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Post by gabybou » Wed, 30 Jul 2008 7:33 pm

Hi Guys

Looking for some info on schools and housing in Singapore, We plan to send our son to the french lycee and looking for accomodation near the school . Also pointers of monthly rental in the area for HDB , 4 beds flats and townhouses in and around the school.

Thanx in advance

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Post by durain » Wed, 30 Jul 2008 8:27 pm

hmmmm... have you done any research yourself on the questions you asked?

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Post by gabybou » Wed, 30 Jul 2008 8:39 pm

hi

yes a fair bit but i cant gauge distance from the lycee , so far the majority of accomodation i am seeing are flats and condos. Also looking for an area with a good mix of expats and locals. Any help greatly apprieciated

Thanx

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Post by Callalily » Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:00 am

Hi Gabylou

I am not in Singapore yet but moving in the next 10 days. Our children will be going to the french Lycee. We have a flat in the East Coast. Dh looked at flats around Ang Mo Kio (where the LFS is)but preferred the East Coast. Other people have more experience than me on most matters but am happy to assist if I can. Does your son go to Charles de Gaulle in London? which year group is he in? :)

Lily

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Post by Saint » Thu, 31 Jul 2008 5:12 pm

gabybou wrote:hi

yes a fair bit but i cant gauge distance from the lycee , so far the majority of accomodation i am seeing are flats and condos. Also looking for an area with a good mix of expats and locals. Any help greatly apprieciated

Thanx
As callalily has said, Eastcoast would definitely tick all the boxes. I would recommend a condo as they are great for kids and for getting to know people.

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Post by gabybou » Thu, 31 Jul 2008 8:34 pm

Thanx saints and callily , my son is only 3 and will be 4 in October , we plan to place him in the kindergarden . We are actually in scotland not london :-)

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Post by micknlea » Thu, 31 Jul 2008 9:42 pm

The school will have a bus that you can use if you live on the East Coast. However, as you can see on the map it is not particularly close and may mean a longer bus trip than you want for a child that age (perhaps 40 minutes or more depending on the schedule).

If that concerns you then look closer to the school. If you have a relocation agent then ask them for recommendations and tell them what you want. There are things closer. Agree with Saint, condos are the way to go if you want fun environment etc for your child.

If you can, stay in a Serviced Apartment for a month or so when you get here. This way you can house hunt and get a feel for the place before deciding on where to live.
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