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Post by optus-design » Sun, 20 Sep 2009 4:08 pm

Another place you can consider is at Icon Village, situated near to Tanjong Pagar MRT and of cause, it means walking distance to Rafles Places. There is a good alternative for Solo@Central firstly because of the rental and it is much peaceful than central.

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Post by Pepijn » Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:56 am

Hi all,

Anyone actually living in Soho@central? How would noise levels be regarding helipad? I'm looking at a place in Soho1, pretty close to helipad.

Have to decide today!

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Post by sue1303 » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:25 pm

My friends recently moved from The Icon...Loved the condo, facilities really nice, Fab location for groceries, bars, eating and MRT. They had a loft apartment. One of the only cons they said was it was very noisy due to frequent, various celebrations that go on close by, loud drums, cymbals etc, if you're not bothered by that, it's a good choice.

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 1:39 pm

sue1303 wrote:My friends recently moved from The Icon...Loved the condo, facilities really nice, Fab location for groceries, bars, eating and MRT. They had a loft apartment. One of the only cons they said was it was very noisy due to frequent, various celebrations that go on close by, loud drums, cymbals etc, if you're not bothered by that, it's a good choice.
That's because it's Chinese New Year season, no? It'll be over in about a week.
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Post by aster » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 5:48 pm

nuance wrote:About the Sail, location is actually not that great (at least not yet), unless you work in Raffles Place, then it’s practical, but it’s not really close to nightlife or entertainment or shopping or restaurants. That area is more like a ghost town during evenings and weekends. Plus for the next year or two you’ll be mainly enjoying the construction sites next to you.
I thought about The Sail for a long time, even went to see the building, but in the end the location is quite bad unless you happen to work in one of the office towers next door. The building itself is also crap, only the pool plus some of the other facilities make up for what looks like a prison complex.

Personally I would recommend living alongside the river. SOHO @ Central is probably the best location in Singapore, but the building is more like an office tower (or even two). I think it's safe to say that the majority of occupants use their premises as just that, so in the evenings you could probably turn up your surround sound system all the way. The problem is that they're all studio units and at the end of the day the whole place just reeks with an office environment.

You might want to give Riverwalk Apartments a look next door. The building dates back to 1990/91 I think, but location-wise it's just as great as SOHO@C. The prices should be quite ok here.

Other than that, you should find some good prices (and a good location) at UE Square (normal apartments - not the Park Avenue Suites that also have apartments for rent here). For the money I don't think you could ask for a better place as you'd be a stone's throw away from Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay, and just down Clemenceau Avenue from Plaza Singapura and the Orchard strip.

If you want to try something completely different and need to be right in the heard of the business district then instead of The Sail I would check out Emerald Garden. It's located in a beautiful boutique street right between the business district and Chinatown, just a short walk form the river.

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Post by SpecialK » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 5:47 pm

aster wrote:
nuance wrote:About the Sail, location is actually not that great (at least not yet), unless you work in Raffles Place, then it’s practical, but it’s not really close to nightlife or entertainment or shopping or restaurants. That area is more like a ghost town during evenings and weekends. Plus for the next year or two you’ll be mainly enjoying the construction sites next to you.
I thought about The Sail for a long time, even went to see the building, but in the end the location is quite bad unless you happen to work in one of the office towers next door. The building itself is also crap, only the pool plus some of the other facilities make up for what looks like a prison complex.

Personally I would recommend living alongside the river. SOHO @ Central is probably the best location in Singapore, but the building is more like an office tower (or even two). I think it's safe to say that the majority of occupants use their premises as just that, so in the evenings you could probably turn up your surround sound system all the way. The problem is that they're all studio units and at the end of the day the whole place just reeks with an office environment.

You might want to give Riverwalk Apartments a look next door. The building dates back to 1990/91 I think, but location-wise it's just as great as SOHO@C. The prices should be quite ok here.

Other than that, you should find some good prices (and a good location) at UE Square (normal apartments - not the Park Avenue Suites that also have apartments for rent here). For the money I don't think you could ask for a better place as you'd be a stone's throw away from Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay, and just down Clemenceau Avenue from Plaza Singapura and the Orchard strip.

If you want to try something completely different and need to be right in the heard of the business district then instead of The Sail I would check out Emerald Garden. It's located in a beautiful boutique street right between the business district and Chinatown, just a short walk form the river.

I am moving out this weekend, staying @ Orchard Parksuites (they look okay?) for a month and in that time I need to find and apartment. I have a realtor taking me out weekend 6th/7th march to look at potential condos (do not know details yet). Basically I asked for decent location, place with pool, gym and either a 1/2 bed depending on cost. Any tips or suggestions of locations which will be suitable for couple (british -not that it matters). I think it will be wise not to rely on realtor too much. I will be working @ capital sq so somewhere. Any info would be appreciated.

I hear rent has spiked recently and was looking to pay around 3-3.5 K per month ( will this only get me a 1 bed)

Thanks

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Post by aster » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 9:50 pm

SpecialK wrote:I will be working @ capital sq so somewhere. Any info would be appreciated.
Then you might really want to give Emerald Garden on Club Street (mentioned in my previous post) a look.

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Post by SpecialK » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:14 pm

aster wrote:
SpecialK wrote:I will be working @ capital sq so somewhere. Any info would be appreciated.
Then you might really want to give Emerald Garden on Club Street (mentioned in my previous post) a look.
Thanks, I had a look on the search condo section.

Will certainly set up a viewing when I get out there.

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