Ell wrote: durain wrote:
how about jurong east?
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. condo
s 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.