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Working at UWCSEA East Campus- Where to live?

Post by Kiwi Expat » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 6:12 pm

Hi everyone,

My family and I will be relocating to Singapore on 2 July. I will be working at the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) East Campus.

Can someone please advise me as to a good location to live based upon these criteria?

I will be working at the UWCSEA East Campus for the first year. The address is 10 Ang Mo Kio Street 54 Singapore 569184. For the following years I will be working at the new campus in Tampines. The address borders Tampines Ave 10, Street 71 and 73.

I am open to living near the Ang Mio Ko campus and then moving to Tampines the following year or simply living at Tampines and commuting to Ang Mo Kio in the first year (depending on distance). I will not own a car unless absolutely necessary.

The only requirement are 2 bedrooms and nice grounds or close location to a park. My son will only be a year old and my wife will take him for walks daily. Close proximity to an MTR would also be ideal.

My budget is around S3000-S3500 per month (more if the right property is available).

Any advice greatly received!


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Post by mortlock2005 » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 8:03 am

If it were me, I would choose to live on the East Coast immediately. But I like the East Coast and I hate moving house!

There are nice places around Bedok, and you should be able to commute by bus to the Tampines location from there. There is one bus (168) that goes from the Bedok Interchange to Tampines Avenue 10. If you aim to find a place near there you would be a short walk from public transport, shops, supermarket and other facilities. It would also be a short bus or taxi ride to the beach from there.

Don't rule out buying a car. We went a year without one, then bought an old car fairly cheaply. You can pick up a 1990s car with a few years left on the COE (that's the car ownership permit thingy) for under $10k. If you're living and working centrally it doesn't really matter, but when you have a little one it can get really annoying when you have to take them out of the pram and collapse it before you can get on busses, it can be really annoying.

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