Mountbatten as a place to live

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Mountbatten as a place to live

Post by makale » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 1:06 pm

Hi again, does anyone out there live in the Mountbatten area? Or does anyone know anything about it? (please without too much of the witty repartee !!) looking at the map it seems pretty central.

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Post by dazzlebabe » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 1:41 pm

What do you want to know about it? Access to town? Access to shops/malls? Access to work/school?
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Post by makale » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 7:54 pm

Is it a nice area, shops, mall etc, easy access to the city ( i will be working in Raffles Plaza). What should I be looking at rental wise for a two bed condo. Any help would be good

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Post by imogenben » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 9:43 pm

Mountbatten is sort of nowhere. I only know it as a road but then again I don't really live in that part of Singapore. I remember there are some big houses. Other than that not much except for public housing estates.

The nearest expat-ish place I think is Tanjong Rhu.

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Post by dazzlebabe » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 10:53 am

Mountbatten links you to Nicoll Highway and the ECP which is convenient to head to Raffles Place.

You will have options for supermarkets although they are not within walking distance - Cold Storage and Giant in Parkway Parade (bus ride) or Marketplace at Raffles City.

If you are renting a house without a pool, there's a public pool at the junction of Mountabatten and Fort Road.

Mountbatten Road is rather long. So where exactly are you looking at?
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Post by Saint » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:43 am

Wouldn't really class Mountbatten as central and there isn't a lot going on around there. As mentioned Mountbatten is really just a long road which starts at Katong and ends somewhere near the Stadium

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Post by makale » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:53 am

Thanks for the input guys, may look a bit further afield, maybe close to the mtr.

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Post by Saint » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:59 am

makale wrote:Thanks for the input guys, may look a bit further afield, maybe close to the mtr.
Don't forget to think about using Buses, they are just as convenient if not better than the MRT. Mountbatten Road is very well serviced by many different bus routes.

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:59 pm

Saint wrote:
makale wrote:Thanks for the input guys, may look a bit further afield, maybe close to the mtr.
Don't forget to think about using Buses, they are just as convenient if not better than the MRT. Mountbatten Road is very well serviced by many different bus routes.
To add, you can use gothere.sg or google maps to get commuting directions. For example, Holland is halfway between Buona Vista and Commonwealth MRTs. However, there's a bus to just about anywhere in Singapore. The bus stops are much shorter walks to the MRT stations. So, if you're eyeing a place, make sure to check accessibility by bus as well. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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Post by BigSis » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 10:03 pm

Mountbatten's OK but if you lived in Meyer Rd (where a lot of the condos are) you'd have a bit of a walk to the bus stop which isn't far at all but it can get sweaty, especially if you're dressed for work (ie not in shorts and a t-shirt!).

There also aren't many shops around there - there's a little convenience store near Meyer/Tg Katong Rd corner and a few condos have a shop which you might be able to use (if yours didn't) and there's a market and a couple of garages on that HDB estate near the swimming pool, but that's about it.

I live down Marine Parade Rd and there and East Coast Road seem like better options to me for that area because there are more shops and restaurants around there (East Coast Rd is better for proximity to shops unless you live next to Parkway Parade) - there's also a good bus service from both of those roads and you can bus it up to the MRT if you prefer that to the bus all the way into work (although bus or train, both get packed at peak times).

Rental wise, it is difficult to say as they vary so much depending on how big, how posh and how popular the condo is, but you could probably get something for $2 - 2.5K if you shopped around - look on this site - property is one of the main things they do.

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