Which serviced apartment is best near raffles place?

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Which serviced apartment is best near raffles place?

Post by smarty9999 » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 1:46 pm

I am moving to singapore soon, and someone recommended ascott place for the short distance to work. One of my friends also recommended one northbridge or the sail at marina bay.

I will need to stay in a serviced apt for a few months, and I have narraowed down to the above 3 choices. It seems to me that ascott place is nice and most convenient to work (7 min walk from work and near mtr). But I feel that it's not near many food places at night, but I am the type who likes going down to grab snacks or late dinner at night. Also it's a little pricy for 5800 SGD / month.

One northbridge is 5k per month, and has no pool or anything, but it seems from google map that it has more small stores near it and seems like the view is good too (while ascott seems to have windows facing another building's back). Also the pics in the website looks nice.

I am also seeing a lot of ads for the sail at marina bay, but I don't know how much it is for serviced apt. Also, it seems to not have a lot of small restaurants and places nearby. But some of the pics of the pool and apt really look gorgeus. However, i also saw some construction nearby in googlemap, is it going to be real noisy there?

If you have something better in mind, do let me know. My priorities are: convenient to office in raffles place, good eateries nearby, great view, and noise level.

Thanks!

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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 5:11 pm

Food wise, I don't think you need to worry too much if you stay in Ascott. You can walk to Lau Pat Sat (open air food court) which is open 24 hours 7 days a week. You can also walk to Club Street (google map it) for more fancy restaurants as well as water holes. Around Far East Central, there are ample of bars and restaurants as well, which are available till late, most weekday nights. You can get groceries at the Cold Storage in the basement Far East Square Central. Boat Quay is also walking distance (10mins) from Ascott.

On Sat and Sunday, Raffles Place tend to get really quiet. But you can always walk to Suntec or catch the train to Orchard area if you want some activities. Cabs are also a lot cheaper! Although, getting a cab in Raffles Place is not going to be easy during weekdays.

Can't really comments on the others since I am not familiar.

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Post by smarty9999 » Sat, 19 Dec 2009 12:01 pm

I see, i found some reviews on marina bay being noisy from construction. One northbridge doesn't have any recreational stuff like pools and such. I was thinking if i life high enough on marina I can escape the noise..

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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Mon, 21 Dec 2009 8:49 am

Why don't you consider Central Square Apartments? Its across from Clarke Quay, so there are some life and food there. Very accessible to the train station and CBD area as well. A friend stayed there before, and I know there is a rooftop pool and steam room. Its probably not as new as Ascott or One Bridge Road, though.

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