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Moving to JB

Postby mash1 » Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:04 pm

we are planning to move in the next one month to leisure farm. would appreciate anyone who have moved to leisure farm on some pointers on;

1. travel time from leisure farm to city centre singapore
2.MACS - how to apply?
3.the malborough school enrollement - have they started enrollment?
4. any good contractors to recommend?
5. Medical? any good ones for children?
6. Preffered service provider for mobile lines?

appreciate your reply
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Postby mash1 » Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:08 pm

my email is maheshpulandaran@gmail.com

hi all was reading the stuff stewart wrote and i believ someone called patali replied if either one of you could get in touch with me it would be brilliant, as i have a ton of questions. or write to me at maheshpulandaran@gmail.com - cheers
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Re: Want to live in Johor but continue to work in Singapore

Postby lukeduke » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 9:23 pm

[Hi,

Just checking this old post...did you move out there?

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Postby mash1 » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:37 am

Hi

We are in the process of moving cum 1st Sept we will be living in Leisure Farm. How about you, I am not too good with this and hence was unable to reply to u directly. My email add is maheshpulandaran@gmail.com.

Do let me know if u need any info as i have managed to get some from two sources.

Cheers

Mash
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Postby uktosp » Wed, 11 Jan 2012 9:52 pm

mash1 wrote:Hi

We are in the process of moving cum 1st Sept we will be living in Leisure Farm. How about you, I am not too good with this and hence was unable to reply to u directly. My email add is maheshpulandaran@gmail.com.

Do let me know if u need any info as i have managed to get some from two sources.

Cheers

Mash



Just wondering id someone can please share their experience of taking CW3 or anyother express bus. How long CW3 takes from Bukit Indah to Jurong east?

Can you please also advise if taking bus from gelang patah to Jurong east is faster than from Bukit Indah to Jurong east. Which housing schemes I should look for a house that is near to gelang patah /Bukit Indah?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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Postby newsman » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 3:05 pm

CW3Perling Mall -- Bukit Indah -- Jurong East Bus & MRT Interchange

Taman Bukit Indah (Malaysia)
Gelang Patah (Malaysia)
Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia)
Jurong East (Singapore)


CW6Bukit Indah < -- > Boon Lay

First Bus go to Singapore Boon Lay is 05:00am (Mon-Fri), 06:00am (Sat), 08:00am (Sun & PH)
First Bus back from Singapore Boon Lay is 07:30am (Mon-Sat), 09:00am (Sun & PH)

Last Bus go to Singapore Boon Lay is 09:30pm (Mon-Sat), 09:40pm (Sun & PH)
Last Bus back from Singapore Boon Lay is 10:40pm

Taman Bukit Indah (Malaysia)
Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia)
Boon Lay (Singapore)

Best to buy a house or condo in Jalan Bukit Indah & close to CW Bus Stop... to save time & $$ travelling to n fro.

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Postby stmoong » Mon, 09 Apr 2012 10:32 pm

Ok, just want to share my personal experience with regards to staying in JB and commuting to Singapore everyday for work.

First of all, I'm a Malaysian working in Singapore. I am also a Singapore PR. I used to rent a room in Singapore until December last year, when I decided to move to JB.

I stay near 1st link. Every morning, I wake up at about 6:20am. Leave my place at around 7:15am. Walk about 10 min to the nearest bus stop, then takes about 10-20 min by bus to JB Custom. Brisk walk through the clearance about 5 min. Then , queue for the CW bus, which takes somewhere between 10-20 min. Next, from JB Custom bus interchange to Woodlands Custom, I take the CW bus, which takes me 10-20min, depending on whether there's traffic jam or not.

From Woodlands custom, I take the CW2 bus to Queen Street. Sometimes, there's a bit of waiting at the Woodlands Custom, the worst was almost 1 hour, but on average, waiting time of about 15min. The journey from Woodlands custom to Queen Street bus interchange takes about 45 min, which is around 9:30am. Then, I take MRT from Bugis to Tanjong Pagar, reaching around 9:45am. Start work at 10:00am :D

Going back from SG to JB, same route but in opposite direction. Leave office about 6pm, have dinner, then reach home around 9pm+.

I sacrifice my social life during weekdays. :(


I would like to hear from others who are commuting by public transport via second link, whether it's faster or not.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:08 pm

5-6h of daily commuting... #-o
A motorbike not an option?

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 1:03 pm

x9200 wrote:5-6h of daily commuting... #-o
A motorbike not an option?


He is a PR so I guess he is not allowed to ride a Malaysian vehicle (which is actually a very cheap option) while he is in Singapore. And having a Singapore-registered one is a huge pain on the pockets.

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Postby stmoong » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 1:20 pm

Personally, I think riding a motorbike is dangerous due to exhaustion. It would be ideal to drive a car, however, with the current COE prices, I can't afford to maintain it and still have savings. My priority now is to save up and pay for downpayment for a house.

Gelang Patah area might be interesting, but I'm not sure what would be the travelling time and the timing by public transport. Worse come to worse, I might have to stay in some cheap hotel for a week and try it out myself. Though it would be nice if someone here actually stay there and travel to SG daily. :)

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 1:27 pm

the lynx wrote:
x9200 wrote:5-6h of daily commuting... #-o
A motorbike not an option?


He is a PR so I guess he is not allowed to ride a Malaysian vehicle (which is actually a very cheap option) while he is in Singapore. And having a Singapore-registered one is a huge pain on the pockets.

You mean you have to pay something in Malaysia for owning a motorbike in SG?

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 2:02 pm

x9200 wrote:
the lynx wrote:
x9200 wrote:5-6h of daily commuting... #-o
A motorbike not an option?


He is a PR so I guess he is not allowed to ride a Malaysian vehicle (which is actually a very cheap option) while he is in Singapore. And having a Singapore-registered one is a huge pain on the pockets.

You mean you have to pay something in Malaysia for owning a motorbike in SG?


No, he doens't have to.

I was trying to say that a Singaporean PR is not allowed to drive Malaysia-registered vehicles in Singapore, so if OP has budget restrictions, he can kiss goodbye to using personal vehicles (motorcycles included) to commute in and out of Singapore unless he is willing to go bust and get a Singapore-registered motorcycle (which is still very expensive).

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic77842.html

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 2:50 pm

I own and use every day a 2B class motorbike. Road tax is SGD80-120, insurance ~SGD300, both yearly. COE is like 2k at this moment and I bet you can buy a decent brand new 2B class motorbike for less than 5k. Fuel across the island: $S8 a day; ERP $S2 a day, paid parking at your work place $0.65 a day... all together is +/- $S250 a month. How do you survive in Singapore if you consider this expensive? :)

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Postby bgd » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 6:18 pm

stmoong wrote:Personally, I think riding a motorbike is dangerous due to exhaustion.


If you take out public transport how exhausting can your day be? A motor bike is a good option worth serious consideration, even if you have to get a Sg registered vehicle. Certainly a better option than your existing journey.

But then again I prefer bikes over any other form of transport, especially in Sg. :)

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 7:49 pm

I think he meant the thing coming from the exhaust pipes but either way I am not exactly sure where is the danger.


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