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Rent a houseboat in Singapore, possible?

Post by slupen » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 4:55 pm

Hi.

Im moving to Singapore soon. Want to rent a hosue boat like you can do in Hong Kong but having trouble findin any alternatives.

Cant have a rent that is off the charts, just a regular living for a single male.

Any ideas?

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Post by NC30 » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:45 am

i know some people live on their boat at raffles marina...
anyway you can try to find out here

http://singapore.angloinfo.com/af/500/s ... clubs.html

Changi Sailing Club: A sailing club where dinghies, catamarans and keelboats co-exist, offering tailored training courses. 32 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508508
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Send an e-mail Tel: 6545 2876

NSRCC Sea Sports Centre: From riding the jet ski to ocean kayaking, windsurfing and sailing, rental to members and guests. 11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740
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Send an e-mail Tel: 6546 5880 Fax: 6546 9089

ONE°15 Marina Club Singapore: One degree and 15 minutes north of the equator lies a world class marina club offering private moorings for your boat or yacht. Sentosa Cove
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Raffles Marina: Raffles Marina, lies on latitude 1º20.53'N and longitude 103º38.22'E on the western tip of Singapore. Moore your boat or yacht here. Restaurant facilities open to non members.
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Tel: 6861 8000 Fax: 6861 1020

SAF Yacht Club: Singapore Armed Forces sailing club with lots of facilities. 110 Tanah Merah, Coast Road, Singapore 498800
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Send an e-mail Tel: 6758 3032 / 6389 3750 Fax: 6389 3754

Sebana Golf & Marina Resort: A golf course and marina with accommodation just 45 minutes by ferry from Changi Pier.
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Send an e-mail Tel: 6333 3363

Singapore Powerboat Association: Power boat association. 15 Stadium Road Room No. 14, National Stadium, Singapore 397718
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Send an e-mail Tel: 6346 8501 Fax: 6346 8502

Singapore Sailing Federation: Sailing for recreation on home waters and across the seas. 1500 East Coast Parkway, National Sailing Centre, Singapore 468963
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Tel: 6444 4555 Fax: 6448 0485

The Republic of Singapore Yacht Club: The RSYC yacht club offers a full range of facilities including moorings for all types of boats and charter services. The marina office is listening on VHF Channel 77. 52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126887
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Send an e-mail Tel: 6768 9233 Fax: 6768-9230

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Post by slupen » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 10:52 am

Ok, cheers.

So Raffles Marina it is.

How is the location in relation to a subway station or is a car a must?

Cheers for all the help.

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:07 am

slupen wrote:So Raffles Marina it is. How is the location in relation to a subway station or is a car a must?
Raffles Marina is at the extreme westernmost tip of the island, and pretty much the remotest possible location in mainland Singapore -- it's a good 10-15 min by taxi to the nearest MRT station.
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Post by AngMoKio » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 6:04 pm

There are many (closer) marinas. I may be living on my boat soon, but right now I am enjoying condo life.

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Post by slupen » Sat, 11 Jul 2009 1:41 pm

which Marina are you about to move into?

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Post by AngMoKio » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 8:53 pm

Not sure yet. Possibly the one near Vivo City as it is convenient for work.

Might just stay in the condo.... I am enjoying the air conditioning.

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Post by carteki » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:15 pm

Singapore is not really geared towards living on the water. You'll probably find an apartment reasonably close to public transport for a decent price - depends on how fussy you are...

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Re: Rent a houseboat in Singapore, possible?

Post by barney11 » Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:41 pm

slupen wrote:Hi.

Im moving to Singapore soon. Want to rent a hosue boat like you can do in Hong Kong but having trouble findin any alternatives.

Cant have a rent that is off the charts, just a regular living for a single male.

Any ideas?
lol no one lives on a boat house here...if you are rich you could probably get a boat and live in it...but since you are not...

seriously, no one I know lives in a boat here!

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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 24 Oct 2009 8:07 am

Careful barney, I know two, newly-single guys who lived on their boats...

Slupen, there are many paradoxes in Singapore, but one of them is until very recently, water front property held no special value (if you could find it). I bet within 5 years there will be more and more houseboats for rent.

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Post by ljkcal » Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:49 pm

in fact I know a lot of people living on boat in raffles marina. Most of them owns the boat. So do not know if you are not the owner of boat, whether can rent or not.

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Post by beppi » Mon, 26 Apr 2010 9:51 pm

According to a friend, who has his boat at Sentosa, it is technically illegal to live on a boat in Singapore, but since it's something only the rich can afford it's mostly tolerated. All boats must be anchored in (expensive) marinas and you do need an additional residential address, where you're registered and reachable (this cannot be the boat).
Since it's illegal, nobody in his right mind would rent his/her boat out to somebody else. But buying a boat big enough for (spartan) living is cheaper than a condo!

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Post by singaporesling008 » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 5:37 am

Hi, I wasn't aware of this regarding a sublet. Thanks for the info. I'll check with the MPA.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 6:52 am

singaporesling008 wrote:Hi, I wasn't aware of this regarding a sublet. Thanks for the info. I'll check with the MPA.
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Post by singaporesling008 » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 8:07 am

Hi, sorry, no I wasn't aware of that, but I am now. Thanks for updating me.

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