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Moving to singapore, 34, single, social, where to live?

Post by dizzious6834 » Sat, 29 May 2010 10:14 am

Seeking advice on a neighborhood/area that fits. I'm 34, single, male. Social life is a priority, want to chill with lots of other expats, close to pubs, shows etc would be a big bonus.
Work is in Woodlands area, MRT commute under 30min would be nice. No car.
housing budget in the $5-7k/month range.

it's a totally blind life-change, never been to Sg, never lived in a big city. Any advice is appreciated. Heard Holland is expat central. Looking for advice on other options too. East coast is prob too far from work (?)

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 29 May 2010 11:19 am

dizzious6834 wrote:it's a totally blind life-change, never been to Sg, never lived in a big city. Any advice is appreciated.
Why don't you try make it less blind by reading some recent threads or using search function of this forum?

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Post by dizzious6834 » Sat, 29 May 2010 11:44 am

Have read tons, well, as much as I can in a week, thought I'd solicit some more personalized advice. Got any?

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Post by durain » Sat, 29 May 2010 7:30 pm

if you working in woodland, then JB would be perfect for you. full of expats and lots of social life.

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Post by irvine » Sun, 30 May 2010 6:58 pm

Oh no JB please especially if you work in Woodlands... it may just be 'so near yet so far' due to the immigration checkpoints and crowd.

As for expat community in Johor, they are probably at Ledang side (Tuas checkpoint), but I guess they are mostly families.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 30 May 2010 8:13 pm

dizzious6834 wrote:Have read tons, well, as much as I can in a week, thought I'd solicit some more personalized advice. Got any?
You are really gonna do well here. :roll:

More personalized advice? We don't even know you. And every posts made here is by a real live person and is their personal opinion. How personal do you want? Hand delivered to your doorstep? ](*,)
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Post by SGBoyxxx » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 11:45 pm

durain wrote:if you working in woodland, then JB would be perfect for you. full of expats and lots of social life.
JB? Do note the security and safey there.I believe you heard and read many news of robbery , rape ect crimes there.

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Post by kman » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 2:01 am

Holland Village is a good option... Though not very MRT accessible, probably your best bet for what you described.

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Post by durain » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 5:38 pm

kman wrote:Holland Village is a good option... Though not very MRT accessible
what you mean it is not very MRT accessible? you want the MRT next to your bedroom? buona vista MRT is just a stone throw walk from holland village.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:43 pm

Too bad you are not female. You could live with me.

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Post by dizzious6834 » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 1:54 pm

This was great fun to read, thank guys. Your replies have provided me with a better understanding of what to expect in singapore.

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Post by kulasa999 » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 2:11 pm

here's some more to expect about Singapore...

http://sg.yfittopostblog.com/2010/06/02 ... newspaper/

:-|

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 4:19 pm

kulasa999 wrote:here's some more to expect about Singapore...

http://sg.yfittopostblog.com/2010/06/02 ... newspaper/

:-|
oi, that issue has been beaten black and blue already and a lot of people would then be hurling their own come-backs. it's flogging a dead horse. talking about an issue which has passed on, no more, ceased to be, expired, gone to meet its maker, a stiff, bereft of life, rests in peace, pushing up daisies, with metabolic processes which are history, off the twig, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain, joined the bleeding choir invisible. it is an ex-parrot and it was nailed to its perch, made to seem to pine for the fjords.

and now for something completely different: http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic32779.html
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Post by nksyd » Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:30 pm

Hi dizzious6834, not sure I have the right experience to advise you but we've just found a place in the Holland Village area (6th Avenue). I'm still in Sydney but my instruction to my partner was that we needed to be in disctrict 10, close to expats, a good social life etc. We have a few friends in the area and they all love it. With cabs so well priced it was easy to get around to the city, Orchard, Dempsey etc where there's cool places to go.

I went up for a visit this past weekend and think it's a great option but I do have a partner (no kids though). A good friend has just returned to Sydney after a year there and he is in his late 20s and single. He lived on Marina Bay and said it suited him really well but he was working in the area. Raffles Quay i think it was...

I also met some people who lived near Club Street, so again it's much closer to city but the bars / restaurants are great. Screening Room especially is a must to visit. This could be a good option for you as a single 34 yr old.

Anyway, this is purely my opinion based on limited experience but hope it helps. :)

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Post by steff77 » Fri, 18 Jun 2010 2:02 pm

Hi, if you work in Woodlands without a car, you should try to find a place along the red MRT line (north-south). Taking a cab from a place like Holland to Woodlands every day will be too expensive. Places close to MRT stations between Dhoby Ghaut and Novena, or City Hall would be the central ones.

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