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Postby expat_til_0505 » Sat, 25 Sep 2004 5:45 am

My family and I (wife+I 30's, 1 yr old, 10 yr old) are headed to Singapore from the US soon for 6 mo. expat assignment. Work is paying for pretty much everything and have provided 14 condos to choose from once we get there. I've been there twice over the years and have an idea of where to stay, but would like some local opinions.

Several condos are around Newton and Serangoon MRT's, but maps do not show much shopping, food, activities nearby. Is this accurate? Having my wife carting to kids around over a long distance for shopping is not appealing.

2 are near Bugis MRT/Sim Lim, my preferred area just based off of what I recall and see on the maps for easy access to many things including work near the new Boon Keng station.

Other locations include Sengkang (too far North?) and Toa Payoh.

Your thoughts for an Ang Mo heading over?

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Re: expat on the way

Postby Guest » Sat, 25 Sep 2004 11:15 am

expat_til_0505 wrote:My family and I (wife+I 30's, 1 yr old, 10 yr old) are headed to Singapore from the US soon for 6 mo. expat assignment. Work is paying for pretty much everything and have provided 14 condos to choose from once we get there. I've been there twice over the years and have an idea of where to stay, but would like some local opinions.

Several condos are around Newton and Serangoon MRT's, but maps do not show much shopping, food, activities nearby. Is this accurate? Having my wife carting to kids around over a long distance for shopping is not appealing.

2 are near Bugis MRT/Sim Lim, my preferred area just based off of what I recall and see on the maps for easy access to many things including work near the new Boon Keng station.

Other locations include Sengkang (too far North?) and Toa Payoh.

Your thoughts for an Ang Mo heading over?


THose place are wonderful! Just come over

nomaden

Postby nomaden » Sat, 25 Sep 2004 7:09 pm

I will pick the one in Bugis

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Living in Toa Payoh is the best

Postby stabilo » Sat, 25 Sep 2004 11:13 pm

My pick of the choice is TOA PAYOH,. Good amenities, good food. :wink:

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Postby Guest » Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:23 am

If you want to be near shopping, pick either newton or bugis. Newton is right next door to orchard/scotts road. If the location of hte bugis apt is near bugis junction (a major mall) than that would be ideal too.

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Postby Guest » Tue, 19 Oct 2004 1:11 am

I would Pick Novena. Quiet , Acessible and great neighbourhood for expats

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Postby Guest » Tue, 19 Oct 2004 7:59 am

Great to see an fellow American moving to the great city of Singapore. I am moving there in couple of months and am contemplating renting a condo on Claymore Road. It is close to the American Club and the Thai Embassy and is next to the Meritas Hotel.
Can someone please tell me what sort of neighborhood it is? Are there restaurants and clubs? Expats?

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Orchard area - Claymore

Postby joop » Tue, 19 Oct 2004 9:16 am

Guest wrote:Great to see an fellow American moving to the great city of Singapore. I am moving there in couple of months and am contemplating renting a condo on Claymore Road. It is close to the American Club and the Thai Embassy and is next to the Meritas Hotel.
Can someone please tell me what sort of neighborhood it is? Are there restaurants and clubs? Expats?


The Claymore area is basically within the Orchard (town) area. You'll probably go by foot for everything, from shopping to food, and even work because of the convenience.

It is of course the most expensive area to live in because of the location, but it's always most expats desired location to live in.

Do let us know as we can show you suitable properties that fit your needs. You can call us at +65 61000 300 or email enquiry@singaporeexpats.com
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Postby sgassist » Fri, 22 Oct 2004 6:42 pm

btw, do u hv thomson on yr list?
it is between claymore and sengkang/toa payoh and end up being the ideal option.

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Postby joop » Fri, 22 Oct 2004 6:51 pm

sgassist wrote:btw, do u hv thomson on yr list?
it is between claymore and sengkang/toa payoh and end up being the ideal option.


Which Thomson? Would you be referring to an apartment name or the road name?

You could call us at +65 61000 300 to discuss further.
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