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Seeking Housing Advice

Post by mrAlek » Sun, 15 Mar 2009 9:31 pm

I moved to Singapore about a week ago and will be living and working here for 2+ years. I am looking for advice and information about housing options. I have been working with a helpful housing agent for the past few days and he has shown me a number of private condo complexes as options. I have also been reading the forum and different websites to get as much info as I can.

But I think it would be helpful to get some one-on-one advice from someone who has gone through this before. I have a lot of questions about which districts/neighborhoods are a good place for an expat to live, etc.

So, does anyone have the time and interest to meet a new expat for coffee after work? I am hoping to get some advice this week [week of March 16], and preferably early in the week – Monday or Tuesday?

I am currently staying near City Hall and I work near Vivo City/Harbourfront. I am a 28 year old male from the US. Not-married, and with no children.

I appreciate any help.

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Post by bbao » Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:02 pm


I'm a singaporean but i've come across several expacts. here's my advise to you:

Most expacts are offered to stay in private apartments with most ofthe facilities availale (i.e gym, swimming pool, function room etc). these could be essential if you are here with your family, where the kids would most enjoy such environment. there are many govt flats arount in SG where you can rent. In almost every district, you'll find a recreational facilities available.

If you work in Vivo city and takes a public transport, i would suggest that you rent flats that are along the north east line (NEL) of the the MRT. (check out the link: You'll find a purple line and that's the NEL. you could rent apartments from the nearby areas, but the rental would be much higher.

Hope that helps.

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