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Where should we live?

Post by Ell » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 2:51 pm

Another where should we live post!

My fiance and I are moving to Singapore in late January. I will be working in International Business Park Jurong East. She will be staying at home a lot and then flying around Asia for jobs elsewhere.

Looking to spend S$2000-S$3500.
No kids, pets or car.
Walking distance to supermarket and MRT.
Close to green areas

Nice but not essential:
city view


Thanks for your opinions!

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Post by durain » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 10:08 pm

how about jurong east? :wink:

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:35 pm

Choa Chu Kang
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Post by Ell » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 5:00 am

durain wrote:how about jurong east? :wink:
Only visited for the first time recently and didn't look super-exciting :)

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Post by Ell » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 5:01 am

nakatago wrote:Choa Chu Kang
Why there?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 6:57 am

They've got a damn good seafood restaurant out there. I travel all the way from Yio Chu Kang to go there. Also rents are cheaper but it's close also to where you work
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Post by Calmday » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 7:53 am

I would take a look at the Centris

http://condo.singaporeexpats.com/condo- ... .htm#_self

Its directly at the Bon Lay MRT Station, Its only a couple of stops from Jurong East MRT and everything that you could possibly need is just down stares in the mall including a 24 hour super market.

Of course its a little ways from the cool spots in town but nothing is really far in Singapore.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 8:38 am

Ell wrote:
durain wrote:how about jurong east? :wink:
Only visited for the first time recently and didn't look super-exciting :)
No, but do not have much expectations for the look living in the suburbs :)
Jurong East is a typical HDB urban surrounding, pretty well equipped in shops, malls etc. Some greener areas, mainly Chinese Garden and adjacent. There are some condos seating over the MRT line and overlooking the Chinese Garden but I think your budget may not fit here.

Chua Chu Kang has less shopping malls and is located somehow at the edge of the civilized world as per Singapore standard. It is relatively small cluster of the HDB estates and practically from all the directions is surrounded by large green areas almost rural in character (i.e. Sungei Tenhag Rd, Old Chua Chu Kang Rd). I lived there for good few years and really liked it. Food is also good as already mentioned. condos should fit your budget. Nothing is in the striking distance but lot of places are just nearby (2-5km) i.e. Bukit Timach Nature Reserve.

Jurong East is closer and better connected to the city what may be important to your wife but than not sure if she is going later to travel within the island so frequently.

Another location to consider would be West Cost area - probably most attractive of the 3 mentioned but also more expensive.

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:45 pm

Ell wrote:
durain wrote:how about jurong east? :wink:
Only visited for the first time recently and didn't look super-exciting :)
If you want to live in a super-exciting place you'll need to adjust your budget accordingly

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Post by aargon » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 6:17 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:They've got a damn good seafood restaurant out there. I travel all the way from Yio Chu Kang to go there. Also rents are cheaper but it's close also to where you work
Pls do share the name - I`m looking for a good value for money seafood place I can take the family.

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Post by durain » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 8:58 pm

there's the long beach seafood restaurant in IMM. others seafood restaurant in other location would be the no signboard and melben.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:16 pm

aargon wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:They've got a damn good seafood restaurant out there. I travel all the way from Yio Chu Kang to go there. Also rents are cheaper but it's close also to where you work
Pls do share the name - I`m looking for a good value for money seafood place I can take the family.
Rasa Istimewa C²K
Seafood & Steamboat
The Makan Place (Halal)
Choa Chu Kang Drive/Kranji Expressway (Choa Chu Kang Park)
Tel: 68771913

It's an outdoor cabana style restuarant.
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Post by durain » Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:00 pm

nice. must try that one. sounds sedap!

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Post by aargon » Tue, 30 Nov 2010 8:04 am

ditto.

Thanks SMS and Durain.

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Post by revhappy » Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:57 am

If my office was in Jurong, I would have considered staying in JB and drive daily into SG via 2nd link. :)

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