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Bangalore to Singapore

Post by revhappy » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 9:21 pm

Hi Guys,

I have been offered a job at Bank. I have about 7 years experience in IT(Microsoft Business Intelligence consulting) in Bangalore. After reading a lot of posts on the forum, I have come to conclusion that this is a good salary in Singapore.
Kindly let me know if it is not.

I am married, no kids and intend to bring my wife to Singapore in couple of months. I am looking for an whole unit house for rent it should have 1 room and a bathroom and a kitchen and would like to spend less than 1000$, ideally 500$ with utilities like internet, power, phone and Cable TV.
Should I look for a condo, HDB or a studio apartment?
My work location is going to be Changi Business park so would prefer to stay as close to it as possible.

Kindly let me know if it is possible to get to get accommodation under 1000$ in Singapore? Or will I have to share a room?Ideally I would like the live with Indian neighbours so that we dont feel home sick. Kindly let me know which areas of Singapore will have lots of Indians living and indian restaurants etc.

Cheers,
Revhappy.
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Re: Bangalore to Singapore

Post by blue_thunder » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 9:32 pm

revhappy wrote:Hi Guys,

I have been offered a job at Bank for 6500Sing $. I have about 7 years experience in IT(Microsoft Business Intelligence consulting) and earning about 12Lacs Rupees Per Annum in Bangalore. After reading a lot of posts on the forum, I have come to conclusion that this is a good salary in Singapore.
Kindly let me know if it is not.

I am married, no kids and intend to bring my wife to Singapore in couple of months. I am looking for an whole unit house for rent and would like to spend less than 1000$, ideally 500$ with utilities like internet, power, phone and Cable TV
My work location is going to be Changi Business park so would prefer to stay as close to it as possible.

Kindly let me know if it is possible to get to get accommodation under 1000$ in Singapore? Or will I have to share a room?Ideally I would like the live with Indian neighbours so that we dont feel home sick. Kindly let me know which areas of Singapore will have lots of Indians living and indian restaurants etc.

Cheers,
Revhappy.
Dude which era are you from...lol

just search through the forum and you will find lots of details regarding rental.

if you still cant find any details then we would be glad to help you out!!!

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Post by durain » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 10:24 pm

as a Microsoft Business Intelligence consulting, you should be using bing.com. :wink:

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Post by littlegreenman » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 10:33 pm

revhappy wrote:...I am looking for an whole unit house for rent it should have 1 room and a bathroom and a kitchen and would like to spend less than 1000$, ideally 500$ with utilities like internet, power, phone and Cable TV.
Should I look for a condo, HDB or a studio apartment?...
Hi revhappy. Congrats on the new job. You are not realistic with what you're asking for based on what you're willing to pay. If you're lucky you can rent an old HDB without utilities somewhere in a neighbourhood further out for $1,000. You should do some research and then seriously think about your budget rather than saying I want this and that for x amount.

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Post by revhappy » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:20 am

Thanks a lot for your replies guys!

There is a slight change in plans! My wife will be joining me only after 6 months, so in the meantime I am ok with a common room near changi business park, such that I should be able to walk to work.

Would it be possible to get a common room near Changi Business Park for 500$? The only utilities that I need are power and internet. I wont cook and may be will do without phone as well(Not sure though!). But definitely dont need TV. Is Singapore so hot that an Aircon is a necessity? If yes then I might need it.

Please advice me guys! If I will be able to get such a place and will they be willing to rent it out to me for just 6 months.

Cheers,
Revhappy.

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Post by blue_thunder » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 9:17 am

revhappy wrote:Thanks a lot for your replies guys!

There is a slight change in plans! My wife will be joining me only after 6 months, so in the meantime I am ok with a common room near changi business park, such that I should be able to walk to work.

Would it be possible to get a common room near Changi Business Park for 500$? The only utilities that I need are power and internet. I wont cook and may be will do without phone as well(Not sure though!). But definitely dont need TV. Is Singapore so hot that an Aircon is a necessity? If yes then I might need it.

Please advice me guys! If I will be able to get such a place and will they be willing to rent it out to me for just 6 months.

Cheers,
Revhappy.
Alright now you are talking sensibly!!!
You can get a common room in HDB for S$500 but aircon may not be provided[only ceiling fan can].
6 months could be a problem as most of the landlords prefer to rent the room for at least a year.
If you dont wanna cook then what will you eat ???
Indian foods are freaking expensive when compared to Chinese foods..
and be a bit more realistic...


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Post by revhappy » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:56 pm

Thanks @Blue_Thunder.

I dont know to how to cook :( , I would rather eat outside instead of killing myself with my own food.

I heard I could eat at the hawkers for less than 10$ per meal which I think is ok. Once my wife joins me she will cook.
Also my wife is a java programmer working on web based technology for 2 years. How easy is it for her to get a job on a dependent visa? Do companies often hire people on dependent visa, as they would have to apply for Letter of consent or EP?

Could you please let me know of the names of decent areas near Changi Business park where I need to search for the 500$ common room?

Cheers,
Revhappy!

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Post by blue_thunder » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 1:59 pm

revhappy wrote:Thanks @Blue_Thunder.

I dont know to how to cook :( , I would rather eat outside instead of killing myself with my own food.

I heard I could eat at the hawkers for less than 10$ per meal which I think is ok. Once my wife joins me she will cook.
Also my wife is a java programmer working on web based technology for 2 years. How easy is it for her to get a job on a dependent visa? Do companies often hire people on dependent visa, as they would have to apply for Letter of consent or EP?

Could you please let me know of the names of decent areas near Changi Business park where I need to search for the 500$ common room?

Cheers,
Revhappy!
Okay if you budget for a meal is $10 then probably you can afford for a indian meal and even @ Subway.lol
Now to the accomodation part, you can search for rooms around Tampines/Simei/Expo/Tanah Merah areas. Though some may not be walkable distance, you can get shuttle buses to changi business park from these areas.
HTH


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Post by jpatokal » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:16 am

revhappy wrote:Also my wife is a java programmer working on web based technology for 2 years. How easy is it for her to get a job on a dependent visa? Do companies often hire people on dependent visa, as they would have to apply for Letter of consent or EP?
Getting a job on a DP is easier than getting one without any status, but still harder than PR/citizen, and it's a very tough job market right now.
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Post by revhappy » Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:35 am

Thanks a Lot for your advise, @blue_thunder and @jpatokal
Really appreciate it!

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Post by MEF » Sun, 28 Jun 2009 8:16 am

hi

i live in SIngapore so i would advice u $6500 is not a good salary. Apartment near to chango area dont have 1 bed rooms. they are atleast 2 or 3 bed rooms and will cost u around $1500++

the gas/electricity/water will cost u around $100 plus or minus.

the groceries $400=500 depending on ur eating habits.

then ur commutation form home ro work.

After 6 month you better take PR so that ur wife can also work here because getting a job on DP is very tough.

Also cars are expensive here.

What yo'll love is the clean city.. amenities, in each and every HDB area there is a playground, SIngapore is well connected with MRT and Bus so you wouls hardly need to take a taxi and some of the bus servies are around the clock. MRT s and LRTs are till 1 am ans atarts service from 5 am onwards.

COndo are a good option to stay compared to HDBs but expensive. Unless u like to share the flat with someone. or stay liek a paying guest.

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Post by MEF » Sun, 28 Jun 2009 8:18 am

blue_thunder, we better tell him if he wants to eat decent indian food he will have to travel all the to Little India/Race Course Road which is not possible for him to do everyday of hes staying near to that Changi area.

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