Initial Accomodation when moving to Sing?

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Initial Accomodation when moving to Sing?

Post by jfd » Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:36 pm

Wondered if anyone had ideas, suggestions for best place to spend the first 3wks to 1 mth when first arriving in Singapore?

I will not be getting any relocation assistance from my company, so need to think about the best, and cheapest option for when I land.

I checked Serviced Apartments, but they are all much cheaper than the option of booking a flight and hotel accommodation package as you would for an extended holiday.

The cheapest option I have found seems to be to stay at one of the many "Fragrance Hotels" in Geylang. Now, I have heard this is not the most reputable area. Any warnings people might have as to why this could be a bad idea, or is this a reasonable option?

Any other suggestions?

Also, can anyone advise, once I have picked a place I want to move in to, what is the normal time between deciding on a place, and being able to move in?

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Post by irvine » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 1:34 pm

Hello there.. just a heads-up, a large part of Geylang is known as the red light district. So, it's up to you. A few days at the hotel there won hurt, while you call up rental agents to go see apartments you may find suitable.

A few questions to think about:
1. How long will you be here? Short term or long term?
2. Where is your workplace going to be, and would you want a place that's close to your workplace?
3. What do you want for your accommodation? And how much are you willing to pay?

For HDB flat (govt flat housing)
- A common room (average room with no attached bathroom) may go anywhere from 300-600, depending on the location.

- A master bedroom (with attached bathroom) may be 600-1000.

For private condos (usually come with facilities like swimming pool, squash courts, etc, depending on the condo)
- A common room is about 700-1000
- A master bedroom is about 800-1500

Last but not least, read every single fine print of the rental contract.

All the best.

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Post by jfd » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 1:44 pm

Thanks for your thoughts irvine.

I am thinking to stay cheap hotel for about 1 month, but after that of course hope to have found a nice place to move into. At this stage I am leaning towards getting a place really close to work, but will try to get more idea once I am there.

Noted about the contract! Anyone know if there is normally any room to negotiate wording changes?

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Post by niken » Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:44 am

staying in the hotel will cost you about $50- $80/day.

HDB or condo rate is base on per month rate. Thus it is cheaper.

I have friends that willing to rent for both short and long term.

if you are keen can give me a call. HP 98525065 Niken

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