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Where to look for home if office is in Raffles

Post by vikasm » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 8:26 pm

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I will be relocating to singapore in a month's time...My office will be in Raffles. What are the areas that i can look forward for accomodation at a reasonable price .The main thing is commuting to Raffles should be easy. I have no idea but i am assuming there will surely be a local/MRT station near by Raffles. So please suggest areas along with approx rates....i am a bachelor and may look for a 1 BHK or 1 Room kitchen sort of arrangement.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:05 pm

Where to live in Singapore if you work in Raffles Place? Anywhere you want on the island. You can get to Raffles Place in 45 minutes max from anywhere on the island. Costs? $600-1000 for a Master Bedroom (in-suite bathroom) to 1500~1800 for a two bedroom HDB flat to what ever the market will bear for a room in a condo (1000~1500) or 2500 up for a 2 bedroom condo. Probably 2000~up for a studio or 1 bedroom condo (they are rare).
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Post by amarettoSour » Thu, 15 Jul 2010 1:05 am

i work at raffles place and live in Queenstown. it's a very nice 30 minute commute door to door (which includes walking to and from the MRT station) i pay $850 for a non-master room in an HDB, which i heard is considered high, but the apartment is a lot nicer than any other HDBs i've been to so far.

but really as SMS have said, you can pretty much live anywhere you want but the west side close to green line MRT and north close to red line MRT (like Toa Payoh) would be convenient

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Post by vikasm » Fri, 16 Jul 2010 7:17 pm

amarettoSour wrote:i work at raffles place and live in Queenstown. it's a very nice 30 minute commute door to door (which includes walking to and from the MRT station) i pay $850 for a non-master room in an HDB, which i heard is considered high, but the apartment is a lot nicer than any other HDBs i've been to so far.

but really as SMS have said, you can pretty much live anywhere you want but the west side close to green line MRT and north close to red line MRT (like Toa Payoh) would be convenient
Thanks for suggesting Queenstown....i was just curious about what all is exactly given by owner when you take it on rent.....Like elctronic equipments,furniture etc....and does this rent include Water and Electricity Bill ? Are there any extra charges like maintenence charges ?

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Post by amarettoSour » Fri, 16 Jul 2010 11:12 pm

^ can't really tell you since it varies from owner to owner, but most would provide you with basic furnitures like bed, dresser and desk. my rent includes ALL utilities (water, electricity, etc). i have to pay for A/C maintenance which wouldn't be more than $50 every 6 months or so (i haven't had to pay so far)

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Post by vikasm » Sun, 18 Jul 2010 3:39 am

amarettoSour wrote:^ can't really tell you since it varies from owner to owner, but most would provide you with basic furnitures like bed, dresser and desk. my rent includes ALL utilities (water, electricity, etc). i have to pay for A/C maintenance which wouldn't be more than $50 every 6 months or so (i haven't had to pay so far)
SOmeone suggested me Farrer Park.....whivh will be more convinient and reasonable to me....Queenstown or Farrer Park (Destination - Raffles)?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 18 Jul 2010 4:08 pm

If you are Indian as your nic suggests, the Farrer Park is your best choice regarding ethnic amineties (mustafa's is huge and 24 hours as is located right at the Farrer Park MRT station.)
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Post by ching » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:05 am

To keep commutes simple, most of our friends who've recently moved to Singapore prefer to stay on the same MRT line as their usual destinations -- so for Raffles Place, anywhere on the green line (like Queenstown) or the red line.

Usually it's not til their second rental that our friends change locations and commute either by bus or cab instead of MRT.

But, if you don't mind taking the bus instead of the train, that gives you more flexibility and you should be able to get better rental prices.
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Post by jeffreyong » Tue, 10 Aug 2010 5:39 pm

yes farrer park is a good choice as its consider at close to the heart of town

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