Living in farrer park

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Living in farrer park

Post by graeme8989 » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 11:10 am

Hi, I am planning to rent a room around Farrer Park MRT.
Is that area a good place to live? I mean, is it a safe environment?

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Post by carteki » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 11:29 am

I've lived there fore over 2 years and never had a problem. Walked home alone at all hours and felt perfectly safe. Lots of food options and transport options nearby (check out the bus links as they're very good). Currently the noise from the temples is bugging me - from 6 am to 10pm almost daily (must be something to do with the wind direction) but all in all a good place to live. There are a couple of pubs just down the road in Dunlop street so no real need to leave the area!

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Post by graeme8989 » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:24 am

^ oh, i see. Thank you so much for the information! :D
Which area do you live, by the way? And which temple are you referring to? I don't know much about Singapore temple activity. Do they do the rituals multiple times a day?

i am a female and i will be living alone, that's why safety is my main concern... :(

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 3:26 am

Singapore is one of the safest country in this world regardless you are female or not. Emphasizing the safety in every post you sent is like telling us you are looking for the area with warm weather. There are no truly rough districts in here.

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Post by BigSis » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 7:18 pm

I think the best thing to do when renting anywhere is to go there and have a look around to see what the area is like, especially during the evening between around 6-9pm because that's when people start surfacing to go out and about for dinner/play etc.

If you'll be coming home from work and using the Farrer Park MRT, go there after work one evening and check it out and see if you fancy walking home from there each night. Also check out the route and see how quiet it is at night. It's usually quite busy around that area but I have been there lateish (around 10/11pm) on a Friday evening a few times and was surprised to find that it was much quieter around there than I thought it would be.

People say Singapore is safe and all that kind of thing, but incidents do happen and I don't blame you for being concerned being a woman living on her own.

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Post by graeme8989 » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 11:58 pm

Thank you for the input everyone.
@bigSis: yup Singapore might seem safer than most countries but strange things do happen from time to time :o
I will try your suggestion sometime.

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Post by imogenben » Tue, 13 Jul 2010 5:43 pm

graeme8989 - I suggest you look for another area. The few times I went to the Farrer Park area... I thought to myself "This cannot be Singapore!". The place is the weekend venue of choice for immigrant construction workers. They are everywhere on the sidewalk, in the middle of the road, at every street corner. Nothing nasty happened to me but I was very very uncomfortable.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Jul 2010 6:11 pm

imogenben,

I'm curious. What did they do that made you feel uncomfortable? Where they "just being there" congregating in groups, enjoying themselves that made you uncomfortable? Did they make comment to you? Made advances to you? Do you get the same feeling of discomfort when you are on Orchard road where it's exactly the same, especially late at night?

I wonder if they would feel the same walking down the street late at night alone in Holland Village with all the immigrant workers there as well?

Food for thought. I wonder what you are really saying..... :-k
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Post by KittyJules76 » Tue, 13 Jul 2010 6:29 pm

I used to stay in City Square condo before. It's just right next to City Square mall and MRT is on basement. Behind the condo there's a bustop. Lots of expats stay there and a very convenient place.

However like imogenben said, there are bangla workers at night as drinking and chatting in groups coz they stay at dorms at nearby MRT. Eventhough they dont bother you sometimes they are a bit drunk and say something or make some jokes if you pass them. So if you are uncomfortable with that then you should consider other place.

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Post by BigSis » Tue, 13 Jul 2010 7:15 pm

I'm curious. What did they do that made you feel uncomfortable?
Probably the staring - most of them could make staring an Olympic sport.

My daughter and her friends hate it too, it makes them feel really uncomfortable. It doesn't bother me so much but that's probably because I'm not 13 any more!

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