Heehee we're talking the same language!Lori....you have put things in perspective when you talk about the shoes...
Tammy, I'm sure you'll be just fine - I'd probably want a place with full aircon though rather than just fans! HDB flats are absolutely nothinglike british council flats. Don't let the fact that they are "government built" put you off! They are frequently "owner occupied" - people buy the flats from the government.
They are more than frequently "owner occupied" 94% of the nation lives in HDB Flats.
I think the only area I'm not sure about is Toah Payoh simply because the flats are very old and also .......... I don't know ....... there's just something I can't put my finger on........
Some of the flats are very nice and many have marble or ceramic tiled floors. some have balconies, some have had their balconies knocked through to give extra living room space.
Queenstown again is old but OK I'd say - my grandfather used to live there back in the 1970s. I do really like Clementi Central (as opposed to Sunset Way) - I supoose because it really is a very well served and friendly little town. We will be staying with my cousin in Sunset Way when we visit next week. That is lovely, but it's a 10 minute bus ride from the MRT. My cousin works in the CBD so manages the commute well enough. He does drive but it's just far easier to travel on public transport.
The thought of a pool at home is lovely, but I'm not a great swimmer anyway. As far as I can see with a condo you would be paying for a pool, a lovely carpeted entrance lobby, a guaranteed "better class" of neighbour, oh a "function room" if you're going to throw parties.
A guaranteed "better class" of neighbour? You gotta be kidding. Most of the Condo owner in Singapore are former HDB dwellers who have, due to various property booms over the years, mananged to purchase a condo in the hopes that it would raise them up a social class in doing so. But they still play their piano's badly at all hours, hang their dripping clothes over the balcony railings and snort & spit everywhere. Oh, they still pee in the pool just like they did in the public pools as well.
A few years ago, we had a great family barbecue at the function room of one of my cousin's condo - it's basicaly an A/C room with use of a big barbecue. However, for me, if I did want to throw a big party, I'd just talk nicely to someone I'm related too!
I'd rather spend the extra cash I'd end up spending on a condo with a pool on lovely Javanese massages or exercise classes.
That's the way. Use the money for something that will give you memories, not for a place to park your head when you sleep.
Eeeekkkwwwwww aaaaarrgghhh Thank you soooo much for that SMS!! Did you know that I NEVER go swimming in the UK because of that, and because a friend got some sort of skin complaint from something nasty in a public pool!???!Oh, they still pee in the pool just like they did in the public pools as well.
Yes probably, but i'm freaking and panicking too and I KNOW the country!! It's the systems and stuff - yes I know a lot of it is very much like the UK, but even still ..........Tammy, I think you are starting to panic yourself unnecessarily
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