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Living Near Changi Business Park

Post by Big_Al » Tue, 07 Sep 2010 11:52 pm

Hi All,

I am potentially going to be offered a position which is based in Changi business park. I will be relocating my family from abroad (wife and toddler) and was wondering where would be the 'best' place to live near (i.e less than 30 mins) the business park, but at the same time not more than 30 mins from the city. Looking for a 2-3 bed apartment, and somewhere child friendly. I've done some research and I've seen that $3-$3.5K is what I'd be looking at in terms of rent. Could I get something decent?

Apologies if this has been covered already, and if it has please point me in the right direction.

Any feedback most welcome.

Thanks!

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Post by Saint » Wed, 08 Sep 2010 10:44 am

Singapore is a lot smaller than you think, the "City" is less than 30 minutes away from Changi business park. I know quite a few people who work there with live in the Siglap area. One of the problems with working at CBP is if you are going to use public transport to get to work and back it can be a bit of a pain.

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Post by revhappy » Wed, 08 Sep 2010 10:59 am

Simei is at walking distance(15 mins) from CBP and within 30 mins(MRT) from CBD. There are several condos in Simei as well that you could get in your budget.

But the worst part about CBP, where I am working now, is about public transport connectivity. Even though you stay in Simei or Tampines thats like 3-5 kms. You need aleast 1 bus and/ or 2 trains to get here and it actually takes 45 mins or more!

I really got fed up and bought a motorcycle. Life has been much more pleasant since then.

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Post by Zeenit » Wed, 08 Sep 2010 3:34 pm

Check with your "new Co" and ask if they run shuttle buses to the train station. My husband's co does run shuttle buses and that works well as its still a long hot walk to the station. If they say they do run a shuttle then anywhere on the Green Line will be easy to get or they might run a few buses to a few stations on the island.

We had thought of moving but since the shuttle buses work we just staying put.

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Post by ChrisCowps » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 12:06 am

I live in the Savannah condopark in Simei and work in the Changi Business District.

The condo is ideal for families and you will easily get something within your budget.

There is a shuttle bus that runs to the Simei MTT/Mall as well.

Taxi to CDB is around 7 - 10 dollars.

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Post by Big_Al » Sun, 12 Sep 2010 9:18 pm

Thanks all for your feedback, it's much appreciated!

I'll most likely be using public transport, and I see that the office is near Expo station, so I guess if I get somewhere on the same line, then I should be ok to get to work within 30 mins. Looks like Simei is on the same line but a differnt branch? Is it possible to get there without changing train?

That said, Bedok seems a decent area, so could be a good option and only a couple of stops away.

Thoughts?

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Post by ChrisCowps » Sun, 12 Sep 2010 9:51 pm

The only place on the same line as Expo is Changi Airport and Taneh Merah.

I am sure you could get a bus from Simei to the Expo area....where I am really is ideal for the kids..!!

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Post by Saint » Mon, 13 Sep 2010 9:37 am

ChrisCowps wrote:The only place on the same line as Expo is Changi Airport and Taneh Merah.

I am sure you could get a bus from Simei to the Expo area....where I am really is ideal for the kids..!!
Not entirely true, Bedok, Kembangan etc are on the same line as Expo, just have to make sure you get on the right train

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Post by ChrisCowps » Mon, 13 Sep 2010 1:43 pm

You still have to change at Taneh Merah tho..!!

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Post by revhappy » Tue, 14 Sep 2010 8:11 am

ChrisCowps wrote:The only place on the same line as Expo is Changi Airport and Taneh Merah.

This is exactly why I hate public transport. And to make matters worse the nearest bus stop to CBP is atleast 15 mins walk away! ](*,)

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 15 Sep 2010 7:47 pm

Saint wrote:Not entirely true, Bedok, Kembangan etc are on the same line as Expo, just have to make sure you get on the right train
They stopped running direct trains to Changi Airport quite a few years ago, now it's shuttle service only so you always have to change trains (cross-platform) at Tanah Merah. And 10-minute waits aren't too unusual...
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Post by thfcwestlower » Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:42 am

There are a few condos around Tanah Merah MRT. Casa Merah is a new development and quite nice.

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Post by LindaJ » Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:04 am

Sorry as I am new to this website and Singapore. May I know what is CBD?

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Post by Saint » Fri, 24 Sep 2010 8:13 am

LindaJ wrote:Sorry as I am new to this website and Singapore. May I know what is CBD?
Central Business District

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 24 Sep 2010 9:13 am

LindaJ,

The following two links are indispensable here. Learn 'em well..... :wink:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Si ... reviations

and a lighter view.....

http://www.talkingcock.com/html/lexec.p ... on=lexicon

enjoy!

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