Living in Singapore

Discuss about life in Singapore. Ask about cost of living, housing, travel, etiquette & lifestyle. Share experience & advice with Singaporeans & expat staying in Singapore.
Post Reply
guell
Member
Member
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 9:24 pm

Living in Singapore

Post by guell » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 9:43 pm

I'm a lady who will working in Singapore. I need to rent a 2 bed room flat as I don't want to share with others. My office is located in the centre of the town, but I don't mind to live a bit far away from my office as the rental cost will be lower. If my renatal budget is not more than S$1500 per month, than any suggestion for me?


Thanks.

User avatar
jpatokal
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3004
Joined: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 9:38 pm
Location: Terra Australis Incognita

Post by jpatokal » Wed, 21 Jan 2009 1:24 am

Not easy. Look for HDBs.
Vaguely heretical thoughts on travel technology at Gyrovague

User avatar
BodyBlitz
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 258
Joined: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 9:01 pm
Contact:

Post by BodyBlitz » Wed, 21 Jan 2009 1:46 am

yeah, you'd need to live somewhere near suburbs, usually 45 mins away from town.

User avatar
ksl
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5989
Joined: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 8:52 pm
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Post by ksl » Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:41 am

HDB is okay at that price, try Kovan area, you should get a 2 bedroom apartment! MRT and shopping mall, 20 to 25 minutes to City, Good social facilities in the area

guell
Member
Member
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 9:24 pm

Post by guell » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 7:18 pm

Dear all,

If I need a 2 bedrooms HDB, other than Kovan, any other suggestion. If S$1500 per month is not easy to have a 2 bedrooms HDB, then what will be the rental cost for a master bedroom with own toilet?

If I rent a room and share with others, would it be safe in Singapore. Should I find such HDB through website or agent?


Thanks a lot.

User avatar
BodyBlitz
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 258
Joined: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 9:01 pm
Contact:

Post by BodyBlitz » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 8:35 pm

It is quite safe unless you live with a looney, what most people on the budget do is rent a whole flat and sublease/share other tenants which they can choose whom they can clique with.

I believe you'd feel safer/more comfortable if you can find a person who wants the same as you and split the cost of the rental.

of course not everything is a foolproof plan.

http://www...com.sg
http://bodyblitz.sg - A new era of fitness.

guell
Member
Member
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 9:24 pm

Post by guell » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 9:11 pm

Thank your Blitz.

Could you suggest the rental cost for a master room for condo and HDB?

awesomearpit
Regular
Regular
Posts: 118
Joined: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 3:09 pm
Location: India->Toronto->Singapore

Post by awesomearpit » Sun, 25 Jan 2009 1:20 am

unless you *must* have 2 bedrooms ... There are quite a few one-room apartments/studios that seem to be going for around $1500 ... chck craigslist , . and other websties ...

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Staying, Living in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests