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Best areas for young professionals to stay

Post by abhishekdamani » Fri, 07 May 2010 7:28 pm

I will be graduating from college this May, and will start working with an investment bank in Singapore in September. I've never been to Singapore before, so am all over the place in trying to figure out housing. I've lived in New York for a year, and from what I've heard, the apartment hunting is a lot like NYC where one needs to look only 2-3 weeks before finalizing. I will be visiting Singapore this July for a conference, so thought I should take my chances at apartment hunting then.

My budget is SGD1000-SGD1500 and I want to live in near an MRT that stops near Suntec City. Since I'm new to the city, it'd be great to live in a young and vibrant area, where it's easy to meet expats. Any suggestions would be of great help!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 May 2010 9:01 pm

You are gonna need more than $1500 to impress as the young "professional" in an investment bank. Or is that a typo that should have read 10,000 to 15,000/mo?

You are gonna rent a room in a condo or a small outlying HDB 3 room flat (2 BR) 1 BR or Studio's will cost you considerably more that your budget. Best suggestion I can make is renegotiate your contract to give you a decent housing allowance.
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Post by durain » Fri, 07 May 2010 10:19 pm

abhishekdamani wrote:My budget is SGD1000-SGD1500 and I want to live in near an MRT that stops near Suntec City. Since I'm new to the city, it'd be great to live in a young and vibrant area, where it's easy to meet expats. Any suggestions would be of great help!
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for that budget, you will be looking at far far away location from the MRT or any public transport, in an old age area where residents will be in zimmer frame.

and why you want to meet expats? since you are new to singapore, you should be miggling with the locals!

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Post by DimWit Kid » Thu, 20 May 2010 10:37 pm

Some young (and not so young) "professionals" I saw, often lingers around Geylang Area. Last time I check it's not far from City Hall / Suntec by MRT and maybe,... just maybe .... 1500 is affordable there? :D :D :D



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Post by Alessandra_GP » Thu, 20 May 2010 10:48 pm

abhishekdamani wrote:I will be graduating from college this May, and will start working with an investment bank in Singapore in September. I've never been to Singapore before, so am all over the place in trying to figure out housing. I've lived in New York for a year, and from what I've heard, the apartment hunting is a lot like NYC where one needs to look only 2-3 weeks before finalizing. I will be visiting Singapore this July for a conference, so thought I should take my chances at apartment hunting then.

My budget is SGD1000-SGD1500 and I want to live in near an MRT that stops near Suntec City. Since I'm new to the city, it'd be great to live in a young and vibrant area, where it's easy to meet expats. Any suggestions would be of great help!

Thanks!
I would say minimum SGD3000, plus you have to pay 2 months deposit in advance, it's nothing like New York City.. trust me..

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 21 May 2010 9:36 am

Grooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnn . . . Singapore is to be blessed with another 'professional' . . . fukk me dead, what a bunch of self-important know-nothing deadbeats graduate from once-venerable institutions. This goes back to what I mentioned in the 'cannot' thread.

Ok, you say the housing situation is like NYC . . . but not the cost, you are aware of that, aren't you? What can you get in NYC for $700? Sweet FA. It is nothing like NYC. My brother has just rented a place in NYC, not swish, and he is paying USD$8.700 a month. How does that compare to your SGD$1000 to SGD1500 . . . do you think Singapore is a sleepy fishing village in the South China Sea?

You want to live in a young and vibrant area . . . which is what no-one else wants so the housing prices would be rock-bottom . . .

Expats . . . yes, you should stay away from the local dreck . . . they'll only drag you down as you are a 'professional' and an investment wanker as well.


Do yourself a favour and study up on Singapore instead of showing your self to be a pig-ignorant, self-important wanker.

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Post by beenthere » Fri, 21 May 2010 10:02 am

Ouch. Fell off the wrong side of the bed this morning?

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Post by NBB2 » Fri, 21 May 2010 11:32 am

Vaucluse wrote:Grooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnn . . . Singapore is to be blessed with another 'professional' . . . fukk me dead, what a bunch of self-important know-nothing deadbeats graduate from once-venerable institutions. This goes back to what I mentioned in the 'cannot' thread.

Ok, you say the housing situation is like NYC . . . but not the cost, you are aware of that, aren't you? What can you get in NYC for $700? Sweet FA. It is nothing like NYC. My brother has just rented a place in NYC, not swish, and he is paying USD$8.700 a month. How does that compare to your SGD$1000 to SGD1500 . . . do you think Singapore is a sleepy fishing village in the South China Sea?

You want to live in a young and vibrant area . . . which is what no-one else wants so the housing prices would be rock-bottom . . .

Expats . . . yes, you should stay away from the local dreck . . . they'll only drag you down as you are a 'professional' and an investment wanker as well.


Do yourself a favour and study up on Singapore instead of showing your self to be a pig-ignorant, self-important wanker.

Give me strength . . .
Allright Vaucluse, stop being so vague, tell us what you really feel.

:)

Actually, when I first arrived in Singers, I was told on this forum, that that amount would get me a nice 2-bed condo, high floor no less, in Bayshore Park, and I'd have a few hundred bucks change to boot!. And it was true. :shock:

Sigh... times, they are a'changing....

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 May 2010 12:53 pm

Yeah, and I paid $400/mo for a 2 story semi-detached Black & White for 10 years as well when I first came here. That's what's usually called "history". :-|
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Post by beenthere » Fri, 21 May 2010 12:54 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, and I paid $400/mo for a 2 story semi-detached Black & White for 10 years as well when I first came here. That's what's usually called "history". :-|
And how long ago was that, pops?

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Post by Big Mac » Fri, 21 May 2010 1:20 pm

beenthere wrote:
And how long ago was that, pops?
probably while sg was still colonised? :P

@Vaucluse - must have been a bad hungover last night!

@ OP - ok i think what vaucluse said was a bit on the harsh side but he just called a spade a spade. I think the term professional is so damn overused and personally i really hate people who categorically think that they are a better breed because they are a 'professional'. Also throwing around the fact that you are a BSD working in an investment bank to inflate your ego probably doesnt help either.

Now having post all that, i would give you some honest advice and that is 1500 will seriously get you sweet FA all unless you are willing to share or willing to live a fair distance out of town. I arrived in sg 1 wk ago and have started looking for places to stay. I thought my budget would get me a decent 2 bedda around the areas i want but either my agent really suck (which is highly likely the case) or i was being very unrealistic. BUt i can say if you want anything half decent around the city, you would be dreaming if you are looking to spend less than 3k.

Oh btw just because your an expat doesnt mean you need that security blanket of expats around you. Locals dont bite and no i am not a local fyi

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 May 2010 1:51 pm

beenthere wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, and I paid $400/mo for a 2 story semi-detached Black & White for 10 years as well when I first came here. That's what's usually called "history". :-|
And how long ago was that, pops?
Do I detect someone with an attitude problem? :roll:
Big Mac wrote: probably while sg was still colonised? :P
Probably when beenthere was still in short pants. :mrgreen:
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Post by Big Mac » Fri, 21 May 2010 2:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Probably when beenthere was still in short pants. :mrgreen:
haha is that the arthritis playing up affecting ur typing SMS :lol:

But on a more serious not... has anyone notice the friggin inflation EVERYWHERE.. i mean not just SG alone.. its global. I dont recall my salary going up quite that fast!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 May 2010 3:02 pm

Wait'll you get to be "Pops". The inflation goes up (as do the medical bills) and the salary goes down (deflation)! :mad:
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Post by Asian_Geekette » Fri, 21 May 2010 3:26 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Wait'll you get to be "Pops". The inflation goes up (as do the medical bills) and the salary goes down (deflation)! :mad:
What goes down? I thought that's why viagra was invented. Oppps... Darn. I misread what sms wrote. Darn! Time to get new eyeglasses! :shock:

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