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Anyone living in Changi/ Upper East Coast?

Post by greta3913 » Mon, 24 Nov 2008 10:50 pm

Hi,

I am a recent arrival to Singapore and will be working near Expo MRT soon. I am looking for a 2/ 2+1 bedroom condo around the Changi area (or Upper East Coast near MRT).

I have seen an apartment I liked at Changi Green (about 1,000 - 1,100 sq m) and have been quoted rental of $2.2K (partially furnished) or $2.4K.

Is this a reasonable range? I've also heard that the rates for a similar apartment at Changi Court (pretty much right next door) are only about $1.8K tops.

Any comments & suggestions would be much appreciated - many thanks in advance!

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Post by Left Wing » Tue, 25 Nov 2008 8:00 pm

its a nice condo...far from shops tho..you will need to take a cab or bus to nearest shops near Bedok food center...
Its never walking distance in Singapore....coz of the rain or humidity ... either ways you will reach work soaked...

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Post by Rich D » Tue, 25 Nov 2008 10:49 pm

Have you considered Simei? On one side you could be close to a bus going past Expo or in the centre you will have the MRT and all the shops/restaurants you want at Eastpoint Mall.
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Post by greta3913 » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 8:10 pm

Thanks for the heads up! :D

Rich D, I have looked in Simei but unfortunately didn't really like the surrounds or any of the options that were available. I ended up getting a 2+1 for $2K fully furnished per month.

As for getting to work soaked...well hopefully my hours will mean I can beat the rain or the worst of the humidity! Either that or have to invest in a strong can of deodorant (amongst other things :P )

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Post by boffenl » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 5:50 pm

Hi greta,

Can you tell me what condo building this is in?

Rich D, I have looked in Simei but unfortunately didn't really like the surrounds or any of the options that were available. I ended up getting a 2+1 for $2K fully furnished per month.

I'm really interested in what kind of condo is going for $2k.

Thanks!

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Post by greta3913 » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 7:21 pm

Hi boffenl,

Uh oh...is this good or bad?

The condo is at Changi Green.

Cheers, Greta

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Post by stacey » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 8:30 pm

by the way, just to clarify.... what are the +1's 2+1, 3+1...?

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Post by splat » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 8:32 pm

+1 is a maids room, it's usually very small and behind the kitchen or in an odd place, so could probably only be used for storage or maid. When I say small - it's probably smaller than you are thinking :)

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Post by stacey » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 8:36 pm

thank you, I was not sure, I appreciate it.

Are you sure it is smaller than what I'm thinking?

It could possibly be the size of my current room!!

Anyone know the dimensions of the +1 rooms?

Less than 10'x10' ? :)

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Post by Ebony Chic » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 6:40 pm

Hi stacey

we have a maid room in our condo (Tropical Spring in Simei). The surface area in the room is about 1.5 meters x 1.5 meters. So it is great if your maid is short.

There is a combined toilet/shower next to the room. But judging from the 'standing area' in this toilet/shower, they expected the maids to be quite petite...

They did not think I might want to hire an au pair from the Netherlands...

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