Commuting from Woodlands to China Town area...doable?

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Commuting from Woodlands to China Town area...doable?

Post by financeguy » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 6:27 am

I recently moved to Singapore and we're staying in temp housing near Orchard. I have 3 younger children that will be attending the american school. We are considering living close to the american school in Woodlands to avoid having the kids on a long bus every day.

I would have to work near china town. How is the commute from the woodlands to china town? I noticed you can get there via the MRT...how is the ride?

Any thoughts on the daily commute from woodlands to china town?

Thanks!

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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 9:11 am

It's a long way, last time I did it ~ up and over 50 minutes I think. Add to that the time getting to Marsiling station, (you can't really walk it, it's so hot )and it'll add another 20 plus minutes if you do from the the "American Ghetto" You'll need a ride. Will you travel much? It's a nice easy 30 minutes to the airport, so if you're not really going to be in the office 5 days a week it starts to make more sense. Also, are your kids at an age to be doing lots of after school activities? Then it makes more sense to be near school.

If you do move to the Woodlands, understand it comes at a cost: you are fairly isolated up there, and it's a bit of a fish bowl. If your kids are under 8, then sure I'd consider it. Old enough to ride the after school activity bus? Then I'd split the difference and look around the 6th Avenue/Bukit Timah area.

Good luck, lots of decisions ahead! :)

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Post by tboonk » Sat, 26 Dec 2009 1:36 am

If you choose to live in woodlands, do stay near the MRT, .e.g. Rosewood condo. In this way, the journey will be about 45 minutes.

The question to ask is if adults should travel or children should travel. Personally, I think adults should travel.

Good luck!

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