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Post by MrBear » Thu, 21 Aug 2008 4:22 pm

Hello Everyone,

It looks like myself and my wife will be with you all on the sunny small island in December. I have spent the last few days reading lots of post and gathering lots of helpful information.

I wont' bore you all with the normal questions and then get told to use Search as I have done already :o

I have a friend who lives on East coast road and while I was over last month he took me about to show me some condo's. I have came back since and looked on you property pages and found lots and lots of place in the areas where I'm looking. I was hoping there might be some people on here with experience of living in the Siglap area and could give me some tips.

I must say I have falling in Love with Villa Marina. Dose anyone live in there or could tell me something about it? I have read that there used to be back water leaks in the rain months and also the apartments are a bit cave like. :roll:

I will have a budget of 4k'ish, my work is in the Ubi area. I really like the Siglap area close to ECP, Siglap shopping etc. Has anybody got some other recommendation other than VM?

I've also read the "unsettled in Singapore" thread and found it very useful, I already have to the Wife looking for what she want to do with all her spare time (hopefully not shopping). Whom every started that thread I must thank you. =D>

Again thank you all and I look forward to chatting with you all and maybe joining some events.

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Post by MrBear » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 2:43 pm

No comments? :o

Plz any advice on condo's near Siglap?
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Post by Saint » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 6:36 pm

I'm probably in an ideal position to help you out here Sir!

Mrs S and I will be arriving in Singapore next week and will be looking at a few condos in the Siglap area. We have a lot of time in that area and you've picked a good area in my opinion :D

The condos we will be viewing so far are

1) Laguna Green - A smallish low-rise project within a 10 minute walk to Siglap. Good bus routes right outside. We've lived there before and would definitely move back.

2) Landbay - in the same road opposite Laguna Green and is another smallish low-rise project.

3) Villa Marina - We're going to see this one aswell so will give you some feedback. There seems to be quite a few apartments currently available but to avoid the ones that overlook the Mosque next door, can be a noisy.

4) Coastarina - My Bro in Law has already viewed an apartment here for us and even though it's in an ideal location for Siglap, the rooms are very small. We're giving this one a miss.

5) The Bayshore/Bayshore Park - Massive resort style projects with every facility under the sun. The apartments can be smallish and very odd shaped some of them :?

There are a few others we are going to view which are bit further out from Siglap.

4) Stratford Court - Right next door to MRT and a short direct bus to Siglap. Very spacious apartments and good facilities.

5) East Galleria - A small low rise project which is a short bus ride to Siglap and only a 10 min walk to Marine Parade Parkway for all your shopping.

If we come up with anymore possibles I'll let you know or if you need any further info just ask!

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Post by MrBear » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 7:46 pm

Mr S,

Thanks for the info, I woudl like it if you could keep me updated, I'll start counting the pint's owe'd

1.) Had a look and it indeed dose look nice big open rooms and a lot of light.

2.) looks bit small for my taste.

3.) I love the pool but want to see inside before I decide on this place.

4.) Will skip on your advise.

5.)My friend used to live there too (the Bayshore) was very nice, everything you could ask for apart from large square rooms. IT is still on my list to look at but am not to sure.

Thanks again
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 7:51 pm

MrBear - we don't live out that way, and the friends that do have landed properties, so not much help at all for you in terms of condos.

One piece of advice that they have suggested is if possible, commute to work via MRT if your good lady wife isn't working, so she will have use of the car (assuming you are getting one), or if not, choose a place closer to an MRT or good bus line so at least you'll be mobile.

Meagre advice, but advice nonetheless.

Good luck to you with your move (and great post about using the search function first!!!)

Cheers, P & C

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Post by Saint » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 8:04 pm

MrBear wrote:Mr S,

Thanks for the info, I woudl like it if you could keep me updated, I'll start counting the pint's owe'd
I'll be waiting for you down The Vie Bar then :cool:

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Post by MrBear » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 8:04 pm

P & C,

Thanks for the tip but my company might! provide me with a car and if they do they will expect me to use it. :?

One of the things that i liked about Villa M was that it stated somewhere they have a buss service to the MRT close by. From what I remember too the bus'es round there were not to bad.

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Post by MrBear » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 8:14 pm

Saint wrote:
MrBear wrote:Mr S,

Thanks for the info, I woudl like it if you could keep me updated, I'll start counting the pint's owe'd
I'll be waiting for you down The Vie Bar then :cool:
the beer will be a Blooies during happy hour cos i fear i will owe some by the time i get there :shock: :P
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 9:42 pm

And beer (wine, spirits, et. al) are expensive!

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Post by MrBear » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 9:47 pm

I know, I'm a bit upset that i have to drink my whiskey collection in the next 3 months as i don't want to pay tax on it, i got like 8 bottles :o
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 9:56 pm

Try our wine collection - I think we paid close on $SGD 1750 tax for it!

[Edited: My typos are getting worse as I get older, Mr. P] :D
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Post by Joe6816 » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 2:45 pm

MrBear wrote:Mr S,

Thanks for the info, I woudl like it if you could keep me updated, I'll start counting the pint's owe'd

1.) Had a look and it indeed dose look nice big open rooms and a lot of light.

2.) looks bit small for my taste.

3.) I love the pool but want to see inside before I decide on this place.

4.) Will skip on your advise.

5.)My friend used to live there too (the Bayshore) was very nice, everything you could ask for apart from large square rooms. IT is still on my list to look at but am not to sure.

Thanks again
Try Riveria residences, good place too

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Post by DanShaku » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 4:36 pm

Siglap is a great area. I moved into Crescendo Park (Jalan Tua Kong) soon after arrival in 1996. I stayed there until Nov 2007, living in 3 different units in the complex during that time. The development was TOP in 1996, so its some 12 years old now, but good location. Close to access the main eating areas/coffee shops but far enough back from the main road to be quiet. You can get a 3bedroom unit for about$3500pm. Close to shops as bot NTUC and Cold Storage are walking distance.

Siglap has a lot going for it wth proximity to East Coast Parkway, Katong as well as its own charm. Having been there so long I was sad to leave, but silly rental increases, an increase in family size and a desire for change facilitated the move. Still go back once a week, for food and shopping.[/list]

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Post by Wonderfull » Mon, 22 Sep 2008 1:46 am

well i should say Siglap is a nice to stay. good cheap food.

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