Green living areas for family with 2 kids

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Green living areas for family with 2 kids

Post by sabry67 » Mon, 04 May 2009 7:45 pm

We are moving soon to Singapore and I would like to have some tips about the best districts where I should look for a house. We live in Switzerland, so we are used to green (despite we live near all facilities and very near to Zurich downtown - 15 m' by car). We don't like apartments / skyscrapers / condo, but prefer semi-D housed or something similar (2 floors). We have 2 kids : 2 & 6 years old.
Which are the nicest places to stay, but also not the most expensive ? I would say nice, middle range.......
Thanks a lot !
sabrina

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Post by sabry67 » Wed, 06 May 2009 3:52 pm

Ciao,
thanks for your advice. Yes, sure, if you have a good agent name, I would be glad to contact him. I don't have time to come there and look by myself before moving, so I was thinking to go first in a residence, maybe for a couple of months, and take the time to look for the place we like once we are there, but it will not be easy with 2 kids, the school starting in august and all the rest....... Do you also have kids ? I've seen it is plenty of International Schools, but no idea which is the best choice. Any suggestions ? Ah, we are italian, so I am not interested in the swiss school....
Thanks a lot,
Ciao,
Sabrina

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Post by cbavasi » Wed, 06 May 2009 8:51 pm

britscommunity wrote:hi sabrina...yeah i have kids here too... but whats important is to find a good school which is nearest to the place you're staying. That i'll leave it to that nice humble agent which i was refering you to. i'll tell him about your need and everything.. he will definately help you regarding the schools and accomodation factors. Just like how he helped me. No worries sabrina.

email him at xxx
his name is Don very nice young chap.... do inform him about your date of arrival and etc. so everythng can be arranged asap.

cheers :)
wow - it's funny how you have nothing other to post then this "nice humble agent" across several threads....
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Post by cbavasi » Wed, 06 May 2009 10:04 pm

sabry67 -
Have you found a school for your 6 year old? You may want to narrow down the schools and then work from there. There are several nurseries around for the 2 year old - so you could wait until you find a house to focus on that. There are lots of areas with houses/semi-Ds... Bukit Timah, Holland, Watten Estate area... etc. These are pretty central - and there are several areas further out - and the East Coast is beautiful - but again you should think about the work/school commute. Would you be staying in an apt while you find housing? Birth & Beyond offers a babysitting service which is pretty expensive for 2 children - but they are licensed and come recommended.

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Post by QRM » Wed, 06 May 2009 10:39 pm

britscommunity wrote:hi sabrina..came across your post and reckon maybe i could offer you some useful advice. I'm from britain and when i first got here, rental prices were high... what's important is to find a nice, reliable and trustworthy agent to handle your needs on accomodation. You don't want to go through the hassle of doing it yourself. I've met my fair share of dogdy agents who ripped off expats like us! but there were some pretty good ones as well.

i'll gladly refer you to this reliable agent if you need proper price and availability.

cheers :)
Hmmmm sounds suspiciously like a local spammer pretending to be an expat?

These people are dealing with what is probably most folks biggest lifetime investment, does make you wonder how low will these people go to get a deal :shock:,

Here's a good test, britscommunity what colour was Wellingtons white horse?

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