Gothere usually gives worst-case waiting times, but this is good, because frequencies on some lines are really low (>20 min between buses). And buses here are for most part really slow, since there are bus stops every few hundred meters and esp. suburban lines winding their way through mazes of housing blocks can take forever to get from point A to point B.queenie71 wrote:Have just tried it and it gives really long travelling times for buses as it adds on the waitling times - are these wait times realistic?
I think gothere.sg doesn't have in its database the free shuttle buses, that's why this problem happens.jpatokal wrote: while in reality, I took the MRT two stops to Jurong East (5 min max incl. waiting time in rush hour) and either walked from there or took the free shuttle bus in ~10 min.
queenie71 wrote:Coming from Europre and now living on one of HK's outlying islands, I am very used to travelling at least 1/2 hour to get somehwere.
However, now we are considering moving to Singapore and we are considering which areas to live, it seems that everyone is obsessed by distances and how near we will be to the children's schools.
We are waitlisting for different schools so we might not even have a school confirmed by the time we have to find a house (later this year).
Following a review of how much we want to spend and the style of housing we like, we've seen on the web something we like but it's "up North" Near Khatib MRT... and we hope to go to Tanglin trust...
The street directory says it's only 20 mins but agents say that's too far!!
20 mins is surely ok??? Or do they mean that it will take much longer?
Is all "North" the same - Is Khatib area as far as Woodlands or the zoo???
We definitely want transport and bad commuting issue.
I don't yet know what local conveniences are like. I would at least need a very good Cold Storage, a wet market, some nice shops and ideally some form of food court...
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