporeexpats.com? :wink:

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Post by QRM » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 7:24 pm

ablanche wrote:
QRM wrote:Depends on budget, near your kids school or your hubbies office would be a good choice as he can zip home for lunch.
Hmmm... what sort of budget would we be looking for to get a 4 bed place near Orchard?
For a nice new condo about 20k sing a month, about 2800sq ft, older ones are cheaper and ones with no pools etc are even cheaper, like I said it all depends on your budget

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Post by m&m » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 11:08 pm

Can you provide more details like housing budget? which school are you going to put your children? do you drive? good luck!

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Post by ablanche » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 11:26 pm

m&m wrote:Can you provide more details like housing budget? which school are you going to put your children? do you drive? good luck!
We should find out what our budget is in the next couple of weeks. But $20K a month sounds ridiculously expensive! At least compared to what we pay now here in the UK...

Schools.... I have no idea... I'm having real trouble finding one that will take them at the moment - they all seem to be full! Any ideas???

Yes, I do drive. What's the traffic like in Singapore?

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Post by m&m » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 11:34 pm

btw, my husband is from UK too & we have been living in Singapore for quite a long time. we have a 3 years old child :)

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Post by Kells » Fri, 06 Jun 2008 2:35 pm

You can definitely get a 4 bedroom apartment near Orchard for under $20k. Definitely look at the ads on this and other expat portals. If your employer offers relocation assistance then you should get an agent who will help you find a suitable place to meet your budget.

You just need patience as from my experience you will shown a lot of ordinary apartments before you find the right place. Just be pesistance as there are some nice apartments with good facilities for less than $15k near Orchard Rd

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Post by Isambard » Fri, 06 Jun 2008 6:50 pm

The rental market is heart-stoppingly expensive if you compare to the general UK market - however if you think of Orchard as the equivalent to Chelsea then it makes more sense. £15k will get you a large (3,600sqft 4 bed) apartment in a 20-year old block just off Orchard.

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Post by QRM » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 12:38 pm

Isambard wrote:The rental market is heart-stoppingly expensive if you compare to the general UK market - however if you think of Orchard as the equivalent to Chelsea then it makes more sense. £15k will get you a large (3,600sqft 4 bed) apartment in a 20-year old block just off Orchard.
At least singapore is still cheaper than central london!! By local standards a 20 year old block is prehistioric, many are pulled down when they reach that sort age.

Locals are shocked when you tell them you live in a 200 year old house in the UK.

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